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A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE REMNANT (Trumpet Ministries, Inc. / Word of Righteousness)

A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE REMNANT

An excerpt from The Conqueror , by Robert B. Thompson Copyright Š 2006 Trumpet Ministries, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Table of Contents

QUESTIONS 

Revelation 3:1

Revelation 3:2

Revelation 3:3

Revelation 3:4

Revelation 3:5

ANSWERS

Revelation 3:1

Revelation 3:2

Revelation 3:3

Revelation 3:4

Revelation 3:5

QUESTIONS

Revelation 3:1

1.Read Revelation 3:1.

2.To whom did the Lord Jesus command the Apostle John to write?

3.What do the seven churches in Asia represent?

4.What else may these seven churches portray?

5.How can a Christian believer respond practically to the words of the Lord Jesus in the second and third chapters of the Book of Revelation?

6.Are the warnings and exhortation given by the Lord to the seven churches addressed to us today?

7.What truth is revealed by the fact that Christ has "the seven Spirits of God"?

8.What truth is revealed by the fact that Christ has "the seven stars"?

9.Today the Holy Spirit is emphasizing the forming of Christ in the disciples. How can a believer misunderstand this emphasis?

10.How does Christ appear to us?

11.What significance is there in the fact that the Lord Jesus appeared in a different way to each of the seven churches?

12.How many genuine disciples were there in Sardis?

13.What was true of the remnant of the church in Sardis?

14.What was true of the majority of the believers in Sardis?

15.How must the victorious saint, in the midst of a Sardis-type assembling, view the Lord Jesus?

16.In what aspect of the Kingdom of God does the Sardis-type church fall short of the Glory of God?

17.What statement does Christ make to each of the seven churches of Asia Minor?

18.What did Christ state concerning the church in Sardis?

19.What was lacking in the church in Sardis?

20.What was the church in Sardis?

21.What was the apparent "life" of the assembling in Sardis?

22.How could one describe the animated corpse of Sardis?

23.What is the meaning of the name Sardis ?

24.Read Isaiah 10:20,21; Romans 9:27; 11:15.

25.What is true of the Jewish people who are not members of Christ’s remnant?

26.What is true of Gentiles who are not members of Christ’s remnant?

27.What will the remnant do in the days just before the coming of the Lord?

28.What will take place after the remnant have been lifted from the earth?

29.What ministry will the remnant have during the darkest hour of the tribulation?

30.Read Joel 2:32.

31.Who are the remnant?

32.Why does Christ appear to the church in Sardis as "he that hath the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars"?

33.What is it that the human-oriented church seldom or never will do?

34.In what does the human-oriented church trust?

35.What is the battle cry of the Elijah-Elisha company?

36.Who are the remnant?

37.Of what are the remnant always conscious?

38.What expression was used by Elijah and Elisha?

Revelation 3:2

1. Read Revelation 3:2.

2.What is the warning to the believers of the Sardis-type assembling?

3.What happens when a church achieves "success" by human effort?

4.What is one principal difference between the Sardis-type church and the remnant?

5.How does the Sardis-type assembling regard prayer?

6.How does the remnant regard prayer?

7.What does the Sardis-type assembling fear?

8.Will a Sardis-type assembling place fervent and prolonged prayer and worship, on the part of the congregation, in the forefront of its main services?

9.What does the story of Simeon and Anna illustrate?

10.What was true of the Temple area of Jerusalem?

11.Who entered the midst of this religious activity?

12.What should have taken place immediately?

13.Who was now in visible form in the midst of His people?

14.Instead, what took place (and always will take place in the Sardis-type assembling)?

15.Why were the Jews—priests and people alike—unable to grasp the fact that the greatest event of human history was taking place in their midst?

16.What were Simeon and Anna?

17.Read Luke 2:26.

18.Why did Simeon arrive just in time to meet Joseph and Mary?

19.What did Simeon do?

20.What did Anna do?

21.What did the leaders of Israel do?

22.What did the common people do?

23.What tragic mistake can a believer make?

24.How can we avoid being a "living corpse," a Sardis-type Christian?

Revelation 3:3

1.Read Revelation 3:3.

2.What does Christ advise the Sardis-type church to do?

3.Are we to go back and imitate what the Holy Spirit did in the past?

4.What are we to return to?

5.What was true at one time of each of the large denominations of today?

6.Was this true of the Baptists? The Methodists? The Protestant Reformers?

