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[Wicked souls can but involuntarily follow the Divine plan] "like a dog tied to a cart, and compelled to go wherever it goes." (Cleanthes)
"The Lord has
made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of
trouble." (Proverbs 16:4)
"He who calls out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power, not one is missing. " (Isaiah 40:26)
"All that the Father gives to me will come to me; and he who comes to me I will not cast out." (Jesus, John 6:37)
"I have revealed your name to those whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours, you gave them to me, and they have kept your word...I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. (John 17:6,9)
"What's missing in CHRCH? U are!" (Typical inane church bulletin board sign)
The difference between the message of the prophets and apostles as revealed in the Word of God and that found in Christian gospels could hardly be greater. It has always been so, but never so blatant in disparity as we now see displayed by so many modern Christian "ministers" who neither know nor fear the living God. This is especially apparent in the message nauseatingly doled out by jumping-jack evan-jellybeans on television, applauding themselves like game show hosts and contestants, fixedly grinning like circus clowns as they clap their hands in yet one more praise-the-lord antic or money-spinning scheme.
And all that they succeed in doing is adding to the number in a house of another lord (baal) altogether, called a church. That is the inevitable outcome of their system, and it surely works. They will get and let anybody in the door with a popular freewill message and pretend that their new inmates are, like themselves, somehow "saved." This enormous flock has an electrifying shock coming its way, when the real LORD denies ever knowing them. (Matthew 7:21-23)
The apostles of Christ never created such a house of bleating goats. If you are not yet familiar with Amazing Grace or Raising The Dead, both short booklets included in The Truth Which Sets Free, then now may be the time to read them and check every Scripture reference that they contain. What you will find is a very different course of action than that found in popular Christianity, a plan laid out by the LORD before the world was created, a strategy that is much more discriminating and in which the words of the message are chosen very judiciously.
And that is the point being discussed here, that if those whose names are written in the Book of Life are to come forward to the right realm and kingdom as predestined, then they need to hear the truth, not another Christian gospel. There are so many of these fraudulent gospels it is hard to keep track of them all. (see: Chapter 15, Church Gospels, The Truth Which Sets Free) How then, do the elect go about the task of spreading the Word, and just as important, why do they bother at all if the final result is predetermined and secure? The answer to the second part is simple: because they are told to do it. Failing to act simply means that the LORD either raises up someone else to accomplish the task (and even though that too is predestined, it is not an excuse to shirk the duty) or He disciplines and resends the original messenger. Jonah is a classic example of one who found this out the hard way, in the hellish guts of a deep-sea creature.
The answer to the first part is more intricate. The way by which the elect, whose names are in the Book of Life and who were predestined from eternity to be redeemed, are discovered, awakened and brought forth in earth time, is an astounding process that I call "evangelection." It is a speaking of the right words that trigger what is already preordained to occur. That is exactly what we see in action when we read how Jesus called his own to himself, or how an apostle carefully phrased his address to a crowd. Finding and identifying the present elect, those who exist in one's own generation, is a form of fishing, but the methods employed are not the same as those used to create Christendom or churchdom. Theirs is a different form of angling, rightly represented by the pagan sign Pisces that they have used for two thousand years and now aptly appears in popular bumper sticker religion.
Goats use an indiscriminate net. Their message is loose and designed to catch anyone at all who will listen, anyone who can be snared into joining the club and paying the dues for a house made with hands and a hireling shepherd. This is like a seine with holes so small that it snares all kinds of fish, destroying, wounding and scarring many for life. This is typical of "revival crusades." There are even some elect taken temporarily in these terrible nets, but they cannot be held forever because they have an appointment with an entirely different destiny.
If the elect are to employ a seine then it must be used with discernment, firstly in being designed as carefully as possible to bring in the right fish and allow the wrong ones to pass through the netting, and secondly when emptied on deck to examine and sort the fish so that the remaining wrong types go back into the sea. This is not the parable of the final judgment when the incorrect fish are forever condemned (Matthew 13:47-50; 25:31-41), but it draws on a similar principle. In this allegory the wrong species are not cast into perdition, they normally jump back in the sea themselves, unable to stand the light of truth.
The true angler has many lures in his box, some which may be custom made to to suit the purpose, and if he is considerate in his intentions then he uses them as circumstances deem appropriate. Look at how the apostles spoke to a Jewish crowd, and then to a Greek assembly. There is no blanket or glib answer when fishing for men; that strategy belongs to Christian do-it-yourself instant salvation booklets. No wonder they catch so many weeds; theirs is an illegitimate way of fishing, perpetrated by anglers who have no license, except to kill. Good fish brains are not so easily deceived, and in true angling, the variation of how the action may play out is unlimited, never quite the same.
What attracts or repels good fish varies according to their condition. They may be fast surface swimmers, easily attracted to light and action, or slow movers of the deep, deliberate and thoughtful. They may be ravenous or indifferent, bored, melancholy, afraid, or all too happy with life as it is. And just so, it is the responsibility of the elect to be sensitive to the state of the hearer at hand. Sometimes, when all legitimate lures and baits fail, they must be given the stimulus they last want to receive or ingest, the news they absolutely do not want to hear. This I call the trawl.
The trawl is designed for bottom-feeders that have their faces down and are slopping themselves in mud,
oblivious to light and better things. So the trawler pulls hard with
harrows that furrow the seabed and rudely jolt them
from their preoccupation, jerking them up in clouds of silt and into the
waiting net where they thrash in controversy and argument. This is not for
the love of contention, simply the way it must sometimes be. Some people
will not have an explanation unless shocked into it. This, I believe, will be
increasingly the necessary method as the world continues in its present vein.
Here is an example of the trawl. I once reluctantly accepted an invitation to an evening meeting at a friend's house where a Baptist pastor started spouting about reverence for the Sabbath and his wife prattling on the “the rubbish of predestination.” When I was finally pricked enough, seeing that all in the room were taken in, I finally let the pastor and his wife have it, the trawl, gently at first and then full steam ahead, raking hard. He was taken aback and could not meet the arguments. His wife kept bleating repeatedly in a shrill voice, “We love you in Jesus Christ!” but it was pathetic; she had no idea who He was. I was reminded of the accounts of Tyndale in heavy-duty discourse with priests who could neither understand nor receive a word he was saying.
I felt a great despondency because the evening appeared ruined without enlightenment and almost everybody wanted to get out of there (bad fish evacuating the deck in haste). At the door my host pulled me aside and persuaded me to stay. As soon as they were all gone he said, as clearly to his own surprise as mine: “I heard everything you said tonight I agree with all of it. I’ve been a Christian and churchgoer for so long, and my father is a pastor, and I have just realized that until tonight I did not believe the truth.” It was a sentiment he repeated to me several times afterward. The trawl is not a pleasant experience while it is happening, but it can bring forth a worthwhile result and fond memories.
Is this news to you, reader? Have you ever thought about what is so markedly the difference between the miracle of Biblical calling (what I call evangelection) and the travesty being served up by modern evangelists? Have you ever suspected that there is something terribly wrong with what you see in Christianity, religion and church, but you have not been able to put your finger on it? Then now is as good a time as any to read The Truth Which Sets Free and The Dark Powers That Bind.