Many are Called …but Few Choose to Answer!

By Karen Connell

*All Scripture is from the KJV or NKJV unless otherwise specified—all numbers and definitions are from the Strong’s Concordance and the Complete Word Studies Dictionary (CWSD).

–Ephesians 5:27—That he may present to himself a glorified church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

As we proceed through this time of political chaos and clamor over the Covid plandemic andsoon coming presidential election, I am amazed and saddened at how many professing Christians are attached to this ungodly worldly system and all that is associated with it. The true watchmen have been bringing forth God’s call to “come out from among it” and become separated from this world. They have been warning of the grave consequences for those who turn a deaf ear to the truth of God’s warnings of judgment against those who have not heeded His call to separate themselves from this Babylonian beast system.

I have become so wearied at having the messages and warnings God has been giving me since 2008, for the most part be ignored by those who are deceived and believe that they are “saved” and in right relationship with God, when in reality they only possess a form of godliness and no real power (especially to discern).

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

Because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved… for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: … That they (swine) ALL might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

(2 Tim 3:1, 4-5)

In the last days … men shall be lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God… Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

I recently heard the Lord say to me, “quit trying to give My “pearls” (truth) to SWINE (defiled unrepentant people)!” He went on to remind me that we are in those prophesied end times that the Bible describes as a time of great deception when the majority of people have been seduced and deluded by the antichrist spirit, and are no longer open to hearing the truth… they no longer have ears to hear! The video at the end of this post by watchman Mike Adams, also confirmed what I have been hearing (it is worth the 11 min. to watch it!)

Because of the seducing deception, even the “very elect” (who at one time answered God’s call) …have lost sight of the fact that this world (and the USA) is NOT our home! They are deceived into believing we can change things politically or spiritually despite what Scripture reveals, concerning prophesied end time events. The true remnant of Bridehood Saints know they are foreigners and strangers in this world as Ambassadors of Jesus Christ, who have been given a mission and a mandate by their Lord.

Their number one priority of genuine Christians is that of serving their King, Jesus Christ, by strengthening and feeding His followers, and sharing the true Gospel of being born-again and entering God’s kingdom through repentance and water baptism, with the lost (who will still listen)!

Of course, if we are not true disciples, we can’t make true disciples! Only those who choose to answer God’s call to separate from this world and its ways, will choose to pay the price of becoming a genuine disciple. It is so sad to see how so few in this last generation of “so called Christians”— really understand this very basic truth…

(Luke 14:26-27) NLT

if you do not carry your own cross (meaning die to yourself) and follow me, you cannot be my disciple… don’t even begin until you count the cost.

Jesus is going to present to himself a “GLORIOUS (GLORIFIED) CHURCH.” The word church as used in the (Eph 5:27) text above is the Greek word ekklēsian, which literally means the assembly of called out (or invited) ones.

These “invited or called out ones” are those who obediently answer God’s call to leave the cares and affairs of this world behind and instead spend time “eating His BREAD in the kingdom of God.” Keep in mind the Bible tells us the Kingdom of God is presently a spiritual kingdom of His righteousness, peace and joy that is established in us by an intimate union with God’s Holy Spirit who lives WITHIN all who are born again…

(Lk 17:21)

For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

(Romans 14:17)

For the kingdom of God is … righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (literally: through an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit).

The word bread as used in the text below in (Luke 14:15), is the Greek word 740 ártos (ar’-tos) – HWS (Helps Word Studies) states: bread; (figuratively) is divine provision; all the sustenance God supplies to yielded obedient followers of Jesus Christ. Thayer’s Lexicon says: In (John 6:32-35) Jesus calls himself, the (λόγος, ártos (ar’-tos) “Divine Bread of Life” that is come from heaven, who contains in himself the source for spiritual life, which supplies divine nourishment for attaining and maintaining eternal spiritual life.

Those professing Christians who only possess a “form of godliness but have no power” feed on the things of this world, its movies, mainstream media, and a steady diet of their favorite YouTube entertainment, etc. Those in this place are deceived into thinking they are “saved” followers of Christ, but they are truly deluded! Here is what Jesus says to them…

Matthew 6:23

You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Those who feast on the cares and affairs of this world and give their time and attention to these things will not be part of the Bride of Christ. The call has gone out to many to become a Bridehood Saint, to separate themselves from this world. However, if we are too preoccupied to eat bread in the kingdom of God,” this means “feasting upon the Word of God” that feeds and strengthens God’s kingdom, by establishing His righteousness—peace and joy within us.   

(Luke 14:15-24)

When one of those reclining with Him … said to Jesus, Blessed is everyone who will eat BREAD in the kingdom of GodThen Jesus said to him, “A man prepared a great feast and called many  When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.’ …But they all began making excuses. One said, ‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.’ …Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me.’ …Another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ …“The servant returned and told his master what they had said. His master was furious and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ …After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’ …So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full… For none of those I first invited (who did not answer His call)will get to taste (i.e. experience)my supper. (per/Thayer’s Lexicon: says, “tasting the supper” is used of experiencing the Messiah’s “marriage supper” … symbolizing experiencing being part of His kingdom {as a Bridehood Saint} in heaven).

(Rev 19:8-9)

For the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready… And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints… And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.

(2 Corinthians 6:17)

Therefore, “Come out from among them (worldly pursuits) And be separate (separate yourselves) , says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you... I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.”

