Health and WellnessFebruary 22, 2021
Love from the HeavensFebruary 23, 2021
Chapter 31 of God-Fearing Families
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:1-3
As you know, the world is troubled and lost, and their solutions do not include repentance and turning to God to lead the world. In addition, satan is mounting his troops against the Saints. There will be difficult, challenging times ahead and ultimately, in the end, God has declared destruction of this Earth. Without God’s Presence we cannot survive. Without the True Church—the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven—we have no shelter or protection.
There was a time in Israel’s history when The Glory departed because of sin.  God eventually allowed the Philistines to steal the Ark of the Covenant containing the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. Due to overwhelming idolatry and sin, we are in those days again. It is going to take everyone choosing to go ALL IN and getting rid of every offensive vice so that God can reside in the heart on Earth as He does in Heaven—so that a light can be left for our children and our children’s children.
What do we need to do? This generation needs to wake up, and we need to live and teach the pure, unadulterated reform of repentance taught by Christ. We then prove our repentance by our deeds.  We need to surrender everything, throw off the pressures of the secular and allow God to reside in our hearts, and the Church needs to fight to uphold this high standard. Numbers do not matter. Even if it is only a few totally pure people left carrying the Spirit of the Almighty God in their soul, that is more powerful than the seven billion people that are on the planet. It is more powerful than all the armies in the world put together. I want God on Earth! His Kingdom come, His Will be done. We must concentrate on this one goal, and we must fight for God’s Kingdom; and then we must teach this around the world, for the Church is universal—there is no race, creed, color, continent—it is those who are in love with God.
How do we start? It begins in our own heart. We repent of our sins, and then we love God with abandon, with all we have—heart, soul, mind and strength.  Have you fully repented of greed and a selfish agenda? What are you waiting on? Those who have laid down sin, those who are focused on God above, are the ones who can love. What is distracting you? Have you taken time to seek your Heavenly Father and love Him? Then the love of God will spill over for the family of Saints.
We must follow God’s lead of tenderness each day, starting with those closest to us. Have you been purposefully kindhearted today with your children? Have you been completely patient with your spouse? Have you given a thought to someone in need, much less been charitable? Have you encouraged even one hurting Saint? If someone were to ask me what was the one thing you could do to enhance your love by 100 percent instantly, it would be to slow down, to pause, and even stop what you are doing, pray for God’s lead, think on other’s needs and love! The Ten Commandments creates the Super Community. Now that is something worth living for.
Love gives more than anything on Earth. Someone who responds to hate with love, with the virtues of gentleness and quietness, is the prodigy. If someone is consistently choosing virtue and laying down all sin in every area, they are going to change their life, change the world, and they will live forever; they have chosen wisely, and they are the brilliant spiritual-billionaires who will live forever—the best investment of all. The narrow-sighted will entertain anger, greed for money or food, television, computers, shopping, alcohol, food, or lust every evening and weekend with an increasing desire for more.  Yet, the Saint will be rewarded with a crown, for God is gathering together on this Earth the Saints who love, which eases the burdens of all those involved, and later take them back to His Castle of Love because that is what He is building. Do you believe?
The New Jerusalem
The following is Isaiah’s vision of the Kingdom of Love on Earth:
“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the works of their hands. They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them. Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the LORD. Isaiah 65:17-25
This picture of a Royal Priesthood is being lived out in this community, people who have been transformed and who are lights—wherever God has placed them, no matter their job, they light up the world. It is a delight to have the opportunity to walk around people who are constantly telling the Truth, full of joy, full of positive attitudes instead of being chronic liars or always in a bad mood or sarcastic and depressed.
The most amazing fruit, both physically and spiritually, are the children. They are beautiful in their pursuit of God, their respect for their parents, their maturity and their spiritual, academic and physical gifts. We are witnesses here at the Remnant of children who want to go to Church rather than go see a 21st century rock star. The subject of Christ and God is interesting to them; in fact, it is their everything…a community that lives, sings, dances, reads and follows Christ’s virtues and his love.
Real love for God is what Christ had. When you have that same genuine love for God, it brings out a totally new, born again person. It births something phenomenal—it is called a sacrificial, loving life. This can happen all the way from the youngest to the oldest—it is never too late to start—and everyone gets along, helping one another.
