God’s Election or the World’s Election

 

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect – (Mt.24:24).

 

   This verse is very, very important today. I want you to see the connection between antichrists (false Christs) and false prophets and the word elect. The U.S. and other countries have been electing presidents for the last 200 years. Hitler was elected into office. God’s elect are being deceived today in the matter of election. They have so little discernment that they have become power brokers in our political elections – that’s the wrong election. You may very well help to elect the Antichrist and you will have to live with that for eternity. It was the heavy Christian vote that got Bush re-elected as the preachers and churches pushed it as never before. It started with Falwell’s “moral majority,” 20 years ago and then Pat Robertson ran for president deceiving Christians even more. We Baptists have always stayed away from becoming activists in political elections until recent times, knowing that there is no scripture for doing so. Baptist preachers believed, and rightly so, that we are to be ministers in the election of salvation, not getting politicians elected to public office.

 

  There is another gospel being preached today – a political gospel that is saying that salvation comes from the President and passing laws and that this will make the U.S. a more Godly nation. We are moving away from God’s salvation by grace back to the false salvation by the law. At Falwell’s Liberty University, they now have a law school taught by lawyers, as Falwell moves deeper into the false doctrine of righteousness by the law. It’s an extension of Moral Majority and the training of political activists.

 

   It is written in (2 Tim.2:10) “Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.” God’s people who are saved are God’s elect – elected to eternal life – elected to be kings on earth. We are king-elects who are waiting for our King of Kings to come back and appoint us to our kingdom. “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father” – (Rev.1:6). Christ came the first time as High Priest offering up Himself as our suffering Savior and He comes back as Emperor over the whole earth in power and great glory. And we are to do the same – first the suffering and then comes the glory at Jesus’ second coming. We king-elects are not to waste our time in political elections. We are to endure all things working in God’s election to get people saved and when they’re saved they’re God’s elect. We are to work as ministers and ambassadors for Emperor Jesus Christ and we’re not to be working as ministers and ambassadors for earthly kings and political offices. God’s election or the world’s election – don’t be deceived, the election that counts is divine election not worldly elections – Amen.

 

   They are robbing God’s tithe in the church and rendering it to Caesar. Millions of dollars of God’s tithe is being used for political elections today and not for the election of salvation in Christ Jesus. The devil is getting many of God’s saints to work in the wrong election, spending their time and money electing politicians that have never accomplished anything. Many of our churches today are literally polling places for political elections and they are ignorant of God’s election. The politician’s podium has become the preacher’s pulpit and we’re losing the separation of church and state that will spawn the Antichrist. The devil has deceived the liberal, unbelieving churches with this false doctrine and now is deceiving bible-believing churches. No politician should be allowed in our church pulpits. They are for the election of God – not man. In the Old Testament no one person could be both king and high priest. There was a separation of church and state.

 

   It’s the same old conflict – the law vs. grace. “Righteousness exalteth a nation,” but righteousness cometh not by the law. It’s by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. We will not have a righteous nation by passing laws in Washington D.C. but by getting people saved. “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth” – (Rom.10:4). No Christian in the Bible got involved in politics. Satan has many of his ministers in church pulpits today masquerading as “ministers of righteousness” – (2 Cor.11:13-15). They aren’t saved and therefore don’t preach true salvation. They know nothing of God’s election. No minister of Christ ought to backslide to such an extent that he should run for President or become an activist in political elections.

 

   Antichrist will be emperor of this world and also worshipped as God. He will be a combination of church and state and we can see this fusing together today in the U.S. His is the last emperor worship and he causes everyone to worship him under penalty of death. He will be antichrist and a false king of kings and lord of lords. He will be Satan’s masterpiece – the great deceiver. O don’t be deceived today.

 

   “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the gentiles” – (Is.42:1). God the Father has elected and chosen his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to rule the earth. His government will be a judgment of truth and righteousness and justice for all. There will be peace on earth again when He comes back. The Father has elected Him to rule forever as Emperor of earth. At His first coming He was crucified by popular vote. Sinners rejected God’s elect and elected Barabbas, a murderer instead. The election of man was the opposite of the election of God. It was the devil’s election. Jesus Christ would never be elected by popular vote anywhere on earth. Jesus was mocked as King by the Roman soldiers and Pilate wrote in mockery over the head of God’s elect (King of the Jews) but God’s elect will soon rule as king of kings over the whole earth. He’ not coming as a dark horse that makes an unexpected good showing but on a white horse after being preached for 2000 years.

