“The Elect”


 

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By Julia

There is no greater a distance that happens then when the Believer tells anyone they were called by God or are one of the chosen.

The world has a way of singling out people of Faith as being very different and this is true,we are different from the world for we are no longer of the world.We are considered to be a fool,because we are not of the world anymore,when in all reality God has made the wisdom of this world foolishness.

“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men;and the weakness of God is stronger than men.For ye see your calling,brethren,how that not many wise men after the flesh,not many mighty,not many noble,are called:But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;and base things of the world,and things which are despised hath God chosen,yea, and things which are not,to bring to nought(nothing)things that are”.(1 Corinthians 1:25-28)

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We are chosen in the furnace of affliction for his sake. “Behold,I have refined thee,but not with silver;I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.For mine own sake,even for mine own sake,will I do it:for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.Hearken unto me,O Jacob and Israel,my called;I am he;I am the first,I also am the last”.(Isaiah 48:10-12).

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Jesus entered the world to carry out his Fathers will just as the elect are to do when they are called out of the world.It is written not all will hear and accept the message you are bringing them because “They are of the world:therefore speak they of the world,and the world heareth them.We are of God:he that knoweth God heareth us;he that is not of God heareth not us.Hereby know we the spirit of truth,and the spirit of error”.(1 John 4:5,6)

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We are safe in the Father for  “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth”.(Romans 8:33).

We are to learn the message may not be received,and when it’s not don’t waste precious time trying to convince “And whosoever shall not receive you,nor hear your words,when ye depart out of that house or city,shake off the dust of your feet.Verily I sat unto you,it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of Judgement,than for that city”.(Matthew 10:14,15).dust

It is an Honor to be called “The Elect” of God! Don’t let anyone steal your crown.

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10 replies

  1. Ann……………..There’s no way to top that humor! You made my day with that one…….It makes me want to get super fat so I can say I’m stuffed and filled with the word.I’d be the fattest sheep out there.God Bless You Sister.
    Julia

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  2. I love the last sentence.Satan is a crown stealer.In the world where most people suffer from spiritual anorexia,it is good to be spiritually obese 🙂 World of God feeds us so we become fat in the spirit and once we are spiritually obese,it is hard not to notice us,Lol.
    Blessings

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  3. Artbella…………..You’ve got it right……Many Blessings My friend.
    Julia

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  4. sueannporter………Very well said how we will not all make it to heaven for there is a (map-Bible) to get to the Fathers Kingdom and not all will choose that path.There are the Obedient and the Disobedient…..everything we need to know while we live here is found in scripture.God Is Faithful who promised and his promises are good! God Bless You.
    Julia

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  5. thenakedtruth2…………..This post should not be confusing to the sinner,they are seeing that God has called and chosen his children and we should strive to live a life set on his way and not the foolishness of this world (God’s Words…1 Corinthians 1:25-28).People NEED to know that this is a temporary place(2 Corinthians 4:18)and the Love of the Father is not in those who choose to love the world more than him. “Love not the world,neither the things that are in the world.If any man love the world,the love of the Father is not in him”.(1 John 1:15) In Paul’s letter to Timothy he says that Demas had forsaken him having loved this present world.(2 Timothy 4:10)…….The rich man also had a hard time letting go of this worlds wealth and ways,he turned away from Jesus “And he was sad at that saying,and went away grieved:for he had great possessions.And Jesus looked round about,and saith unto his disciples,how hardly shall they that have riches enter into the Kingdom of God”.(Mark 10:22,23).I truly believe what you say when a sinner is right with God he then learns the wealth offered to him by God…..This post was to let people know what the true riches of God are and to seek him and not what the world offers.God Bless You.
    Julia

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  6. This is exactly what I needed to ‘hear’ today. I get frustrated at times…I am ALWAYS in the furnace…but I am here to be conformed to the Image of His Dear Son, I am not here to “pursue happiness.” Sometimes I forget.
    The Lord reminded me that “Not everyone is going to make it to Heaven.” I forget this sometimes too; I like to think they will ALL wake up at some point…but that’s not scriptural either.
    “Let no man steal your crown” Amen.

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  7. Great post Julia!
    Scoffers will scoff and mock the truth, but there is no worry for those who firmly stand in Lord Jesus!

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  8. Yes a good topic and good points made. There is a danger that is never addressed tho, and it is the idea of preaching ‘election’ to the lost. Camping was a master at this egregious error and here’s why:

    We present Christ to the Sinner not to the Elect, for ALL have sinned. This is a huge theological difference that must be understood. You and I do not know who the elect are, UNTIL they repent and believe the gospel.

    This leaves evangelism in it’s right place, God is glorified, the christian is faithful, and the sinner is not confused. It is only when a sinner is made right with God, that he can begin to understand all the wealth that has been forwarded him; and this can only be found out by a proper diet and nourishment of the scriptures.

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    • Great point, there are many in darkness and trying to find their way, they want to believe but something stops them just short of the Kingdom of God and Christ’s message. As the elect we are called to witness to these souls. I am very fortunate God found it in His heart to wait patiently for me to decide that there was truly only one way. I pray everyday that I may be found worthy to be called one of the Elect. God chooses those are who are broken and sinful. As the Apostle Paul put it, there is no one righteous, no not one, all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.’ But isn’t it wonderful that we as Christians have that blessed promise that we are a Child of God, and one of the elect. God Bless you!

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