The Kingdom of Love could be best described as people who give and give again and then give again; and when they think they cannot give any more, they GIVE, to both God and to man. This creates the Super Community founded on Christ. God is gathering a Kingdom of pure adoration, a Kingdom of Saints, and a Holy Royal Priesthood of childlike hearts who have focused on Christ so much that they are altogether different, born again with sacrificial love. You have a Community of childlike hearts, so there is singing and dancing, and no one is afraid that they will be judged. There is no back-biting, snide remarks or competition, as everyone wants the best for each other and considers others better than themselves. In the absence of self-focus, a miracle happens—liberty abounds. It is the definition of popular; everyone wants their company and a community like that because it is a constant encouragement. Instead of leaving downcast, you leave filled up.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47
The building of the True Church and care for this Kingdom on Earth results in a Community that is phenomenal. It is the picture of Acts 2 and the early Christians. The immediate love and connection members feel with other Saints is amazing—they are no longer alone, but instead have instant fellowship and friends for adults and children, no matter where they live. Every conversation we have and everything we do has a purpose. We are not aimlessly getting together just to hang out or have dinner; the fellowship and the food that we are seeking is to do the Will of the Father. 
Immediate answers and guidance are available for financial, parenting and marriage issues. Members also have help with any area of need from other Saints who are willing to lay down their lives and use their gifts for others—from basic needs like clothing and food, to moving (including packing, loading, unpacking and people willing to drive cross-country to help), job/career/resume advice, medical advice, people willing to freely share their automobiles, give rides and help with decorating and construction advice and services. They go from having no help in a world by yourself, lonely and depressed, to walking in and suddenly being surrounded by thousands who have wisdom, generosity and love. In Zion, it is the description of Isaiah 65, and there is an endless supply of energy to serve and untold numbers of volunteers who almost compete for the opportunity to serve. The vitality is beyond belief.
Though it may not happen overnight, each member is financially uprighted. Think of a Community that helps each other, saving thousands over each generation. It begins with a young married couple starting off in the Remnant and how much they may save thru the Church and Ministries including: moves, handyman services, daycare, day camp, tutoring, weddings, and lessons in music, ballet, academics and athletics lessons. The costs avoided include: divorce, marriage guidance, credit card interest, and excess prescription drugs—not to mention avoiding excess doctor bills as a result of improved health. There is more—the money saved every day from eating less, jobs assistance (resume writing and job placement help, plus people are making more because they are learning how to get under the authority of their bosses), sharing clothing, food distribution, and so much more. Members are helped to move up in their business, and so income is higher. The women assist the men and their household; their hands are not idle, so their work is profitable. This place is not just drug free but practically debt free with the exception of homes. We are now teaching and watching a generation learn to obtain college scholarships with higher ACT scores and testing out of many college courses so that they are graduating early with zero debt.
The savings continue as each generation is taught not to be greedy, so they do not waste money on things that depreciate like new cars, and they are not piling up consumer debt. Each member is personally and gently helped to get out of debt and learn how to invest and save, which gives even more revenue. What is so hard to calculate is the savings from almost zero divorce—which is the real robber of wealth…divorce is a decision based on selfishness at the expense of the children and their future. In contrast, self-less-ness is what is increasing the inheritance for our children. What God is giving to pass down is unbelievable. The Jewish people skipped generations to distribute the inheritance, considering that investments in real estate and stock took more than one generation to grow. When you live God’s way to start with, the family and the Church helps each person to be financially stable. It grows in each family, and with selflessness at the helm, it is passed down to the next generation and the next, as each parent makes one selfless decision after another. It is beautiful; it is peaceful. In a world that is “each to his own,” everyone here is helping each other instead. It builds little by little, but it is a solid foundation because the parents are passing down their wisdom at a very early age so that their children do not have to go thru the pain that they did. So many now own their own business and are not just getting established but are bypassing their competition.
A Transformed Family
This is God’s Church, led by His unspoiled son, and Christ is calling repentant people who are not going to mourn over having to give up extra morsels of food. They are not going to complain about the job that God has given them. They are not going to even consider turning away from the spouse God has provided. Instead, they are going to praise God for every single gift and opportunity He has given!
Each man should take responsibility to honor Leadership and to love God with all of their hearts. Then they should teach constantly, daily taking responsibility to lovingly guide each family member in adoring God with all of their hearts, all of their souls, all of their minds and all of their strength. These will be responsible men, answering to their designated leaders. Godly men who live by the Truth are anxious to come into the light.  They are anxious for accountability and guidance so that they and their families can find their way home.
