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Remnant Nation

November 19, 2006

Acts 17:6  “And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying,  These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.”

This is what happens when people get serious about the things of God.  When they have a true understanding of the world to come;  the glorious eternity that awaits those who come to Christ and the horrifying torment that will be the end of those who reject him.  When the saints have their heart totally set on the world to come, are untangled from the traditions of men, and put Jesus Christ above all else in their life, they will “turn the world upside down.”  The greater your understanding is concerning the lateness of the hour, the more diligent you will be in striving to reach those who don’t know Jesus.  All of us, including myself, need to have a greater understanding of this as priceless souls for whom Jesus died are going into eternity.  This preventable tragedy takes place every day in every community of every country.  since you began reading this post, someone has gone into eternity without Christ, never to pass this way again.  When a person dies in their sins, they go to a devils hell.  There’s no purgatory, no summerland, and no returning to earth as somebody else to “try it again.”  If we REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS, we will all be much more zealous about reaching the lost during these final moments.  (Remember, the Lord used someone to reach each of us)

As we come into the time of Jacobs troubles, the true remnant saints will stand out like a city set on a hill.  When taking a stand for Christ will mean losing your life in this world LITERALLY, the saints and the tares will forever part company.  The lukewarm, the carnal minded, those who never launch out into the deep and learn to just “trust the Lord” will be completly unprepared.  This is why it’s ever so important to make your calling and election sure.  This is why a life of holiness along with the laying aside of  every weight and sin is an absolute must.  It’s not to be legalistic or to keep you from “having a good time” (if you want to call it such) it’s to keep you in the love of God.  We must keep our hearts with all diligence because the most trying times in the history of the world are upon us. 

If you listen to most of the preaching today, you’ll rarely, if ever hear the phrase “tribulation saints.”  The bible makes mention of those saints who go through the tribulation repeatedly; telling how their faith will be tried like at no other time in history.  These next verses will be very familiar, but let me visit them again.

 Daniel 11:32-35   “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt with flatteries:  but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.  And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.  Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.  and some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

There are so many notable points in this passage from Daniel concerning the tribulation saints.

( 1 )  They will not be seduced by the flattering words of the antichrist.  They who know God and are walking close with him will see what’s taking place. 

( 2 )  They will proclaim the truth of the gospel, even as the world is wondering after the beast.

( 3 )  Many will cling to them in pretense; flattering them with like-sounding words but will be harboring a different aganda in their heart.

( 4 )  They will be prevailed over in the physical world.  Their faith will be tried by fire; they will be purged and made white. 

Revelation 13:7-8  “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given unto him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” 

If you’re following the Lord Jesus afar off, you’ll be hard pressed to keep the faith when times of trying ae upon you.  This is why you want to “love not” the world; because the love of the world or of the things that are in it will cause you to make fatal errors in the days that will soon be upon us.  But if you draw nigh to Jesus; get in close, maintaining a state of continuous fellowship, he will bring you through anything that comes your way.  Don’t be fearful of the things that are coming to pass on the earth as these things must transpire.   More than ever, we need to focus on the Lord Jesus and on the world to come.  When you get your mind focused on the things that truly matter, you’ll be about the Fathers business like never before. 

These are themes that I talk about over and over again because it’s so very urgent.  The way that the world is going leaves little room for doubt concerning the lateness of the hour.  So few are watching in this final hour; I pray that you would ponder these things and draw increrasingly closer to Jesus as time draws to a close.  I need to close this for now as it’s almost 3:30 AM, and I’m struggling to stay awake, but let me leave with another similar passage of scripture. 

Romans 8:38-39  “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

He promised to be with us always; even until the end of the world.  Then we will be forever with him in a land with no time pieces, no tears and no parting.  I look forward to the day when all who are washed in the blood of Jesus  are forever with him in a realm of eternal bliss. Until that moment arrives, I pray that all of us would be diligent in reaching a lost world with the gospel.  With so many souls hanging in the balance, we mustn’t put off any opportunity to share Christ.  In this post, I am talking to myself every bit as much as to any passers by.  We all strive to “die daily” to our own agenda and seek the will of God.

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3 comments

  1. It’s me again, timbob!! Amen to this message! The first verse you quoted in this post reminded me of a newsletter I used to get, “The Berean” and I thought you might like to peruse their site: http://theberean.org/
    I’m especially glad you used that verse b/c now I don’t feel so bad when I feel like folk get exasperated with me “seeking”!
    Have you been published? You should be.
    God Bless You and please keep writing!! 🙂


  2. Greetings,
    The Lord made Himself known to me by using the example of the potter and the clay ! See Romans 9:21, also Jeremiah 18:1–6 .
    Whenever you see yourself, in the power of the Holy Ghost, as clay in the hands of God, you quickly learn the myth of “free will” !
    I welcome correspondence from all those of like precious faith !

    Yours for Christ,
    Harold Brown
    7512 Terrebonne St.
    Marrero, LA. 70072


  3. Hi Harold. It’s a most incredible journey as, from the hour in which we first believe, the Lord begins to transform us into his likeness. And it’s in a place of complete obediance that we find true liberty. (II Cor 3:17)Thanks so much for taking time to comment.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.



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