The Called, The Chosen, and Those He Draws Close: theunfetteredpreacher

We the people can be broken down into 3 groups:

The Called:

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

We are all called, the Lord would have all of us come to the knowledge of saving grace of Christ.

The Chosen:

For many are called, but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10)

When we open the door of our hearts to allow Christ access, we become His Chosen. We become Sons of God, Forgiven, Blameless, without Blemish, Justified. (Just as if we had never sinned).

Oh, the joy unspeakable and full of glory. (1 Peter 1:8). This is where most of the Sons of God live. We attend Church, Bible Studies, join the choir, help with all the tasks that need to be done for the body.

We begin to put a new man, we put on Christ. (Ephesians 4:24; Galatians 3:27)

Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. (Ephesians 1:4 Amplified)

He has done His part, have we done ours? We have been chosen, are we set apart, consecrated to Him?

We are Forgiven, blameless, above reproach if we stand before Him, covered in His precious blood.

Then there are those whom He draws close:

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. (Psalms 65:4)

He causes some to draw closer to Himself. If we look at the Hebrews in the desert, we see the majority of His people camped, quite far from where the Tabernacle was set up. (Numbers 2:2)

The Levites and Priests worked within the courtyard, food and drink supplied by people’s sacrifices.

Then you had Moses, twice, 40 days with no food or drink. Taken care of by God, while in His presence.

Thanks for visiting,
Know You Are Loved

We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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