As a leader of your family, you now have renewed hope with this vision of distributed responsibility. It will work for you and your family! This will give all the men a newfound joy and a pep in their step as they fulfill this powerful and blessed responsibility with even more friendships and more fellowship with each other in this shared leadership. Pride will be eradicated and replaced by purity and humility that walks daily with full respect to authority, and especially to Godly leaders at every level. There will immediately be a heightened level of accountability to the Spirit of God thru leadership with no defensiveness, but rather with a love for the Light and the Truth—no more hiding in the darkness. This will automatically birth more prayer, more preparation, more organization, more focus, more concentration and more effort with ever-increasing strategizing against the enemy.
A Goal for Every Household
How will this vision of the Kingdom of God be accomplished when we are surrounded by anti-authority and discord in today’s world? With a tighter fellowship and more purity, each man will be more active in the Kingdom and will take more responsibility—full responsibility—and they will learn how to counsel within their family. If you are responsible and accountable and are counseling your own loved ones, you will hang on to every word from sermons and the Bible. If you have never taken notes during lessons and sermons, you will want to start because you will want to take these words back to your family and redirect more than just yourself. You become the sacrificial life and the daily encourager…each and every man guiding his children as they grow up. Then the children marry, and you are now helping these new young couples to be successful with their own marriage and then for their own children—all for the Kingdom of God, making skillful warriors out of every family member. Each and every member gains wisdom and knowledge and is challenged to go forward, the bar raised, knowing more scriptures, knowing more than they have ever known about the spiritual warfare.
You cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven unless you have been born of this Spirit, this Spirit of being under authority, and then teaching about this authority line and guiding those under you to desire and follow their authorities. Each person needs to look for God’s lead and seek out the authority over them, ready for the task, longing for direction and taking responsibility for their own family. This is going to change your life! Responsibility makes you grow up. It changes everything—fewer hobbies, more accountability, more dependability, more conscientiousness, more reliability and more trustworthiness.
The Church is built of holy households—not just a few selected households, but the whole group being holy. Waiting any longer to lay down your sin will be devastating for God and His Church. This foundation has been laid, and the question is—do you want to be a part of it? Humility is the key ingredient to pour into the heart, and humility implies joyfully submitting to the authorities God has put over you.
This is a rich heritage for us and our families. I praise God for Jesus and Paul and all the Godly men who have walked before us. We have been called to be a people who are totally in love with God, which turns men and women into a Royal Nobility because they are so secure in their relationship with God that they have the ability to show kindness and love to all, especially to their families.
Built on a Solid Foundation of Love
It is all about who you love, and with the Spirit of God in our hearts, it is a Community of stress-free peace. In a world of unpredictable people, manic depressives, hidden hate and backstabbing, violence and lawsuits…in a world of uncertainty, there is a place of certainty—the focus on God, like a child, brings life and love…a place called the New Jerusalem, the City of Peace. Beyond a doubt, this is an absolute possibility for your life and your family’s lives—a deep healing is available for each and every person and liberation from unwanted habits, dependencies, lifestyle choices and behaviors that have been destroying our lives and relationships. You would have to come and see the dependable power of the True Church. It is a Church built on the Rock of Jesus Christ who said, “the world must know that I love the Father and I do exactly as he commands me.”  It is an abundant life of hope, of beautiful relationships, of financial freedom, of health, and most important of all, of a relationship with God that is beyond anything we have ever experienced before.
God has given us this focus, not because He is self-centered, needy or demanding—but because miraculously this focus of love gives us a life of love that is wondrously blessed. God is gathering Love into a Spiritual City on Earth with a final destination of the Celestial City—a concept that brings a smile to my face.
This planting of pure love has just begun. God is taking a piece of Himself—His Spirit—and building a Super Community consisting of charity as we have tasted, but know that what the future holds will be far beyond our imaginings and more formidable than any nation known to man because it is the most prevailing substance to found an institution on, the most powerful substance on Earth.
God is alluring and gathering the beautiful, positive, warm, endearing and delightful emotions that feel best, and severing them from the worst, hateful emotions in the world. It is the Church, the Ecclesia, the Called Out, a Fellowship to commune with one another on Earth…answering the prayer of Christ—His Kingdom is coming, His Will is being done on Earth as it is in Heaven. It is a Heavenly City on Earth located in the hearts of mankind, that is not just in one location but also connected around the world.
