As we continue the teaching on His Remnant Church in the Last Days, the message it proclaims will be readily recognized by the student of Scripture. I believe the message of His Remnant Church will astonish many, because it is not the prominent or well-known message of today, but is the message of the New Testament church, the message the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of the Messiah who came and is coming again.
It is a message to this generation to repent of the wickedness of their self-absorbed lives, to turn away from the things which have become idols in their lives. It is a message to understand the demonic influences in this present generation, to understand that Satan is the god of this world and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ, Messiah, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, very God. It is a message that tells of a personal relationship with the Christ who paid the sin debt of all men at Calvary, a personal relationship which establishes eternal life in the presence of God, a personal relationship which allows one to understand the written word of God, and a personal relationship which causes us to understand that Jesus is coming soon for His bride… His Church.
We are now living in the times of which the apostle Paul warned Timothy, those latter times wherein the mainstream churches are doing exactly what Paul warned they would do. Even some churches, who believe they are following Christ, yet have become modern-day Judaizers. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”
The Scripture tells us, that the last days, are “perilous times” for the people of God, and are marked by the ungodly living of some of those who call themselves Christians, for they are known by “having a form of godliness but denying its power.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5
The mainstream churches, the seeker friendly, emergent, and prosperity churches are far from what God envisioned them to be. Entire denominations and religious movements today operate without the Holy Spirit. They are spiritually bankrupt without the presence of Jesus, showing no evidence of spiritual gifts or fruit. They practice a form of godliness devoid of power or conviction which gives no hope of eternal salvation. They are comfortable with the world and are more social and political than spiritual. They appease sin, teach spiritual tolerance and diversity, and deny the authority of the Bible, while casting away all teaching about repentance, heaven, judgment, and hell. They are apostate, and Ichabod (the Glory has departed) has been written over their doorposts. They are representative of the church in Laodicea in Revelation 3.
These Laodicean churches have abandoned Biblical Prophecy for modern relevancy and Replacement Theology, believing all prophecy is already fulfilled or that it is all allegory, or at very worst that God has abandoned His covenant relationship and promises to His chosen people Israel. By making any or all of these unbiblical claims they prove their own ignorance of scripture and prophetic truth. They prove the very prophecy they deny. Their ignorance is confirmed and prophesied in the writings of the prophet Daniel. First he is told to “shut up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end:” Daniel 12:4 and then He is told “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” Daniel 12:9-10 Their wickedness has blinded them to truth, they cannot understand truth.
But within His Remnant Church in this time, the time of the end, there are those who seek truth and understand truth, for they are the “wise” that Daniel prophesied about. I believe the Holy Spirit is revealing the meaning in these prophetic writings today to men and women of spiritual discernment who are diligently studying God’s Word. Our Savior, Jesus Christ promised this to His followers as recorded in John 16:12-14 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.” The Spirit of truth is the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ who is opening the eyes of prophetic understanding in these last days.
The apostle Paul wrote of this very thing in 1 Corinthians 2:9-16. While the “natural man” or unsaved man finds the scripture foolishness, the Spirit filled man understands prophecy because having the Holy Spirit he has the “mind of Christ”. 1 Corinthians 2:12-14 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
In 2 Timothy the Holy Spirit has given further instruction for those who would be faithful to Him in the midst of the corruption of those who profess to know Christ yet deny His Word and its teaching. The true Christian is to separate himself from those who dishonor the Holy name of the Lord, to “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 and we are told to “pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2: 22
This is the call to His Remnant Church, to rightly divide the Word, follow righteousness, to stand for Jesus Christ in these Last Days, and to do so in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:13 & 14 “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.”
Therefore Stand! Galatians 5:1, Ephesians 6:10-18, Philippians 1:27-29, Philippians 3:18-4:1, 2 Thessalonians 2:15
I believe that even now the Lord is preparing His Remnant Church, as an army of believers after His own heart, a church that has turned away from the deadness and sin of the modern apostate churches. I believe we are called to be a part of His Remnant Church, and I believe we are being called out for these last days, and I believe this church can be on fire for the Lord, and it can rock the very foundations of hell. No power on earth will be able to ignore the Spiritual authority of His Remnant Church, and Satan will not be able to stand against it! AMEN! Therefore Stand church… because Jesus is Coming Soon!
To be continued…