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When You Are Not Chosen

Jesus clearly said, “For many are called, but few are chosen!”

And, “You didn’t choose Me. I chose you! I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” Matthew 22:14, John 15:16 NLT

Even if you consider yourself to be a Christian, if Jesus did not choose you, you will hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away. Or, you will hear the message and immediately receive it with joy, but since you don’t have deep roots, you won’t last long. You fall away as soon as you have problems or you are persecuted for believing God’s word. Or, you may hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced! (See Mark 4:5-19)

You will follow your own desire and you will look for teachers who will tell you whatever your itching ears want to hear. You will reject the truth and chase after myths. (See 2. Timothy 4:3-4)

That is why you are being tossed and blown about by every wind of new “prophetic” teaching that tells you how to get aligned with God in order to get wealthy and have a comfortable and worry free life! You will constantly be influenced by false prophets and pastors, who trick you with lies so clever that they sound like the truth! (See Ephesians 4:14)

But those whom Jesus have chosen hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted! (See Mark 4:20)

They run from every evil desire and instead pursue the fruits of righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness! (See 1. Timothy 6:11)

Copyright©2016 Edwin & Sophia Christiaan

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