A Foreunion with God the Father

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1 pet 1:

1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

It is being carelessly set forth today in apostate religon, that God the Father's foreknowledge of his elect elect consist of what He merely foresees of them.

Though of certainy God does forsee all, yet this is not the focus of His foreknowledge at all. Instead its foreknowing the person or persons in a favorable, most intimate way
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This forknowing denotes a special union, that the Father had with His elect ones, and is foundational of Him giving them to His Son, before the foundation of the world.
Jesus said in his prayer

jn 17:

6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Why does Jesus say this ? Thine they were ?

Because God Loved them in a Fatherly Paternal way, and had their supreme best interest at heart, so much so, he gave[ not offered] them [in election] to His Son the Lord Jesus christ

God the Father in fact Loved them as He Loved His own Son, before the world began:

jn 17:
24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.Now notice vs 23:
23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

As The Father Loved the Lord Jesus christ in His being before the foundation of the world, so likewise He Loved His chosen ones before the foundation of the world

This was a everlasting Love as described in jer 31:
3The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

each of Gods elect have been Loved personally and intimately in the Eternal Mind and Heart of God..

These Loved ones were so precious in His sight, that He gave them to His Son the Lord Jesus christ for their preservation and safe keeping..hence making it known to The Son, His great confidence and ability he had in Him to be entrusted with such a valuable inheritance

God the Father had sanctifed these Loved ones for Himself, then gave them to His Son

jude:
1Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Again, they were Loved and in union with God the Father, then given to union [ by election] to The Son, he being made their Head and elder brother

In view of the fall in adam, which was planned by God aforetime, in order to make manifest His eternal grace towards His beloved chosen ones, He gave their spritual wellbeing into the care of His Son, so that they may be preserved in Him..

In adam, all the elect fell and died , and in christ all are preserved and made alive..

God's foreknowing denotes a intimate union with them.

The word know is ginsko and does denote a love or knowing by union i.e..remember what is said about joseph and mary..before joseph knew her she was pregnant with the baby Jesus..

matt 1:
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

That word knew [gnisko] can be translated union as in the niv:

But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

So the word foreknow is denoting a foreunion with God the father, this foreunion centered in His everlasting Love for them, for this bonds the union just as charity bonds the union of true believers

,col 3:
14And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness

This is the Love bond God sustained for His elect before the foundation of the world and constituted His foreknowing us..
paul speaks about the foreknown in

rom 11:
2God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying,

They in rom 11 2 is same as rom 8:
29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren

These are the elect of God as in rom 8:
33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth

rom 11:
5Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Its only a remanat of mankind that is blessedly favoured to be foreknwn by God and by The Lord Jesus christ

remember Jesus will say to many in that great day, many who have been striving to make it in, they will hear these frightful words

matt 7:
23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

see that, I never knew you, not never saw you..but never knew you in a intimate way, never was in union with you..never were you given to me of the Father

Depart from me, you that work iniquity

notice who he terms them that work iniqutiy, not harlots and drug attics, but religous folks, church goers..notice what they have said:

matt 7:

22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

No doubt these folk were very active in religous duties..but , they were not foreknown by God the father, they were not never in foreunion with Him..
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