AGu e st how many in the Watchtower would you guess fit under the category of the "sons of God" that you speak of.
What I have been told is none… while they're in… dear Sab (again, peace to you!). Now, I don't doubt that many hear the call while they’re in. Because that’s often when the call OCCURS. He calls his by name… and leads them OUT! So long as they continue to stay IN, however, and so “touching” the “unclean thing”, they aren’t taken IN… as sons! Because they’re still listening the “voice” of “strangers”… which those who belong to Christ DON’T do. They have to hear the call AND QUIT TOUCHING THE UNCLEAN THING... and THEN they are taken in as sons and daughters.
So let me get this straight:
The good news, according to your beliefs, is this (correct me if I am wrong):
God has chosen select people throughout history, you being one of them, to make up the "great crowd" in Revelation. They come from ALL nations and speak ALL languages meaning that every single culture in history has representatives
Not quite. From the creation of Adham, “seed” was planted in the earth… in Adham. The seed of the free wife of God, the spirit realm, Jerusalem Above. Through Seth, that seed followed a progenerative course down to Abraham, to whom God made a promise: that his (Abraham’s) seed would become a mighty nation… through ONE Seed: Christ. THAT seed... is becomes that "mighty nation"... by means of an anointing with holy spirit... the "seed" of God. Through Christ, who grants such holy spirit to certain ones... they are "fertilized" (the woman's seed with God's seed)... so that they become a NEW "creation" - sons of God, by ADOPTION. This was the "hope" held out to Abraham's seed.
Unfortunately, Abraham’s descendent’s didn’t hold to the Covenant that established and protected this promise… and so God turned His attention away from Abraham’s line… to people of EVERY line. However, God kept His promise to ABRAHAM… by ensuring the “sealing” of 144,000 from among HIS “sons” (the sons of Israel). Together… WITH people of every nation, tribe, tongue, etc., these make up a “holy nation and royal priesthood.” My understanding is that I am Abraham’s direct seed, through Benjamin. As one of Abraham’s sons, I WAS lost… but have been found. Because of my blood… which speaks and calls out as to who I am.
The force is strong with these ones, I mean they have more Holy Spirit
Once they receive it, so as to be fertilized by it, yes. They are then "conceived" in the spirit. They now have God's blood (that holy spirit) IN them... which they received from Christ. This, in turn, cleanses the VESSEL (fleshly body) that they reside in, so that God and Christ can dwell IN them... through this holy spirit... this "blood" (which is also God's breath and seed - HIS life source). And it is through this blood that God speaks to them... through Christ... in THEIR blood. So, it is NOT in their head that they hear - it is within their blood and bones... if not sometimes, every fiber of their being.
and are chosen, ultimately, based on their deeds.
Nope. It's based on their FAITH… SOLELY... IN the One who CALLS them. They may not even know what works are required. In fact, they COULD even be constituted as “evil” by some, at the start. It is hearing… and RESPONDING (which DEMONSTRATES that faith) to the call… in FAITH… as to the call AND in the One calling them… which they demonstrate by their obedience to what he tells them to DO.
No, it isn’t killing one’s children – that was only put out there once… and wasn’t even required to be fulfilled. Rather, it’s things like “Come to ME!”… or “Your brother is hungry/homeless/naked – feed/shelter/clothe him.” And that one DOES it… NOT because they think they came up with some idea to “do good” on their own… but because they RECOGNIZE the voice that spoke to them and did it… out of obedience to HIM. And they are honest about it – that it wasn’t something they did on their own (indeed, they’re aren’t that GOOD!)… but what another TAUGHT them to do. They give the glory to the One to whom it belongs.
[NOTE: A good example of this is Noah's building the ark. Okay, so he "heard" something. FAITH in what he HEARD, however, was DEMONSTRATED... by his building of the ark! Regardless of whether anyone ELSE heard it or not. He obeyed what HE heard. Thing is, he was not the only one who heard: he was the only one who put FAITH in what he heard. The rest... just ignored it... denied it... blew it off... or begged off.]
This selection process by design provides opportunity for anyone who comes across these people to treat them with decency and love.
It is not by design… but such an opportunity occurs for ALL who come across ANYONE. It is something ALL should do… not just the Body of Christ; however, it is CERTAINLY something the Body of Christ should do! To ALL others. Because we have not begun ruling as kings, yet. And in the meantime… we are servants. LEAST ones, not great ones. Thus, we consider all others superior to us… as fellow HUMANS (not individually or because they have wealth or position… or we are “lowly” in life). It is a generally submissive attitude, yes, but it is NOT a surrender to bullying, etc. We’re not doormats, by any stretch.
Apparently the chosen ones make solid attempts not to give others reasons to hate them, but rather protect them.
Ummmm… yes… and no. Solid attempt not to give others reasons to hate them… for bad conduct. But some are going to hate them simply because of who they claim they are: members of the Body of Christ. Which is why MANY don’t publicly make such a declaration. Unfortunately, I don’t care as much as some what others think of me, say to me, or wish against me… based on my personal declaration. I don’t do it to garner accolades or attention. I do it because I can’t not – it would be a lie. And I did THAT… for the WTBTS. To my own great shame. I allowed SOME fear of them cause me to hide among them. And I still feel “dirty” to the day for doing that.
God is watching how these people are being treated and is taking account of it.
Christ is, yes. BUT… he still leaves it up to US to show them mercy. Which is one reason we should NOT judge. First, we can/will be judged in the SAME way as we judge others. Don’t want to BE judged? Don’t judge. Second, the authority given us via holy spirit is VERY serious. What we “bind” on earth… is bound in heaven. So… is we allow ourselves to hastily take offense… and RASHING judge or bind someone… it is DONE. And WE may be responsible for DOING it. I don’t know how YOU feel about that… but that is VERY sobering thought for ME: I COULD be responsible for someone’s ultimate fate. Uh-uh… don’t want it. So, rather than take offense… which COULD cause me to hastily “call down evil” on someone… I MAKE myself get over it.
Because that person may not have MEANT to offend me, may not even know they DID, may not have understood WHAT they did and why it was offensive… or a plethora of others things that make MY hurt feelings regrettable. Yet, my judgment/binding of THEM… is “done.”
Christ isn’t gathering “exacting” minds and hearts to rule with him, dear one. He is gathering teachable minds and hearts. Ones that can LEARN forgiveness, mercy, pity, compassion, tolerance, and things like these. They do this by becoming as small… teachable… children. As he teaches them such things, they “bear fruit” – the “fruit” of holy spirit: love, joy, peace, kindness, mildness, goodness, long-suffering, and self-control. Because those MUST be the qualities of his co-rulers.
Because their PRIMARY functions, as kings… is to resolve matters in wisdom, justice, and righteousness. As priests, it is NOT to deliver up ones but to PLEAD... “offer up sacrifices”… for their FORGIVENESS. If we can’t learn that NOW… we certainly won’t know it, then. Our job will not be to say, “Kill them, Father, because they are wicked and evil!” Or I just don’t “like” them. Rather, it will be to say, “Forgive them, Father…” for whatever reason. Because WE want to be forgiven… and we, too, are sinners. Maybe even moreso. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know this is the case with ME.
And yet... I have been shown mercy. Who, then, am I... to withhold mercy from ANYONE? Doesn't work that way, dear one. And so, I could never go around sharing a message of "Do what I do or you're gonna be killed/die/destroyed." What a hypocritical, self-righteous, CREEPY message! Where is the LOVE in THAT?? I can't "see" it. Never could...
I hope this helps and, again, peace to you!
YOUR servant and a slave of Christ,