Faith
Wednesday March 3, 2010
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"God’s Elect and You "

The last article about God’s elect informed you that they were chosen before being placed in their mother’s womb and Ephes. 1:4 KJV bears this out:

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:

Is it possible that you are included as one of God’s elect? They consist of two categories…The Remnant and His First Fruits.

The Remnant consists of those utilized by God to make certain that His Truth comes forth to these end times. They include prophets, disciples, apostles, and others utilized throughout God’s Word.

First Fruits are the remaining elect and their job is serving God in these end times. Specifically, their job is helping God to awaken those sleeping to the truth that is taking place in these end times.

Is it possible that God has included you as one of His First Fruits?

Is it possible that He has chosen you to assist Him in these turbulent times?

John 15:16 KJV explains how you are chosen:

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.

Matthew 20:16 KJV says that you were chosen “First” (prior to being placed in your mother’s womb) to enable you to serve “last” in these end times.

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Not many are chosen! Your answer to the question “Have I been chosen” requires that you look in a mirror and ask yourself: Does the reality that our nation is falling away from God trouble me? Am I troubled by the fact that our nation is ignoring our constitution and the important role that Christianity plays in it? Answering yes to these questions shows there to be a high probability that you have been chosen.

If you know that Satan comes before Jesus, claiming that he is Jesus at the second coming…then you definitely are.

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com