I have come to the point where I have stopped asking God questions like, God, where are your elect in the earth? And, when and how will they get on the same spiritual page so that they grow to a point to be able to do the 100 fold exploits that You said they would do in these latter days?
I am talking, of course, about His elect, His chosen few, His firstfruits, His princes and princesses, His “little flock,” His 100-fold fruitbearers in this final age before Christ comes back to earth to rule and reign for 1,000 years.
The Latter Rain
They go by many names in the scriptures, but few, sadly, in churchianity, speak about them. Few know of these who are spoken of in Revelation 7 and 14, and in many books of the Bible. Few believe that a group could “follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes” and “be strong and do exploits in the land.” But many in churchianity will tell you that you cannot be like Christ. Such negativity! To them we must say, Well, if you won’t let me be like Christ, will you let me be like Peter, James, John, and Paul? They started out just like us, and when infused and filled with the Holy Spirit, they were used mightily to heal the sick, raise the dead, and teach the kingdom of God and His righteousness. To be like the early apostles–that will be close enough.
Yet Christ’s apostles were a type and a foreshadowing of the “glory that shall be revealed in us” (Rom. 18: 8). Remember when Christ sent His twelve disciples out and gave them power to heal and cast out devils? That was a miniature glimpse of His elect going out all over the earth preaching the kingdom of God just before Christ’s return. All the healings and miracles done by them were a miniature snapshot of the magnitude that will transpire in our day. Later, that outpouring of His Spirit at Pentecost was the early rain of His Spirit, which came down moderately. It came down on just a few 2,000 years ago. The latter spiritual rain in our day will fall abundantly in order to cover the now seven billion people on our aging planet. For all will see God’s Spirit moving through His manifested sons and daughters.
So I’ve stopped wondering when and where and how they will come forth.
Awaking Out of the Deep Sleep
The point is that they will come forth, for God will awaken them out of the worldly slumber that has anesthetized them with the drug of forgetfulness. They at present don’t remember what they already were with Him in ages past (Eph. 1: 4). But they are now stirring out of their comas, and they are waking up hungry for spiritual milk. And they will suck the spiritual milk of His doctrine until they “are no longer children, tossed to and fro, and carried by every wind of doctrine” (Eph. 4: 14). And they will desire the “stong meat” of the word of God. And then they will fully realize and believe that God has chosen us “in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”
God is leading His elect into greener pastures of heavenly truth.
And they will long to know and do the truths that they have been called to do. And in doing so, they will be. They will become His fully manifested sons and daughters, “prepared unto every good work.”
They are out there. I know that these words flowing out the tips of my fingers will be read by some of them, for I do believe that His word will not return unto Him void, but will accomplish what He sent it to do (Isa. 55: 11).
His elect are out there, scattered all over the earth. Some are perhaps reading about themselves right now, their hearts being stirred by the movement of the waters of the Spirit of life, hearing about their destiny and becoming “established in the present truth.”
How do I know that they are growing and developing? His word says that they are. For He “opens a door that no man can shut” (Rev. 3: 8). And no one can enter into that door of sonship except God open it. It is all Him and His doing; it is His choosing and His favor that He showers on the blessed “few.” That’s right–a few. As Christ said, “Narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matt. 7: 14). It is the Father that chooses us. He’s the Great Fisherman, and when He sets the hook in our jaw, we shall be reeled in.
So knowing all this, it gives me peace to know that God is in charge of getting His body together and imbuing them with power to get done what He wants done.
So, I’ve stopped agonizing about it all. Patience is one of the fruits of His Spirit inside us. It’s going to take patience to wait for His harvest to come. My job is to write His plan with clarity the best I can and share it with those who are interested, and to rest, knowing that He will bring it all to pass in His own sweet time. Kenneth Wayne Hancock
[For much more, visit my other website that contains my two books online which you can find at the top of this page. Just click “Ebook…”] Also, read “We Were with Him in the Beginning” found here: https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/we-were-with-him-in-the-beginning/ ]