Ro 9:27 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:
Ro 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
His church that is built on Him the Rock of Ages He set on the straight and narrow way and His disciples kept it straight as long as they lived and I think John was the only one not martyred.
It stood longer than any which was getting close to 300 years. Then apostasy came in and the True ones who are the true body of Christ came out in different reform movements and called Protestantism. Protesting the wrongs that had come in. No reform movement was complete and none kept in continual reform as each drew up a creed and manual of their named church and the names were many. These true ones are the remnant piece of that original and when error comes in they come out as He has called to them to do. There is no turning around a corrupted system as it has been taken with another master.
Re 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
This is the church that Jesus set up and it will not be overcome and a remnant of it will prevail unto the end.
Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Thou art Peter, a stone, and on this Rock, myself, I will build my church.
A remnant is a piece of the original and you must know the remnant piece is smaller than the first piece. A lot smaller percentage of the people. Remember what Jesus said.
Mt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Mt 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Lu 13:23 ¶ Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
Lu 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
What actually happens is that true piece comes out again and again, that few who are the body of Christ founded upon Him.
Going His way is far too narrow and straight and most refuse it. This is telling us one thing and that is something most will not receive, few, few, few will find and take it.
You must see the remnant is a piece of that original that Christ founded upon Himself that the gates of hell could not prevail against it.
Folks there is a tremendous pretentious following that is not pleasing in His sight. Want proof? -
Da 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
Folks, that is saying this is the last end of Gods fury, displeasure with sin, He is angry and shows rage, indignation used in the verse above has a specific meaning,
from 2194; strictly froth at the mouth, i.e. (figuratively) fury (especially of God's displeasure with sin):--angry, indignation, rage.
We are very, very close to that time now, so it’s time all need to examine your position and standing making your calling and election sure, no presumption stuff.
All must be overcomers, - Re 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
He has made that possibe to each and all, for heavens sake do not deny Him your soul.
_________________ 1Jo 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.