YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GRACE TO BE THE REMNANT OF THE LORD
SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 11:1-5 “I ask then: Has God totally rejected and disowned His people? Of course not! Why, I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin! No God has not rejected and disowned His people (whose destiny) He marked out and appointed and foreknown from the beginning. Do you know what the scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? Lord, they have killed Your prophets; they have demolished Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life. But what is God’s reply to him? I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed a knee to Baal! So too at the present time there is a remnant (a small believing minority) selected (chosen) by grace (His unmerited favour and righteousness).
We are living in end times; many people are getting seduced by evil spirits to follow false teachings which lead to their destruction. These are the days that were prophesied by the apostles saying that the time will come when people will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will select teachers for themselves and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables (2TIM 4:3).There are many people today who call themselves Christians but their lives contradict what is written in the bible. They waver between God and the things of the world and they refuse to take a stand for their faith. However, you child of God have been chosen by grace to be the remnant of the Lord through holy living.
A remnant is a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed. It is biblically described as a small minority of people who will remain faithful to God and so be saved. We read in the above Scripture the Lord’s response to Elijah’s plea, when Elijah was saying that all the prophets were killed and he was the only one remaining. The Lord’s divine response was: I have reserved for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed their knee to Baal. Even now there is a remnant that is selected by the grace of God to manifest true Christianity to the world. The Lord has reserved us to live lives that glorify Him in this world. The Lord wants us to be separated from the world and not to conform to the standards of this world.
Child of God you need to understand that you have been chosen to uphold goodness in this wicked world. The Lord has chosen you to carry His precious anointing. You need to retain righteousness in order for the Lord to use you. Align yourself with the will of the Lord by cleansing yourself from all sorts of filthiness. Let your Christianity be different from the world’s definition of Christianity. Do not measure yourself according to the standards of this world for you have been chosen to live a higher life. Run your own race with diligence understanding that you have been given your own designated path. Do not compare yourself with your neighbour for you might limit yourself.
You have been called to be a vessel of honour, fit and ready to do noble work. Your life need to bring profit for the master’s service. The time of beating the air with no aim is over! You need to have a direction. Your time has come sons and daughters of Zion rise and shine for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Assume your position in this world and be ambassador of the kingdom of heaven. Live in integrity, shun all evil and pursue righteousness. Represent your heavenly father well in this world; let the world see that you belong to the kingdom whose foundation is built in justice and righteousness. Through your conduct, your speech and your lives let it be evident that you carry the divine presence of the Lord. May the good Lord give you the courage to stand for the truth of the gospel amidst all odds in the name of Jesus.