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God’s Elect

I suppose you have been caught up in the fervor and excitement of the recent election process presently be conducted in many local areas. There is a saying: “If you don’t want an argument, don’t discuss religion or politics.’ People can get really hot on these subjects! It can divide even members of the same house hold! My mother would tell my father, “I’m going to cancel out your vote with my vote, so you needn’t even go to the trouble of voting.“ (They each belonged to the two main “parties”.

Tens of thousands, and even millions of dollars, are spent by individuals, to get elected to some political office that may enhance their lives or give them a sense of power and authority.

How Would You Like to Become God’s ELECT?

In this present, evil, world’s political system, you usually have to be “drafted, accepted or belong” to a certain “party’s” ideologies. There is a similarity in belonging to the Christian “beliefs” (and practices, I might add)!

First of all, you must “belong” to Jesus Christ to even begin the race! To achieve this, let’s notice what Paul says: Romans 8:9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. 11 But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

So you don’t belong to Jesus Christ unless you have the Holy Spirit; once you receive it, you are considered to be a firstfruit. You’ve been “drawn” or “called” of God to be a part(y) of the FIRSTFRUITS! You are among the elect.

Everything in creation is waiting for the time when the firstfruits of God’s spiritual harvest will be reaped! Verse 22 “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves, waiting for the (adoption) SONSHIP, to wit, the redemption of our body.”

My friends, the word “adoption” is badly mistranslated here in the King James Version! The translators couldn’t understand that God intends human beings to become members of God’s own Family -- very sons of God! They mistranslated the Greek word “sonship” as “adoption”, because the vital truths you are now learning WERE HIDDEN FROM THEM!

Notice the term God used to refer to the Christians He has chosen to receive the firstfruits of His Spirit: Verse 33 “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s Elect? It is God that justifieth.” Yes, man is very near the time of the end - the time of his puny, political systems that would result in total annihilation of all life on this planet, UNLESS Christ returns, along with His ELECT, to save him: Matthew 24:22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.”

Do not expect salvation through some human means. Through any political party. It is not possible. Salvation will come through the elect that God is training now to assist him in the implementation of His soon coming government on this earth. God speed that day!

 
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