THE CHOSEN ONE (2nd part)

 

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…continued from part one

‘Holy’ is hagios (hag’-ee-os) {Origin: from ἅγος hagos (an awful thing)} meaning: ‘sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated)’. ‘Nation’ is ethnos (eth’-nos): ‘a race (as of the same habit) i.e. a tribe’. Christians, of divine election, form a nation, a race of a set apart people of Almighty God. That should, no doubt, stir up ripples of titillation within every chosen one. This is the reason why the scripture points out, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God”, 2Corinthians 5:20. The chosen ones are a race of God’s own people.

 

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The word ‘peculiar’ is from two words: eis and peripoiēsis. Eis (ice) means: ‘into, unto, to, towards, for, among’. Peripoiēsis (per-ee-poy’-ay-sis): ‘1. a preserving, a preservation 2. possession, one’s own property 3. an obtaining’; so, in this context ‘peculiar’ or Peripoiēsis gives you a picture of a dot inside a circle, as taught by Rev. Chris Okotie, where the circle is God and the chosen one is the dot. As long as the circle remains closed, absolutely nothing can happen to the dot. Sometimes the circle makes way for the enemy’s intrusion but will ensure that the intruder cannot go beyond a particular limit. After the trials the circle is opened to exit the intrusion. Peripoiēsis is a reminder that the chosen is wholly owned by the Most High, having purchased him. Laos is the translation of ‘people’ and it is phonetically pronounced (lah-os’) meaning: ‘a people, people group, tribe, nation, all those who are of the same stock and language’. Laos does not imply all peoples in general. It pertains to a particular stock which, in this context, applies only to the elect earlier mentioned.

‘Darkness’, which speaks of shadow, is emblematic of obscurity, sin, ignorance and heathenism, all of which point to satanic hegemony. That is where we were thankfully brought out from. While in the darkness, Satan toyed with our emotions, life and spirituality. We went into deformity of all sorts. Our vision was gravely impaired. Ignorance made us to star in every evil drama. A spiritual rape was the constant perpetration. Darkness is an incapacitating gaoler, a slave master, destroyer of life and it is the spirit of shame. Darkness hates light which exposes his evil stance, and by extension his weakness.

‘Marvelous’ speaks of a wonderful spectacle, something so adorable you want to visit it and stare at it in wonderment. This marvel qualifies a ‘light’; and this is the best part. Having experienced the brightest shining strength of the sun, no one expects a more outshining object. In heaven dwells the most glorious splendour of brightness found nowhere else. That is where this chosen generation is being showcased. Remember God dwells in an unapproachable light [1Timothy 6:16] “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see…” . If He has brought us into this same light, we become quite untouchable, too invulnerable for the enemy. Come, he will, to scare you out of the faith (from which you draw strength; which makes you impotent against his evil antics) that you wield, just to remove the prefix ‘in’, leaving you ‘vulnerable’ once more. Satan knows who we are. He understands and perfectly well, that touching you (outside Peripoiēsis) will be an undoing, he knows what poisonous effect it is to dare touch us. He has learned to keep away. He cannot approach this light again, having lost his estate in heaven (Jude verse 6).

 

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His thought of the chosen sends shivers of fear through his hellish spirit even as he embarks on his pernicious peregrinations. Our presence, as James 2:19 reveals, is a source of unimaginable disturbance to Lucifer. He thought he was a star of eternal repute. His arrogance stripped him of his exalted height. The chosen ones have occupied the position of his dreams (on the heavenly throne) which he alone dreamt, a dream not coming from God’s knowledge. What God knows not of has never been, and will never find itself coming into any existence. Those things enter into the annals of dream world of fairy tales which, with a snap of little-fingers-effects, comes an abruption of the tall, pipe dream.

“Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” [Galatians 4:7]. People of God, what you have just read in Galatians tells you that you, as chosen ones, constitute an heir and your very inheritance is God Himself! Hallelujah! Rejoice chosen ones for you are the occupants of God in His light of great marvel. Philippians 4:4, and I reiterate, rejoice!

 

 

 

 

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THE CHOSEN ONE (1st part)

 

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“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”: 1Peter 2:9. The verse begins with ‘but’, which in Greek is: de (deh): a primary particle (adversative or continuative) meaning: ‘but, moreover, and, etc. This definition shows that it is a continuation of a discourse. Who are the object of the discourse? They are the ones of verse 7 allusion, “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious”; of whom the fifth verse pens, “also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house”, and they are those who have “tasted that the Lord is gracious” in verse three. These were first mentioned in 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”.

                Peter says they are ‘chosen’, eklektos (ek-lek-tos’): ‘picked out, chosen, select’. You know how you take your time, knowing fully well you have all of it, when purchasing foodstuffs with none competing, being the first and earliest in arrival and you want to pick the very best? So did God, by the reason of being able to wield a faculty of His, called foreknowledge, took time, looking into the future of the offspring of Adam, He selected those who would make Him a very proud Creator. God chose the ones who would make Jesus their lifestyle, who would walk the righteous walk side by side His holy strides. These chosen ones are so special that God will never allow them into another’s hand. Another hand is a waster. God does not waste any property. Amen.

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The chosen constitute a ‘generation’ genos (ghen’-os) Thayer Definition: 1. kindred a. offspring b. family c. stock, tribe, nation 1. i.e. nationality or descent from a particular people d. the aggregate of many individuals of the same nature, kind, sort’. Strong’s Definition: “kin” (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively, individually or collectively). This genos comes from ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee) Thayer Definition: ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being’. The born again Christian is so unique, specifically positioned in a distinguished state of existence: to bring full pleasure to the Majesty on high. Many are the Christians who just do not see the very closely knitted kinship existing between us and the High and Lofty, LORD God. Why did He command man to “Be fruitful, and multiply”, Genesis 1:22? One day, He knew, they will be the most precious intelligent beings to adorn the heaven and, especially, the earth.

Why, do you think God chose Israel? It was basically to adumbrate the emergence of one of God’s well-guarded secret: the Church. Israel means ‘a prince by the side of God’. ‘Royal’ is basileios (bas-il’-i-os): ‘royal, kingly, regal’. And basileios originates from basileus (bas-il-yooce’): ‘leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king’, which is probably from basis (bas’-ece): ‘1. a stepping, walking 2. that with which one steps, the foot’. Our royal footing has a heavenly insurance policy covering it. We are, by divine decree, the lords of the terra firma. It looks too, fairy-like, good to be true. Nevertheless, it is very true! The Bible says in Psalm 115:16, “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men”. The earth is where the action is, and the chosen ones own it by divine donative decree. If there are any activities going on in any other planet, it can only be that of the illicitness of demonism. Next time you hear of aliens – it is only a euphemism – demonism is actually meant.

Hierateuma (hee-er-at’-yoo-mah) is the Greek word for ‘priesthood’, which has the definitions: ‘1. the office of a priest 2. the priestly fraternity, that is, a sacerdotal order (figuratively)’. The first earthly priest was no other than the first man, Adam. When Cain was thrust into the vagrant flight, engendered by sin, he set up an order of esotericism. Satan has always been a copycat. The sacerdotal order of the chosen ones is God ordained. The policy of governance may, by virtue of civic plebiscite, be the preserve of voted politicians but the dimension of the prophetic utterance, the spiritual stability of a nation is owned by the chosen ones. Alienation of the chosen ones is the bane of universal socio-politico turmoil. The chosen stands in the spiritual gap to enable the Creator’s positive participation. No priesthood means no God. Satan knew that God would have nothing to do with Cain’s city of Enoch (which means ‘initiate’) so, it was demonically apropos for Cain to raise priests of the occult.

(…to be concluded…)

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