Called, Chosen and Faithful

Revelation 17:14 “Together they will go to war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because he is Lord of all lords and King of all kings. And his called and chosen and faithful ones will be with him.”

Are you called? Are you one of the chosen ones? How about faithful? Some are one or another of these traits, and then some are all three! But, all in all, there are far fewer of us than there should be…

[2 Peter 3:9 KJV]  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

The Lord doesn’t want any to perish, and he tells us many are called, but few are chosen:

[Matthew 22:14 KJV] For many are called, but few [are] chosen.

Many fall away, or are ensnared by the cares of this world or become weary in well doing. That is why we are also told to endure and hold on:

[Rev 2:7 NKJV] “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”

[Rev 2:11 NKJV] “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” ‘

[Rev 2:17 NKJV] “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives [it].” ‘

[Rev 2:26 NKJV] “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations–

[Rev 3:21 NKJV] “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Oh the promise and joy that awaits those who overcome! Do not grow weary saints! Hang on! We win and we win really big! We can’t begin to understand the joy and wonders that will be ours! Our redemption draws near!

It is such a privilege to be one of the called, the chosen and the faithful! Do not let the enemy steal this from you for your destiny is incredible! Do not loose hope or give up! Press on and press in! The opposition is strong because the stakes are so high! We will reign with the Lord!

Father, I ask you to reach out and touch those who are wavering, those who are staggering under the opposition and those who are so beset with the cares of this world and life here; let them feel your presence and your love for them. Strengthen their resolve and give them foreheads of flint to push through and persevere. Give them courage, hope and wisdom to accomplish all your purposes and to fulfill their destinies! Bless them Father! Encourage them and give them peace! Fill our ranks with our brothers and sisters you have chosen from the foundation of the world! I pray in the matchless name of Jesus, the Holy Anointed One! Amen!

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