Who in the World Are the Remnant People?
By Art Dmytriyev
What? Remnant people? Who are they?
As you have probably heard, the term “remnant” is the Bible term, and it refers to a group of people who remain loyal to the Lord God after a time of hardship. The Bible tells us who will make up this end-time remnant:
“… the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17 KJV). The universal church is composed of all who truly believe in Christ, but in the last days, a time of widespread apostasy, a remnant has been called out to keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. This remnant announces the arrival of the judgment hour, proclaims salvation through Christ, and heralds the approach of His second advent. This proclamation is symbolized by the three angels of Revelation 14; it coincides with the work of judgment in heaven and results in a work of repentance and reform on earth. Every believer is called to have a personal part in this worldwide witness. So, the Bible is full of stories where God calls His chosen people out of dangerous places or destructive company for their own safety. One of those stories is in Genesis chapter 6 – the story of Noah. Just see the narrative: “… GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. … Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:5–9 KJV). Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord because he walked with God.
Later on, Jesus refers to the Flood when He said in Matthew 24:37 (KJV):
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” So, in the last days, right before Jesus returns to earth to take His followers to heaven, a Noah-like situation will happen again. In the book, which tells about the last days’ events – the book of Revelation, Satan is depicted as a raging dragon, while God’s church and His people are symbolized by a woman whom the dragon seeks to destroy. Revelation 12:17 (KJV): “… the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” So, the remnant people of God have a distinguishing mission! Rather than hiding their faith, they are commissioned to share the gospel and tell others about who God is and what He has done. You can read more about their missing in the book of Revelation, chapter 14:6-11 — the gospel via Three Angels’ Message.
Dear reader, have you ever thought about belonging to the remnant people of God? Perhaps, you have, but if you have not, then do not delay any longer! Give your heart to the Lord and the Gospel. Jesus said:
“Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” (Mark 8:34–35 KJV). Let’s become the remnant people of God today and obtain eternal salvation!
Pastor Art Dmytriyev is originally from Siberia. He has traveled the world in Evangelism and pastoral ministry. He serves as a pastor in North Carolina, holds a Master of Divinity degree, and is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate. More information at: https://burnsvillenc.adventistchurch.org/pastors-blog
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