VOICE
OF
THE
REMNANT

 "So too, at the present time there is a Remnant chosen by grace." (Romans 11:5)

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Welcome!

The Voice Of The Remnant is a Christian ministry whose purpose is to address the common issues and challenges which face God's Remnant. It is our desire to bring discernment, insight and encouragement to believers, along with ample resources to help them better serve, minister, and fight the good fights of faith, right where God has placed them.

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The New Beginning

 What is a Remnant?

The dictionary defines "Remnant" as: "...a small part or trace remaining, a small surviving group." In everyday life people use the word Remnant to describe a piece of material that is left over after building project. It's often thought to be too small to use and is put on a shelf or thrown away.

The Bible defines it differently. There are at least sixty-five (65) references to a "Remnant". The first is located in the book of Genesis.

 "...God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a Remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance." (Genesis 45:7)

Even a cursory reading of the Bible reveals that throughout the thousands of years of history, God has always reserved for Himself a Remnant of faithful believers. While His role for the Remnant may vary, the purpose remains the same. God chooses a small group of believers to do something big for Him as a demonstration of His power over the strength and abilities of men. Often, they have suffered as an example of God's discipline to His people and been delivered through His great mercy and protection. At other times, God has preserved a Remnant from among a community of faith which has been corrupted and is being destroyed by evil in the world. The Lord uses the Remnant to speak to His people, expose their sins and call them back to repentance and obedience to His word. Far from being "perfect", God chooses the weak, the weary, the injured, those persecuted, cast out, the poor and humble to be His Remnant.

 "... God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." (1 Corinthians 1:27)

The Remnant do not choose themselves, but rather, they are chosen by God through the working of His Holy Spirit. God does not call them to separate themselves from the Church. On the contrary, He calls them to be the prophetic conscience of the church through strict devotion to the fundamental truths of His Word as found in the Bible. They are called to repentance, obedience, prayer, proclamation, steadfast courage and sacrifice.

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Is there a Remnant Today?

Yes! Their voices can be heard in our church pews, in Godly homes, in schools and in the public square. They are found in every denomination and among every community of faith. A fellowship of saints among saints, the grassroots voice of the Remnant is growing louder and stronger as the day approaches.

"So too, at the present time there is a Remnant chosen by grace." (Romans 11:5)

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Are you part of the Remnant?

Who are the Remnant? What are the signs of the Remnant? Continue reading on the next page to learn more...

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"Clearly, something larger is happening among the people of God. There are too many coincidences, too many similar situations and too many passionate voices calling for a return to heart of the Gospel, to Evangelism, to the Bible and Spirit-filled Prayer and Worship. These voices are searching for answers, for direction, and for support as they strive to..." (more)

 

 

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Thursday, March 26, 2014

"Discernment! Discernment! Our Kingdoms for Discernment!”

By Pastor Bruce Sikes

“In an age of increasing deception, Spiritual Discernment is the thing most needed in our time… Having knowledge of the Bible and interpreting how to apply it to people and situations is not spiritual discernment…It’s a laziness that the Church cannot abide in these last days. It aides and abets the Enemy and hurts those who are being led astray by the spirit of deception.”

 

Sunday, July 27th  2014

"The Passionless Church" 

By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"What is the Church’s passion? Oh, I see a passion for excitement, for activities, for more ministries, conferences, books, buildings and things, and of course, for more and more blessings and healings. But, where’s our passion for the word of God and a passion to pray…”

Wednesday, May 7th 2014 1:44 PM

"What is Church?" (part 1)

By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"A friend contacted me recently and shared that due to various circumstances she was forced to leave her church....The only thing they knew about Church was what they had gleaned from popular culture, much of which was a poor caricature of what the real biblical Church is supposed to be...”

Wednesday, May 7th 2014 2:44 PM

"What is Church?" (part 2)

By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"What other earthly task can compare to that? It’s off the scale! Yet that is what you and I have been called to do...Remove that remnant and the church would die, or worse yet, it would continue to exist, not as a body of believers, but as a body of the living dead: church zombies..."

Friday, February 14th 2014 12:09 PM

“The Last Generation:       Your Place in Bible History”

 By Pastor Bruce Sikes

“We live in the Interadvental period, the time between the first and second Advents…it will be terrific and horrific at the same time…you may not be as ready for Him to arrive as you think…We jump in and out of Christ as it suits us!...”

Tuesday, November 12th 2013 8:08 AM

"Risking Your Ministry to Follow Jesus"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

“… the dangers of pastors becoming disconnected and isolated from the people they serve, not to mention those who are lost...by today’s definition of a successful ministry career path, Jesus and the apostles were failures…the issue isn’t how much prosperity and prestige a minister of God possesses, it’s about how much they are willing to give up..."