7.What was true of the Pentecostal people in time past?

8.What is true today of the large denominations?

9.Why do Holy Spirit-empowered remnants change into animated corpses?

10.What does the Lord Jesus always have in the earth?

11.How can we be certain we ourselves are part of the Lord’s remnant, part of His conquering army?

12.What will happen to a member of the Sardis-type assembling if he or she does not return to prayer and holy living?

13.What is one difference between the works of religious people and the works of Christ?

14.What should we do if we have been caught up in Sardis-type activities?

15.What was true of the assembling in Sardis?

Revelation 3:4

1.Read Revelation 3:4.

2.Into what condition does the life of victorious living in Christ bring us?

3.What does it mean to not "defile our garments"?

4.What kinds of actions, speech, and thought "soil the garments" of the believers in Christ?

5.What is the first step the Christian must take in order to wash his or her garment sin the blood of the Lamb?

6.What is the second step the Christian must take to cleanse his spiritual clothes?

7.What is the third step?

8.The fourth step?

9.What is true of us if we do not keep ourselves unspotted from sin?

10.What is the first reward to the overcomer of the Sardis-type church?

11.Of what is being clothed in white raiment a part?

Revelation 3:5

1.Read Revelation 3:5.

2.What is the "white garment" with which we are to be clothed?

3.Read Revelation 19:8.

4.What is the meaning of the term "righteousness," as used in Revelation 19:8?

5.What did the Apostle Paul desire?

6.Read Romans 7:24.

7.What has Christ promised us?

8.Read Matthew 5:6.

9.What is being woven in Heaven for the victorious saint?

10.When will the saint be clothed with the righteous body that has been formed by his overcoming sin and disobedience while on the earth?

11.What happens each time we, through the Spirit, overcome the pressures of a trial or the temptations of a sin?

12.From what will the overcomer be released, at the coming of the Lord?

13.What is each saint weaving now?

14.What is being created in us now?

15.With what shall we be clothed in the Day of Christ?

16.Will the coming of the Lord from Heaven produce a change in the personality of the saint?

17.What is another promise given to the victorious saint in Sardis?

18.What possibility is facing the member of the Sardis-type church who does not turn away from the appetites and desires of the flesh and seek the will of the Lord for his or her life?

19.What happens when we lay hold on the grace of God in Christ such that our conduct becomes increasingly righteous, holy, and obedient?

20.In what terms will we be rewarded at the coming of the Lord?

21.What is the third reward assigned to the conquering saint of Sardis?

22.What always is true of the members of the remnant?

23.What always is true of the Sardis-type assembling?

24.Because the victorious saint is not ashamed of Christ among men, and seeks the approval of Christ alone, what does the Lord do in Heaven in response?

25.How do the remnant feel about the name of Jesus?

26.How does Jesus feel about the name of each member of the remnant?

27.To whom is the attention of the Father drawn?

28.Toward what two exceedingly great rewards is the conquering saint pressing?

29.Why is it important that the name of the conqueror be announced in the presence of the holy angels?

30.What else will happen in the presence of the holy angels?

31.What is the Lord emphasizing today?

32.Who will appear with the Lord at His coming?

33.What is the task at hand?

34.Who can overcome the accuser?

35.What do we see in the removal of the Ark from the Tabernacle?

36.What will happen to the remnant who are being called out from the churches today?

37.What will be true of the remainder of the elect?

38.Who can be a member of the remnant?

39.What can we expect in the coming days?

40.What will happen to religious people because of the darkness?

41.What will be true of the remnant throughout the days of darkness?

42.What is God’s will for the present hour? For what should we be praying?

43.Can the prayers of one person make a difference in worldwide revival?

44.When should we become a member of the remnant?

ANSWERS

Revelation 3:1

Read Revelation 3:1.

And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. (Revelation 3:1)

2.To whom did the Lord Jesus command the Apostle John to write?

To the "angel" of the church in Sardis, to the ruling spirit of the type of Christian church that Sardis represents.

3.What do the seven churches in Asia represent?

Each of the seven churches of Asia represents one of the many kinds of Christian churches that can be found throughout the world.

4.What else may these seven churches portray?

Seven periods of the history of the churches.

5.How can a Christian believer respond practically to the words of the Lord Jesus in the second and third chapters of the Book of Revelation?

