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The Remnants Reformation

Posted by appolus on December 18, 2009

In this post there are several articles grouped together in regard to the Remnant and the coming Reformation. I hope it will be a valuable resource. It can be a very lonely and confusing walk right now for Gods people, but it is very comforting to know that there are countless tens of thousands of Christians around the world who are walking the exact same narrow path that leads through this current desert. I believe that the “river is rising,” and that there is a depth of feeling that the drought and the famine could be coming to and end, for Gods sake and for His glory. There is a critical mass of His people who are now in this stage “As the deep panteth for the waterbrooks so my soul longeth after thee.”
 
The Lord says that ” without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Heb 11:6
Now, what does it mean to “diligently seek Him?”
Is this some reference to salvation? Not so. What is our reward? Is it not God Himself? To walk in relationship with God, not to just save my soul from hell, but to fall in love, walk and glorify God. What do we know about Enoch? We know that he “walked,” with God. Now the phrase “diligently seek,” is the Greek word ek-zah-teh-o which means to “search out, that is, (figuratively) investigate, crave, demand, (by Hebraism) worship: – en- (re-) quire, seek after (carefully, diligently).

So if God Himself is the reward………
Gen 15:1 After these things the Word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your shield and your exceeding great reward.
If He is not only our reward but our exceeding great reward should we not crave, seek out, diligently and carefully enquire and do our utmost to long after His presence?

 
Tozer says……..

Everything is made to center upon the initial act of “accepting” Christ (a term, incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls. We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him, we need no more seek Him.

This is set before us as the last word in orthodoxy, and it is taken for granted that no Bible-taught Christian ever believed otherwise. Thus the whole testimony of the worshiping, seeking, singing church on that subject is crisply set aside. The experiential heart-theology of a grand army of fragrant saints is rejected in favor of a smug interpretation of Scripture which would certainly have sounded strange to an Augustine, a Rutherford or a Brainerd.

In the midst of this great chill there are some, I rejoice to acknowledge, who will not be content with shallow logic. They will admit the force of the argument, and then turn away with tears to hunt some lonely place and pray, “O God, show me Thy glory.” They want to taste, to touch with their hearts, to see with their inner eyes the wonder that is God.

I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.— Pursuit of God

We must remember that in the parable of the ten virgins that five had oil, five did not. Now, what did this parable have to do with last days and those who are called. Well in those days the virgins job was to light up the way for the bridegroom when the heard the rams horn blow. The Bridegroom would be betrothed to the bride for several months. Yet they would not see each other in those months, the Bridegroom would be building a home for the bride. When He had the home ready he would return for his bride.

The trumpet would be sounded, the virgins would arise(for the they typically came at night) and trim their lamps and form a procession towards the bride. Obviously if a virgin had no oil then she could not perform her task. Now in the parable we know that those virgins without oil found the door closed. It was too late to get such oil when the Bridegroom announces His return.

Now, a few things to be noted. They were all virgins, they all had been called, and they all had lamps. The only thing that differentiated them was the fact that half had no oil in their lamps.

We must seek God and continue to seek God. Just as one abides in Christ, and this is a continuous action verb, meaning to continually abide, then we must continually seek. We cannot seek that which we do not believe in. So we first must check and see that we do not have an evil heart of unbelief.

We must be able to say with the Psalmist that “as the deer panteth for the waterbrooks so then my soul longeth after thee.” He must be diligently sought after, we must strive and crave His presence. And the Lord is A God of His word. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek after Him. He and He alone, is our exceeding great reward. The Remnant understand this, Reformation is coming to those who diligently seek Him. Without His presence there will be no Reformation, let us seek until we have our answer. Fill us Lord we pray that we may fulfill our role in these last days and glorify you. You are glorified by much fruit, Lord we now ask that you will rain on the vine. I have looked and I have looked, I see a cloud afar off.

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10 Responses to “The Remnants Reformation”

  1. David said

    To the remnant who will arise from the ruins, to those of us who seek intimacy with our Creator outside of religion, outside of spiritually dead denominational Christianity.

    To the elect Saints of God, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb:

    Holiness becomes you…

    God truly wants the repentance of man, for man to make a volitional choice for Him…to openly repent before Him and to follow Him, to Call upon Him with a pure heart…

    He wants good works towards Him based on a loving personal relationship, and not on good works based on a reliance of oneself… or in ones’ ability to live holy by following a given set of rules – and yes there is a difference.

    Yes, there are moral rules and guidelines to follow and understand, but they are only to instruct us in the ways of righteousness and holiness as
    we seek Him inwardly, and personally …and they teach me of the nature of Jesus.

    The scriptures give me an understanding of the nature of Him who has called me out of this world to be His son, to a new life in Him which is hidden in Christ Jesus – the Holy Spirit bears witness to this truth.

    His good works in me (holiness) comes, not based on my own understanding of what true holiness is, but rather based on the inner workings of the Holy Spirit in my life since I accepted Him, and it is in my yielding to Him in all things, and not on my adherence to or on reliance of myself to seek His favour by doing good works (what I perceive as holiness). It’s not what I can do, it is what He does through me.

    Because I love Him, because I love Him in the very pit of my soul, and am born of Him, I will seek out those things that always please Him, I will hate the things that He hates, and I will love the things that He loves…if only that I may have just one moment, just one moment in time that I may truly glorify Him in this earthly body… Oh Lord, this I will do as your Holy Spirit, who is within me permits, and teaches me all things.

