Elect according to the foreknowledge

Elect according to the foreknowledge
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Peter 1:2 KJV — 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.
Is sanctification the holy grail of the Christian life
1. In uncommon virtues faith hope charity
2. In holy passion for the things of God. That first love
3. In turning from every sin and deliverance from evil
4. It should be mentioned sanctification is denied to the casual mind, the lovers of this world, and the unfaithful
If sanctification is commanded and enjoined to the life that is pleasing to God it ought to be preached and sought.
The LORD is ever Jehovah M’Kaddesh
How can the minister of Christ encourage and facilitate such a quest? Without being too dramatic “the quest for the holy grail. ” The quest for holiness purity and the conscrated life. Usefulness faithfulness, soldiering for Jesus Christ his Cross and crown!

21 Comments

  • Reply June 19, 2018

    Guest;

    There are several things here that, IN MY OPINION, are taken out of context.
    The word Elect =to vote, to make a choice, according to the Foreknowledge= God already having all knowledge, in this passage meaning the knowledge of God the Father.
    Through the sanctificstion of the Spirit= to make holy, free from evil or the opposite of life.

    Obedience = to the words of God, not what men think the words of God say that they should be obedient to.

    Sprinkling here seems to reference the words of the Savior, as to the Blood covenant made between Israel and God,(Ex 24:5-8; HEB 12:24)

    1.Virtues of God are never common. Only the world thinks so.

    2./3./4.Sanctification is denied to no one, in fact God and the Savior commanded that we must sanctity ourselves (Lev 11:44;(20:7) sanctification comes from being obedient to the covenants made.

    One way for a minister to teach/preach/encourage others is to do it like the Savior, FREE OF CHARGE.

    The words of God and the Savior, God’s Priesthood is not for sale, nor can it be bought for money, gold or silver. It is free to anyone seeking.

  • Reply June 20, 2018

    Guest;

    The casual mind cannot be saved nor the lovers of this world be sanctified. If you do not repent and put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ you will be denied and you will be rejected when the Almighty God calls your soul into account.
    As to your remarks on the priesthood being for sale you have the wrong man.

  • Reply June 20, 2018

    Guest;

    I’ll agree. Sanctification isn’t preached near enough. Good word.

  • Reply June 23, 2018

    Guest;

    1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV — But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

  • Reply October 29, 2018

    Guest;

    “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
    – Revelation 12:11

  • Reply October 29, 2018

    Guest;

    I’ve read Revelation. I hadn’t heard a message on it.

  • Reply October 29, 2018

    Guest;

    Stick around

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply April 3, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Elect those who elect to favorably respond to the Call of the Holy Spirit, are the elect of God.according to the foreknowledge of God The Father, through Sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the Blood Of Jesus Christ. ( pertains to the fact that Holy Spirit Sanctifies us on the basis of the Finished Work Of Christ, where our Faith must reside; as the Cross is everything concerning Salvation ,it is also everything concerning Sanctification) Grace unto you, and Peace be Multiplied. ( Both attributes come through the Cross, and will continue to multiply as long as our Faith is firmly anchored in the Cross Of Christ. ). My easier term would be called out ones , set aside for the Masters use or I would say a for sure Christian.

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 3, 2019

    Troy Day

    what are they elect for exactly ?

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply April 3, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Elect, or called out ones for the. Work of the Holy Spirit. To Gods calling , what ever that might be. Staying close to God. Keep on a listening ear. We know His Voice when He Calls.

  • Philip Williams
    Reply April 4, 2019

    Philip Williams

    ““For many are invited, but few are chosen.””
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:14‬ ‭

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      for what?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply April 4, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day to serve as his representatives and witnesses in the earth.

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      says that in ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:14‬ ‭?

    • Philip Williams
      Reply April 4, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Don’t you see in this chapter how many ignored the call. Only those who responded were chosen.

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 4, 2019

      Troy Day

      12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

      13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

      14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

    • Philip Williams
      Reply April 4, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day That is an additional matter, similar to the parable of catching all kinds of fish and having to throw some away. Jesus is saying just what we see. Some respond to the call though for the wrong motives. Judas was one of those. But the larger context here is the matter of many called, few chosen, which is just what we see.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply April 4, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Sad , that few are chosen.But that’s what the Bible said.

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 4, 2019

    Troy Day

    I dont see it in this chapter Philip Williams pls explain

    • Philip Williams
      Reply April 4, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day major theme of the chapter:

      “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
      ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:2-14‬ ‭

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 5, 2019

      Troy Day

      That s OK but what about the pre/fore election?

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