Romans 11:5…Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace…(KJV)
This is very very good news for us friends. We are saved by the grace of God. So in layman’s terms, there are two groups of people, the saved and the unsaved, the elect and the unelected. The elect I believe aren’t very many people, the majority are the unsaved. There is still hope for them to get into the ‘elects team’ they need Jesus Christ really though to give them any chance. Grace is amazing. It can be difficult to explain as well. But the Israelites killed the prophets over the centuries, broke down God’s altars and hunted Elijah. I see God as folding his arms as he looks at the people, putting his hand on that lever, when pushed the trap door opens and down they fall into the abyss. He should do this for everyone. This is how grace works. He is just about to push that trapdoor lever, and he will for a lot on the Day of Judgement’ when he stops, as he catches sight of his son Jesus, standing next to you. You are saved by grace. You are one of God’s elect. The none elect, the people unfaithful to him, God
…Romans 11:8…(According as it is written God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day…(KJV)
So the unfaithful out there are living in a spiritually handicapped way because of how God deals with the world until the day of judgement, where without Jesus, without a shadow of a doubt, that trap door lever will be pushed. Until then living spiritually dead.
It’s impossible for these people to RIP without Jesus, they need the grace of God to see Jesus by their sides, and pronounce a verdict of INNOCENT, into GLORY you will go, now and forever.
Incidently, when Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Israelites and took them into captivity who did he leave behind? The weakest of the weak out of the Israelites. What was their job. Tending to the vines and keeping the land of milk and honey alive. Who do these weakest of the weak represent? I believe these people are God’s elect. Nebuchadnezzar couldn’t be bothered to take them to Babylon into slavery. (this is just my belief though folks). So God has a plan to protect Jesus’ flock!
God in a way puts a moat around Jesus’ sheep, like being inside the sheep pen, safe from ravening wolves
that can’t get into the pen! So like the scriptures teaches us…the weak will be raised…the proud will be abased…the elect will be raised (to heaven)…the arrogant will be abased (to hell)…the elect will be free, the unfaithful will be put in bondage. And this will be done through the Grace of God, where he is very very merciful.
So dear Jesus thank you for giving us our spiritual senses so that we can see you and feel love for you and one another, and may we receive the loving grace of your father now and forever more. Amen,
Thanks for reading and may Jesus help you and your loved ones remain in God’s graceful remnant.