They may have been "called", dear ones (may you all have peace!)... for MANY are called (and many more THINK they've been called)... but they certainly have not been "chosen." How do I know? Because in order to be chosen they would:
(1) Have to QUIT TOUCHING THE UNCLEAN THING... because it only THEN that they are taken in as sons and daughters;
(2) Have only ONE leader, Christ, whom they follow and obey... and NO other... certainly not "strangers";
(3) Possess both fruits AND gifts of the spirit, which fruits and gifts they do NOT hide "under a basket";
(4) Openly PROFESS that anointing - not "lording" it over anyone else, but CERTAINLY not downplaying it... not walking in the fear of MEN... and as if it's something to be ashamed of (can you imagine the apostles and first century Body downplaying the great JOY such choosing brought them?? JOY... is a FRUIT of God's spirit!!)
(5) NOT shun... or JUDGE... ANYONE... or be a part of anything/one that did... at this point in the game...
(6) NOT lead folks BACK into slavery... but TO Christ... the One who sets them... and those who listen to them... truly FREE!
(7) Most importantly... HEAR the voice of Christ (I mean, c'mon... how can one HEAR the "call" if they can't HEAR the Voice that CALLED them???? It is NOT a feeling! It is a VOICE that SPEAKS!).
And so much more.
I know, dear ones... there are MANY who WANT to BE called... and many who BELIEVE they have BEEN called. But that does not make it so. And there are many who would say, "Who are YOU, Shelby, to say who is or who isn't?" While I truly cannot say who is... I can, with certainty, say who isn't. As can you: because my Lord DID say that "by their FRUITS you would know them." True, some of these may not individually bear rotten fruit; however, the TREE that bears THEM... that they are grafted into... the WTBTS... absolutely bears such fruit... indeed, PLANTS that fruit. And everyone who "partakes" of that fruit is eating at the table of Satan. Which one CANNOT do and still be eating at the table of God.
Which is why the warning is to GET OUT OF HER. THEN... one can be a son or daughter. Because a LITTLE leaven... ferments the ENTIRE lump. Like those who "apologized" for the heinous conduct of the WTBTS who did nothing for innocents molested by their agents, but wrote instead that they were at the mercy of their LEADERS. Well, then, their lot will be the same as those leaders.
But, ah, who am I to think such things? I can only answer that if you want to know what it's like to be "French"... you would do better to ask someone who IS French... rather than listen to the contrived and oh-so-very-empty (which is why they can't EXPLAIN it) musings of someone who has only read about the French. Elementary.
Again, I bid you all peace... and EARS to HEAR... when the Spirit and the Bride say to YOU:
"Come! Take 'life's water'... FREE!"
A TRUE slave of Christ, by means of a TRUE anointing with holy spirit, which choosing is NOT inexplicable... or a reason to hide... but, to the contrary, a reason to REJOICE... and SHOUT... from the rooftops!
SA, who thinks, well, my goodness, what in the world is everyone so AFRAID of in this day and age?? Being believed/accepted/rejected/harmed/even killed by MEN?? Men who cannot give you life but can certainly lead you to its loss??? Again, I exhort you: come out... come out... wherever you are! Let your light SHINE... so that men might SEE it!!