You BEING CALLED BY GOD are a blessing that Matthew 22:14 (KJV) shows only a few experiencing:
For many are called, but few are chosen.
Romans 13:11-12 (KJV) shows us asleep as we approach wake up time. Paul announces wake-up time by telling that it is high time for you, me and those God has chosen to awake out of sleep; Salvation and the return of Christ is nearer than we believed:
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
And Salvation accompanies waking! Being slumbered over the years has served God’s purpose as sleeping has kept us in the dark causing us not to understand the mystery of His Word. The darkness of night protects through slumbering but this is protection we no longer need; BEING CALLED BY GOD shows it time to Put on The Armour of Light:
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Being Recalled by GOD may be a better way to title this article for God first called us in the world that was; it was a time in our far past, a time before He returned us to this flesh age. Ephesians 1:4 (KJV) shows it to be a time when we were chosen, a time before the Foundation of the World:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Without blame shows God judging us Before the Foundation of the World. Representing Kataballo, Foundation takes us to the world that was and doing so serves as a wake-up call for us.
Understanding Foundation of the World requires going to G2598> (Kataballo) in our Strong’s Concordance. There we learn the meaning of “Foundation” by observing the use of the Greek word Kataballo that was translated to your King James Bible in 1611:
a deposition, i.e. founding; figurative conception :- conceive, foundation. Probably for an obsolete tucho (for which the middle voice of another alternate teucho [to make ready or bring to pass] is used in certain tenses Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
Kataballo brings to pass the previous earth age as well as introducing the conception of the world age in which we now live.
Replacing Foundation with Conception in Before the Foundation of the World helps better understand Ephesians 1-4 as well as Brings to Pass shows the passing of that age, the age when we were first chosen.
Risking sounding repetitive, 2 Timothy 1:9 (KJV) refers to this being a time that existed prior to this world age, a time when we were first called and saved by Christ:
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own