 Tuesday, February 19th 2013 7:54 AM

"Time to Join the Battle!"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

“Many Christians today are feeling, sensing, knowing that they need to do more but are uncertain as to what to do...We weren’t given armor to hide behind. Soldiers have missions, and our mission as soldiers of Christ is to advance the Gospel... Waiting, waiting, waiting. The time for waiting is over...You're in the Army now!"

Friday, December 7th 2012,  3:20 PM

"Help With Temptation"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

I just wanted to post a brief word of encouragement to help us all with temptation and sin. Jesus tells us that one of the signs of the end times will be an "increase in wickedness" and along with that will be an increase in temptations. I have felt it's buffeting and I'm sure you have too!

Saturday, November 24th 2012  2:00 PM

"Can You Drink The Cup?" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"there seems to be a great deal of selective Scripture quoting being done by many Christians these days... we should always carefully consider how we handle the living Word of God...“If my people, who are called by my name,"... We want to be seen as “the nice guy”, a Biblical Santa Claus... when we trim off the hard bits of Scripture and tout only the victorious outcome, we can become guilty of false bravado.."

Friday, August 17th 2012 9:33 AM

"More is Required" by Pastor Bruce Sikes

"Today, the devil is creating an environment of spiritual terrorism. He wants to intimidate Christians..he will raise up people to speak against believers... This can be a challenging and thankless task, as many do not practice discernment...Think of the church building as the salt shaker. Your job, Jesus says, is to be “the salt of the earth”.

Friday, June 29th 2012

“The Dying Tree & God Steps Back: Church & The End Times" by Pastor Bruce Sikes

" I wanted to share with you a couple of recent private prayer times...God uses nature at times to get our attention...In my spirit I thought “Something is happening!”... We cannot reverse the process...God has a plan...The Lord is able to show you so much more if you..."

Monday, May 7th 2012

"Seeker Friendly or Sin Friendly?"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"I recently had a young lady ask me where I went to church. She said that she needed to find a new one because her church had “gotten weird”... On any given Sunday a pastor can completely turn his preaching and entire personal ministry around....God’s work is done in the un-comfort zone... It’s the spiritual tension that exists between believers and unbelievers...

Thursday, March 15th 2012

"Being Fearless: Embracing Godly Courage"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"Are you fearless? Would someone describe you as a courageous person?...Where then does real courage come from? How can you get it and keep it?...Courage does not come from having confidence in your own physical strength and abilities, or even your own intellect....No, he wasn’t crazy. He had Godly courage....

Monday, December 19th 2011

"Affirming Apostasy"               By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"Are you affirming Apostasy? ...What is Apostasy anyway?... "So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful you dont fall!"... These "little sins" stand as giant boulders before us...The key to survival is to know...."

Friday, November 4th 2011

"The Lifeblood of the Church: Evangelism Part 3" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"Without evangelism, the church will die...a powerful reminder and warning why we must personally share the Gospel....There is precious little time left to rescue the perishing....the Lord spoke, "Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die..." There is not a greater deed we can do for another person than to..."

Friday, November 4th 2011

"Hell, Don't Ask, Don't Tell : Evangelism is Spiritual Warfare Part 2"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"A major challenge for believers wanting to do evangelism today is the lack of biblical teaching concerning hell...When you are engaging in evangelism, you are engaging in spiritual warfare... Death, demons, the devil nor hell itself can prevail against the Gospel..."

Friday, November 4th 2011 10:36 AM

"The Missing Link : Evangelism Part 1"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

 Many believers will tell me they feel like something is missing in their Christian walk. Even though they may regularly attend Sunday worship and Bible... without it, your Christian life is weak and incomplete..."

Monday, June 13th 2011

"To Protect & Serve" - Discerning the Remnant: Part 2  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"In this continuing discussion, we will delve deeper into Spiritual discernment and its application in our everyday lives...Exercising discernment sometimes means standing against a popular person or idea which does not have the Spirit of God behind it...I still clearly remember “it” looking back at me, a dark spirit of evil..."

Thursday, June 2nd 2011 11:38 AM

"Super-Apostles" - Discerning the Remnant: Part 1  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"Not everyone who says; ‘I am part of the Remnant!’ is actually even part of the Church...They did not simply trust their leader because he was a nice guy and quoted scripture. They tested everything against the Word...The devil is a conterfeiter..."

Friday, May 13th 2011 7:29 PM

" A Remnant Report from Colorado & The World" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"There are two things I’d like to share with you. One: A report on a school for training Remnant Warriors, with a link to a powerful short film called “The Gospel”. Second: A bit of the scope and interest generated by Voice Of The Remnant ministry...being continually confirmed..."

