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Remnant

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    Espaid
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    Remnant: “that which remains of an original body or substance. In reference to God’s people, it means those who are faithful to His original truth despite apostasy and opposition.” (Bibleinfo.com)

    The idea of a remnant is found 540 times in the Bible. Most of the time, the remnant concept is disguised by the way the words are translated into English. In the Old Testament, remnant is translated by six Hebrew root words, each of which has the underlying meaning of “what is left,” “what remains,” “survivors,” “escapees,” or “the rest.” The one Greek root used in the New Testament and in the Septuagint has the same meaning. (Biblestudytools.com)

    The remnant (those who are faithful and obedient to God) has always been a minority, but despite this, has all the power on its side. I love what Mrs. Eddy writes in Pulpit and Press:

    “Is not a man metaphysically and mathematically number one, a unit, and therefore whole number, governed and protected by his divine Principle, God? You have simply to preserve a scientific, positive sense of unity with your divine source, and daily demonstrate this. Then you will find that one is as important a factor as duodecillions in being and doing right, and thus demonstrating deific Principle. A dewdrop reflects the sun. Each of Christ’s little ones reflects the infinite One, and therefore is the seer’s declaration true, that “one on God’s side is a majority.”

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    chardelle
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    Thank you for this beautiful post. In thinking about the remnant this week and preparing for the Bible Study it came to me that God always has a remnant whom he shall call.
    Joel 32. ” And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”
    We must first call on Him. I read recently that we must love God before we can be obedient.. that makes sense to me. We must give all for the Christ. I also read that we must never give up in the battle for the recognition of the ONE SOVEREIGN POWER that governs all nations and man.

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    Michael Pupko
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    From Strong’s KJV Bible Concordance

    Zephaniah 3:13 remnant 3499 (From 3498) an overhanging, an excess, superiority, remainder
    3498 to jut over or exceed, by implication to excel, to remain or be left, cause to abound, preserve
    1 Kings 18:22 “even I only remain a prophet”
    this usage remain is the same as remnant 3498 !!

    I was wondering who would be considered a member of the remnant. Checking into the definitions from Strong’s Concordance it appears that there is a very high standard. As related above honesty is an important part of it so anyone who partakes in their efforts without that attribute evidently wouldn’t be a part of the ‘remnant.’

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