Tuesday, February 1, 2011

God's Purpose In Choosing

GOD'S PURPOSE IN CHOOSING "My servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He" (Isaiah 43:10). Notice according to this verse God has a specific purpose in His choosing: so that the chosen may know Him, believe Him, and understand Him. God draws His chosen into personal relationship with Himself. This is the initial stage of God's grand work of the ages. To know Him, to believe Him, to understand Him: THIS is our calling. THIS is the journey of our lives. The religious are satisfied to learn about Him, the chosen are given the heart to actually know Him. Paul wrote, "That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death" (Philippians 3:10). The religious system blinds and binds men, sidetracking them in endless busy-work – meetings, activities, projects, and mass instruction, all resulting in a secondhand "knowledge" and "faith" concerning "God." It happens to be that our particular culture's religious masses are "Christian;" but if they lived in another culture they undoubtedly would have adapted the context of its religious persuasion (e.g. Islam, Buddhism, etc.). God is now tutoring His chosen for service in the celestial realms – in the "heavenly places." This has nothing to do with us, and everything to do with Him! The rest of creation will follow in due time. Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. © Daily Email Goodies DAILY GOODIES – THE BOOK! 365 Daily Goodies have been put together in a book. This is a great resource for personal and family study, as well as a valuable reference volume covering many varied scriptural themes. http://studyshelf.com/dailygoodies/1747.html --------------------------- DAILY EMAIL GOODIES Receive the Daily Email Goodies by signing up at: http://dailyemailgoodies.com BOOKS BY CLYDE L. PILKINGTON, JR. http://ClydePilkington.com 5 FREE BIBLE STUDY BOOKS No Strings Attached. Absolutely free – including postage and handling. (A $60 retail value). (1) At The End of the Ages (2) Hope Beyond Hell (3) Flawed By Design (4)Martin Zender Goes To Hell (5) Martin Zender's Guide to Intelligent Prayer. Send your name & address to: books@StudyShelf.com OUR WEEKLY PERIODICAL The Bible Student's Notebook, available in two formats: Electronic (e-mailed to you) and Printed (mailed to you). http://biblestudentsnotebook.com OUR ONLINE ARTICLES Bible Student's Notebook past articles online. http://www.pilkingtonandsons.com/Articles.htm


Rachel DiPaolo said...

Hi Mark - makes a lot of sense .. along with my post for the week - the Christian image verses true Christian.

I was looking for your post about the misusage of the world forever ... can you send me the link?


Brother Mark said...

I will get several for you, but here is one for starters. Grace and peace.

Brother Mark said...

Just quickly, here is another.

Brother Mark said...

One more so far. Keep looking may have more:

Brother Mark said...

3 more good links on this topic: