ALOHA SAINTS, FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God and me,   John 3:14-18

CHOSEN OF GOD,    “WORTH CONSIDERING”   9/4/20      From Ken<><

 Today’s Scripture                (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
“You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure….”   (Deuteronomy 14:2, NLT)

Live by a Higher Standard
There’s a constant pressure trying to squeeze you into being common, into doing what everyone else is doing today. Don’t let that thinking rub off on you. Today’s Scripture is saying you’re not common. You’re not like everyone else. You’ve not only been chosen by the Most High God, but He set you apart. He made you uncommon.

It takes courage to be different. It takes courage to not compromise. People will try to make you feel weak because you don’t go with the majority, you don’t party with everyone, you don’t gossip, you don’t play politics. The truth is, you’re not weak; you’re strong. You are uncommon. People around you may be giving in to temptation, doing things you know are not the best. That’s the enemy trying to deceive you into being common. He knows that if you’re like everyone else, it will keep you from becoming all you were created to be. Don’t fall into that trap. Be uncommon.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You not only chose me, but You set me apart to be Your special treasure. I’m not going to be pressured into compromising, and I’m not going to live like everyone else. I’m going to live by a higher standard, and I believe I will see uncommon favor. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Comments:
Actually, many are called but few are Chosen.  “Matt.22:11-14.. “But when the king came in to see the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed [appropriately] in wedding clothes, 12 and he said, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wearing the wedding clothes [that were provided for you]?’ And the man was speechless and without excuse. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him into the darkness outside; in that place there will be weeping [over sorrow and pain] and grinding of teeth [over distress and anger].’ 14 For many are called (invited, summoned), but few are chosen.”    This one of those very deep teachings of Christ Jesus that many just circular file till never never comes back around.  Not a great ending, but the simple TRUTH.  Want to be of the Elect of God?   Make Christ Jesus LORD.

The Context here is very important and has to do with God’s Absolute Foreknowledge and the Gift of Righteousness that is received upon repentance and making Jesus Lord, Master & Savior.  The man at the wedding is an example,   he felt his clothing, his own evaluation of his own righteousness was better that the garments offered by the King of the Wedding Feast.  That did not work very well.  Also the chosen in God’s dimension of eternity are those who HE knows before hand will bow their knee and make Jesus Lord, even before they were born.  Rom. 9:13.   So in the Bible it seems that God has already selected those who are HIS Elect or Chosen, But in fact this knowledge is based upon what HE already knew before even the creation of matter of what each soul would do with their free will in choosing light or darkness in their life time.   Like an architect knows exactly what a building is going to look like before the first shovel of dirt.  But the blue print is not the building.  So the building of the Kingdom of God is now process,  Eph.4:11-16.  When the Body of Christ has all of the parts in place it becomes the LORD’S Rod of Iron, Rev.2:25-29 and then is translated into the Kingdom of God for removing all of the darkness in the spiritual realm.  It is really an amazing plan.  We in Adam allowed the darkness in and those in Christ Jesus get to boot it out, 1 Cor.6:3. Rev.12:11.   So you are not a chosen one of God, unless you have made the free will choice to, by God’s Grace, make Jesus really LORD, Master.

Yours in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<><

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all who Love and Obey Him are members.

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Note concerning the CCP Virus Vaccine: (True or not?   Anything can be found you YouTube.)      By Dr. Carrie Madej 

Hawaiian Blessings:   From David Sinkler

VANITY FAIR:   A place where everyone is striving for that which is not worth having.

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