By Edwin Christiaan

Jesus said: “You didn’t choose Me. I chose you!” (John 15:16), “For many are called, but few are chosen!” Matthew 22:14 NLT

When you are a chosen child of God, you become His sheep! And that’s why Jesus said:

My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me!

John 10:27 NLT

Because God’s chosen children listen to the voice of Jesus, they do not make a practice of sinning, for Jesus Himself holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them! (See 1. John 5:18)

God’s chosen sheep will be warned against those who want to lead them astray, because they have received the Holy Spirit, and He lives within them, so they don’t need anyone to teach them what is true. For the Spirit teaches them everything they need to know, and what He teaches is true—it is not a lie! So just as He has taught them, they remain in fellowship with Jesus Christ! (See 1. John 2:26-27)

If you are not chosen, even if you consider yourself to be a Christian, you will not be able to be a sheep that listens to Jesus, be His follower, and be known by Him!

For this reason, Jesus said that,

On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name. But I will reply, I never knew you!

Matthew 7:22-23 NLT

There will also be many not chosen Christians who will say: “But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets. And Jesus will reply, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you come from! Get away from Me!” (See Luke 13:26-27)

When Jesus has chosen you, He began a good work within you! You will never fall away, but you will last till He comes back to get you!

As the apostle Paul said:

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Philippians 1:6 NLT

That’s why it is written in Romans 8 verse 29 NLT that,

God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, Jesus Christ!

Romans 8:29 NLT

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