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Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:48:01 +1300
-by David Wilkerson.

Something very powerful and awesome is going on in the world today
—something beyond human comprehension—something that will
affect the whole world in these last days.

God is preparing a small but powerful army of Christians, the most
dedicated army on the face of the earth. The Lord will come forth to
command them to do exploits; He is going to close out the ages
with a pure, devoted, fearless remnant.

All my life I have heard stories about our godly forefathers who
hated sin. These men and women knew God’s voice and spent
hours, even days, in fasting and prayer. They prayed unceasingly
and had the power and ability to successfully stand up against
immorality in their day.

These forefathers have long since passed on. But God is in the
process of raising up another army and this time His warriors will
not be made up only of elderly, gray-haired fathers and mothers of
Zion. This new army will be composed of both new and seasoned
believers, both young and old, ordinary Christians who lay hold of
God! A whole new realm of ministry is about to come forth!

The denominational church system appears to be in the throes of
death. It has almost no influence in the secular world, no mighty
power in Christ. Some accuse me of being “hard” on pastors. But I
am in touch with many godly pastors who grieve as I do over the
backsliding in the ministry today. There is a holy remnant of godly
pastors in the land, and I thank God for every one of them. Yet, it
is still a fact that more and more ministers are racing down the
road of compromise.

The Bible warns that we are not to fret! God has a plan and it is
being manifested. It is put forth plainly in Scripture, mostly in the
first four chapters of First Samuel.

The prophet Samuel is a type of God’s last-days remnant. The
Lord chose him amid the worst of times and hid him away in
training until it was time to bring forth His new thing. God told
Samuel, “Behold, I will do something in Israel at which both ears
of everyone who hears it will tingle” (1 Samuel 3:11). What would
so amaze and startle all who heard it? It was the judgment of God
on the backslidden religious system and the raising up, training
and anointing of a new, holy remnant!

What God did in Samuel’s day, He does in every generation.
Indeed, in every generation there has been a remnant, a praying
people after His own heart.


The prophet Samuel is a type of the last-days holy remnant—a
prepared body of believers that rises out of the ruins of the old,
decadent church.

Hannah, Samuel’s mother, birthed her son through bitter tears and
much prayer. “And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the
Lord and wept in anguish” (1 Samuel 1:10).

Try to imagine the scene: Hannah was at the temple every day, on
her knees before the altar, crushed and broken because she was
childless. As she wept, her adversary—her husband’s other wife—
made fun of her. “And her rival also provoked her severely, to make
her miserable, because the Lord had closed her womb” (1 Samuel 1:6).

There are three important things I want to point out from this passage:

    * First, the remnant that Samuel represents is born in grief and
    * Second, those who pray and grieve after God’s heart will be
provoked by adversaries.
    * And third, God’s remnant is always going to be misunderstood!

Note what happened to Hannah as she prayed: “And it happened,
as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli watched her
mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but
her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So
Eli said to her, ‘How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away
from you!’” (1 Samuel 1:12-14). Eli and his sons represent the
dying, corrupt church that has forsaken the Lord’s way. Eli was so
out of touch—so dead in his spirit—he thought Hannah was drunk!

When Hannah was praying, she was filled with grief, burdened for
the birth of a son. All she could do was move her lips because of
her groaning in the Spirit. She prayed, “If You will indeed look on
the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and . . . will
give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord
all the days of his life” (1 Samuel 1:11).

Here are two distinguishing marks of God’s holy remnant:

    * They pray like Hannah. Their burden is deep and their heart is
stirred because of the wickedness in God’s house.
    * Like Hannah, they give themselves to prayer every day of their lives.

God wants to make you like that. He wants you to be able to touch
Him and hear from Him. He wants to give you a ministry to others
who will come to you with their burdens and trials. And as you pray
for them, His Word will come forth!

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