Patti C (13 Feb 2012)
"Peculiar People"


 

PECULIAR PEOPLE
 
CHRIST TELLS US, THAT HIS BELOVED BRIDE IS MADE UP OF A PECULIAR PEOPLE, A PECULIAR TREASURE; AND THAT WE ARE HIS JEWELS!!!
 
In the following seven verses, of His Holy Word Jesus tells us, that His Bride is made up of:

 A Peculiar People:

Deu 14:2  " For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that [are] upon the earth."

Deu 26:18   "And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that [thou] shouldest keep all his commandments."

Tts 2:14   "Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."

1Pe 2:9   "But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:"

 A Peculiar Treasure:

Exd 19:5   “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth [is] mine:”

Psa 135:4  “ For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, [and] Israel for his peculiar treasure.”
 
His Jewels:

Mal 3:17   “And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.”

 
What a glorious promise!! The more out of place we feel, in this world, is a good indication that we are HIS!!!

The definition for the word peculiar is found in Strong’s concordance as:

Old Testament  H-5459:  ‘segulla’ feminine passive participle of an unused root meaning to shut up; wealth (as closely shut up):--jewel, peculiar, peculiar treasure, proper, good, special.

New Testament as G-4041:  ‘periousios’, being beyond usual, i.e. special (one’s own).

WE ARE SO PRECIOUS TO HIM, NO MATTER WHAT WE WILL NOT FALL FROM HIS HANDS!!!

 
If the Sudden destruction happens before the Rapture…it is still A WIN -WIN SITUATION FOR THE BRIDE OF CHRIST!!!!   No matter what happens we are going to be with our Lord.  If we get killed in some natural disaster or even in the NWO’S SUDDEN DESTRUCTION, we are still going to the same place.  In fact, the dead in Christ rise first!!!  So we either raise-UP first, or meet in the air….it is a total WIN- WIN!!!  An undeserved, unearned, unimaginable gift of love beyond our limited comprehension!!! 
 
How can we have fear about losing our bodies when we know we live in Christ?  NO FEAR BUT THE FEAR OF THE LORD.  Rejoice in the fact that we are going no matter what, and how utterly fortunate we are to have fulfilled our lives’ purpose to find Him, in this dark and dangerous world!!!   TRULY HE KNEW US FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD….long before he created Adam and Eve…God saw the end from the beginning and has already known who chose Him or not.
 
We must remember that when we are born again we are born in Heaven, already….we are already there in our hearts through the Holy Spirit that connects us directly with our Father.  He knows His elect…we hear His voice and have made the choice.  No matter what your worldly situation at this time, remember that…we are so precious to Him!!  We are His treasure…hard to believe or imagine, but it is true!!!!  So when the world looks down on us, or calls us crazy, we can just tell them we are a precious peculiar treasure in the eyes of the KING OF THE UNIVERSE!!!
 
HOLD ON, HAVE HOPE, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND KEEP LOOKING UP!!!  AMEN?
 
IN CHRIST’S AMAZING GRACE AND LOVE!!!

Patti C.