If one of these seven churches seems to fit the situation in which the believer finds himself, then he should take heed to the Lord’s admonition concerning that church.

6.Are the warnings and exhortation given by the Lord to the seven churches addressed to us today?

Yes.

7.What truth is revealed by the fact that Christ has "the seven Spirits of God"?

Christ is all-powerful. Christ is majestic. Christ always is in control of every person and every situation. Christ never is limited by the weaknesses and shortcomings of the churches.

8.What truth is revealed by the fact that Christ has "the seven stars"?

Christ never is held or controlled by the churches. He holds the churches. He remains above the churches and is Lord of the churches.

9.Today the Holy Spirit is emphasizing the forming of Christ in the disciples. How can a believer misunderstand this emphasis?

By becoming so occupied with this concept that he loses sight of the Lord Jesus who is at the right hand of God in Heaven.

10.How does Christ appear to us?

In a form that is corrective and helpful.

11.What significance is there in the fact that the Lord Jesus appeared in a different way to each of the seven churches?

The manner in which He presented Himself to each of the seven churches in Asia was corrective and helpful with regard to the weaknesses and sins of the particular church.

12.How many genuine disciples were there in Sardis?

A few.

13.What was true of the remnant of the church in Sardis?

They had not soiled their garments with sin. They are worthy to walk as companions of Jesus.

14.What was true of the majority of the believers in Sardis?

They had serious spiritual shortcomings.

15.How must the victorious saint, in the midst of a Sardis-type assembling, view the Lord Jesus?

He or she must come to know Christ as the One who lives in the Spirit of God and as the One who is Lord of the churches.

16.In what aspect of the Kingdom of God does the Sardis-type church fall short of the Glory of God?

In the realm of the anointing of the Spirit and of the lordship and power of Christ.

17.What statement does Christ make to each of the seven churches of Asia Minor?

"I know thy works."

18.What did Christ state concerning the church in Sardis?

"Thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead."

19.What was lacking in the church in Sardis?

The Life of Christ that comes to us through the Holy Spirit.

20.What was the church in Sardis?

An active, growing corpse to which members were being added daily.

21.What was the apparent "life" of the assembling in Sardis?

The life of human endeavor.

22.How could one describe the animated corpse of Sardis?

The church was being administrated with skill. There was concerted, diligent action on the part of the committees and members of the assembling. The programs of the church sparkled with talent. The church in Sardis was an attractive, exciting place to go on Sunday morning. The size of the congregation was increasing with each passing week. It was a corpse propped up and animated by the wisdom and energy of human beings.

23.What is the meaning of the name Sardis?

Remnant, or those who have escaped.

24.Read Isaiah 10:20,21; Romans 9:27; 11:5.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. (Isaiah 10:20,21)

Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: (Romans 9:27)

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (Romans 11:5)

25.What is true of the Jewish people who are not members of Christ’s remnant?

The greater part of natural Israel has been given by the Lord "the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear."

26.What is true of Gentiles who are not members of Christ’s remnant?

They continue in spiritual ignorance and death.

27.What will the remnant do in the days just before the coming of the Lord?

The remnant will give an earth-shaking testimony of Christ during the days of Antichrist, as symbolized by the two witnesses of Revelation, Chapter 11.28.

What will take place after the remnant have been lifted from the earth?

As soon as the remnant have been lifted up, the vials of God’s wrath will be poured on the wicked, followed by the descent of the Lord Jesus and His army of conquerors from Heaven.

29.What ministry will the remnant have during the darkest hour of the tribulation?

The remnant will be the source of spiritual deliverance in the earth, even in the darkest hour of the tribulation.

30.Read 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. (Joel 2:32)

31.Who are the remnant?

The true Seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:29), those who "keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Christ."

32.Why does Christ appear to the church in Sardis as "he that hath the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars"?

Christ appears this way because it is in the area of the anointing, and of the Person and power of Christ, that the human-oriented churches come short of God’s Glory and the remnant fulfill the will of God.

33.What is it that the human-oriented church seldom or never will do?

Trust in the anointing of the Holy Spirit or the Person and power of Christ to accomplish its goals.

34.In what does the human-oriented church trust?

Human wisdom, human energy and diligence, human talents, money, entertainment, and so forth.

35.What is the battle cry of the Elijah-Elisha company?

"Not by might nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts."

36.Who are the remnant?

Those who walk in the anointing of the Spirit of God.

37.Of what are the remnant always conscious?

