The Remnant

“Lord, THEY HAVE KILLED YOUR PROPHETS, THEY HAVE TORN DOWN YOUR ALTARS, AND I ALONE AM LEFT, AND THEY ARE SEEKING MY LIFE.” Romans 11:3

While Paul was using the story of Elijah to teach about “the remnant” of Jewish people are still going to be saved. This is also a great story and principle for Gentile Christians as well. Elijah was preaching to the Jewish people to repent and get away from the false teachings of Jezebel. Elijah faced strong opposition to the point he said “they killed Gods prophets and tore down Gods altars” and not they looked to kill Elijah also

Elijah ran and hid into a cave , however this is not what Gods plan was for him. Elijah had pretty much given up. God said to Elijah “What are you doing here”? (1 Kings 19:9) Even though Elijah thought he was defeated God knows the beginning and the end

But what is the divine response to him? “I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL.” Romans 11:4

Paul went on to teach about Gods response , Elijah thought he was the only Man of God left, however God still had “a remnant” of 7,000 holy men left. This is the same today, sometimes we may feel like we are the only Christians around preaching truth, however God still has his remnant of people.

You are not alone, God has a remnant of brothers and sisters serving The Lord in Jesus Name Amen

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Jesus is King

For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us—Isaiah 33:22

Why do wicked people hate Law and Order? They hate it because they love their sin more, however there are consequences for sin. When sin becomes prevalent society breaks down, anarchy and chaos become instilled, and the innocent become victims to the evilness of the people’s actions

The Jewish people longed for the Messiah to come, the King of Kings , to regain Law and Order and reign with righteousness. Where evil would be purged and the meek shall inherit the Earth with God. However when Jesus came, he wasn’t the King or Messiah they hoped for. He came to save the world, not only the Jewish people. Instead of slaying the wicked, he was slayed by the wicked. However he did it as atonement for our sins, which  allowed everyone to come to repentance.

and one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5

However the King of Kings is coming back, the first time Jesus came as the Lamb to be slayed for our sins, when he returns he will be the Lion of Judah, ready to restore Gods Kingdom and slay the wicked

Jesus is our Judge, Jesus is our Lawgiver, Jesus is our King, get ready for his return! Turn from your sinful ways and come to the Messiah before time runs out!

How will they hear without a Preacher?

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14

The verse before this is “Everyone who calls upon the name of The Lord shall be saved “ (Romans 10:13) which we quote a lot, however how will they call upon Jesus if they don’t know who he is? How will they know why they need Jesus? This is why , as Christians, we need to keep preaching, because how will they hear without a preacher?

A lot of people continually persecute and criticize Christians who like to preach, but if you are truly a Christian, this is our calling! Jesus said in the “Great Commission”  “Go and preach the gospel to the entire world (Mark 16:15) this is not a hobby this is your call of duty! How can people become truly saved unless they know the true gospel?

And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Acts 8:31

We think about the Ethiopian man and Philip, the man wanted to know who the prophet Isaiah was referring to? Because Philip took the time to explain it was Jesus Christ, the Ethiopian man became baptized and saved!

How will they hear without a preacher? God needs you to preach the gospel to the entire world in Jesus Name Amen!

Set Free

Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen. The mind of the hasty will discern the truth, And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly. Isaiah 32:3-4

Why doesn’t most of the world believe or understand the Word of God? Because they are carnally minded, they don’t have the Holy Spirit within them. You can’t understand God without wisdom of the Holy Spirit, can you get the Holy Spirit unless you have faith in Jesus Christ, who is the only way to God

Jesus came to set the captives free, you are either a slave to sin and death or a slave to Jesus Christ, there is no in between.  Many today are still spiritually blind and deaf, their hearts are hardened by Satan, they don’t understand or even what to know Truth

 

Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fertile field, And the fertile field is considered as a forest. Isaiah 32:15

God is establishing his perfect Kingdom through Jesus Christ, he will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever. There will be no end to the reign of his Kingdom. The Holy Spirit will be poured upon Gods people and the spiritual blindness and deafness will be removed.

