Godís Elect (1)
What does it mean to be one of Godís Chosen, Godís Elect? All students of Godís Word should know the answer. That there is more to Godís Word than is being taught in churches today and that God has put a desire in your minds to learn the truth. Godís Elect are called of God even before this flesh age in the first earth age. Godís Elect are chosen of God to bring about His purpose for this earth age and especially in this final generation. Godís Elect are the ones that served God in the first earth age and stood up against satan at his rebellion, where he drew a third of Godís children away.
Letís look in Isaiah 64 & 65
[64:3] When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Isaiah wants to know and understand the destruction that was in the first earth age. Itís important that we wait on the Lord and not get ahead of His guidance. God has great plans for each and every one of us who seeks His guidance and understands His plan and purpose for our lives. Waiting does not mean lying around and doing nothing, but preparing ourselves by studying His Word and seeking His guidance. Isaiah asks God why this has happened to our people and God answers in chapter 65.
[65:1] I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
The 10 tribes that are scattered, are not called a nation by Godís name Israel anymore, but are called various names. God blesses those nations that they have become and most donít even know why. The USA was founded a Christian nation, by Christian people serving God and thatís why it has been so blessed, but political correctness has almost destroyed it.
 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts.
Godís outstretched arms are always there welcoming whosoever will come. Itís so easy to get caught up in our thoughts and desires that we leave God out and fail to repent for our sins. Without repentance there is no forgiveness.
 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick.
People insult God right to His face, by practicing sin right out in the open, even today and itís getting worst. People of today are worshipping everything but God; false religions, false doctrines, with false teachers and preachers and so many people that donít even care about religion or God.
 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels.
They try to communicate with the dead through their spirits; they donít obey Godís health laws by eating pork meat and other forbidden foods; that really sounds like today.
 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
These people think that they are holy and they are not; they are a stench an irritation to my nose, says God. God turns away from smoke that gets into His nose. God will turn away from you, if you practice these things. Ever wonder why there is so much cancer and diseases in this world today; itís because of sin and disobeying Godís health laws. God created this human body and it has not changed. God laid out a set of food laws that we should follow; by eating the things that God recommends for us to eat in Leviticus chapter 11.
 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom.
Their sin is registered in heaven, calling aloud for the punishment due it. People are doing so well today; that they think God will not punish them. We will have to pay for unrepented sin; it is written and God will repay; if itís not covered by the blood of Christ through repentance. People sometimes get caught up in Godís work and seem to forget that they are sinners and forget to repent.
 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
You are committing the same sins that your fathers committed; you are playing church, following false doctrines and are not committing to My Word, says the Lord.
 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
God has a few out there that He will not destroy, the cluster, the Elect of God; that are not following false doctrines and will not follow the false Christ at the 6th Trump. Godís Elect are chosen by God and He directs their paths just as He did with Paul and all of His other disciples.
 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
We understand that this is Christ; and who indeed is called the seed of the woman, the seed of Abraham, the seed of David, and sprang from Jacob or Israel, and came out of the tribe of Judah; and may be fitly signified by the cluster, in which new wine and blessings were. Godís Elect will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and dwell with Christ forever. It is for Godís Elect that he shortened satanís time of tribulation in Mat. 13:20. The Elect of God are the people that overcame in the first earth age and chosen by God to preserve His Word and Truth during the flesh age. Letís check out the Elect.
Letís look at St. John 15
Jesus begins with saying I am the vine and the cluster is on me. If you are a branch, you got to be tied into that vine, which is Christ Jesus. Letís see what Jesus has to say.
 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
This is why itís so important to study Godís Word, because Jesus has told us all things and our eyes and minds will be opened to the Truth when we study His Word. The people that donít seek after God and study His Word are blinded to the Truth and have no idea to whatís going on in this world today.
 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Do you think that Jesus just walked up to strangers and pick out His disciples? No, He knew them from the first earth age before the over throw of satan, because of his rebellion against God and their dedication to God. Thatís why He told Jeremiah, I knew you before you were in the womb. Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Itís no accident that you seek God and have the desire to study Godís Word. Christ is saying that He is a friend to the Election and He will supply all of your needs when you are witnessing for Him. When we ask in Jesusí name we are agreeing that Jesus is the Son of God and we are honoring Jesus Christ and are part of His Kingdom.
Letís look at 1 Peter 2
 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
Peter is referring to Isaiah 28:16. Christ is our corner stone and is precious in Godís sight and ours; the Elect will not be ashamed, but stand up for Christ and His written Word. God will open their understanding and they will have eyes to see, ears to hear and a mind to know the Truth of Godís Word.
 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner
Christ is precious to us believers and we will not be ashamed of Him. But to the unbeliever; Christ is the head of and corner stone of the church and He will come with power and judgement.
 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Christ is going to cause a lot of people to stumble for doubting Him. When you are witnessing for Christ, some people will be offended, because of their unbelief and they donít want any part of it. They canít handle the Word of God, because of their sins and they donít have ears to hear with understanding. Christ will be their stumbling block. When the false messiah comes, claiming to be Christ and they worship him; the false Christ believing that he is Christ. They believe in Jesus enough to know that he is coming, but not enough to study His Word to know the Truth about when He comes at the 7th Trump. Put on the whole armor of God as it is written.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Withstand that evil day when satan is cast out of heaven by Michael the Archangel at the 6th Trump down to this earth. Satan coming to this earth claiming to be Christ; coming to rapture you to safety and deceiving many of Godís children.
As long that you are in a flesh body; you will know that Jesus has not returned to this earth, because as it says at the 7th Trump when Christ returns we shall be changed; 1 Cor 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. So when Christ returns we shall be changed into our spiritual bodies. When satan comes at the 6th Trump claiming to be Christ we will still be in our flesh bodies; so it wonít be hard to recognize the false Christ, if you have eyes to see and a mind to know the Truth. Peter wrote this letter to the Elect: 1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. God elected them from the foreknowledge of the world that was, the first earth age, because they were deserving. God preordains and predestinates His Elect to do His work; just like He did Jeremiah in chapter one of Jeremiah.
This is why you have a yearning for the Word of God, because God has chosen you. Some people donít have the desire to study Godís Word, they are born with freewill. The Elect are chosen and predestined to serve God and others have the freewill to serve or not to serve God. The Elect earned the right to be chosen by God in this flesh earth age; because they have already chosen God in the first earth age and stood up against the devil. The others did not take a stand against satan in the first earth age and now in this flesh age they have freewill to make a choice between God and satan.
This lesson on Godís Elect will continue.
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