The Presence and almighty power of Christ.

38.What expression was used by Elijah and Elisha?

"The Lord God before whom I stand."

Revelation 3:2

1.Read Revelation 3:2.

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. (Revelation 3:2)

2.What is the warning to the believers of the Sardis-type assembling?

The warning to the Christians of the Sardis-type assembling is to begin watching in prayer in order to regain the mind of the Holy Spirit. Whatever remains of worship, of holiness, and of the unadulterated Word of God, strengthen this.

3.What happens when a church achieves "success" by human effort?

All that is of God will be choked out and die.

4.What is one principal difference between the Sardis-type church and the remnant?

The amount of prayer that is exercised.

5.How does the Sardis-type assembling regard prayer?

The human-oriented, Sardis-type assembling will crowd out prayer in favor of any number of religious activities. Such a church will not set aside a centrally located room for the purpose of prayer. Prayer will not be a concern of the church. Although the importance of prayer always will be mentioned, in actual practice intense prayer and praise will not predominate in the services and activities of that church.

6.How does the remnant regard prayer?

To them, prayer is everything.

7.What does the Sardis-type assembling fear?

People will be driven away by "excessive" spiritual activity.

8.Will a Sardis-type assembling place fervent and prolonged prayer and worship, on the part of the congregation, in the forefront of its main services?

No.

9.What does the story of Simeon and Anna illustrate?

The contrast between the anointed, praying remnant and the busy religious people of the popular churches.

10.What was true of the Temple area of Jerusalem?

The Temple area was filled with people who were busily engaged in the statutes of Moses and in the numerous customs and practices that had grown up around the original statutes.

11.Who entered the midst of this religious activity?

Joseph and Mary of Nazareth, holding in their arms the Word of God Incarnate.

12.What should have taken place immediately?

Every mouth should have shut. Every action should have stopped. Every eye should have been fastened on Immanuel. Every knee should have bent in worship before the thundering God of Sinai now appearing as a babe.

13.Who was now in visible form in the midst of His people?

The almighty God of Israel.

14.Instead, what took place (and always will take place in the Sardis-type assembling)?

None of the people turned. None of them worshiped. The priests, scribes, and Pharisees continued to practice the politics and discuss the problems of the nation. Money continued to change hands. The young men continued their studies.

15.Why were the Jews—priests and people alike—unable to grasp the fact that the greatest event of human history was taking place in their midst?

Because they were putting human effort ahead of prayer and reliance on God.

16.What were Simeon and Anna?

A remnant of the thousands of Israelites.

17.Read Luke 2:26.

And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. (Luke 2:26)

18.Why did Simeon arrive just in time to meet Joseph and Mary?

He was led by the Spirit of God.

19.What did Simeon do?

Simeon took Jesus in his arms and began to prophesy of the Divine Glory that was at hand for the Gentiles and the nation of Israel.

20.What did Anna do?

She recognized her Christ and prophesied of the redemption He would bring.

21.What did the leaders of Israel do?

The leaders of Israel continued with their business as usual.

22.What did the common people do?

The common people baked their bread, worked in the fields, watered their animals.

23.What tragic mistake can a believer make?

To spend one’s life in religious activity and then to have God pass us by; to miss the Lord’s Christ.

24.How can we avoid being a "living corpse," a Sardis-type Christian?

By looking to the Holy Spirit for guidance and enablement rather than to human help. By exalting Christ in the church and worshiping Him rather than filling up the Divine service with activities operated by human skill and talent.

Revelation 3:3

1.Read Revelation 3:3.

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (Revelation 3:3)

2.What does Christ advise the Sardis-type church to do?

Christ advises a Sardis-type, human-oriented church to "remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent." He tells the members to go back to the fire in which their church was born, and to the faith in God and holy living that were passed on to them by their founders.

3.Are we to go back and imitate what the Holy Spirit did in the past?

No.

4.What are we to return to?

To prayer, to holy living, to the preaching and teaching of the Scriptures rather than the traditions of men, to reliance on the Person of Christ and the anointing of the Holy Spirit of God instead of on the ideas and ambitions of human beings.

5.What was true at one time of each of the large denominations of today?

It was a godly remnant.

6.Was this true of the Baptists? The Methodists? The Protestant Reformers?

Yes.

7.What was true of the Pentecostal people in time past?

The Pentecostal people were a remnant, a small group of radicals who emerged from the evangelical churches.

