The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #1026
"God's Elect"

1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
[2] Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
through sanctification of the Spirit,
unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you,
and peace, be multiplied.
Who are these "elect" according to the foreknowledge of God the Father?
The word eklektos (elect) comes from eklegomai (chosen),
and what Peter is saying is that there was a time, long ago,
when our Father "chose" those who deserved to be chosen
to be used by Him whenever and however He so chooses!

Now it is up to you to choose
whether or not to believe and understand it.

It is unfortunate that traditional
Christianity does not teach 
about the earth age that existed when Satan rebelled and drew a third of God's children away from our Father (Rev. 12:4).

Oh, they recognize that it happened (the evidence is everywhere) but seem unable to connect it 
with the fact 
that there was once a cataclysmic event that destroyed every structure and every living thing on this planet and the entire global surface was covered with water.
Woe, I take that back, He destroyed every animal and plant type living thing, but not us, His children. We were at that time still in our spiritual (celestial) bodies.
  He just removed us from this earth prior to His destroying it in His fierce anger.

You can read about that destruction in Jeremiah chapter 4. or log unto live link to- The age of the dinosaur

This is the Lord speaking:
Jeremiah 4:22
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Look up the word "sottish".
It means "stupid".
It is the word our Father chose to use.
[23] I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Yep, this is what it looked like it Genesis 1:2
when He was finished wiping everything out!

One needs to know and understand the use of the Hebrew words
tohu va bohu, without form and void.

And please note the fact that there was no light,
which is why He would first say in Gen. 1:3 "Let there be light".
There was light during the flood of Noah,
so let's not be ignorant (or sottish) and try to say this was Noah's flood.

[24] I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
It was a shaking indeed!
[25] I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
There were men alive during Noah's flood, weren't there?
But there was NO MAN here.
No birds like a raven or dove either!
[26] I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness,
and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD,
and by his fierce anger.
Was there ever a Lost City of Atlantis?
You bet there was and the North and South Poles were plush with green vegetation, too.
All of it was destroyed, broken down,
Hello, wake up!

Again, the earth wasn't destroyed when He created it!
He created it beautiful and to be inhabited in Genesis 1:1.
God Himself even says that He didn't create it in the condition of Gen. 1:2. Isaiah records His words for us:

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens;
God himself that formed the earth and made it;
he hath established it, he created it not in vain,
he formed it to be inhabited:
I am the LORD; and there is none else.
God didn't create the earth void and in a state of total destruction,
which is what the words "without form and void", tohu va bohu in Hebrew, mean.

But it "became" (see NIV translation) that way in Genesis 1:2
when our Father knocked this planet off its true axis,
which is why magnetic north
and true north are 80 to 90 miles apart depending on the wobble,
and slightly out of it's true 360 day orbit around the sun.

Have you ever read the Book of Job?

If so, do you remember
after the 37 chapters of traditional church teaching by Job's buddies
(which God said was bunk),
that He gave Job a little lesson in humility and perspective?

God described to Job the creation in Genesis 1:1,
not Genesis 1:3, and guess what?

ALL the sons of God,
that would include Job and you and me
and all those who have died in the flesh
and have returned back home (Eccles. 12:7),
and those who haven't made the trip here yet, i.e.
are waiting to be born in the flesh,
at the beautiful handiwork of God.

They wouldn't have sang for joy
at the condition in which it is described in Genesis 1:2.
They would have said "Yecch!"
Here's the account where God is speaking to Job:

Job 38:4
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
If you have understanding then you know where Job was.
He was amongst those singing for Joy!
[5] Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?

[6] Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the corner stone thereof;

How does this planet hang in space anyway?
Job couldn't answer that question and neither can NASA!
[7] When the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Yep, all of them sang for joy, including Satan,
because this was before iniquity was found in him
and he drew a third of God's sons away from Him.

Your documentation is in Ezekiel 28:15 concerning Satan:
"Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created,
till iniquity was found in thee."

But after his rebellion,
Satan (Satan's  name was Lucifer before he rebelled and God sentenced him to die, i.e. lose his soul in the "Lake of Fire" after the Millennium ends) was judged in that
"world that then was",
a phrase Peter will use in chapter 3 of his 2nd book,
and sentenced to DIE!

That is why Satan is called "Death"
and is referred to as the "son of perdition",
the son who will perish.

Of course God wasn't too happy with the rest of His kids
who sided along with Satan,
but rather than judging them and perhaps sentencing them to die,
He postponed judgment until after the Millennium,
after His plan to redeem them,
the plan of salvation (which means to salvage),
has been accomplished.

So He destroyed the earth age that was,
the age to which all "Fossils" and "Remains" belong,
and gave us this flesh age to be born of woman, innocent,
without any prior knowledge of the "world that then was",
with an opportunity to decide whether to love God or follow Satan.

Now you know what happened to the dinosaurs, don't you!
God destroyed them all following Satan's rebellion!

The apostle Paul knew all of this, just like Peter did.
They both speak of the time before the "foundation of this earth age"
so matter of factly that it makes you wonder why everyone doesn't talk or teach about it.

Here's Paul talking about the same "elect" or "chosen":

Ephes. 1:4-5
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:
Were God's elect chosen at birth?
They were chosen before the foundation of the world,
a long time before they would be born in the flesh.
[5] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his will,
So we see that God predestinated His elect to be used
according to the good pleasure of His will", i.e.
however He so chooses.

Our Father knew us all,
long before we were born of woman to temporarily dwell in a flesh tabernacle,
which we call our body.

He knew Jeremiah before he was born:

Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,
and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
He knew Jacob and Esau before they were born.
That is how He could say in Romans 9:13 "Jacob have I loved,
but Esau have I hated" even before they were yet born.

Yes, He knew us all long before we were born.
But guess what?
We've left out the best part!

We know that Satan drew 1/3 of God's sons away from Him,
but there were some who stood and fought
against the dragon [Satan] and made our Father proud of them.

They exercised their "free will" then,
and chose to love God and not Satan,
and so God has chosen them
and predestined them to be a part of His plan in this earth age.

He has used them all down through history until even now.

And you know what else?

He chose the last ones,
the elect who would be present during the final generation, first!
Now you know the more in-depth meaning to Christ's words
that the first shall be last; and the last first.

So no altar call is necessary for God's elect,

His chosen,
because when He's ready to use them He'll let them know.

He might knock them off their horses or have them swallowed by a big fish
or just call them away from fishing if they are the type who haven't let their free will run riot,
like some He has to rescue from themselves first.

If you understand any of that which we are talking about,
then you can fill in your own experience.

Read Romans 8:29-39 and discover that God's elect were not only chosen and predestinated,
but "them He also justified".

Are you one of God's elect?

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