I Peter 2:9-10, But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
What are you chosen for? What have you been picked out for? Are you one that causes division, practice mistreating others, utter things you should not, or do you pretend to learn but know more than anyone else? What will be measured to you again? Disdain, dishonesty, shame, evil, vain words, deceit, and everything else that hinders the knowledge of God from coming your way. Not only will you not turn to God but you are full of pride and oppression. Usually when a Christian will hypocrite and backbite that picked out one, it is followed by fraud and injustice, hatred being concealed in the heart.
Whatever true Christians are, we are handpicked by God to be picked on, and so itís okay if the enemy of your soul sneaks a peep in at their character once and a while. The wicked one used though will forever be sorry because they are not hurting the one hand picked, but they hurt the heart of God as long as the one hand picked remains steadfast, unmovable, and abounding in the work of the Lord. Because we have been picked by God it means we are the prime choice, selected by God who directs our path in life slowly and carefully. God fills his vessels with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that they may navigate through the rough terrains of life as well as strength to endure temptations, aggravations and deception.
Why do people want to provoke the child of God? Why do they probe into the sustenance of their souls? Havenít they realized yet that God is in control and his love ones is not so easily loosed or pulled apart from his love? They gather together to worship their God and that is with much deliberation and care. They also know that they will be criticized repeatedly because they are not easily bullied and teased. True Christians are picked out to be picked on and singled out for criticism. People will see everything they do but yet will never realize none of what they see when they stand in front of the mirror.
We must give special attention to God our Father. He wants to know that in spite of what you go through, you will not bow down to sin, but pick yourself up and continue the war. That is when he will intercept the hits you would have taken. We have been handpicked by God, not chosen of the Devil to do his bidding? Have you been picked out to be picked on or are you one the Devil uses to pick on Godís people? Titus 1:16, they profess that they know God; but in works they deny him. Many that profess to know and love God is missing God horribly. How are your opinions, views, judgment or appraisal formed in the mind about this so?
Whatís right? Right is a particular matter, a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge, righteous, upright, being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper, agreeable to a standard, conforming to facts or truth, correct, suitable, appropriate, straight, genuine and real. Whatís wrong then? Wrong is an injurious, unfair or unjust act, action or conduct inflicting harm without due provocation or just cause. Immoral or unethical principles, practices or conduct contrary to goodness. It is also the state of being guilty out of a mean malicious spirit. What will we stand for in this Christian walk of righteousness? People can call themselves Christians and mistreat each other and think nothing of it. Righteousness is worked on every day and mistreatment of others is a constant action being worked on by the Christian. When my brother or sister is being mistreated and disrespected itís like we have flushed God down a toilet.
Most times people given a little authority will use their position of authority to mistreat and disrespect the next person because they have acquired the spirit of high mindedness, elevated in their own mind, pretending in their own exaltation to be important. We in authority sometimes are arrogant and powered by our own poisonous nature. This spirit operating will cause us to mistrust everyone around us. If the truth be told we cannot be trusted, so we do not trust or have confidence in even the less suspect person. We do not believe the truth when it is the truth for we live a lie.
Most times we have our own judgment, validity or effectiveness is in question. We are always thinking that we will receive what we deserve and lastly we lack confidence. We interpret things wrong and fail to understand even the simplest statement spoken that never attacks our own egotistical nature. The reason for this is our minds are easily distracted; there is an absence of discretion in judgment which causes us to have a disgraceful reputation, and we accept wrong as true and accurate.
God calls us and send us to walk the Word out in this life. He is standing there to take our hands and lead us but we knew him not as he stood there. We arrived to the point of meeting him with our own self-righteous ego so God in his own polite way just turned and walked away. So many have continued on in their own ways and profess them to be Godís directions and instructions, God forbid. This is when the Ites is formed. They set their sights on the weak minded babes that have at least been taught to pay their tithes and make mites out of them. Now they become Ites and bites on the prosperity part of Christianity and lites on things rather than God the Father. They (the Ites of this world) works together harmoniously for their own purpose. Why canít the true believers?
Every I is dotted and every T is crossed, but the Spirit comes upon them and they receive not, the Holy Ghost wants to come in and dwell but they want take Him in and will not open up to let Him even sat in their services. Look at the spirit of man; he will never make plain the things of the Spirit without the Spirit of God living in Him. There is a distinct difference and the Holy Ghost has its own clearly specified function in the life of a Christian that is unmistakably, unquestionable, identically plain. It will interfere with the flesh and take away the excuses people look for to keep them away from God. We have to get away from excuses and began to build character in our lives and fall in line with His Will for our lives. The Word need to be hid in our hearts so the Spirit may be fed and cause us to come alive, be one with Him and allow God to make us whole.
People need to grow up, the fallen need to return to God, and the false teachers need to teach the truth again and agree with Godís will. It is time to go back to God. Good people donít go to Heaven, Saved people do. They that is saved and endure all the way to the end, the same shall be saved. Repentance would not be needed if man was made saved and stayed saved. But since man disobeyed God he has to endure to the end. Man aborted salvation but Jesus brought salvation back to man when he died on the Cross for our sins, which were many. Whatever happens to man in his life, God has control of it and he knows what has happened, Heís got that. All of your plans may fail, but know that He knows all about them. We must keep a constant focus on God and allow him to take control of our lost lives. He is the only one that knows what to do with a broken life and put it back together again. Take control of what you are to do to get to God and look for someone to help you stay with God.
Lock into a body of believers that understand where you are and have Christ in their lives to show you to Him and not themselves. Your heart should desire the sincere milk of the Word and not to follow a manmade God. Philippians 2:5, Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. This is a mistreatment to man and God when man will allow themselves to be exalted higher than they ought to be.
What will you stand for? Holiness is right and somebody is wrong. If you are holy then you should stand up for holiness, after all it is your life you are denying.