1-3 The Remnant’s Identity

For a little while this blog will deal with the many facets of the character of the Remnant.

Eph 3:14-19 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Several things come out of this Scripture that identify the Remnant person and his/her relationship to Christ and the Father God.

  • We are named after the Father God.

  • He grants us to be strengthened by HIS Spirit IN the Inner Man.

  • Christ dwells in our hearts – by faith (Believing in Him; trusting in Him.)

  • We are Rooted and Grounded in Love – God IS love.

    • ( 1 John 4:15-16  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him; 1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.)

  • Filled with the Fullness of GOD.

We know the filling has to be Spiritual filling, just as it says in verse 16 that we just read, “….having His Spirit IN the inner man.”

Yet we must also know that when we come to Christ we are babes. That fullness then, is where we are headed as Remnant, ever growing, ever increasing towards the fullness. Indeed, we are instructed:  

(Eph 5:17-18 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

We know that God is a spiritual God according to

John 4:23-24 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit : and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  

Jesus, also, when He was on earth, had to be filled with the Spirit. (Baptized – more on this later)

Matt 3:15-17 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness . Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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