Faith And Knowledge Of The Elect

When something is corrupt, it will NOT project purity, truth, or peace.

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Who wants the truth?  I do!  Truth is what sets the captive free.  Truth is the dividing line that separates what is true from what is a lie.  

Whatever is going on in our world right now, we need God’s truth to be the dividing line and to separate and expose all lies.  

The enemy is crafty.  He is subtle.  Things appear to be all good, but he is devising and scheming behind the scenes.  He is in the hearts and minds of those who seek power and rule and want control.

Paul writes to Titus, his Gentile convert and brother in the Lord. He was a capable leader.  Paul opens by saying, “For the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to Godliness–a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.”  (Titus 1: 1-2)  

We just don’t learn truth for any reason.  We learn it because faith and knowledge rest on hope, hope that leads to life eternal.  God promised this before the beginning of time.  

How’s your faith level at this time?  Is it wavering?  There’s a faith that should be standing strong in us that cannot move us.  

  • Our beliefs should influence our faith.  
  • Hold on to the knowledge of God’s truth.
  • Hold on to what you believe and don’t let anything or anyone steal that.  

Corruption Does Not Include Good

Any system that is corrupt will not include any good.  “To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure.  In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.  They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him.  They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for doing anything good.”  (Titus 1: 15-16)  

The corrupt are not fit for doing good. When something is corrupt, it will NOT project purity, truth, or peace.  It will release deceit and confusion.  

  • Corruption is displayed by wicked actions.  
  • Corruption is deep in wicked minds and consciousness.

Sadly, “Men of corrupt minds, have been robbed of the truth.”  (1 Timothy 6: 5)   

Characteristic Traits of The Corrupt

  •  Conceited and understands nothing.  (1 Timothy 6: 4)  
  • Unhealthy interest in controversies. (1 Timothy 6: 4) 
  • Quarrels about words. (1 Timothy 6: 4)
  • Entertains envy. (1 Timothy 6: 4)
  • Has evil suspicions. (1 Timothy 6: 4)
  • Engages in constant friction (1 Timothy 6: 5)
  • Desires financial gain above all else.  To them, power is money.   (1 Timothy 6: 5) 

Here’s what truth says, “They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him.”  (Titus 1: 16)  

  • What people claim is not always who they are.  
  • Our actions tell all.

Now I understand what John meant when he said, “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.”  (1 John 1: 9)  

“Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.”  (1 John 2: 6)  

(Shared from Titus 1, Modified)  

The Corrupt Will Be Held Captive

Jeremiah was, once again giving, warning as prophets are called to do.  

Give glory to the Lord your God before He brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills.”  (Jeremiah 13: 16)

Something Is About To Be Exposed

I see some humor in this next statement.  “I will pull up your skirts over your face that your shame may be seen.”  (Jeremiah 13: 26)  

Uh oh!  As a lady, that is not good.  Exposure is inevitable for the corrupted one.    

  • Shameful ways will be exposed.  
  • That which is hidden will be uncovered for the world to see.  

(Shared from Jeremiah 13-14, Modified)

The Lord Surrounds The Elect

Here’s what we can depend on when everything around us is falling or being shaken.  “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken, but endures forever.”  (Psalm 125: 1)  

  • The elect will not be shaken but will endure.  

I have another one we can depend on, “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people both now and forever.”  (Psalm 125: 2)

  • The elect are surrounded and protected.  

The scepter of the wicked will not remain.”  (Psalm 125: 3)  

  • Those who are wicked and in power, shall not remain; they’re coming down.   

(Shared from Psalm 125, Modified)  

The Elect Positioned

“Stay steadfast my children and trust in me; my kingdom will be established for all the world to see.

My rule and reign shall always stand; while wicked leaders will release their command.

But I have raised my scepter and my rule; to bring with me an army that is not cruel.

My army and my saints will arise in power; on this, you can depend, with my shield being empowered.  

My strength, my rule, and my kingdom come, shall forever be established and cannot be stolen from.

Their lies and deceit are heard in my ears; this has been going on for so many years.  

But I have raised up a leader to be strong; the fight within him has proven many wrong.

He’ll seek justice and my reform; the liberals are afraid, that this will become the norm.

Their power and security shall not withstand; for I the Lord have spoken and have the upper hand.  

So be attentive my elect and march ahead; unite as one by my generals you’ll be led.  

Unite in praise and worship in battle; your spirits within will be strengthened and no longer rattled.

My timing is perfect, as you arise and shine; my glory will be imparted, remember you are mine.  

My elect will be my witnesses to all that I’ve done; stand strong my children for the battle has been won.

Your faith and love will experience the new wine; there’s a world out there still selected to be mine.  

So show my love through all the pain; you’ll never be denied, there’s much to gain.

My Spirit will show you the power within; my blood has removed all of your sin.

So shine and work till I call you home; your wandering will cease and no longer shall you roam.  

I have a plan for you to follow; a plan where pride must be swallowed.  

Eat of my bread and receive new life; you’re my elect, my bride, and my wife.  

I have surrounded you to protect and to hold; all the truth you’ve received and have been told.  

Your years of training are to be released; coming years of encounters healing others before they’re deceased. 

So open your eyes and see my plan; it’s for not just you, every elected man.  

Unity will keep you serving me for sure; keep looking for opportunities, watch for the open door.”

 

 

 

 


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Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she serves at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion; which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: Mybelovedsvoice.com