election is a constant theme of thanksgiving and praise throughout the Word of
God. The blessedness of being one of God's elect fills every believer's heart
with praise to God. Those who were chosen by God in eternal love and given to
Christ as his sheep in the covenant of grace have been REDEEMED by the
Savior's precious blood (John , 14, 15,
26). Divine PROVIDENCE rules
all things, sovereignly working all things together for the good of God's elect
(Rom. -30). The
Lord Jesus Christ prays and makes INTERCESSION for God's elect (John 17:9, 20).
Satan has no power over the souls and eternal destiny of God's elect who are
kept and PRESERVED by the
power of God (Luke 22:31-32; I Pet. 1:5). Sin shall never be charged to God's
elect, because all God's elect have been perfectly JUSTIFIED by his
grace through the blood of Christ (Rom. ; 4:8).
All of God's elect, without exception, shall be GLORIFIED, presented before the presence
of God himself, "holy and without blame", being perfectly righteous
through the imputation of Christ's righteousness to them (Eph. 1:4). In the
last day, everyone of God's elect shall enter into and possess that kingdom
prepared for them before the world began, as "HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST"
(Rom. ). Yes,
God's elect people shall possess that eternal inheritance to which we were
eternally predestinated (Eph. ). When
David thought on all these things his heart broke out in praise to God for his
eternal, electing love - "Blessed is the man whom thou choosest!"
you are one of God's elect all these blessings, and many more, are yours. If
you are not among God's elect none of these blessings shall ever be yours. All
the blessings of grace flow down to men from the throne of God through the
elective purpose of God (Eph. 1:3-6). If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
if you bow to Christ as your Lord in faith, trusting his blood and righteousness,
you are one of God's elect. If you believe not, you are not
elect (John ).