chosen people of God

Understanding who are, or more accurately, who will be the “elect”


One trend that I hear and see is a belief that certain people in this world, no matter how they act or behave are “chosen,” “select,” “elect.” In my recent series on the Olivet Discourse I hit upon this theme and I now wish to expand upon it further.
To understand who the “elect” are we must look at Jesus Christ’s point of view when He talked to His apostles on the Mount of Olives just a few days before His arrest by the Pharisees. Jesus made it very clear when you read His wording of His teachings correctly. That He was here in this plain of existence for the Jewish people. To be their Messiah. The descendants of Abraham and Jacob rejected Him as was foretold in the book of Isaiah. However, this did not change His mandate. When a gentile woman saw the truth of who He was. He told her He was not here for the gentiles, yet He still accepted her.
My point. When he was speaking His discourse upon the Mount of Olives. He was speaking to the Jewish people still for that was still His mandate given Him by His Father the Lord God.
When He spoke of the “elect” being gathered just before His return. He is only speaking of those chosen from within the tribes of Israel. This is spelled out in Revelation 7:
Revelation 7: 2 And I saw another angel coming up from the east, carrying the seal of the living God. And he shouted to those four angels, who had been given power to harm land and sea, 3 “Wait! Don’t harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have placed the seal of God on the foreheads of his servants.” 4 And I heard how many were marked with the seal of God—144,000 were sealed from all the tribes of Israel: 5 from Judah 12,000 from Reuben 12,000 from Gad 12,000 6 from Asher 12,000 from Naphtali 12,000 from Manasseh 12,000 7 from Simeon 12,000 from Levi 12,000 from Issachar 12,000 8 from Zebulun 12,000 from Joseph 12,000 from Benjamin 12,000
So as is made clear in these verse. These are the elect, the select. Chosen and picked from each of the twelves tribes of Israel.
“Then what of those that are ‘Christian?’” someone asks.
As was also pointed out in the Olivet Discourse there are to be multiple Raptures.
Those that are prepared and ready will be taken in the first Rapture when Christ returns like a thief in the night. (1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 3:10)
Then billions will know the truth and accept Jesus as the Messiah and they will realize this temporal existence is nothing compared to the eternal life ahead for all that ask Jesus Christ to be their Savior. These billions due to the first Rapture will endure persecution and hardships then ultimately death. Then right after the 144,000 receive their mark upon their foreheads the next Rapture occurs and these now martyred billions will stand before the throne of God. (Revelation 7:9-17)
Then all that will be left upon the earth are the 144,000, the rest of the Jewish people that are yet to be killed and billions who rejected God and Jesus and chose to accept the mark of the Anti-Christ. It is during this next three and a half years that the earth will itself suffer greatly to the point that debris will be hurtled into the upper atmosphere. This will cause the sun, the stars and the moon to diminish in light as is foretold by Jesus Christ Himself during the Olivet Discourse. Then just before He is to return to the very Mount He taught His discourse from just over two thousand years ago. He will gather the 144,000, the elect. Then the final battle will occur that will usher in the Thousand Year Reign of Jesus Christ.
So who are the elect? Those that are Messianic Jews and are given the mark of God.

The last 24 hours


Now I am going to get political here. There is a reason. What I am going to discuss here covers not only the political arena but also the realm of faith and God.

2 Samuel 7: 22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? 24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee forever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.

This verse is one of twenty-two verses that states that the people of Israel are God’s chosen. This means we as Christians are to support them. Their fate is not our fate, but we are still servants of God. Those that are truly Christian are not jealous of Israel for their place of honor with God we are joyous for them.
That said, here is the real reason for this post. As I write this it has just been over twenty-four hours since the Prime Minister of the nation of Israel spoke to the joint-sessions of the congress and senate. Here is what I took away with the speech. What I saw was the leader of Israel reminding this nation of ours which was founded upon the freedom to worship God, thus becoming the only other nation in the world made by God, that we are bound to Israel. It was also a reminded that God works in mysterious ways. For this speech would not of gotten the attention it received if not for the actions of those that deny Israel had not made such a big deal about the Prime Minister speaking in the first place.
Fifty-six members of the Democratic Party made it clear that they do not support Israel yesterday. The platform of the Democratic Party DOES NOT mention GOD at all.
All the Republicans attended and the platform of the Republican Party DOES mention GOD.
I seriously believe that Mr. Netanyahu’s speech was aimed more at reminding and unifying our two countries in our common bond. A bond that is being slowly chipped away by the Democratic Party which no longer wishes this nation to be God’s second nation, but a nation open to all those things which are against God to the point of dealing with those countries which have it written in their Constitutions to destroy the chosen people of God.
Now truly think upon that last sentence. As Christians we are servants to God. We are to honor God and in so doing we are to honor, support and respect the chosen people of God. Yet at this time those in power are treating with those that wish to destroy the chosen. This to me is one of the most heinous acts I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. To so openly turn your back on God, Christianity and Judaism. To boycott a speech and treat with the enemies of the chosen people of God is further prove that the Democratic Party is a party that no one that calls themselves “Christian” should affiliate themselves with. They need to be segregated from making such powerful decision for this nation until such time as they return to God and abandon their pursuit of human desires, which are called corrupt. (Matthew 15:18-20)
It is time for those that call themselves “Christian” to rise up and take back this nation form those that deny God. It is time for those that call themselves “Christian” to separate themselves from a group, the Democratic Party, which time and again insults God. For as long as you do, you support and condone their wishes and plans to supplant God with their own idles of sin to worship and praise (Ephesians 5:1-17). This nation which was first colonized and founded to allow the freedom to worship God and not have a state government dictate to us how or who we should worship. Yet that is exactly what the Democrats are doing and want. They are taking our freedom to worship God from us and in turn taking all of our freedoms form us.

Here is a list of the boycotters:
Rep. Karen Bass (Calif)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.)
Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.)
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.)
Rep. Lois Capps (Calif.)
Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.)
Rep. Joaquin Castro (Texas)
Rep. Katherine Clark (Mass.)
Rep. Lacy Clay (Mo.)
Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.)
Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.)
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.)
Rep. John Conyers (Mich.)
Rep. Danny Davis (Ill.)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.)
Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.)
Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)
Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.)
Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.)
Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pa.)
Rep. Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.)
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.)
Rep. Denny Heck (Wash.)
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (Texas)
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Ohio)
Rep. Rick Larsen (Wash.)
Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.)
Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (Iowa)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.)
Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.)
Rep. Jim McDermott (Wash.)
Reps. Jim McGovern (Mass.)
Rep. Jerry McNerney (Calif.)
Rep. Gregory Meeks (N.Y.)
Rep. Gwen Moore (Wis.)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (Maine)
Rep. David Price (N.C.)
Rep. Cedric Richmond (La.)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)
Rep. Bennie Thompson (Miss.)
Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.)
Rep. John Yarmuth (Ky.)
Senate (8)
Sen. Al Franken (Minn.)
Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii)
Sen. Martin Heinrich (N.M.)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.)

I highly recommend these members be recalled and removed from office