    Does this mean that I will never make a mistake and never sin again? …no it does not. I hope that I never sin again, but if I do, I know I have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. If I acknowledge my sins before God, He is faithful and just to forgive me and to cleanse me from ALL unrighteousness.

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
    2 Corinthians 5:17

  2. cindyinsd said

    Hi, Frank

    I confess I haven’t clicked on all the links yet. :blush: This is a good point by Tozer. I wonder, though, about his interpretation of the parable of the ten virgins. I’ve mostly heard this parable applied to the church, and we do well to keep an eye on our lamps, but I wonder . . . are we (the church) the virgins? I thought we were the bride. And how could the bridegroom say to the bride, “I don’t know who you are”? And presumably the bride is already inside when the last five virgins finally make their way to the wedding feast.

    I’ve also seen the virgins identified with Israel, but if so, why ten and not twelve? I’m still a little confused over this. None of the interpretations I’ve heard seem quite satisfying. What do you think?

    Love in Him, Cindy

    • David said

      We are the Bride, but I believe this parable also speaks of us concerning being ready…

      Consider Matthew 25 – The Lord says “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened”
      The Lord does not say “the Bride shall be likened”, or “the believers shall be likened”, or “the elect shall be likened”…He says “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened”

      It pertains to those who will here the gospel…”The Kingdom of Heaven” includes us.

      When The Oil Flows

      You are my friends if you obey me. I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. John 15.14,15 Jesus called His disciples His friends…who became the Apostles…elect members of the Bride.

      Consider the parable of the ten virgins…(all the virgins believe in Christ, but are not the same before God)
      The oil in the lamps has to do with the inner workings of the Holy Spirit (Oil) in a person’s life. One person seeks the presence of God inwardly, while another stays worldly/carnal and does not grow. One person will never deny the Lord Jesus Christ, while another will say nothing about being a Christian publicly. One person will seek the presence of God inwardly, while another pushes it away and goes about works as a way to gain God’s favor…much like Cain did when he offered grain before God, and not like Abel who pursued the heart of God with love. But a city that is set upon a hill cannot be hid.

      Be zealous for God in all things, and let your heart burn in love for Him…with a holy fervor in love. I have found when I apply this oil to my life that I find myself being very much in Love with the Author of my being. And because of that, how can I not love my brother when I see God in him…when it is God that I am in love with. 1 John 4:20 So even if my brother differs from me in understanding, I still love God in him…and will endeavor to treat him with respect as one who has my Father’s image.

      Love comes from the Holy Spirit…and when this Oil Flows, my lamp is always full of oil at ALL times, night or day and at any hour. And if a person does this, they will not be numbered among the foolish virgins who did not keep oil in their lamps. So to keep my lamp full, I will ask God to give me the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13) so that I will always stay in love with God, full of faith, good works and of the Holy Spirit, and endeavor to keep the unity of the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

      Holy Spirit come, in brightness of your coming, and in truth. Fill our lamps with oil, so that we may see in the dark. Break the bonds of sin in us your children, and let us see with perfect light, with the oil that you have given us in our lamps. Let my heart love you in depths of my being, to core of who I am…forever and ever. Amen.

      Father, take not your Holy Spirit from me and forgive me for my trespasses, and let me love you with perfect love in my soul, and let me show this love in everything that I do. Let my life be seasoned with salt, and let the sweet smelling savor of my Lord Jesus be within me, till I come into the image of my Lord whom I love.

    • appolus said

      Hi Cindy, those comments about the virgins were mine 🙂 I did not lay the post out very well, sorry about that. As always I agree with so much of what David said in his reply, thanks brother. This parrable does apply to the church Cindy, the established church, the visable church, the denominational church, the church that we can see. There is , of course, another parrable where Jesus talks about two houses. One stands on a foundation, the other does not. Yet, it is only when the storm comes and the river rises that the flood carries away the house that has no foundation. This is similiar to what will happen when we hear the trumpet call and we know that the Bridegroom is coming for His bride. It seperates what is real from what is not. Also, the tare is almost identical to the wheat until just before the harvest(I had to move to Kansas to find that out:) So you see sis, as we approach that day, the sheep and the goats begin to be seperated. The wheat and the tares, those with foundations and those without. Those with oil and those without.If there is a famine of Gods presence, but you have never experienced Gods presence, then you will not know there is a famine or a drought going on.

      So, the Bride and the virgins with oil are part of the Bridal party and they go into the marriage feast, obviously those without oil do not. So the bridal party is the true Church. The true Church has always been across denominational lines. God has His people everywhere. Yet now, in these last days, there comes the time of seperation. The prophetic calender is ticking, the tares are becoming apparent because the great harvest draws near. The houses without foundations are beginning to crumble as the mounting storms begin to do their damage. The great whore end time church will detest the remnant church and make war against God’s true people. Consider what Saul felt in the presence of David as David worshipped and came into the presence of God. Saul could not come into the presence of God and he hated David, threw a spear at him in this example. So, in the end time movement, the remnants reformation, a movement of Gods presence, when Amos 9:11-15 begins to be fulfilled, imagine what the established church will feel about the remnant Church? God bless you sister, hoped that cleared up some of the issues, if not please do not hesitate to probe more………Frank

      • cindyinsd said

        Thanks, Guys

        It’s funny how I can wonder about this stuff and not work too hard to figure it out. I’ll definitely spend some time with Jesus over this. 🙂

        Cindy

  3. katt3682 said

    Hey Frank, I wish you could put a “download” button or something on your posts..they are really good.

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