Only through  Christ can we be set free and he will reign forevermore in Jesus Name Amen!

Deny Yourself

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? Romans 9:20

Often “Christians” today when they don’t like a certain passage in the Bible, they will overlook or skip it, and cherry pick the scriptures that fit their own agenda. I see this so often today it becomes the new normal in Christianity

Who are we to question God? We don’t like certain events in the Bible or certain commandments of obedience, Get over it! God didn’t create the world to revolve around you! Our Father in Heaven has a perfect design for eternity, you either get with the program or be cast out into darkness, its that simple

This generation has become so narcissistic they believe the Creator of the Universe is required to give them an explanation about every detail they don’t agree with, You need to humble yourself, God resists the proud!

The Jewish people were in the same predicament, they were Gods only chosen people, they thought no matter what they did they were still righteous. Wrong, God still demands obedience! You cant walk with God and hold hands with Satan!

God opened up his covenant to the Gentiles, obviously the Jewish people didn’t like this! The Jewish Messiah became the King of the World, it doesn’t matter if you don’t agree with it, this is Gods design and plan!

We need to stop demanding answers from God and start carrying your cross! Where is your obedience to the Father? Have a heart of gratitude and worship and not of vain and deceit Amen!

Heavenly Father, Help us to humble ourselves, help us to know your way, to deny ourselves, carry our cross, and follow you in Jesus Name Amen!

Trust God

Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster And does not retract His words, But will arise against the house of evildoers And against the help of the workers of iniquity. Isaiah 30:2

The Nation of Israel made a deal with the devil, instead of relying on and trusting God to deliver and provide for them. They made an alliance with Egypt, the same country that enslaved their people for 400 years and murdered their children. How could the nation of Israel do this? Lack of faith!

We as Christians today do the same thing, we make partnerships and deals with wicked people to “Feed our Families” This is a cop out and wont be tolerated by God. If you truly are a Christian, they you would listen to Jesus who told you God would provide all of our needs  (Matthew 6:32-33)

Now the Egyptians are men and not God, And their horses are flesh and not spirit; So the LORD will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together. Isaiah 30:3

The Egyptians, at the time, were a mighty army , with lots of wealth and resources. But God is saying “These are just mortal humans not God”!  Don’t sell your soul for a temporary solution. Where is the mighty Egyptian army with Pharaoh today? They perished and ancient history like all armies who stood against the one true God

Trust in God for everything, don’t rely on wicked man to save. You already have a Savior in Jesus Christ Amen!

Slave to Sin or Christ?

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:2

This may not be a popular statement, but EVERYONE is a slave! You are either a slave to sin and death or you’re a slave to Jesus Christ. A lot of people misunderstand this concept of slavery, when I talk about slavery I don’t mean a forced slavery, this is a voluntary slavery. When you choose to not follow Christ and pursue sin, you choose to become a slave to Satan. If you choose Jesus as your Lord (Master) then you choose to be a bondservant, a voluntary slave or servant for Jesus Christ, who is the only one who can release you from the curse of sin and death

Some might say “Well I’m an Atheist” “I don’t believe in any of this stuff” , well even if you don’t believe in God, I can guarantee you’re a sinner. Because we were all sinners at one time. So if you sin you are a slave

Some might say “Well I still live Under The Law” , the Law was never a means for salvation. The purpose of The Law was for us to know what sin is and how God expects us to live. Jesus is the Living Word, he is The Law fulfilled. Does that mean we disregard The Law, NO, but we don’t use it as a means for salvation

Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. Matthew 5:17

Jesus Christ has fulfilled The Law, what does that mean? It means if you want to be set free from sin and death, become a slave of Jesus Christ. He is the only way to the Father in Jesus Name Amen!