by J. Vernon McGeeChapter 11 of 1 Chronicles records the story of David's mighty men, who came to him during the time of his rejection. Later, when he was elevated to the place of kingship, these men were elevated also. There is a corollary here that we cannot pass by. Today, the Lord Jesus Christ is calling out a people to His name; they are His "mighty men." And these are the days of Christ's rejection, since He has not yet assumed His position on the throne as King of kings and Lord of lords. David also was a rejected man. Although he was eventually anointed king of Israel, during the years when Saul was still reigning, David was fleeing for his life. Yet there came to him from every side men who put themselves under his command. They became David's mighty men. In our day, Christ is rejected by the world. I don't have to labor to make that point. If we can't see that, we can't see anything. You and I live in a world where the Lord Jesus Christ is rejected. But during this period, He is calling out a people to His name. He is our Savior, our Lord and Master today, so we will have to wait until He comes to the place of Kingship. Then, we are told, we are to reign with Him. Since our Lord is rejected, I don't know why in the world some believers attempt to become the most popular people in town. They cannot be. The Lord Jesus said that since the world hated Him, it would hate us also. If you are popular with the world today, it is time to take a long look at yourself. My friend, if you are a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, then the devil's crowd will be your enemies. We are living in the period of Christ's rejection, and He is calling out His mighty men.