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The Remnant

Voice of Power Broadcast / Pastor Garry Adkins
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November 30, 2021 6:52 pm

The Remnant

Voice of Power Broadcast / Pastor Garry Adkins

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November 30, 2021 6:52 pm

God has always had a REMNANT people, listen as Pastor Garry Adkins describes what the 'Last Day's Remnant' looks like.

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The word Georgia to register as we read it should be on the screen for you and I want to read it with mail that we were looking at the same translation work on unison all right and it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions, and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out of my Spirit and I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, fire pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord, 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 has said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call a man Lord bless your word you could be seated word I want to focus on how that passage is remnant I want to focus on that this morning. You know everybody. Everybody wants to be part of something, whether they admit it or not they want to be part of the group.

They want to be part of something that enables them to feel some importance.

My previous career I was able to work closely with the task force that was geared toward identifying gains and groups pertaining mostly to criminal activity and something I learned about humanity was that people truly want to be part of something and it makes me laugh when teenagers say well I want to be my own person to dress a certain way they do a certain thing a certain piercing or a certain approach to life, yet they hang out with people who are just like them. That's because everybody wants and desires to be part of something in my previous career I saw that people felt that they didn't belong in society that they were different but yet they would surround themselves become part of groups of people who had the same ideology and had the same values in the same approach to life. Whether it was right or wrong and it gave them the sense of belonging and being part of something because God has created you to be that way. He's created you to be part of something and I will talk about the remnant because the passage we just read Joel prophesying during a time in history where Calamity Was Taking Pl. in Israel. The Locust of Palmer worm the Kinkel were all these insects were eating up the vegetation they had destroyed the crops devastation had hit Israel and in fact in Joel one verse 12. The Bible says the joy of the people had dried up. They were depressed they were despondent.

They work casting aside themselves because Joy had left their jobs were gone. Money was gone. Crops were gone. The security of the future wiped away a Joel was seeing the glimpses of the judgment of God, for lack of repentance in the People's lives. The people of Israel but then he sees into the future, a future judgment that is yet to come. I judgment that will come in the future when God will gather the nations of the world against the nation of Israel, and God will bring a miraculous victory to his people whom he has call is written it people the Lord rim that actually mean survivor do know that those who survive those who endure the test those who endure until the end. Jesus said shall be saved.

James 112 says blessed is the man that endures temptation for when he is tried.

These shall receive the crown of life which the Lord has laid up for them that love him.

Blessed is the man that endures temptation that the trial of your faith be much more precious than gold.

The terraces that would be tried by fire might be found on the praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ God has always had a remnant of people God has always had somebody with a smile on their face was looking toward the hills from whence comes their help and it comes from the Lord. He had no one in his family when he destroyed the whole earth. Everybody on the earth. Everything on the earth but a few animals and Noah and his family.

God had a remnant in know what God had a limit in Egypt when Israel was being held in bondage and slavery God had a people who are crying out to him and asking for deliverance.

So God raised up a man by the name of Moses, God had a person.

He has a remnant God had Moses and Joshua who took his remnant people through the wilderness into the land of promise.

The land of Canaan. God always has a remnant God had judges in the Old Testament who were faithful to the call and faithful to the service that God had called them to God always has a remnant, God had a remnant when judgment came to Israel.

When the Babylonian king and the Empire came into Jerusalem destroyed the temple, set it on fire.

God still had a man by the name of Jeremiah and Ezekiel and Daniel and the three Hebrew boys that would not allow to the world's influence or the world's system, but they said I am going to serve the living God. 70 years later, God had a remnant of people who wanted to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild what the Babylonians destroyed and under Ezra Nehemiah, a group of people went back to Jerusalem, the remnant people of God to rebuild what the enemy destroy God had a remnant in John the Baptist eating wild locusts and honey camel's hair all about him long shaggy beard walking out of the desert crying and declaring to the top of his lungs. The kingdom of God is at hand. So you must really hit had a remnant and it was baptizing people unto repentance and then one day he looks up toward the hillside and he sees this tan long legged Galilean walking down the heel and in that belly and raised his voice and said, behold, I am the Lamb of God, and John declared yes behold the Lamb of God who comes to take away the sins of the world, God had a remnant so now Jesus Christ is walking the earth and the Bible says that many people followed him, not just his disciples but thousands and multitudes.

