A Call To The Remnant

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The cry of the Remnant!

Posted by appolus on July 21, 2018

“Now I want you to see three paradoxes. To be happily forgiven, and yet wounded with perpetual contrition. To be correct in the finished work of another and yet feel so sympathetic and compassionate as though the burden lay on you heart. And finding God and yet pursuing God, of having Him, yet always wanting Him.” (Tozer)

The above quote describes the Remnant church of God. Who are these Remnant souls? Well, they are those who are genuinely saved and have a hunger and thirst for God Himself. They are scattered to the four winds and the Lord knows who the hungry hearts are. The question is , have you been wounded by Christ? The remnant saint knows the pain of having been wounded at the very core of His heart. Its the pain of being in love. If you had a child or a husband who went off to war, would not your heart long with the deepest pain, to see your loved one return? Its that kind of longing only its more than that. Its the very seat of our affections.

This love, by virtue of having it, will compel you to walk a lonely path. The Truth will be something that burns in you and no matter the cost you will stand upon it. Most will never understand you. You will see things that those around you do not see. Eze 9:4 And Jehovah said to him, Go through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning because of all the abominations that are done in her midst.

The people of God that were marked were the remnant. Judgment was coming but the remnant were marked on their foreheads. They groaned and were in mourning for the condition of Jerusalem. Do you groan, are you in mourning for the state of the world, the state of the church? Will you heart be satisfied with anything less than to walk in the presence of the Living God? Have you tasted of the heavenly food and drunk from the waters of life? Has it ruined you for everything? If not, do you desire for it to be so? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you belong to the Remnant church of God. This church has been known by many names down through the centuries, the Waldenses, Albigenses, Lollards and Hussites and Brethren. Anabaptists and Moravians, the list goes on. God has always had a witness in the land, He has always had His Remnant that would not “bow the knee to Baal.” In answer to Elijah’s remarks that he alone was left, God replied

Rom 11:4 “I have reserved to Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
Rom 11:5 Even so then, also in this present time a remnant according to the election of grace has come into being.

Even so brothers and sisters, God has , in this present time, a Remnant.

The Remnant man or woman carries their cross. Carrying a cross is a lonely business. Its their very lonliness that compels them to seek an even closer walk with the Lord. The trials of the cross, the narrowness of the path, the desert and wilderness that often stretches out before you, a lack of fitting in, no acknowledgement of anything that you do, what you do you do in secret, you only seek to see the Lord high and lifted up. You often despair at your own walk even although people tell you what a man or woman of God you are, you hear that and it makes you cringe because you know how far you fall short of a God that you have seen high and lifted up. You continually seek Him, you live for the next encounter with Him. You know that it is only a moment but there will come a time when it will be an eternity. You long for everyone to radically encounter the Living God for themselves. You hear people say that they would like your anointing and you wonder. You wonder if they could walk through the refining fires of the living God. Would they really want their whole lives dismantled piece by piece? Would they like the bread of adversity and the waters of afflictions to be their teachers? God’s Remnant people walk this path.

Oftentimes troubled on every side yet rescued from distress. Many times perplexed but pulled from the valleys of despair. Persecuted, yet in the midst of it knowing you are not alone. Thrown down and trampled on but saved from being destroyed. Dying it seems by many troubles but the life of the Lord Jesus shining out from you despite the darkness of your many trials. All of these things, the things that would destroy most, in you they cause the life of Christ to spring forth. An abundance of grace upon your life that speaks to the glory of God and the love of the Father for His children. In all of these things we do not faint, we rise up by the power of the Holy Spirit. The outer man may ne in the process of perishing but our inner man is renewed daily to the glory of God and the amazement of a dying world.

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 names 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.

God is calling forth His remnant in these days of gross darkness. He is calling them out of dead and dying denominations. He is calling them out of Babylon, He is calling them out of compromise, He is calling them out of Sodom and Gomorrah. He is calling the saints to stand as one upon the Truth. He told us that His word was a lamp unto our feet and He is calling for us to follow the light despite the gross darkness on every side. All of this comes with cost. There is a price to pay for coming out of dead and dying churches and denominations. There is a price to pay for coming out of Babylon. There is always a price to pay for standing upon the Truth especially in the latter days when the world has truly turned against all aspects of His truth. We are living in a valley full of decisions now that the Lord is at the door, shall we falter near the end of the race or shall we finish the race that has been set before us? We are surrounded by a cloud of witness saints, therefore stand strong in Jesus. Do not be ashamed of Him before a wicked and adulterous generation. If we stand with Him n ow in the days of gross darkness, we shall stand forever with Him in the light of eternity.

10 Responses to “The cry of the Remnant!”

  1. Prayergate said

    Well … that’s the heart of the matter, isn’t it? Acts 5:1-10 is all about the Lord “purifying” the heart of His church in order to bring about verses 11-13! This is the same sort of thing which, I believe, the church will once again witness as the days close out.

  2. Nina said

    Reblogged this on For Such A Time As This.

  3. Patricia Hanna said

    Reblogged this on Through Faith We Understand.

  4. Robert Taylor said

    Good word brother Frank……. The race is almost over brother. It has been a very long, and hard race for me. nearly 45 years now. I am tired brother Frank, but I want to finish, and finish strong. All of us need to ask our LORD for that last bit of spiritual energy to finish the race and finish strong. The race has been long for many of us, but the most important part of any race is that last precious mile. That last mile is the one that makes us a winner or a loser. I am going to use this article for a sermon in my church, with your permission of course.

    • appolus said

      Of course brother, freely received freely given. I feel tired myself oftentimes and I know you have a few years in me so God bless you brother. One of these days I would like to come down and visit you, low key, just hang out and fellowship and meet the saints, may the Lord bring it to pass…….bro Frank

  5. Kelvyn said

    Yes. It does not always present itself openly, but the compromised believer may not know they are in that attitude. We are a product of our upbringing — the teachings of the church. The Holy Spirit needs to confirm upon the heart what He the LORD is calling one out of and guide one into His way. I truly appreciate your messages brother, they are on point so to speak.
    Regards, and kind hearted blessings in God to you — 🌞Kelvyn

  6. Kelvyn said

    Just a point further. Tozer, while quite a remarkable example on the pursuit of God etc, he himself, if you do research, left many things in his life ‘undone’. Neglected areas in his personal life. I may sound a bit narcy, but just being honest. It is who I am in Christ that matters, and who we are collectively. The Remnant of God are people so transparent before Him and kind and genuine to each other…🌞K

    • appolus said

      Tozer was a good man, but just a man, just like David Wilkerson, also a good man but like all men, flawed in some ways. I still count them both as prophets but the word of God never changes and is not flawed in any way, praise God……………….bro Frank

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