8.What is true today of the large denominations?

They are large, active, well-financed denominations of Christian people who command respect from the world.

9.Why do Holy Spirit-empowered remnants change into animated corpses?

Because of the self-will of Christian people. The believers follow their own desires instead of waiting of the Lord for His direction. They are not willing to be crucified to their adamic impulses.

10.What does the Lord Jesus always have in the earth?

His remnant—the seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal. He has them today.

11.How can we be certain we ourselves are part of the Lord’s remnant, part of His conquering army?

Are we proceeding onward with a program of human-oriented activity?

Are we building the Kingdom of God by the wisdom and efforts of flesh and blood?

Or are we watching faithfully in prayer, waiting on the Lord always for every detail of what we are and do?

12.What will happen to a member of the Sardis-type assembling if he or she does not return to prayer and holy living?

The Lord Jesus will come upon him or her as a thief. One moment he will be a fine show on the earth. The next moment he will be naked and destitute. He will be caught by surprise because he has not been watching carefully in prayer for the Presence and blessing of Christ.

13.What is one difference between the works of religious people and the works of Christ?

The works of people, even religious people, are as grass that springs up in a moment and perishes in a moment. The works of Christ are eternal. They never shall pass away.

14.What should we do if we have been caught up in Sardis-type activities?

We are to "hold fast, and repent." We are to press steadily forward in all good works but to repent of our employment of human talent in the attempted building of the Kingdom of God.

15.What was true of the assembling in Sardis?

There was a remnant in Sardis. There were believers who looked only to the Holy Spirit for the building of the Kingdom of God.

Revelation 3:4

1.Read Revelation 3:4.

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. (Revelation 3:4)

2.Into what condition does the life of victorious living in Christ bring us?

A condition of worthiness.

3.What does it mean to not "defile our garments"?

To not practice uncleanness in actions, words, motives, thoughts, and imaginations.

4.What kinds of actions, speech, and thought "soil the garments" of the believers in Christ?

Hatred, spite, jealousy, lust, adultery, fornication, unforgiveness, impatience, unbelief, self-seeking, drunkenness and revelry, foolish behavior, covetousness, untruthfulness, profanity, dabbling in the occult, violence, and anger.

5.What is the first step the Christian must take in order to wash his or her garment in the blood of the Lamb?

He must confess his sins.

6.What is the second step the Christian must take to cleanse his spiritual clothes?

He must repent of his sins. Having denounced them as unworthy of the Kingdom of God, he must resolve that by the Lord’s help he never again will practice those deeds, words, or thoughts.

7.What is the third step?

He must believe firmly in God’s promise that when we "confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

8.The fourth step?

When the same temptation returns he is to submit himself to God and resist the devil.

9.What is true of us if we do not keep ourselves unspotted from sin?

We are not worthy to walk with Christ.

10.What is the first reward to the overcomer of the Sardis-type church?

He or she will be "clothed in white raiment."

11.Of what is being clothed in white raiment a part?

The first resurrection from the dead.

Revelation 3:5

1.Read Revelation 3:5.

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (Revelation 3:5)

2.What is the "white garment" with which we are to be clothed?

The power to live righteously.

3.Read Revelation 19:8.

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness [righteous deeds] of saints. (Revelation 19:8)

 4.What is the meaning of the term "righteousness," as used in Revelation 19:8?

Righteous behavior.

5.What did the Apostle Paul desire?

The power to live righteously.

6.Read Romans 7:24.

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (Romans 7:24)

7.What has Christ promised us?

The power to live righteously.

8.Read Matthew 5:6.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)

9.What is being woven in Heaven for the victorious saint?

A robe of white linen, which symbolizes the power to live righteously.

10.When will the saint be clothed with the righteous body that has been formed as he has overcome sin and disobedience while on the earth?

At the coming of the Lord Jesus from Heaven.

11.What happens each time we, through the Spirit, overcome the pressures of a trial or the enticements of a sin?

Our robe of righteousness grows more glorious.

12.From what will the overcomer be released, at the coming of the Lord?

No longer will he be dragging around a physical body full of sin.

13.What is each saint weaving now?

A robe of righteous conduct.

14.What is being created in us now?

Our resurrection from the dead is being created in us.

15.With what shall we be clothed in the Day of Christ?

Our deeds.

16.Will the coming of the Lord from Heaven produce a change in the personality of the saint?