In fact, the Bible tells us that at one point he fees 5000 people. And that's just not the families.

That's the millions of were talking 15, 20, 30,000 people who were following this man and then the Bible says. In John's Gospel, but many decided one day to not follow him anymore but he still had a remnant of people following him, and in Jesus Christ, you become part of that remnant you become part of a people who say no matter what happens in the world, full of chaos.

I choose to serve the living God. I hope today that we have a remnant in this house will say yes to the Lord Jesus Christ and say I will serve God. The world in chaos. The country is upside down. There's nothing positive really happening on the world stage. But even in the midst of all of that God still has a remnant and it's not the Democrats cut the Republicans. It's not the House of Representatives it's not from bites.

It is the church of the living, it is the church that's blood. Blood washed, saved and sanctified, spirit filled, looking for the return of Jesus Christ. That's the people that Joel is talking about because he looks to the telescope of prophecy, and he looks into the future and he sees the last days there is a last days remnant I'm talking about people who are a holy nation, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood picked out by God to be part of his family and that is the remnant. That's the reason I want to be part of that don't you now three years homecoming. What is that people ask what's home come will you know if you come up in Georgia. One homecoming is homecoming is a traditional thing that churches come together to celebrate the establishment of the church and what God has done. Families will even if they're attending another church generally don't come back to their home church for that service and it's a beautiful thing and five years. My wife and I been here this February going five years, three years we've been in this building now. This church was established in 2009, the right to you guys are founding members of Joe and Sandra back there maybe some others I don't know but 2009 will and vessels has seen a lot of high envelopes in its history, but where we are today ladies and gentlemen is all by the hand and the grace of God we came to this church, God blessed quickly and the church grew and we were able to put up a tent on our property, how many limited days right however good and the and the tent was destroyed by winds coming through Sawtelle mound. There, and so we were forced to go to school for eight months and we remember those days.

And God blessed us with this building.

I can remember of the lease was up at the school and active member thinking to myself what are we going to do as we had nowhere to go and I wasn't going to let us come back and I would never think to myself. Lord, you don't have to move here and we tried building on the other, probably didn't work out. We tried some of the things it didn't work out and then one day my daughter who was probably eight years old. It's time ride by here with the grandmother and looks over and sees this church building for sale. Now here's the thing about that day that day I told the Lord says you're going to have to do it, I'm done. I'm not calling anymore banks I'm not talking anymore attorneys I'm not talking anymore realtors that evening.

I'm certain they're frustrated and my daughter's giggling and laughing there playing with only about like that.

There's a church for selling asset price, that's it.

And I knew that was it right or we work some things out. We were able purchases billing God gave us 70. This is about 7500 ft., he gave us this building which is double what we were going to build for half $1 million. This is double the size and only 1/4 of the cost that's God's plan.

God always listen to me. God always has something better if you will just simply trust him to not quit. Do not give up the always has something that I said all that to say this through these years. Through this time we seen a lot of people come to this church and we sing a lot of people leave the church I'll tell you something I believe today and going forward. There is a remnant people. A remnant people who have obeyed the voice and the call of God and say this is where God wants me to be in these last days to be part of the remnant body of Christ because these last days. Ladies and gentlemen if you're going to be part of any group.

It should definitely number one priority should be your church family, your church family where the be fighting yes with every disagreement.

Yes Weatherby offense.

Yes, just like your own family right but what do you do you forgive, and you move on and you will one another. You don't quit. Go to another church to have the same problems in the same fights in the same dysfunction. It's everywhere you live because were here and we are people but we are people who are part of the remnant body of Christ you believe it shout a man all right Joel chapter 1, I want to look your list to see what Joel was doing with and here's what God gave Joel to declare to the people. This is what I'm declaring to you today. Joel one verse 13 gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament all priests were fellow ministers of the altar. Come and spend the night in sackcloth. Will ministers of my God.

