When your heart is a city without a wall

A Call To The Remnant

Jesus was a man acquainted with sorrows. It is not something that we like to dwell on too often but there it is. When we are physically attacked, at the very least, we throw up our hands to protect ourselves. Yet when our heart is open, as it must be to walk with and serve the Lord, then it is utterly vulnerable to attack. It is like a city without a wall. It is so tempting to allow our hearts to begin to close down, to construct a moat around our hearts and make it difficult for people to ” come in.” I have cried out to the Lord many times to fill my heart with love even when I had not the slightest desire to. This is the Word of God doing it’s work, when our own love fails, when we come to the end of our emotions, when…

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Have you sat at the table or will you run from it?

A Call To The Remnant

The road gets narrower and the the climb becomes steeper the deeper that we walk into the Kingdom of God. There is no way back , nothing to go back too, there is only on-wards and upwards no matter what the road ahead holds ( praise God we can rarely see it) For those who have entered into the Kingdom and turned the world upside down, then up appears to the world as down. When they see trials and tribulations they see somehow failure and rejection. But our trials are the chisel blows. The great Sculptor is shaping us that we may rightly fit into one glorious temple, a dwelling place for our Lord.

Who will yield to the chisel’s blows? Who will not run from trials and afflictions and persecutions? Who will embrace such a walk that against the blackest backdrop our little light shines out and testifies of…

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Will you die to live?

A Call To The Remnant

The cross is a place of death to the flesh, so very painful on one hand, yet the price of entrance into His presence. If I am to know the soaring mysteries of His presence and the fullness of His joy, then I must come to the place of sacrifice and death. The deeper the work of the cross in my life, the greater the revelation of Jesus. Those who are forgiven much love much and those who come to the cross and dare to dwell there as long as it takes will arise and live an abundant life. May the Lord grant us the grace to continually come to that place of entrance into His presence.

It is in His presence that we learn to yield and to surrender to His will which ultimately defeats the flesh. And while there can be much emotion in true and genuine worship…

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So called experts

A Call To The Remnant

Have you ever watched a trial on TV? It can be a fascinating process. One of the more fascinating aspects of a trial can be the expert witnesses. A lot of weight can rest upon these people. Oftentimes they are professional expert witnesses, meaning, their full-time job is testifying at trials. Now, you watch the expert witness for the prosecution and you think he makes excellent points and, after all, he is an expert and you assume the defendant to be guilty based on what you just heard. Then, when the prosecution rests, the defense brings on their expert witness and he refutes what the other expert says and now you think the defendant is not guilty. Two experts, two opposite opinions, results? Confusion. They both cannot be right. Ever had a bad diagnosis from a specialist? You go through all the trauma of that and someone suggests a second…

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There can be no middle ground

A Call To The Remnant

In the end, everything of this world is just that, of this world. Only the authentic will do whether that is freedom or justice or beauty or peace. Of course God is these things and only in Him can we have these things, all else is counterfeit, some better than others, but in the end mere copies of the original. The Mona Lisa is a tremendous copy of the woman who sat for the painting. The most incredible landscape painting is still only a painting, the real star is the landscape itself. And so peace in the world, even the greatest peace will only ever be fleeting because it is not the original. Justice in the world is tainted by our very humanity and therefore by necessity falls woefully short of the original, no matter how good it looks or begins. Everything about humanity, outside of God, is counterfeit and…

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A generation of prophets arise

A Call To The Remnant

I have met so many people who think the church is just fine and everything is the way it has always been and anyone who says anything different is generally castigated. There is a sizable remnant who do see it and I thank God for them. They are, of course, rejected and generally hated because they are in effect, party poopers. They don’t go along with the flow, they disrupt the flow, like a large stone in a flowing river, they cause turbulence and turbulence is uncomfortable and folks don’t want to be uncomfortable. They are for the most part sleeping and they do not want to be woken up. And this remnant are constantly shouting ” wake up you sleepy Christians, wake up, Christ is at the door and the bride must make herself ready to receive her King.”

How many of us can relate to lying in bed…

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We are a starved generation!

A Call To The Remnant

We are a starved generation that has never seen the glory of God. We have men and woman in their 20s and 30s who have never seen the glory of God. They’re Christians, they’re in Bible schools, but they have never seen the glory of God. They have never known what it is to be in a service where the presence of God is so awe-inspiring that you cant speak aloud.

They have never heard God preached about so high and lifted up that they went home in silence and wouldn’t talk. When A.B.Simpson preached in Buffalo, New York, he preached on the glory of Jesus Christ and when he was finished , they dismissed the meeting and no one got out of their seats. They sat there because they were afraid to get up and walk around in the presence of God. But a whole generation of young people…

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