SCRIPTURE STUDY ON CALLED AND CHOSEN PART II.
Part 2: Who Does YAH Call?
Jas 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers: Has Elohim not chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith and heirs of the reign which He promised to those who love Him? If you want to continue reading you can click on the form below:
CALLED AND CHOSEN Part 2: Who Does YAH Call? Jas 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers: Has Elohim not chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith and heirs of the reign which He promised to those who love Him? Jas 2:6 but you have shown disrespect towards the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Jas 2:7 Do they not blaspheme that good Name by which you are called? Jas 2:8 if you truly accomplish the sovereign law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself,” you do well, Jas 2:9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, being found guilty by the Torah as transgressors. Many people despise poor people, yet the mind of Messiah has pity on them and finds they are better candidates that are willing to receive His Calling. 1 Co 1:26 for look at your calling, brothers, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. 1 Co 1:27 But Elohim has chosen the foolish matters of the world to put to shame the wise, and Elohim has chosen the weak of the world to put to shame the strong. 1 Co 1:28 And Elohim has chosen the low-born of the world and the despised, and the ones that are not, that He might bring to naught the ones that are, Prideful, mighty and noble people are seldom called because they are not humble enough to think they need YAH. Verse 28 – The things which are not —.
How does YAH look at the things which are not? How should we look at and respect those YAH has called to be our brothers and sisters? Rom 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even YAH, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 2 We should be inspired and encouraged and see ourselves as He sees us – as His Sons and Daughters and future Bride for His Son. Part 3 – What Does YAH Call Us Out Of? Act 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, Act 26:18 to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto YAH, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are set-apart by faith that is in me. Please notice the words to turn them from darkness to light. Eph 6:12 says that Satan and his demons are the rulers of darkness. The word “converted” means to turn to YAH. John 1:4 says Yahshua is that light. We are called from darkness to face the light – in other words, we turn our backs on darkness, walk away from it and face the light because we are set apart by our faith in the Word. 1 Pe 2:9 but you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light, Again, called out of darkness. Darkness is deception, paganism, Gnosticism, and false religion. Light is Yahshua and His truth. Joh 3:21 “But he that does the truth comes to the light, so that his works are clearly seen, that they have been wrought in Elohim.” We are called out of the world, out of darkness and deception. Yet some succumb to the influences and temptations, Satan is constantly challenging us with- to go back into the world and fellow with those who have not be called into his fellowship. 2 Co 6:14 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness? 3 2Co 6:15 and what agreement has Messiah with Beliyaʽal? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? 2 Co 6:16 and what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.” 2 Co 6:17 Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says יהוה ,and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you. We are to keep ourselves separate otherwise we can fall back under the influence of Satan’s spirit and false/pagan practices.
This does not mean we do not associate with non-believers, but rather we do not have spiritual fellowship with them. Eph 2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience, Satan’s spirit works in the children of disobedience. Disobedience is being disobedient to the things that make us Set Apart – The Sabbath, Clean Foods, and obeying His Word of truth and not participating in pagan traditions. 2 Co 11:2 for I am jealous for you with a jealousy according to Elohim. For I gave you in marriage to one husband, to present you as an innocent maiden to Messiah. 2 Co 11:3 But I am afraid, lest, as the serpent deceived Eve by his trickery, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Messiah. 2 Co 11:4 for, indeed, if he who is coming proclaims another יהושע ,whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different Good News which you have not accepted, you put up with it well enough!
2 Co 11:13 for such are false emissaries, deceptive workers, masquerading as emissaries of Messiah. 2 Co 11:14 and no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as a messenger of light! 2 Co 11:15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works! 4 Paul is warning the Corinthian Assembly (the called out ones) about the other Messiah, the other gospel, the other spirit which are all false practices of mainstream religion today that worship the god of this world. 2 Co 4:4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Yahshua, who is the image of YAH, should shine unto them. Please notice it says Satan has blinded them from the Light that we walk in and are called to be in. Joh 1:7 this one came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all might believe through him. It is that light that we are to have fellowship with. It is possible that once we receive the Spirit to Quench that Spirit and lose it. 2 Pe 2:20 for if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Master and Savior יהושע Messiah, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the first. 2 Pe 2:21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the set-apart command delivered unto them. 2 Pe 2:22 for them the proverb has proved true, “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “A washed sow returns to her rolling in the mud.” I will comment in more detail how I watched first hand, these things happen with the break-up of WCG. Point 4: The Purpose and Goal of Our Calling: Our calling puts us into a special relationship with Him. 1 Co 1:9 Elohim is trustworthy, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, יהושע Messiah our Master. 5 He works in our life to help us overcome and work things out in our lives because of this calling. Rom 8:28 and we know that all matters work together for good to those who love Elohim, to those who are called according to His purpose. Rom 8:29 because those whom He knew beforehand, He also ordained beforehand to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, for Him to be the first-born among many brothers. Rom 8:30 and whom He ordained beforehand, these He also called, and whom He called, these He also declared right.
And whom He declared right, these He also esteemed. Paul had the vision of His calling and kept everything in proper perspective and priorities. Php 3:8 what is more, I even count all to be loss because of the excellence of the knowledge of Messiah יהושע my Master, for whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them as refuse, in order to gain Messiah, Php 3:9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through belief in Messiah, the righteousness which is from Elohim on the basis of belief, Php 3:10 to know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, Php 3:11 if somehow I might attain to the resurrection from the dead. Php 3:12 Not that I have already received, or already been perfected, but I press on, to lay hold of that for which Messiah יהושע has also laid hold of me.
Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not count myself to have laid hold of it yet, but only this: forgetting what is behind and reaching out for what lies ahead, Php 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of Elohim in Messiah יהושע. What is that high calling Paul is speaking of? 1 Pe 2:9 but you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light, We will be Kings and Priests ruling and reigning with Yahshua. 6 Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to יהושע and because of the Word of Elohim, and who did not worship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years We are facing hard days ahead, yet He has many wonderful promises to those He has called. Joe 2:32 “And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה shall be delivered. For on Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim there shall be an escape as יהוה has said, and among the survivors whom יהוה calls. Physical deliverance would be very welcome as this world becomes even darker and yet the ultimate goal is to be His Bride. Rev 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him praise, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife prepared herself.” Rev 19:8 And to her it was given to be dressed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteousness’s of the set-apart ones. Rev 19:9 And he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true words of Elohim. Let us prepare ourselves as His special called out ones. How precious and wonderful is our Calling. © Author: Larry Scher – Minister – 5-17-2017