The following text from Matthew’s gospel presents the same “wedding feast” story with different details regarding the qualification for being allowed to enter in after receiving the “call” …

(Matthew 24:13-14)

 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son… He sent his servants to call those he had invited to the banquet, but they refused to come… Again, he sent other servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner. My oxen and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet… But they paid no attention and went away, one to his field, another to his business… The rest seized his servants, mistreated them, and killed them… The king was enraged, and he sent his troops to destroy those murderers and burn their city… Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited were not worthy (*notice: those who did not answer the “call” were not “worthy” meaning they did not measure up and they experienced “judgment”) Go therefore to the crossroads and invite to the banquet as many as you can find.’ …So the servants went out into the streets and gathered everyone they could find, both evil and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests… But when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes (i.e. clothed in white linen as a sanctified saint)… ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ But the man was speechless…. Then the king told the servants, ‘Tie him hand and foot,(i.e. will have no power to “walk in the light” of God’s kingdom) and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’…For many are called (to come out of the cares and affairs of this life), but few are chosen (ALT: few choose to answer the call to come out).”

MARK 4:18-19

Such as these hear the word (truth) … but the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things enter in, choking the word (truth) and it becomes unfruitful.

The church however, that will be presented to Jesus Christ as His Bridehood Saints, will be a fruitful sanctified, separated and glorified assembly of saints. The Bride of Christ will be the genuine Church, who is not part of the counterfeit apostate defiled assemblies that we see everywhere here on earth, calling them “Christian Churches.” Those who are members of the true assembly of “called out saints” have been lovingly cleansed by the one who died to glorify them:

Ephesians 5:25-26

Christ did love the “called out assembly”(church), and did give himself for it, That he might sanctify (purify and separate it from the world) and cleanse it by the washing of water by the (rhema) word… That he might present it (the called out assembly) to himself as a glorified called out assembly, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. ALT

It isn’t UNTIL we ANSWER THE CALL to become perfected (brought to completion or maturity by being sanctified) that we will become part of the “glorious” (glorified) church.

Ephesians 4:8-15

Wherefore, he said, ‘Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,’—and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth?He (Jesus Christ) who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He may fill all things—and He gave some [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] proclaimers of good news, and some [as] shepherds and teachers…unto the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for a building up of the body of the Christ… till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fullness of the Christ … and, being true in love, we may increase to Him [in] all things, who is the head—the Christ …

As it stands now there are many divisions and false doctrines among us, because we do not yet know or see Christ as He really is (1 Jn 3:2). We have not come to a complete (perfected/mature ) knowledge of Jesus (the word of God) so there is not yet the unity that the glorified body will display. The text in (Eph. 4:11-24) is being miss-taught because certain verses are being pulled out their context to support a false premise in many cases.

This text is actually telling us that… (vs. 11-12) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers… for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, (vs. 13) UNTIL we reach the point where we ALL come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to (BECOME) a perfect man (a perfected glorified body of true saints).

It isn’t UNTIL we reach the point where the 5-fold ministry is no longer needed to equip the saints (those who have answered the “call”). The saints ministry of reigning with Christ that this time, is a time of preparation and equipping that will come to an end. At what point does this equipping by the 5-fold ministers end? It is when we (the true church) become a perfect man at the time we become “glorified” and finally come to the place of reaching the fullness of Christ (to be fully like Him). Then we will have the unity of faith, all true Saints believing the same thing.

When Jesus comes back and we are glorified we the resurrected saints will then help Jesus put down all His enemies during His millennial reign. Then nations will be transformed by the glory of God, and not by the glory of man.

(Rev 20:4)

And they (the resurrected saints) lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years

It is Jesus (not us) who establishes His Kingdom on earth—after He returns to earth—and not before.

(1 Cor. 15:20-25)

Now however Christ has raised out from the dead first fruits of those fallen asleep … since for by a human came death also by a human resurrection from the dead … For as indeed through Adam (i.e. possessing his carnal nature) all die, so also through CHRIST all (possessing His nature) will be made alive …  each however in their own order: the first fruits of Christ, then those of Christ at the coming of him … then the end when there is a handing over of the kingdom to God the Father when there is an abolishing of all dominion (i.e. the first or initial rulers) and all authority (the power to influence) and dunamis (i.e. God’s supernatural abilities) … It is absolutely necessary for Him to reign until that he has put all the enemies under the feet that are His.  INTV (Interlinear version)

 In my book Investigating and Experiencing the Glory of God, I write the following:

“It is important to understand that how we live our life now while on earth is going to determine our eternal destiny and position in God’s eternal kingdom, which Jesus (not us) will establish it upon this earth. God has a role for those in His millennial kingdom and eternal rule, who are willing to seek Him and know Him intimately now while on this earthly journey. The saints of God will be vessels of His glory carrying that glory from the throne of God in heaven to the nations of the earth; for which task we will need glorified bodies. However if we are not sanctified (dedicated) temples filled with His glory that bring glory to God (making God very apparent to others) while here on earth; we will not receive a glorified body and be numbered as one of God’s saints—a faithful child of God who is a “son brought to glory” by the sanctifying fire of God in their life.” [1]

(Heb 2:10-11)

For it was becoming to Him, because of whom are the all things, and through whom are the all things, many sons to glory bringing, the author of their salvation through sufferings to make perfect … for both he who is sanctifying and those sanctified are all of one (unified), for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.

Amen!


[1] See author’s book Investigating and Experiencing the Glory of God P. 58

This booklet contains a study from God’s word on the subject of The Glory of God. In recent times there have been many lying signs and wonders that have been called manifestations of God’s Glory. However, The Bible clearly teaches when we come into actual contact with God’s glory, we are truly changed! God reveals Himself and His power through His glory, therefore it is crucial to understand what the Bible has to say on the subject of God’s true glory. 53 pages … To read online click the title: INVESTIGATING AND EXPERIENCING THE GLORY OF GOD  ... To ORDER a FREE copy CLICK

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