For the grain offering and the drink offering are withheld from the house of your God consecrate a fast. Proclaim a solemn assembly gather the elders and all the inhabitants to the land to the house of the Lord your God and cry out to the Lord will hallelujah alas for the day of the date of the Lord is near, and it will come as a destruction from the all mighty folks were seeing that today. Joel was seeing signs of the judgment of God. Do you realize that were seeing signs of the judgment of God today. We are were seeing it all around us back. Jesus said in the last days there would be earthquakes in divers places. There was foreign Surrey in Riverside County this week it's it's all around us we see the famine and the pestilence that he talked about. We see a pandemic that has swept the globe not just America but the whole world.

These are signs of the judgment of God. These are signs of the coming judgment. The date of the Lord, that will come in I don't know about you but living in these days which we are living in, and the Bible talks about the last days and how bad and how destructive they are.

But even in the midst of all of that, you realize that the remnant body of Christ can still experience the blessing and the power of Almighty God. Even in the midst of the last days. That's what Joel was saying and that's why he said it shall come to pass after this. After one. After we see the signs beginning to happen after we see them start, it shall come to pass in the last days say of God that I will pull out my spirit upon all flesh your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Listen, I know that we are living in troublesome perilous times, but I also know that in the New Testament in the book of acts that they were seeing persecution they were seeing death and martyrdom. But the Bible says that they were filled with joy and Boband the church thrive because they were part of the remnant body of Christ that Joel spoke about a world in chaos, deserves a church in revival. Does it not, that's right, a world in chaos, a community that's turned upside down deserves a church in revival because it could come one day that your job is dull your income is gone your money strong your security is gone but I tell you this, the church of Jesus Christ will still be alive and well. But Jesus said I will build my church, and the dates of hell shall not prevail against.

That's the group I want to be part of the remnant church of the last days remnant church of the last days is going to look different. Are you hearing what is in verse 30 Joel to I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, fire pillars of smoke son be turned into darkness the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord shall come.

Now here's the thing John this passage in Joel. This prophecy was fulfilled in acts two.

On the day of Pentecost.

We know this well. Jesus ascends to heaven and angels say why do you stand here gazing this same Jesus that you see going shall return in like manner and Jesus said before he left Terry in Jerusalem until you be endued with power from on high, and I will send the promise of the father would say if you've heard of me for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized about Holy Ghost not many days from now. 10 days later there's a remnant group of people hundred and 20, to be exact, who are in an upper room in Jerusalem praying to God will hallelujah seeking his face. Acts 21 says, and suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting there pit of the cloven tongues like as a fire set upon each of them and they all began speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gave them the and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.

I would always stop there, but it goes on to say, and there were Elamites and Jews and people just about men from all parts of Palestine coming to Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost, and they solve and they heard speaking in other tongues but they were speaking the languages from where they were from and they said what the meaning of this.

These men must be full of they must be trucked out of their minds, speaking our language. The praises of God. Peter heard them whispering this in the Bible says in acts two verse 11 that Peter stood up with the 11 and he says he men and women.

These are not drunken, as she suppose, for it's only the third hour of the day. That's 9 o'clock in the morning to you and I but this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel and it shall come to pass in the last days that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. What does that mean to you and I today. That means to you and I today that if you are not right with God the father you are not part of the remnant Church of Jesus Christ in the last days, you say well how do I do it what's my initiation confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you shall be saved and at that moment you become part of the family of God baptized into the body of Christ what Joel said, who so ever. Whosoever is your hands and praise what I think today for this remnant body of believers survivors, those who endure to the end of our holy God with the shield of faith, quenching every fiery dart of the enemy. That's who we are. That's who we are or I thoroughly I want to look at the deliverance of the rim.

All right. Look at Joel two verse 32. Perhaps they can get it for you. Joel two verse 32. This is an important part of the passage of close this out for us. Joel two verse 32.

It shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered, everybody say, delivered now delivered from what well if you read the text before that he talks about the blood moons son being dark the day of the Lord being part of the remnant body of Christ today. Not only do you experience the outpouring of the Spirit during a time of calamity, but you will also be delivered from the judgment that is yet to come. The deliverance of the rim and tell you something if you're in love with this world not part of the remnant your part of the world because Jesus says you cannot serve two masters.

