Sunday Morning Podcast October 16, 2016. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: JOEL 2:32 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.
“Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be delivered.” They will be delivered to a place that the Lord chooses, and not where religion would lead. For deliverance is found only in Jerusalem, or God’s church, through the remnant that are the called of the Lord. The remnant of God are holy and do no iniquity. They tell no little “white” lies, etc. The remnant walk the walk, and talk the talk of a purified people. They have answered His call, and are delivered from sin. God is calling all to this place of His anointing. We need to identify God’s call, to understand it. Our own opinions are not going to help us.
There’s a “battle” going on. The spiritual remnant are those that are called and remain, after a very great “slaughter.” The slaughter is from the battle against us, by the enemy of our soul. It is your behavior that will identify whether or not you are part of the remnant. Only those who listen for and answer God’s call to holiness are the remnant to survive. Will you be of the called, of God’s people? Will you remain after the battle of great slaughter of self and sin against God’s people? The rituals of religion will not help you. God has to be ideally first in our heart and everyday living. Our behavior will identify whether or not we are of that holy remnant. The holy remnant like Jesus, love those as Christ loved them. By this shall all men know about Jesus. Christ’s remnant are the seeds by which more souls are won to Him. God’s remnant are identified by the behavior Christ lived before all men.
Are you part of the Holy Remnant? You can be!