To Be Chosen


To be chosen and set apart. “Sanctification; Who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through the sanctifying work of the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by His blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.” 1 Peter 1:2

Now isn’t that great? I was just joking with a friend of mine about my great-uncle the other day. He had been part of the US Treasury Dept and chosen for the Untouchables group called with Elliot Ness to track down Dillinger. Unfortunately a lot of those guys didn’t get the credit, but his eye took a bullet by him and he had to wear a glass eye the rest of his life. I heard that story from my mom and my aunts and my Aunt Dorothy told me he loved to pull a cigar box out with a bunch of different colored eyes out so they could pick one for him to wear. haha! What impressed me, was that to pick these guys, they had to go through enough men to find people who couldn’t be bought. Well I think today, that would almost be impossible. But it’s nice to know that integrity is up line.

God speaks in this scripture of the foreknowledge and His sanctifying work by His spirit. Many people come to Christ and think that’s it. But the work has just begun. The fruit of our lives must be a progression of sanctification. A separation from the world.

The world is in direction opposition to God and His ways. In scripture the regeneration and the sanctification process is not pictured as a slow process but a clean break  from the bondage of Satan’s hold on a person and a turning away from the things that ensnare. As we continue to put to death the misdeeds of the flesh we become stronger to all the things that ensnare us and walk in victory over sin. It is at this point that we become more sanctified and increase in our anointing.

Believe me, this is something that the enemy has great fear of. To be chosen, sanctified and anointed! It’s all the power of the kingdom resident in a believer…it is the church!!

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