Either you will hate the one and love the other, you will despise the one and hold to the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.

You know what Mammon is.

That's KJV for money. You cannot serve God and money. Money equal security at your job at your function of a single work on that site make a good lytic not saying enjoy life.

I enjoy life, but I can tell you right now if I lost it all. Today I would still have the joy of the Lord because I'm content knowing that I have Jesus and I mean that with all my heart.

I made it today. Disabled you have money was short but he could have it all today. God shall be delivered for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant. There is, whom the Lord shall call all right.

I would look at Revelation Revelation chapter 19 verse seven. Talk to minutes about the marriage supper of the Lamb whose ever heard that term is your hand waving at me. Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him for the marriage of the Lamb is come, now let me put you where we are in history. Revelation 19 the rapture of the church is already happened. We've been delivered remnant body of Christ today, so now there seven years of tribulation upon the earth. Okay. During that seven years, the church, the remnant is in heaven with the Lord during that time we parked it in this feast and this points to the wedding of a Jewish couple. This is how you need to understand this because there were three parts to that first was the patrol for the engagement and how you got engaged was that the groom of the groom's parents would pay a dowry for the young lady to be married to their son. That's what they would do and then they would be engaged. This is where Mary and Joseph were when Jesus was born they had been married yet. This is sort of the engagement of the Jews. That points to Jesus Christ paying the ransom for you and I with his blood, his sacrifice so now we are engaged as the bride of Christ, a man now. The second step was for a time when the groom and his groomsmen would go to the wife's place where she lived, whom she had a lot of what we would call bridesmaids waiting all right and they would come and he would come and take her for the wedding. This is a picture of the rapture. While we are married and are the body of Christ betrothed.

If you will, were watching and waiting for the return of Christ as the remnant people right. The third step was the actual wedding and they would last for days and weeks and there was a wedding there was a feast.

That's why when Jesus performed his first miracle at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. They had been there for several days and several days later. That's why he had to bring new booze right because they ran out so that is a picture of the marriage supper of the Lamb. He delivers that he saves us.

Then he delivers us from the wrath to come.

That is coming my the day of the Lord and then let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him for the marriage of the lambs, and his wife has made herself ready.

That's us and to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints and he saith unto me right.

Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of God. Now bar that passage. Blessed are those who are called to that supper.

That's the remnant body of Christ. Now here's what I believe I'm closing, I believe with all my heart that the last days church the last days remnant not just willing vessel but all those who incorporate this last days church will be a church that is radical for the Lord Jesus Christ. Radical, not just coming to church once or twice a year, not just serving him when it's convenient for you not using prayer like a spare tire. That's not a relationship is not a relationship. Fact in any type of club or group or gang or whatever you want to call there better be some devotion or you no longer part of the group fact, that's the number one ingredient devotion devotion is not any difference in the body of Christ. This remnant right here devotion. What are you devoted to. Where do you spend most of your time. What do you spend most of your time doing that will show you where your devotion is and I asked you that today the spirit of the Lord event today where is your devotion. Where is one of the scariest passages in the Bible. Matthew 721 through 23 Jesus said not everyone that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but only very, which do the will of my father which is in heaven for many will come unto me that day and say, Lord, did we not prophesy that we not cast out devils. It would not perform many wonderful works is, as I will say unto them, apart from me, for I never knew you that you may know about him, but does he know you that's the question this morning. Will you be part of that supper will you be part of that wedding is the bride of Christ.

I sure hope so because it's coming to take his bride away. I love that old song Lord I pray that every person in this place would surrender to you today. Lord I do it today. I confess my sin because I know you are faithful and just to forgive me and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

Any person who may be watching live. I pray Lord that you would speak to their hearts.

Even now, if you're watching simply pray this prayer say Lord Jesus. Let's fight was prayed altogether. Can we do it say Lord Jesus here I am a sinner in need of a Savior. Forgive me of my sin. Cleanse me today and I shall be saved. In Jesus name I declare Jesus Christ is my Lord and I'm part of the greatest army that's ever walked the earth.

The body of Christ, a man give the Lord a handy price


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