ELECTION (SAVED) “WORTH CONSIDERING” 3/9/22 From Ken Smith<><
Today’s Scripture ( From a large ministry in Texas.)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I consecrated you…” Jeremiah 1:5, AMP
Today’s Scripture doesn’t say, “God approves you as long as you don’t make any mistakes and don’t have any weaknesses.” No, He approved you before you were formed in your mother’s womb. This means He approves you with those weaknesses and despite those shortcomings. You’re not defective; you’re not a mistake. When God created you, He called you a masterpiece. He stepped back and said, “That was very good.”
We all have flaws and weaknesses. A lot of times we think we can’t feel good about ourselves until we do everything right. If we resist the temptation, if we bite our tongue, if we’re more patient, then we believe God will approve us. The truth is, there’s nothing you can do to make God love you more. His approval is not based on your performance; it’s based on your relationship. He handpicked you. He chose you before you could choose Him. Since God approves you, why don’t you start approving yourself? Why don’t you start feeling good about who you are?
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You approved me before I was formed in my mother’s womb, long before I made my first mistake. Thank You that You approve and love me despite my weaknesses and shortcomings. I declare that I am going to approve myself and feel good about who I am. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
So, this thinking, sells books and makes money for the author but is it totally true? YES! But only from God’s eternal absolute foreknowledge dimension, is it True. As the Elect of God you were known from eternity that you would be found in Jesus, forgiven, set free, empowered and become the “Rod of Iron” in Christ Jesus, no exceptions.
However, we do not now live in God’s dimension of time-less-ness at this time, 1 Cor. 13. We have been allowed to have a temporary body in a temporary dimension of time to last about 7,000 years. Of course each of us has only one life time in which to decide to seek the light or the darkness, to become one of God’s Elect or not. God already knows those who will make it and are HIS, but we do not. Jesus taught that he that overcomes and endures to the end (death) shall become one of the Elect upon death or translation.
It is like a builder with a set of plans, prior to building a house the builder know the cost and where he can get each part that is necessary for the construction of the house, even to each nail. But the plans are not the building. And when the building is complete the plans are usually worthless and tossed into the trash.
So it boils down as to whether you seek the security and pleasures of this world or you look into the great and precious promises of God to get yourself ready for the jump to light speed and eternal life in living where our Creator God Lives for eternity. We have all been invited, but Jesus told us that only a very few of us would latch on to the great and precious promises of God and make it all the way into God’s Kingdom. Paul summed it up in his last few notes to Timothy in 2 Tim.4:2-8, Might take the time to consider it to see if you are also going to make it. To do nothing is to float down stream into the swamp. To become part of the Elect, means to learn to be comfortable in swimming up stream to clean water. The fresh clean water is always, up stream. And it becomes much easier when all are swimming in the same direction. So find and join with others that are committed to swimming up stream. So in all actuality, it is not our Creator God who controls your future like a pre-programmed robot. As you are the only one in control of your eternal destiny at this time while you are still alive.
The Bible puts it this way: 1 John 2:14 -17: “Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust and sensual craving of the flesh and the lust and longing of the eyes and the boastful pride of life [pretentious confidence in one’s resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father, but are from the world. The world is passing away, and with it its lusts [the shameful pursuits and ungodly longings]; but the one who does the will of God and carries out His purposes lives forever.” And 1 John 2:19-20: “They went out from us [seeming at first to be Christians], but they were not really of us [because they were not truly born again and spiritually transformed]; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out [teaching false doctrine], so that it would be clearly shown that none of them are of us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One [you have been set apart, specially gifted and prepared by the Holy Spirit], and all of you know [the truth because He teaches us, illuminates our minds, and guards us from error].” To make a Biblical choice one must know the Bible.
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