Does The Cross Make Christ’s Elect ‘Elite’?

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Does The Cross Make Christ’s Elect ‘Elite’?

Hi C____,

Thank you for this question. You certainly are right when you said, “Elect is no elite. ”

These are a few of the facts of this matter:

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Our election is “not of [our]selves [rather] it is the gift of God. Not of works” so we have nothing to do with our election, and we have no grounds on which to boast of ourselves.

We are indeed “blessed and holy” if we are granted to be given the honor of partaking of the first resurrection, but that blessing is simply a matter of God’s sovereign timing. As His elect we are positioned to be of service to Him to be His instrument, by which He will rule the nations of this world for a thousand years and then destroy all flesh. Immediately following that destruction, just as the new man replaces our old man as he is being destroyed, God will raise up all men who have ever drawn a breath, and He will again use us, His firstfruits to show to all mankind the very same mercy He has showered upon us:

Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

That ‘mercy’ will be shown to all through those who die to the flesh in this age while still “in earthen vessels”:

2Co 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are being judged at this time “in earthen vessels”. That is an honor given only to those who will rule with Christ a thousand years and then be used of God to bring Christ to all men of all time, and then extend that mercy even to the spirit world.

But again the point is made “that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us”.

Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

Knowing that God intends to use Christ to save this world, and knowing that Christ is using us to do what His Father sent Him to do, does not make us any better than those we will be used by Christ to save from sin and death. But it does make us special in that plan, and we will be cursed if we fail to acknowledge who we are and what our calling is. We are called to judge the world during the ‘thousand years’, and we are called to “judge angels” in the lake of fire.

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

I could write all day about the blessings of being in that “blessed and holy first resurrection”, but it is all for the purpose of bringing all men to God, and then to bring all things in heaven and in earth to God. We are special in God’s plan, but that does not make us elite to anyone.

This is how we must see what our Lord is doing:

Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Rom 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Rom 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

I hope this answers your question about how we are not elite, but how we are a special generation, the generation of the Christ who will be used by God as God used Christ:

Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

Your brother, who with you, has been sent by Christ to be a savior on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau (Obadiah 21),


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