“Those whose names he knew first were called last, so that the one who has knowledge is one whose name the father has pronounced. For one whose name has not been spoken is ignorant. Indeed, how shall one hear if a name has not been uttered? For whoever remains ignorant until the end is a creature of forgetfulness and will perish with it.
“Hence, whoever has knowledge is from above. If called, that person hears, replies, and turns toward him who called. That person ascends to him and knows how he is called. Having knowledge, that person does the will of him who called. That person desires to please him, finds rest,20 and receives a certain name. Those who thus are going to have knowledge know whence they came and whither they are going. They know it as someone who, having become intoxicated, has turned from his drunkenness and, having come to himself, has restored what is his own.” ~The Gospel Of Truth
One With Knowledge
The one who has Knowledge is not someone who has learned from books, or has a degree from a university. It is the person who has Divine Knowledge, the knowledge of ultimate truth, Gnosis. It makes sense that such a person would be a chosen of God. Although it does seem like a paradox. God chooses those who have achieved Knowledge, but to achieve that knowledge, one must be one of the chosen. While that is a paradox to us, it isn’t to God who knows all things before they happen. We could say those who are chosen, but haven’t yet achieved Gnosis, are the students of Wisdom. Those who have achieved divine knowledge and wisdom have graduated and become true soldiers of light. Don’t misunderstand the term “soldier,” however. They are soldiers of love and light, not violence, bringing truth back to those who have become lost in the lies. They do not kill them.
Names He Knew
You might wonder why God would know the names of some and not others. I think this is allegorical. It isn’t referring to the human names our parents give us when we are born into the physical world. It means that God knows they are one of His helpers, His soldiers of Light.
First are Last
So why would God call the chosen to Him last? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? No, what the Gospel of Truth says is correct.
Part of being chosen is that you must be willing to help others awaken. To do that, you must stay in the physical world as long as possible. At least that is the way it is now. Eventually, everyone will have either evolved enough that they no longer need help from physical beings, or they will have died. Then the chosen can move up to higher levels of being and consciousness permanently.
Those With Knowledge
Yes, those with Divine Knowledge do know where they came from and where they are going. They don’t speculate about it, or theorize about it. They simply know. Most of us are intoxicated by the illusions of the physical world. The awakened ones have sobered up and see through the veil to the truth. We all have the potential to gain that knowledge. We simply have to commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes, and work at it. And not for just a week or two. It takes years to get a college degree. Likewise, it takes years to get the spiritual equivalent of Divine Knowledge.