GOD's REMNANT by David Wilkerson

The prophet Elijah had become so disheartened by the moral landslide his
nation was experiencing that he ran from the threats of Jezebel, the
wicked wife of King Ahab, and hid in a cave.

"Elijah, why are you hiding?" God inquired of him.

"Because your people have forsaken your word, your altars are broken down,
your ministers have been persecuted, and everyone is pursuing pleasure.
I'm the only one left -- and now they're coming for me, too" (see 1 Kings

To all outward appearances, Elijah had a good argument. His society was
nearing collapse and the government was the most wicked and vile in all of
history. "Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than
all the kings of Israel who were before him" (1 Kings 16:33). Furthermore,
Jezebel, the most wicked queen ever to share the throne, was bent on
killing every follower of Jehovah.

Elijah was determined to "hold out to the end" and stay true to God all by
himself, but he did not know that at that very moment, the Holy Spirit was
moving throughout the land. A great moral awakening was about to happen
and God would soon throw Jezebel to the dogs and overthrow the wicked
rulers. God emphatically told Elijah that not only was he not alone, there
were seven thousand in Israel who had not given in to the corruption
around them. God was telling Elijah that he had people stationed in key
positions, believers standing tall and true!

The same is true today. Whereas God said to Elijah, "Thousands have not
bowed," he is saying to us today, "Millions have not bowed!" Glory be to
God. We are not a tiny remnant, but a mighty army, unbending and
uncompromising in an age gone crazy. Satan would have God's people believe
their numbers are dwindling, but don't believe his lies. God is still at
work, pouring out his Holy Spirit and drawing hungry hearts to himself.

There is no human condition so bleak and hopeless that God will not meet
us and give us hope.


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