In a dream two nights ago, I was in an outdoor space, talking with a man. I do not know if he was human or a Messenger of God. In the dream he said, “God is doing something with His Chosen and Elect.”
I looked at him to consider his statement and the words, “the Chosen are God’s Elect.” came forth from our mouths.
Then, the words, “The Chosen and Elect are foreordained by God.”
It seemed a knowledge was being placed within me. As I stood there in the dream, I spoke these words, “The rest are prayed in”.
Then I woke up.
As I prayed over this, I believe foreordained would mean they were chosen of God as His Elect prior to birth.
Biblical history of this would be like Samuel, Sampson, John the Baptist, of course Jesus and even women like Mary, Deborah and others. This would include the Prophets and Seers in scripture and beyond to our present day and into the future.
The other part of “foreordained” would mean they may not necessarily have recognition by their present day religious authorities, to be “ordained” into God’s mission field, because God Himself has already ordained them. God is still in the business of choosing people before they are even born to do His work and His will.
This choosing before birth, as in Elizabeth’s and Sarah’s case, prior to conception has staggering implications. If we comprehend we have a limitless God, His ability to create and choose is well within His abilities. God has the ultimate foreknowledge.
As I considered this dream, I realized our Father is very strategic in placing His Chosen Elect into each generation. Then I remembered speaking with both a Hasidic Rabbi and a Reformed Rabbi while attending University studies. Both had this to say:
There are not less than 36 tzaddikim/righteous persons in the world in each generation who receive the Shekhinah/the Divine Presence of G-d. — Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 97b, Sukkot 45b
The notion of not less than thirty-six righteous ones appears in the Talmud, the oral tradition of Judaism. They come at times of great peril, called out of their anonymity and humility by the necessity to save the world because they can and because we need them.
Hasidic, Orthodox and Reformed Judaism, according to the Talmud, believe there are not less than 36 of these Righteous Ones in every 30-year generation. I believe, that if these are the “Chosen Elect”, the number will be infinite in the coming days.
I believe they do and will lead and “pray in” the lost, the unsaved who are willing, as they pray for the salvation of the world. Salvation is the only way to save in this world.
I believe they have sacrificed their lives and their own agenda to serve God. That said, these are not flawless, they battle with their own sin and inadequacies as do we all. The difference between the “Chosen Elect” and the rest of us is a complete and total abandonment to the will of God.