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What does it mean to be an end-times remnant believer? Are all true believers remnant believers? These are important questions to know am I involved in a work of God that is eternal, am I actively building the body of Christ (the kingdom God) by my participation in churches. There is a clear call going out from the Lord and the Holy Spirit to many believers across North America (Canada and America) and around the world to start to gather with those who you know are believers. To those that when you are with them you are spiritually encouraged and edified in the Lord. To those you have a witness of the Spirit with. God has a bride He is preparing and though you can be in His bride it is possible to not be prepared and ready for His coming (Matthew 25:1-13). Part of this preparing is being a part of God's physical gathering of saints in local areas under the headship of Jesus Christ. To be in small bodies of believers where all are true believers and are remembering the Lord's Supper and having fellowship with one another. Christianity at times demands a lonely road where just you follow the Lord Jesus alone but these times lead to times of great joy being involved with others in the body of Christ in local areas. Jesus Christ is gathering saints together who agree that there is a cross to bear for each disciple but also agree upon the shed blood of Christ as precious and redeeming us. Remnant believers are those who suffer outside the camp and follow their precious Lord while the world and religious system heaps shame and abuse on them. The below article is by brother Frank Mceleny from his website, please read it carefully and slowly and be encouraged to be a part of what God is doing in these last days: “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. 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 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 to? Have you left your first love? 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 Romans 11:4-5 New King James Version (NKJV) 4 But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[a] 5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. Footnotes: Romans 11:4 1 Kings 19:18 The Remant 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 ackowledgement 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 dismatled piece by piece? Would they like to find themselves in a place of total despair? Would they like the bread of adversity and the waters of afflictions to be their teachers? God’s Remnant people walk this path. 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.

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