It is no trivial matter

And one to never take too lightly,

When only a remnant will be saved 

For the glory of Almighty.

A remnant is a trace remaining

From a small surviving group;

Perhaps a third from its entirety;

A small number of the troops.

It’s a God-fearing people

And persecuted for His name,

But who overcome by the blood of the Lamb

Where victory in Christ is claimed.

This group receives the largest blessing

In all of eternity,

By virtue of their faithfulness

And through only Christ they were set free.

The remnant will not go with the flow

Or believe all that tickles the ear,

But will line it up with the word of God

With all they see and hear.

They will trust in God’s sovereignty

And know He is in control,

As their first love is Jesus Christ

Where much fruit will unfold.

Not everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord’

Will enter the kingdom of heaven,

Because although they claim to be Christian

They harbour many doctrines of leaven.

The remnant is a minute number;

One that is put through the fire,

To be tested and to be refined;

A group to be admired.

The remnant will hear those precious words

‘Well done, good and faithful servant’,

Since their focus and trust was in Christ alone

And their love for Him was fervent.

(C) P.B. 2022

“And it shall come to pass in all the land, says the Lord, That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one-third shall be left in it: I will bring the one-third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested.  They will call on My name, and I will answer them.  I will say, ‘This is my people’, and each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”  Zechariah 13:8-9

“When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.  For I am the Lord Your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;”  Isaiah 43:2-3

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”  Matthew 7:21

“You ran well.  Who hindered you from obeying the truth?  This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.  A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”  Galatians 5:7-9

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.  Enter into the joy of your lord.’”  Matthew 25:21

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”  2 Timothy 4:3-4

“And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”  Matthew 25:46

“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”  Revelation 20:15

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