Thursday, February 10th

"Shaking The Snakes Off"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"...the key to walking in power and protection. It is what drives the devil away. It enables us to walk boldly and confidently into any situation." "Never forget that you are living in enemy held territory....and never forget that you have a purpose and a mission." "There is nothing that frustrates the devil more than when he attacks us and we respond with..."

Friday, December 31st

"A Season of Change" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"The Lord has given His Church, His Remnant, this small precious time in history to ready ourselves for His return...The season of change is upon us....Do not allow a spirit of fear, intimidation, or peer pressure prevent you from making the changes you know you need to make..."

Wednesday, November 24th 2010 8:33 AM

"Spiritual Spartans"  By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"...the Church, is undergoing a major learning curve....God is calling us to tear down our personal and church idols and to strip ourselves of anything which will weigh us down as we go into battle ...We must become Spiritual Spartans!"...

Wednesday, September 15th 2010 9:35 PM

"Words That Bring Dead People to Life: A Remnant Call For Evangelism" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"We can all be successful if we just open our mouths and dare to mention the name of Jesus....

Saturday, August 21st 2010 9:05 PM

"Are You Still Sleeping?" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"Excuse me, terribly sorry to disturb you, but there's a war going on." As the old saying goes, "Those who fall asleep during war tend to wake up dead. Jesus knew what was coming...

Friday, July 9th 201012:09 PM

"A Remnant Report" By Pastor Bruce Sikes 

"Divorced from the Church? How Apostasy is Scattering the Sheep". This was the striking title of a presentation given at what was actually a “Remnant" conference held in Minneapolis. It was ripe with scripture studies, insights and information on the state of the Church and our world...."Have you ever had to leave a Church because...

Wednesday, June 30th 20109:14 AM

"A Company of Prophets" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

Where in the church building is the door marked “Prophet’s Office?” The Bible clearly states that the body of Christ is made up of many parts. These parts are people, and to each person different spiritual gifts have been given ...

Tuesday, May 11th 201012:26 PM

"Angel in The Sanctuary!" By Pastor Bruce Sikes 

Do Angels exist? As I write this, the most recent National Day of Prayer for the United States has just passed. It caused me to reflect back to one of the most profound spiritual experiences I have had to date... 

Friday, April 2nd 2010 12:31 PM

"The Armor of God is Real !" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"Do demons exist?" I once overheard a brand new Christian ask his pastor that question. The astonishing answer from...

- Friday, February 26th 2010 4:57 PM

"Victim or Victor?" By Pastor Bruce Sikes

"It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done....

- Wednesday, January 27th 2010 1:34 PM

“The Church is Flying Blind” By Pastor Bruce Sikes “I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me.” so said a leader of God’s people. These...

- Thursday, December 3rd 2009 2:47 PM

“Evangelism is a Scary Word!” By Pastor Bruce Sikes   A church staff minister confided to me his frustration in attempting to form an Evangelism Team within his...

- Wednesday, October 7th 2009 8:45 PM

“The Passionless Christ: aka/ Jesus the Troublemaker” By Pastor Bruce Sikes   There is an attitude and philosophy in the world today, and even in our...

- Friday, September 4th 2009 9:57 PM

"Prayers...What You Can Expect!" By Pastor Bruce Sikes This is a bit of a departure from previous articles. It is an addendum of sorts to the article "Empty Guns, Empty...

- Wednesday, August 19th 2009 1:54 PM

"Empty Guns - Empty Prayers" By Pastor Bruce Sikes Lately, I have been burdened to write to you about prayer. It's not that I have been having trouble with prayer, just the...

- Friday, July 3rd 2009 11:28 AM

"What Should I Do?" By Pastor Bruce Sikes "What should I do?" "What should I do?" This is the question many Christians are asking themselves over and over again these days. We...

- Friday, May 22nd 2009 2:32 PM

"The Silence Of the Lambs" By Pastor Bruce Sikes "I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together like sheep in...

- Thursday, May 7th 2009 2:20 PM

"Standing In The Gap" By Pastor Bruce Sikes "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I...

- Wednesday, April 15th 2009 11:00 AM

"Good" Leadership...Tolerance of Wrong is not Right" By Pastor Bruce Sikes To borrow from Billy Graham, as we sense the approaching hoof beats of the Lord's...

- Thursday, March 26th 2009 9:00 AM

"Are There Remnant Churches And Pastors?" By Pastor Bruce Sikes Are there Churches and Pastors who embrace, proclaim and live out the Remnant's Call? Yes,...

- Saturday, February 14th 2009 10:00 AM

"A Shameless Declaration" By Rev. Jeremy Griffin I shared with a friend the story of one of America’s most well known pastors Jonathan Edwards. ...

- Thursday, January 1st 2009 12:00 PM

"Prepare for Battle" By Pastor Bruce Sikes In the year 1522, the Greek island of Rhodes came under a massive attack by the armies of Islam. The fortified town...

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