How does God select the 144,000, 12 thousand from each tribe? God will not do the choosing for us as that is contrary to His own plan of giving us the majesty of choice. WE must choose, but how and by what criteria will this selection be made?
God, Who is all knowing and all Wisdom, rarely if ever does things in a conventional manner for that would not require faith if He did.
What is the most distinguishing earmark of the resurgence of the FE phenomena ? Is it not the creating of the greatest rift and divisions in the last 500 years ? Is it not clearly separating the sheep from the goats? Is it not bringing out those who will believe what God says no matter how ridiculous it may seem at first ?
Is it so strange to allow ourselves to believe that it is by this method that God's delta force is being selected ? Would this not be right down God's alley, to do it this way ?
"...for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." - 1Sam 16:7 "The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly"- Prov 20:27
When God looks into our heart what is He looking for ?
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. "- Heb 11:6
Nowhere does the Bible speak of our being *perfect* in faith or otherwise, however it does speak of faithfulness. "His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. "- Mt 25:21 Faithful, full of faith. Enter into the joy of the Lord.
"Remember Lot's wife. "- Lk 17:32 Why this admonishment ? Lot's wife had the promise of God, she had it all, but she had not fully forsaken her worldy life in Sodom and looked back with longing in her heart for the things of the world and it cost her everything.
"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. "- Mt 7:14 You don't get to bring all that baggage of the world with you, it must be forsaken in the depths of the heart. God will not do it for you, you must do it for God.