The Remnant

Thinking of the remnant this evening, wondering if they are experiencing many of the same emotions I have been experiencing for many months. The Spirit led me to Ezekiel chapter 9: 1-4

Then I heard him call out in a loud voice, “Bring near those who are appointed to execute judgment on the city, each with a weapon in his hand.” And I saw six men coming from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with a deadly weapon in his hand. With them was a man clothed in linen who had a writing kit at his side. They came in and stood beside the bronze altar.

Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”

Are you lamenting and grieving over what we call Christianity here in America? Does it break your heart to see the emptiness within the eyes of those you pass on the street or see at work daily…or worse yet, the fact that many others don’t have a clue as they keep living their lives as though there will be no day of judgment…no “calling to account” what has been done in this life?

I believe the remnant is deeply grieving and lamenting what we are witnessing. Silently.

11 comments on “The Remnant

  1. You have put words to my grief.
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you Lord for leading me here tonight.

  3. Couldn’t agree more, and worse still, when you give them the words of eternal life they despise you even more for being so hateful.

  4. Thank you for sharing – it’s wonderful that you were led to that scripture. Thank you Jesus. Yes, I am overwhelmed sometimes with the sense of helplessness, the troubling things that Christians say and do and the churches that overlook the times we’re living in, and troubled by my own inadequacies in reaching people. In one instance, christians talk about the Lord’s coming and the evil times we live in, yet they act like there’s many tomorrows and place their trust in elections and men’s promises. It’s conflicting to hear christians speak today, here in the West. We hear some Christians mock ‘climate changers’, yet we see crazy climate anomalies happening every day around the world, where many people are losing homes and lives to floods, earthquakes, mudslides, fires, storms and right now 5 hurricanes forming in the Pacific, not to mention men’s depravity and persecution of people in the Middle East. Climate change may not be man-made from emissions, but whatever is happening, is in direct line to what the Bible says. Just because ‘liberals’ are concerned, or any time they try to progress in their secular capacity the Church in the U.S. seems to mock them, and refuses to believe the world is in chaos, just to be defiant. There is no much hateful rhetoric, and cable news is almost unwatchable. Men tearing each other up while claiming moral superiority. It’s so dishonorable to the Lord. He is grieving over this and we feel it.

    The Lord used a donkey, He used many people, and pagan Kings, to warn His people, who were stubborn and refused to listen, thinking themselves greater than the rest. These times are no different. When unbelievers are starting to notice Matthew 24, the Church should start paying attention. We are grieving and no one is listening. There are many John the Baptists crying in the wilderness Repent, for the Day of the Lord is at hand and the church is too busy playing politics.

  5. Thank you all for commenting. In my heart i knew i was not alone in feeling so deeply grieved at what is occurring in the world, and especially within America’s ‘Christians’. The grief brings me to silence, here at the blog. I read such crazy, un-Godly things posted at many of the Christian websites i use to share from, from what i call “blustering christians”…..calling down lightening to strike the president dead (that from Franklin Graham), and all the people agreeing with them, (one such incident), and politics, politics, politics! Reading through posts at these sites i can’t “find” the Church….or the true Christians any-more.

    This is what i was thinking about the other night when dwelling on the remnant. And being drawn to those scriptures.

    The remnant is under attack mentally and spiritually, from within the Church and from without.

    I believe God’s remnant is being ‘marked’ by God….He knows who they are for they are the lamenters….those who are grieving over what they see happening to the Church and how many of their fellow believers have fallen into deception: have fallen away from the true Gospel. They have left their first love and have become like the world—in many instances, worse then the world! Worse for the things they say and do, they do in the name of Jesus.

    Hope my words are understood….

    • I couldn’t agree more! There is one church, and that is those that are in the body of Christ! The ones that abide in Christ and Christ abides in. The Holy Spirit! Amen!

  6. Reading your comments and thinking about how sorrowful and grieved I have personally felt these past few months I thought of these scriptures.

    From the gospel of Luke, chapter 9

    51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53 But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”[e] 55 But he turned and rebuked them.[f] 56 And they went on to another village.

    57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus[g] said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

  7. Marie made so many great comments. I woke up this morning thinking the same things really. So much of professed christianity in this country is just a show of terrified people losing their grip on christo america. The Babel they have built is crumbling and they are hate filled and scared. These political ranters are like brute beasts mentioned in scripture. They don’t have eyes to see or ears to hear, and they are trampling all over the very people we are supposed to bring the “good news” (not fear) to. It’s so hard to watch. I honestly wonder if the Lord uses facebook to show us the truth of how deceived people are. I have had that experience in two churches. “Why Lord?” I ask when I see so much seriously wrong, doctrinally and otherwise amongst American churches. I think the remnant is on it’s way outside the gate, and someday like Lot we get to go home. I try to focus not on myself but the lost folks I need to reach out to, but it’s very hard because these white washed tombs are often standing in our way. The Lord will prevail…his word never comes back void. Praying that we can all encourage each other in these dark days.

    • Thank you Teresa. Amen, we do need to be encouraging each other, especially now as the days grow darker. Your comment did just that….as well as the one quoting from Luke 9.

      Somehow many have gotten the idea calling ‘fire down’ on lost sinners is our job. Instead we should be praying for them daily and being a light to them.

      I think the remnant is on it’s way outside the gate, and someday like Lot we get to go home.

      Yes i agree! We are being called out of this entity masquerading as the church, before God’s judgment falls upon it.
      It reminds me of how Jesus warned (in Matthew 24) his followers to leave Jerusalem when they saw it compassed about. They remembered his warning 40 yrs later and not a one was destroyed during God’s judgment upon Jerusalem.

  8. I don’t know if this helps, but I’d like to share this interesting, timely (and lengthy) article regarding the “Remnant”. It is called “Isaiah’s Job” and I believe the author speaks more in a cultural and political context than a Christian one. Nevertheless, he makes a important point that the masses are rarely interested in truth and accommodating them is ultimately ineffectual.

    Fortunately, your blog speaks to the Remnant and not the masses.

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