 

   The dark prince Satan, will run his dark horse candidate, the beast, as emperor of this world in opposition  to Jesus Christ. But the good guy on the white horse, the Lord Jesus, will defeat him at Armageddon – (Rev.19). God’s elect will most certainly rule over this world. The Antichrist who was elected by man will rule for only 7 years. Jesus will put down the usurper to His throne at His second coming. Put your faith and trust in God’s elect, not in mans elect. Don’t get all carried away with either the Republicans or Democrats – It’s Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee. Keep your conversation on the right election – the divine election. Make sure you have received God’s elect as your savior and so become God’s elect also – “Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God” – (I Thes.1:4). Only a remnant will be elected – “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.” (Rom.11:5). You don’t work to be elected by God – it’s by God’s grace through faith in his Son. (vs.7) says – “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for: but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.” The unsaved Jews are not God’s chosen or God’s elect, only the remnant of saved Jews are. You cannot reject God’s Chosen and Elect, the Lord Jesus, and be the elect of God. O the blindness in the church today. Not believing in the election of God unto salvation, they blindly go down the wrong road of political elections. This is the road map that leads to Armageddon. They turn the church into the voting booth of the devil’s election.

 

   To be one of God’s elect is the most important of all. It’s a billion times more important than being man’s elected President. The devil is gathering together his elect. It’s a political election where his man will say all the popular things, even some popular Christian things, in order to get elected. Antichrist will be elected by popular vote. It’s the devil’s counterfeit of God’s election. Soon the rapture trumpet will blow and Jesus will come for his elect. Be concerned about God’s election in these end days and don’t be deceived.

 

   All we hear in the news is about man’s election but there is a far greater election that must be considered by all and is never mentioned in the news and hardly mentioned in our pulpits either. The election of God is the only election that must be considered by all. The election of God is the only election that counts, that really matters. It’s connected with the will of God and reaches into eternity. Human elections merely put man into temporary positions of power “The princes of this world that come to naught” – (I Cor.2:6).

 

   Divine election is according to the foreknowledge of God- God foreknows. He sees in advance that we will receive Christ and be born again. He therefore elects us on the basis of our faith already having been exercised in Christ. “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ” – (I Pet.1:2). Our election comes solely by the saving blood of Christ. You don’t get elected by popular vote of unsaved sinners or by spending 200 million dollars. You can’t lie your way or buy your way in. It’s a bloody election and the cross is the polling place. The campaign slogan is ‘Saved through the blood of Christ.” We preachers are electioneers working for God’s elect, the Lord Jesus, so that others may be saved and elected through Him. I’m an elected minister of God, elected by God, not man. I work and care about God’s election. The election that counts is not the counting of election ballots. “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that jusifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” – (Rom.4:5).

 

   If we don’t get back to the truth of God’s election, this could be the scenario of the U.S. in the near future. These will be the headlines:

 

“President __________ declares self President for life”

 

“Announcing the American electoral process as immoral and corrupt, President ________ announces that he will not step down on Jan. 20th after eight years, declaring himself President for life. He issued a directive declaring a national emergency and total martial law over the U.S. He is shown signing the executive order in full military uniform. Dressed in a splendid white uniform with six stars, he is surrounded by his chiefs of staff of  the army, A.F., Navy, and Marines. All elections are postponed indefinitely.

 

   Put your faith and trust in God’s election, not man’s elections. “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils” – (Is.2:22). Always keep in mind the sovereignty of God over His earth. It was God who turned Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of the Babylonian empire, into a beast by giving him a beast’s heart because of his pride. He typified Antichrist, called ‘the beast’ and the last world emperor of the coming tribulation, to show us that God rules over the kingdoms of men. “To the intent that the living may know that the most high ruleth in  the kingdoms of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” – (Dan.4:17). We get the leaders we deserve. God promotes and demotes – (Ps.75:6,7). An antichrist nation and world will get the Antichrist they deserve and worship him and receive his mark in their foreheads or right hands.

 

    Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart. If this is done in truth you will be a new creature in Christ with sins forgiven and a new heart, born again and elected by God to be a king with eternal life. “For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.5:23). Amen and Amen.

 

God’s election not the world’s election – Don’t be deceived.

 

Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705

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