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The word, “ELECTION” means, “to choose, select, election, choice, selection” The same Greek word is translated, “CHOSEN” We also hear of the word, “ADOPTION” in the Bible which is made up of two words. “AD” which means “to”, and then the word, “OPTION” which means “chose” Together they make up the word “adoption” which means “to chose”

God has chosen his children through “election” God's election process is totally different from any election process we would use on this time based earth.

The Lord God's election process is based on his “foreknowledge” The word, “foreknowledge” means, “to know beforehand”.

1Peter 1:2 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.

A lot of people have a misconception in how God chose his elect from the foundations of the world. There is a thought that God chooses all who will be saved, and man has no say so if he will be one of them. That would make no sense at all if man had no say in his salvation, because God tells man to chose either life or death, blessing or cursing. (Deut 30:19) Why give man a choice if his choice has no bearing on his salvation?

We find this election process in these verses......

Rom 9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
Rom 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
Rom 9:11 (FOR THE CHILDREN BEING NOT YET BORN, NEITHER HAVING DONE ANY GOOD OR EVIL, THAT THE PURPOSE OF GOD ACCORDING TO ELECTION MIGHT STAND, NOT OF WORKS, BUT OF HIM THAT CALLETH:wink:
Rom 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

This is talking about Jacob, and Esau, yet God chose Jacob even before either one of them had done anything good or bad. Of course they had not done anything good or bad because they were not yet born!!! God's purpose and election is not based on what they would do “AFTER” they were born, but before they were born!!! God already knew what they would do, and become before their birth on earth. This is called “foreknowledge” Knowing before hand!!!

The Lord God is NOT sitting around, and waiting to see what we will do, and then chose who would be his.!! He already knew what we would chose, and do, even before the world began!!!!

This is why this scripture says this.......

2Tim 1:9 WHO HATH SAVED US, AND CALLED US with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, WHICH WAS GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN.

No man can ever do anything that God does not know ahead of time before we do it!! This is why our salvation is absolutely sure, because the Lord does not make mistakes in his choices that he already knew before the world was ever created!!!

1Pe 1:1 This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to God's chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.
1Pe 1:2 GOD THE FATHER KNEW YOU AND CHOSE YOU LONG AGO, and HIS SPIRIT HAS MADE YOU HOLY. As a result, you have obeyed Him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace. (NLT)

We are God's Elect, his chosen ones based on his foreknowledge that he knew before the world began!!!
:smile: Oh happy day!!
 

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