“Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.” Matthew 15.13
With such an affirmation from the Lord Jesus, the question remains: who are the plants the Father planted? They are the chosen, they are…
“…a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people…” 1 Peter 2.9
It is those who, among the many that were called, placed themselves at God’s disposal to sacrifice their life on the Altar, surrendering who they are and want to be, what they have and plan to have, their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors that are not according to the Will of God; this is, those who surrender their own will to please the One that called them “out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2.9).
There are many assistants, but which ones are “planted by the heavenly Father”? Who are the chosen? Is it those who are active in the Work of God or those who wake up early to prepare the Lord’s Supper? Is it the ones who fill buses with people to bring to Church? No, this is not enough! Many did this, but did not take care of their spiritual life, thinking they were well because they were “doing” various things, yet they ended up falling.
Assistants who work daily in the Church are of fundamental importance. They are the right-hand of the Universal Church, but the “planted by the heavenly Father” are those who do not care about what anyone thinks or says about them, they confront the devil, placing their entire life on the Altar. They are the ones who never miss the opportunity to surrender themselves on the Altar to purify the gold, since Jesus said:
Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? Matthew 23.17
If you are gold, you will want to be purified on the Altar through your sacrifice, so that the fire of the Altar can burn all the impurities, making you a person with a pure faith.
Assistants, if there is one thing the devil wants is to remove you from the Altar. He has done this to many, because he knows what it means for someone to have their life as a sacrifice on the Altar. After all, he lived on the “holy mountain of God and walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones” (Ezekiel 28.14). And, the same way he fell from there, he wants you to fall from the Altar as well. Do not allow this to happen in your life!
By visiting the homes of those who have fallen, we have seen that it’s not worth it to stop sacrificing. Therefore, revive your faith, go to the Altar, because there you will find the future of your life in this world and the one to come. When our life is on the Altar we are stronger than death, which is:
“The last enemy to be destroyed…” 1 Corinthians 15.26
The chosen are the ones who were planted in the Kingdom of God. If you were not planted by the heavenly Father, seek this more than anything you desire in life.