December 22, 2018

the last days #14

December 22, 2018

I suggested that you read Luke 14:28-33 to see how Jesus explained the doctrine of the chosen ones (election). He gives the parable of a builder of a tower and the commander of an army. God foresees all time. He orchestrates it. This doctrine cannot and should not be construed in the Calvinistic manner which says God orchestrates and dictates our choices and thoughts. He is not a God of the abstract and our thoughts are highly abstract. For example, he does not count or record our emotions but rather our tears. God records our actions in a book, he does not author them. He does not record our subjective thoughts and feelings. These are the books that will be opened one day.

You have taken account of my wanderings;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not recorded in Your book?  Psalm 56:8

God’s chosen ones are stones, living stones, hewn from the Rock, that he has allotted (through his foreknowledge from before the foundation of the world) to build a stone tower. We saw previously how the mysterious Body of Christ has two major divisions–the upper and lower body. The Scripture takes the mystery of his Body even further. This great tower is Christ’s government that governs the nations after he comes with his army to take everything back. This government is the promise of his elite tribe of warriors. They are men who groan and sigh at injustice, hate evil, and detest those who hate God (Ps. 139:21).

This government is described like this:

And the government will rest on His shoulders. Isa 9:6

What rests on the shoulders? A neck.

To the Bride the Bridegroom says:

Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; Song of Solomon 7:4 KJV

Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. Song of Solomon  4:4 KJV