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Thank you for your support Ralph.

Dynamo54, your name suggests you are a bundle of energy. I think thatís a parable.😁😂

You said , ď I would be grateful if I had indication that I am elect.Ē

As we all know by now , the elect were predestined before they were even born.
Rom.8:29, 8:30,Eph.1:5, 1:11 James 1:18 and more.

We have read the scripture ,,, Christ knows those that are His and Ray says ď because we donít ď

However with that said I will quote Paul.

2 Tim.4:6-8,,, For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure
has come. I have fought the good fight , I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Henceforth there IS laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord , the righteous
judge WILL award to me on that day, and not only to me but to all who love His appearing.

I have thought about this and about Paul and his immeasurable love for His Lord. Not only
did Paul suffer tremendously, he wanted to . Remember when the apostles rejoiced at being
beaten for preaching Christ. It made them very happy.😁
Paul knew he was nearing death and he knew how much he loved the Lord , he was filled with
this love. I believe that this kind of love for our Lord is the key to overcoming. After all, God is love .

These scriptures are beautiful.

2 Cor. 5: 14Ö For the love of Christ controls us

Acts 18:5.. When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied
with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.

Job 32:18Ö For I am full of words; the Spirit within me constrains me.

I can really see Paulís attitude in this scripture.

Jer.20: 9,,, If I say , I will not mention Him, or speak anymore in His name ,
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones , I am weary
with holding it in , and I cannot.

1 John 4:19Ö We love because He first loved us.

Why does God love us?

John 16:27Ö for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved me.

1 John 4:16Ö So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God
is LOVE  and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in him.

1 John 4:17,,, As He is, so are we in THIS WORLD.

Jesus overcame this world , we are also to overcome.
A quote from Ray, ď you canít decide to stay in bed and stop living unless it has already
been predetermined before the foundation of the world that this is the course you must
take. We are the actors on Godís  stage of life and we will perform as God directs.

As for the 144,000. I believe it is a symbol and not the real number. Another discussion maybe.

May the grace and peace and LOVE of Our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus, be with you all.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
In Christ, Pamela


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