The coming of the Lord from Heaven will not result principally in a change in what we are as much as it will in a revelation of what we have become during our discipleship on the earth.

17.What is another promise given to the victorious saint in Sardis?

The conqueror in Sardis will not have his name blotted out of the Book of Life.

18.What possibility is facing the member of the Sardis-type church who does not turn away from the appetites and desires of the flesh and seek the will of the Lord for his or her life?

Having his name blotted from the Book of Life.

19.What happens when we lay hold on the grace of God in Christ such that our conduct becomes increasingly righteous, holy, and obedient?

Our name is engraved for eternity in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

20.In what terms will we be rewarded at the coming of the Lord?

We will be rewarded in terms of our deeds, and we will reap, when the Lord Jesus comes, what we are sowing now.

21.What is the third reward assigned to the conquering saint of Sardis?

Christ will confess his name before the Father and the holy angels.

22.What always is true of the members of the remnant?

The remnant always are a testimony of the Person of God and of Christ, of Christ’s ways, of His will, of His love, of His wrath.

23.What always is true of the Sardis-type assembling?

The Sardis-type assembling does not give a clear testimony, either in word or in deed, of the Person, way, and will of Christ or of the true nature of His love and His wrath.

24.Because the victorious saint is not ashamed of Christ among men, and seeks the approval of Christ alone, what does the Lord do in Heaven in response?

Christ confesses his name in the Presence of the Father and of the holy angels.

25.How do the remnant feel about the name of Jesus?

The name of Jesus is the sweetest of all sounds to each true Christian on the earth.

26.How does Jesus feel about the name of each member of the remnant?

The name of each true Christian is exceedingly precious to Christ in Heaven.

27.To whom is the attention of the Father drawn?

To the saint who has lifted up the name of God’s beloved Son in the midst of human beings who are determined to seek their own welfare.

28.Toward what two exceedingly great rewards is the conquering saint pressing?

Becoming a pillar in the Temple of God; being seated with Christ in His throne.

29.Why is it important that the name of the conqueror be announced in the presence of the holy angels?

The elect angels are spirits who minister to the heirs of salvation. They have been charged with the welfare of the sons of God.

30.What else will happen in the presence of the holy angels?

All those who choose to worship and serve Antichrist will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels.

31.What is the Lord emphasizing today?

The forming of the firstfruits of the Bride.

32.Who will appear with the Lord at His coming?

The firstfruits, not the entire Bride.

33.What is the task at hand?

The overcoming of the accuser.

34.Who can overcome the accuser?

The accuser can be overcome only by those who are willing to die to their bodily lusts, their desire for the world, and their longing for status and achievement.

35.What do we see in the removal of the Ark from the Tabernacle?

A separation of a warrior-remnant from the remainder of the Church.

36.What will happen to the remnant who are being called out from the churches today?

The remnant being called out today will be subjected to very intense dealings of God. Every aspect of their personality will be tested again and again, as the Lord judges them. They will be brought to the point of despair as the Spirit of God uncovers every trace of bodily lusts, every trace of love for the world system, every trace of a desire for personal achievement.

Those who follow the Lord through the wilderness of judgment, allowing God to wound and then heal them, will emerge from the fire as new creations. They will be dead-living people in that all they are will have been brought through death and resurrection.

37.What will be true of the remainder of the elect?

The remainder of the elect will be participating in the customary works of salvation: evangelizing, baptizing believers, assisting people with the new birth and the baptism with the Holy Spirit, encouraging them to consecrate themselves to the Lord.

38.Who can be a member of the remnant?

Whoever will choose to do so.

39.What can we expect in the coming days?

The time is at hand for the coming to maturity of both the wheat and the tares. Men’s hearts will fail them as they see the shaking of the heavens and the earth. Sin and deception will attain unprecedented, monumental proportions.

40.What will happen to religious people because of the darkness?

Religious people will be brought to despair.

41.What will be true of the remnant throughout the days of darkness?

The remnant whom the Lord has chosen will come to know the Lord Jesus. They will continue growing in strength and the Glory of the Lord will flow through them.

42.What is God’s will for the present hour? For what should we be praying?

For revival, for salvation, for all the gifts and ministries to be restored to the churches.

43.Can the prayers of one person make a difference in worldwide revival?

The prayers of one person can make a very great difference in worldwide revival.

44.When should we become a member of the remnant?

Now!