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The Church on the narrow path ( part 2)

Posted by appolus on October 3, 2013

THE REMNANT AND THE GLORY OF GOD

The remnant know that just as the world hated their Lord and crucified Him, they too will be hated and killed all the day long for His name’s sake. And just as He arose, they know that they too will arise. As they draw nearer to “the one who was pierced,” and He pours out His Spirit on them and they become more like Him, then the same forces that came against their Jesus, hell and all its fury, will come against them. They know that “unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it abides alone, but if it dies it brings forth much fruit.”

The Remnant saint knows something of the glory of God. He has been touched by it, ruined for the things of this word by it. He has a fire that burns in his bones that will not and cannot be quenched. He is single-minded in his devotion. He arises in the morning with thoughts of His Lord. He walks through the day thinking about His Lord and communing with Him. He ever lives to serve His God. He knows he falls short but continues on, continues to pursue. He is relentless in his pursuit of God, he is diligent to walk worthily before His Lord. His Lord is not a God that dwells in a lofty ivory tower who may or may not be watching him.His Lord and his God dwells within his very heart and he walks with him daily and his heart burns within him.

Those who have experienced the glory of God walk in victory. It is this victory that allows for joy even in the midst of suffering. For those who walk in the presence of God, who have seen the glory of God in the face of Jesus cannot help but radiate His glory. It is not something that is achieved. If the remnant saint radiates joy it’s because he is like the moon. The moon is a dead object, yet the light of the sun reflects off the moon and lights up a dark world. And just as the moon, by virtue of its position to the sun and the earth radiates the light down into the darkness, then so to do those Christians who come before the throne and kneel before the King, radiate the light from this glorious place into the darkness of the world. Yet while the remnant saint is dead to the world, he is alive to his Christ and Lord.

THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE REMNANT

All of the above mentioned virtues of the remnant saint makes him a deadly enemy of the adversary. And the adversary, through his proxy’s, has and does and will continue to attack them relentlessly in any way that he can. The particular enemy of the remnant saint is not the world, it’s the religious man. Every part of the remnant’s saints walk exposes the religious man for who and what he is. Fundamentally the religious man is a man who knows nothing of the Lord. The religious man has head knowledge for sure. He typically has position in life. He is typically political. He cares for the things of this world. He cares about himself and his own. He cares for his reputation. At his core he is an enemy of the cross of Christ. Not Christ Himself, for he loves the notion of Christ and would never deny the fundamental doctrines for he is at his core very orthodox but he is as Paul describes…. ” For many are walking, of whom I have told you often and now tell you weeping, as the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, those who mind earthly things.” (Phil 3:18-19)

You see a religious man would never willingly suffer. The notion of suffering and sacrifice to the religious man is an abhorrent one. This is a spirit that has existed almost from the beginning. We see it in Cain and Abel. Abel’s sacrifice was acceptable to God. Fire always falls on sacrifice. The fire of God’s Spirit falls upon what is acceptable to God. Cain realizes this and hates his brother and kills his brother. We see it in David and Saul. We see Saul taking up the spear and trying to pin David to the wall. Yet all David was doing was worshipping the Lord and undoubtedly experiencing the presence and favor of God. Saul knew this and hated it and hunted him down with ruthlessness and with violence. We further see it with the Pharisees and the Sadducees and their scribes. These two groups of people who were religious and political enemies, came together in common purpose, along with the crowd and with zealots to do away with Jesus. Better Jesus to die and them to keep their positions and save their own necks. And after all, had not Jesus exposed them as hypocrites?

4 Responses to “The Church on the narrow path ( part 2)”

  1. amen good word.

  2. W.E. Smith said

    “The particular enemy of the remnant saint is not the world, it’s the religious man” – amen. Yet I do not truly believe most remnant believers have yet accepted this. I hope I am wrong.

    We see the earthly life and experience of our Lord as a pattern for the disciple. We also see Cain and Joseph and his brothers. It was not Rome who opposed Jesus of Nazareth with a murderous intent; it was the religious leaders of the day, those of His own people. Just as Cain slew his brother, and Joseph was betrayed by his brothers.

    True saints are a thorn in the side of those who will pretend and masquerade, those who seek only to live in the surface never going deeper, never choosing to take up their cross and follow Him outside the gate. Once the woman (false church) mounts the beast (man of Sin) and gains access to real political power, the power to seek out and destroy – then everything will come to a head. There will be nowhere left to hide (not they they will want to mind you) for those who seeks the Lord from a pure heart.

    I see a hardening taking place currently, a choosing of definite sides. Once the Lord;s prophets (Sparks, Tozer, Wilkerson, Ravenhill et all) have been rejected, then a judgment through hardening is what follows. The Lord says if you will not heed my messengers, then you will be hardened in your rebellion. This is what we see with ancient OT Israel.

    So what comes next? A good question.

    I think the Two Witnesses (individuals perhaps, but more likely a company of remnant saints being trained and prepared as we speak), who are prophets yes, but they are also much more than that. They are lightening rods attracting all of the rage and scorn and hatred of the tares. And the fire of the Lord is with them. Very serious indeed.

    Bro. Frank – thank you as always for your fearless word on our behalf. Oh that there would be many more mighty and kilted Scotsmen standing up for the Lord in this hour!

    • appolus said

      Amen to all you said brother. In the last few days I have spoken to other saints about why I cried when David Wilkerson died. I have never wept over something like this, but I wept for Christendom in the spirit. His voice, his prophetic voice and the other men you mentioned, seems to be the last in a group of powerful prophets whose message from God, has been all but ignored. I tremble for Christendom, yet there is still time but the valley of descision is not an endless valley and I see the mountain of HIs presence approaching in the distance……………bro Frank

      • W.E. Smith said

        “Difficult Times Will Come”

        But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, [a]haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who [c]enter into households and captivate [d]weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the [e]knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.

        Difficult for who specifically? Well, although the general degenerate state of things will make life difficult for all human beings, the suggestion seems to be that in the last days it will be particular perilous for deep-hearted saints who stand apart from this trend. There is also the very strange sense that this passage is not describing mankind at large but those who name the name of Christ. “A form of godliness:, lovers of please rather than lovers of God”. This seems to describe the enterprising, judas-like church in America pretty well.

        I also want to point out something very little spoken of here and that is Paul’s seemingly misplaced allusion to Jannes and Jambres. These demon-empowered magicians in Egypt had one object, and that was to keep Israel from moving on and entering into the rest of God. They matched many of the Lord’s miracles through the power of Satan. No it was not smoke and mirrors; it was a very real and cosmic showdown between Satan’s two witnesses and Jehovah’s – Moses and Aaron.

        The last days will see numerous and compelling wonders from the false one and his prophet. Many will be deceived, many superficial followers of Jesus in fact. The Lord wants us to come out with a high hand. The way out is through the sea (a picture of death unto life the way of the cross), the very forces of hell will try to keep us in Egypt, death has passed us over because of the blood of the lamb, but now we must go forth in faith out into that perilous wilderness. All eyes must be on our Lord and champion, on the rod in His right hand.

        The book of Revelation indicates through many images that in the last days there will be a flood of demonic forces let loose form the pit to torment mankind. Has this already started? Why are so many hearing voices and then committing unspeakable violence against others? Whose voices are they hearing? Are they all just suffering severe mental health issues?

        It is time saints to wake up and start packing.

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