II Corinthians 6

Characteristics of the Holy Remnant Church

'Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly, restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed (in God's Love). Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. If you think you are too good for that; you are badly deceived.

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.

Be very sure now, you who have been trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a 'generous' common life with those who have trained you, sharing 'all' the good things that you have and experience.

Don't be misled. No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, 'LETTING THE HOLY SPIRIT' do the growth in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.

So, let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.

Now, in these last sentences, I want to emphasize in the bold scrawls of my personal handwriting the immense importance of what I have written to you. These people,(teachers), who are attempting to force the ways of circumcision on you have only one motive: They want an easy way to look good before others, lacking the courage to live by a faith that shares Christ's sufferings and death. All their talk about the law is gas. They 'themselves' don't keep the law! And they are highly selective in the laws they do observe. They only want you (to follow them) to observe them so they can boast on their success in recruiting you to their side. That is contemptible!

For my part, I am going to boast about 'nothing' but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because of that Cross, I have been crucified in relation to the world, set free from the stifling atmosphere of pleasing others and fitting into the little patterns that 'they' dictate. Can't you see the central issue in all this? It is not what you and I 'do' – submit to circumcision, reject circumcision. It is what 'God is doing' (in and through us); and he is creating something totally 'new'...'a free life'! All who (will) walk by this standard are the true (Bride)...the true Israel of God – his chosen people. ...I bear in my body scars from my service to Jesus..May what our Master Jesus Christ gives freely be deeply and personally your, my friends.

Other characteristics of the Remnant:

We have found freedom in the arms of a loving Savior who has forgiven our past and now has authority over our future.

We know in a close intimate relationship the God who has made us His own.

We rescue those who are hurting and defend those without a Father.

The Remnant is not characterized by man's ideas because we only find value in the eyes of our Savior.

The Remnant will never quit on the one who has never quit on them.

The Remnant lets go of past hurts in order to be set free and being able to move forward in Christ.

The Remnant has left compromise behind for the Spirit of Consecration to God.

The Remnant will not seek revenge and will not seek the approval of others...only God's approval.

The Remnant flows with a passion for seeking those who have fallen asleep through the knowledge of the Lord who is awakening the dead.

The Remnant does not seek to get but to give.

The Remnant is a people of grace and love, meek, and filled with a joy with accountability.

The Remnant seeks those who are lost.

The Remnant does not seek to show retribution or argue in any way but they have been invaded by the 'light' of God and has come out of the darkness of sin.

The Remnant understands the fruit of the Spirit as a trait of a lifetime.

The Remnant walks by faith, not fear of man's retribution but rather we fear that mankind will never know the true agape love of our Savior.

The Remnant hungers and thirsts for righteousness sake.

The Remnant does not like to be flattered but only seeks the weary and heavy laden.

The Remnant seeks to be the least among the greatest.

The Remnant are an interceding people with a burden for restoration.

The Remnant doesn't mind being off by themselves as that is where encounters with the Holy Spirit can be found.

The Remnant only wants God's glory to be shown to the final generation.

The Remnant definitely is concerned for one thing...That time will not permit them to fulfill all that the Lord has called them to do.

*Excerpts from I Am Remnant – www.iamremnant.me

I encourage you to see this website on your own. What is written above is my take on these outstanding characteristics. I encourage you to look further into what these people have to offer.

Mainly, we want you to see throughout that God is calling a Holy Remnant who will rise up in these Last Days to follow the Holy Spirit with their whole hearts as He fill them with His peace, power, and joy immeasurable and fulfill that which He has called each to do in the days ahead.

Seek and you will find...Knock and the door will be opened unto you! God isn't a job. God is a joy!

May the Lord bless you as you step up and seek more of Him today!