Why So Few Are Chosen?

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Good morning H____,
I chuckled at your story about the door prizes.
You asked:
“So if the elect die, then are they resurrected and find themselves reigning and ruling in the millennium right? They have been already judged so no need for the lake of fire for them. What is the sequence of events?
That is right. He that overcomes will not be hurt by the second death which is the lake of fire. There is a letter on the site entitled Are People Being Saved During the Millennium?. Read that letter, and if you still have questions then get back to me.
It is true, God’s elect are being judged now, while the whole world is being answered “according to the multitude of the idols of their heart.” That is part of what is called “strong delusion.” 
What this means is that if you believe that tithing will make you prosperous, then you will be prosperous when you tithe in this age. If you think you ought to be “well spoken of ” by all men then you will be a very popular man. If you believe that you ought to be fighting for your country then ‘the surge’ will succeed, etc.
You will see what you want to see, and God’s Words will not be seen:

Rom 6:14  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Luk 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you ! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Mat 26:52  Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

These are all hard words to receive. It isn’t a hard choice for most people when asked which would you choose – being popular or being “hated of all men?” Having a life of prosperity and leisure or a life of “suffering… and… much tribulation?”
Many are called and few are chosen for very good reasons. Nothing has changed in six thousand years of man’s history. The promised “much tribulation… suffering for His name’s sake… and being judged now” all appear to those in Babylon to be curses from God for not tithing, going to church on Sunday and giving special offerings.

Eze 14:4  Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;

Eze 14:9  And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
Eze 14:10  And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh [ unto him];

When “the Lord has deceived that prophet” there is nothing you and I can do to change that deception. It is so strong that “he is given the power to perform miracles.”

Rev 13:14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

We must witness to the Truth which is staring us all in the face, but “after the first and second admonition reject:”

Tit 3:10  A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
Tit 3:11  Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

Mat 24 in not a prophecy about end time events as we have been taught. For those with eyes to see, it is a prophecy about “things which must shortly come to pass” as we “keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”

Mar 13:14  But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

When we see the “man of sin standing where it ought not,” we are just about to begin to be judged. “When we are judged we are chastened of the Lord… and no chastening is for the moment pleasant, but afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness.”
My prayers are with you. There is one guy who thinks you are the apple of His eye, and He is all that really matters. But He also has a ‘body’ which thinks that you are worthy in Him.
You are in my prayers, and the entire team here is praying that you will “endure to the end.”

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