Those who desire a personal relationship with God, and who can pursue him apart from human succor, have been divinely favored. But there is more. For those in the ekklesia who continue to press their knowledge of God, will eventually find themselves the ekloge of God. Ekloge is the Greek word that was translated “election.” It means, “the act of picking out, or choosing; the act of God’s free will, by which, before the foundation of the world he decreed his blessings to certain persons.” Ekloge is the choice that God made of you, before you were born. It is a sovereign selection, made by him for his own purpose and pleasure. At this present time also there is a remnant according to the election (ekloge) of grace. This election is based on God’s knowledge of your character and life, both of which he planned for you, before your arrival on earth. That the purpose of God according to election (ekloge) might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth.
To find you in the ekloge of God portends more than just the end of Adamic failure. For this choice of God is a magical threshold, that leads to his greatest secrets. Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election (ekloge) hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Those people in the election, who are the subject of God’s choice, are called the “elect” of God. Elect comes from the Greek word eklektos, which is closely related to ekloge. Eklektos means, “picked out, chosen by God; appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable.” God very definitely has favorites, and these are his elect. They are destined for greatness. They will learn the secrets of God. But who are they?
The elect are the people that trust the Holy Spirit as their guide. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit. The elect will cultivate a faith in God’s power that exceeds human reason, even believing that God is able to birth in them a character that matches his own. According to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness. The elect are not deceived by the religions of man. They are unconvinced by ceremonies, miracles, and manifestations. They desire only a purity of spirit that can make them acceptable to their Heavenly Father. For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. These chosen ones are bound for a state of perfection that can never be found to lack. For they are the rapt devotion, even the delight, of God himself. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
The revelation of God is not casual or common. If you have been allowed to perceive his glory, you have been selected for a divine purpose. Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. The spiritual things you can see with your heart are no accident. They are a prophetic revelation of your destiny. Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables.
Having first glimpsed these glories, you must next strive to possess them. You must put down the vanity of Adamic desire and cast aside your human notions of God. Through the spirit you must fill your life with the virtue, knowledge, self-control, endurance, kindness, godliness, and love that is found only in divine beings. Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. If you feel drawn to this quest, then you have conceived to the Holy Spirit and have garnered a place in the elect.
Now fasten your seat belt. Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For though the masses of mankind have been blinded by God, it is equally sure that the elect will come to the superlative, sweeping, unveiled revelation of God. Having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints, His set-apart ones. Ephesians 1:18 (Amplified).
By the divine choice of God, the elect will come to know him by becoming. They will discover the vision and ability to walk a spiritual path that will blast them into the celestial realm. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
These elect will be given the knowledge of Salvation, and will be filled with the Holy Spirit- but this is only the beginning. Moving beyond these basics, they will come to understand God’s infinite sovereignty. They will learn the depth of God’s love, and thrill at his all inclusive plan.
The elect will discover their heritage, that the Anglo-Saxons of today are the lost tribes of ancient Israel- but they will not stop there. They will find out that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, not an appendage of God. They will learn that Jesus is an autonomous spirit being, just like his Father.
Amazed, they will stand awed, as suddenly before them unfolds the true purpose for their own lives as well. For these will be ushered into the great and high secret of God. They will be summoned into the magnificent revelation of the greatest secret that God has ever conceived. A wisdom that does not belong to this world … a wisdom that came from God, once a covered secret but now uncovered, which God marked off as His plan for bringing us to glory. 1 Corinthians 2:6,7 (Williams).
These crusaders will discover that they are to be fused into the pattern of Jesus Christ. They will learn that they are to follow his example, and like him, must eventually enter into the dwellingplace of God. We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.
The Sacred Secret of God, is that you can become his Son, just like Jesus Christ. “Christ” is a group of divine beings. “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. It is the appellation given to any Son of God. It is the assembly of the firstborn Sons of God, and it has many members. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
Jesus was the first Son of God, the glorious firstborn of many brothers. But there will be more Sons of God, who will be exactly like him. That he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
By his earthly experience in death and resurrection, Jesus Christ became the first spiritually begotten Son of God. He was the prototype, the proof that the process really works. And having completed the firstborn Son, God is now perfecting the rest of Jesus’ brothers. As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.
Each member in the Christ company will be fashioned after the model of Jesus Christ. First they will be born upon the earth as Adamites. Then those destined for Sonship in this dispensation will be selected from among the sons of men, as the elect.
The elect will be shown a rare opportunity and will launch on a heavenly journey. Their spirits will conceive to the spirit of God. They will become literally, spiritually begotten. By this conception a new spirit being will be fashioned within each of them. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Like Jesus, these infant spirit Sons will then experience a death and resurrection process. Boldly pursuing their goals, they will be raised to maturity by the trials of earth. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
These Sons will eventually become the full brothers of Jesus Christ. For both he that sanctifieth [Jesus] and they who are sanctified [you] are all of one [God]: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren. They are the firstfruits of the Adamic race. These firstborn Sons are the Sacred Secret of God. It pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me.
At the end of this age this initial cadre of God’s Sons will come to the first resurrection. They will assemble into the many membered Body of Christ- and you can be one of them. This is the Sacred Secret. The mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
These Sons are the fond, doting desire of God’s heart. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you. They are destined for the same incomprehensible spiritual magnificence that you now see in Jesus Christ. That we might be holy and blameless in his presence; in love, marking us out beforehand unto sonship, through Jesus Christ, for himself. Ephesians 1:4,5 (Emphasized).
These firstborn Sons will come to possess all the treasures of God their Father. They will inherit the wisdom of the ages. In that day ye shall ask me nothing. They will wield the power of creation. And nothing shall be impossible unto you.They will be given the scepter of the universe. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. They will dwell in the office, presence, and brilliance of God, having been stamped with his description, for they will in fact be his own offspring. They shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
For the rest of eternity this firstborn group of Sons will possess the same character and capacity that Jesus Christ now has. The sacred secret of God, Christ: In whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden away. Colossians 2:2,3 (Emphasized). And this is all the fullness of God. To know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
The Body of Christ is not a flock of good humans. It is a governing council of immortal, supernatural, spirit beings. We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him.
The mystery of the Body of Christ and the many membered Sons of God, has been kept secret from the foundation of the world. The mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men. Even now this mystery is virtually unknown upon the earth, for it has been concealed from the masses of humanity. The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
If you can perceive the possibility of this supreme spiritual destination, you are highly favored of God. Blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Though it will take unearthly courage, make this vision the sole enterprise of your time on this planet. For those who discover and attain the Sacred Secret of Christ, will become the Sons of God, and come to inherit all the excellence and capacity of their Father.
This is the plan of God and the hope of his calling. Let nothing stand in your way. Until we all attain to the unity of the Faith and of the experiential, full, and precise knowledge of the Son of God, to a spiritually mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of the Christ. Ephesians 4:13 (Wuest).