Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chosen First

From the desk of the Tiger Lily.

For all the Christians who suffer from the false belief that they are second-class citizens in God's Kingdom because the nation of Israel is God's Chosen people, I have a message for you: you were Chosen first. Do not believe that satanic lie from the pit of hell about how you're somehow beneath those who have historically been called the apple of God's eye. It's simply not true.

Sound too good to be real? Jesus Himself Said as much. Straight from the Lion's Mouth:

"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me." -Matthew 25:34-36

That's right. God's Kingdom was Prepared FOR YOU, from as far back as when the world first came into being in the Creative Thought of the Father, during the planning process, before the nation of Israel existed, while the entire universe was still being established. You are important enough to the God of all known universes and beings that He Mapped out His Eternal Kingdom- and His Planning process was Carried out- with you in His Mind.

More from the Lion of Judah:

"Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world." -John 17:24

The Father Loved the Son before the foundation of the world, and as you will see next, you were Chosen in Christ and in Christ you were also Loved by the Father before the foundation of the world.

From the pen of one of the greatest Apostles Chosen by Christ, Paul, formerly chief among the Pharisees, of the Tribe of Benjamin:

"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:" - Ephesians 1:4

Paul is one of God's Chosen People, telling you that YOU ARE ALSO CHOSEN, IN CHRIST, BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. Literally God Loved you as you were Chosen in Christ, and He Chose you to Live with Him forever before He created the Milky Way. How amazing is that?!?!

Do you get what I'm saying here? The Israelites were Chosen by God as His people, which puts them in a special place and standing in history. HOWEVER! YOU were also specifically Chosen by God in the very beginning of all things to be His Own Beloved Child and to live forever with Him in His Kingdom that He specially Prepared FOR YOU. I can't say this enough, and I really hope the Truth of it sinks in: You were Chosen first.

For those of you who still don't believe the western peoples of Europe and Russia are the descendants of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel: I don't know about you, but if I have to choose between being one of the "chosen people" on earth and rejecting Christ as Messiah while ending up in the place reserved for those who reject Christ, or being a "gentile" and embracing Christ as Savior while getting to live with Him forever, I choose Jesus every time.

In Luke 12:48, Jesus States that when much is given, much is required. Much has been given to the chosen people, thus much will be required from them (e.g. Deuteronomy 7:6-8, after which they failed their part of the bargain, and so God Divorced the nation of Israel, i.e. Jeremiah 3:8). Below you will see the future of those who continue to reject Jesus the Christ as Savior/Messiah, both Gentile AND Jew, as with God there is no distinction between races of men when it comes to the Righteousness that can only be obtained through Jesus as He Is the One Way, the Truth, and the Life:

"And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God." -Romans 2:3-11
Those who will to be deceived will be deceived, and they will worship the antichrist who is yet to come.
"And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" -Revelation 13:6-8

"The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is" -Revelation 17:8

They can only deny Jesus as Lord of All for a time, as God has already Revealed that one day ALL shall confess Jesus Christ Is Lord, whether they desire to do so or not.

"For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." -Romans 14:11

Or, more specifically:

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." -Philippians 2:9-11

For those of you who believe you were grafted in as an adopted son (Romans 11, Ephesians 1:5,11), this Lord of All Chose YOU, Loved YOU, Saved YOU, and Prepared His Kingdom for YOU, all of which He Planned out before time began, because that's how Generous, Compassionate, Merciful, Loving, and absolutely Just He Is. This is monumental news to be rejoiced over and to be humbly grateful for.

This is also news to not be taken lightly, as we are to work out our Salvation with "fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:12-13), or respectful awe and dedicated passionate earnestness.

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" -1 Peter 4:17-18

"For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth." -Romans 9:15-18

Now you know. Never forget that you were Chosen first. Learn it, Live it, Love it.

God Bless all who are His from the foundation of the world, and God Bless the rest to repent their rejection of Christ, in Jesus' Name Amen and Amen.