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Feeling Like A Remnant
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant
according to the election of grace."
the growing apostasy sweeping through the Christian community,
it occurred to me that there are many people going through
"feeling like a remnant." It is impossible to know
how many people have left their "churches" because
the leadership or "sheep" are involved in heresy,
false doctrines and commitment to the world instead of our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Word of God.
be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my
pasture! saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of
Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have
scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited
them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings,
saith the Lord."
because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax
of loss is evident in the testimonies of those that have
considered God's word and taken a step in faith and obedience.
For some that has meant to remain faithful to God equals
walking out of a group or formal fellowship, even if leaving
means being isolated and even alone. What seems a common
denominator is that those who "leave," consistently
question and express their concerns to the leadership,
beforehand, based on the Word of God.
those that they thought to be like-minded in upholding
scriptural truth, are far from agreeing with them. Whether it
is in issues of worldly thinking or issues in the church like
Promise Keepers, the response of "the many" is to
ignore and not speak up on these issues from knowledge of the
Word of God. Some people even appear confused when asked if
they weighed their ideas against the scriptures.
Those who do
decide to question pastors and elders leading the flock into
error, seem to leave the church after finding that the leaders
do not like to have to base their position or actions on
scripture. Those same leaders seem relieved when those that
are questioning them finally do leave.
most disconcerting is that after "a remnant" leaves
the church, most report that neither the pastor, the elders,
or few, if any others reach out to visit or encourage them
back. The implications are that those who leave have
"fallen" far from the Lord. In some instances, that
thinking seems to be encouraged so that those who should be
responsible to rectify the situation can make up excuses for
not correcting or dealing with the problem.
that many questioned resist any discussion involving how they
base their position of various issues on Biblical truth, has
shaken many that leave the fellowship. The response invariably
includes disbelief, shock, and a deep and profound grief for
the "sheep" and leadership who are so blinded.
Another consistent that seems to take place with the
"remnant" is being unable to find other fellowship.
Although some do, many are finding isolation even in larger
centers, where one would think, "believers reside."
Overcoming the loss of fellowship also accompanies dealing
with the verse:
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner
of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more,
as ye see the day approaching."
discover is that God honors the desire to serve Him by
providing some form of fellowship and encouragement. Often it
happens in the strangest of ways. The challenge then, when
"feeling like a remnant," is to come to grips with
all of these issues, and not look back. It means coming to the
understanding that God never said it would be easy. All
through the scriptures, God often put individuals in difficult
and lonely positions so they would:
in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
never been more real than when we look at the progress of
implementing a one-world government and the attitude of those
in power. The scriptures say that there will be a great
falling away from the faith before the return of our Lord and
Saviour, Jesus Christ.
beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon
shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by
word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is
at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day
shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and
that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
21:16,17 says... "And you shall be betrayed both by
parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of
you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated
of all men for my name's sake."
become very real to those that "feel like a
remnant." The betrayal felt is connected to those you
love and care, often deeply, about. Yet, those same people
turn their backs to you, for daring to believe the inerrant,
wonderful and alive, Word of God. God brings to mind things He
has promised us. Like:
there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."
the things of this world grow dim when we remember:
will never leave thee nor forsake thee."
God shall supply all your need according to his riches in
glory by Christ Jesus."
concerns could we have when we remember to:
1 Peter 5:7
all your care upon Him: for He careth for you."
in the Lord always: and again I say Rejoice."
redemption draweth nigh."
We don't have to be caught up in "feeling like a
just have to remember Who called us out.
scripture quotes from the Authorized King James Version
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