For those who do not believe there can be such a place and since there is not enough time to describe all elements of pure worship to God, you will have to come and see for yourself—a place of no lies, no rudeness, envy, or lust, just layers upon layers of goodness, kindness and charity. This substance flows from the Spirit of God when we put HIM first and adore Him like He says, and then it overflows to man, a spring of love to give to others as we are simply empty conduits, vessels or pipelines for the redistribution of the sea of love from the Heavens. We have found true love.
For those who know it is real, you know that there has been a Remnant of a Royal Priesthood all along, a root of God’s Kingdom waiting to grow where the branches fill the Earth.  There are thousands of things that could distract us; however, we have been called to re-establish God’s Holy Priesthood, His Royal Revival, starting with your own heart and family and then beyond. Think on these spectacular, awe-inspiring things. Think generations out, for our God is limitless! What we have experienced so far on Earth is amazing and convincing enough. Look at the results in less than twenty years. There is no telling where this is going.
A Dream of God’s Kingdom
Pray and dream for the Remnant of Believers and its future—God’s Kingdom, His dreams. No doubt you do not want to miss what this brilliant Star of Life is building, because it is advanced and there is more to see. It is The Plan of the Ages, God’s strategy from antiquity, that of forming a Super Community out of Love, derived from the dissection of evil from good.
Pray against the counterfeit of love movements, as the true City of Peace, the Kingdom of God on Earth, has active antagonists and impostors.  The counterfeit of Christianity is convincing to most, but it has a bitter end. Those who actually see the difference between the True and the fake are part of this profound and impactful movement and will want to unite. No matter what your location, you are going to want to unite in heart, goals and purpose, and promote and protect this life-changing, profound movement. We have heard that love will never fail.  Paul pointed out that even if you give away all you own and then give your body to be burned, if you do not have love, you are “nothing.” 
When you finally find this obedience that leads to the Spirit of the Most High God in you, you will not be able to brag or boast or take credit for anything that you thought you accomplished. Before your life is over, you will come to realize that when connected to God, you have extraordinary skill and self-control, but when disconnected from God, you are nothing and you have nothing. God is Love, and without God (Love) inside of you, you gain nothing and you are nothing. In the end, you will see that God (Love) inside of you is everything. Only then can you comprehend man’s value to God’s plan for His Kingdom of Love. His brilliant purpose for every man, woman and child is their capacity to house a piece of His power and Spirit, which in turn endows these hearts with a small piece of His superpowers with which they can do or perform things that they never thought or imagined. Each person should be respected as a cherished creation made in God’s image with supernatural potential—beyond Marvel Comic fantasies. It will take time and practice for each born again human, but ultimately, the Spirit-filled men and women and children will achieve feats beyond the limits of what was once believed, throwing mountains of hate into the seas of love. “Love will never fail” is simply another way to say God inside you will never fail. There is Victory in God’s Church.
When the Remnant began years ago, the noble men and women of God arose out of the ashes and launched God’s ethical Priesthood, with each generation growing stronger than the one before it. The people who were rough around the edges became polished and gracious. Each person had their own journey, but all were helped by the camaraderie. From rags to riches, from unpresentable to presentable. From ignoble to noble purposes. You will know them when you see them. They are calm in all contexts, with an inner peace, never overreacting in any circumstance. Embracing this calling produces mighty men and women who are gracious in life and accepting when facing death, ready for the call to return home.
When the Church is taught the Truth, it produces the gentlemen of old, the Knights in shining armor and regal women, Queens with a noble calling. The royalty of Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses will come forth like the sun rising in the east to light the world, taught to declare the praises of God who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light.  It is time for God to have His Holy Priesthood. Who would not want to be a part of this rising Royal Remnant Nation—a nation inside a nation? May the men listen to this calling and join Noah, Daniel, and Job. May the women join with Sarah and Esther and choose to live up to this regal Kingdom-calling for the purpose of giving God all the glory. In the end it brings back the delight of God—the noble, Royal Priesthood of the New Jerusalem.
Excerpt taken from God-Fearing Families.
 I Samuel 4, Ezekiel 10
 “First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.” Acts 26:20
 Mark 12:29-31
 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. Ephesians 4:19
 “My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” John 4:34
 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God. John 3:20-21
 John 14:31a
 In days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill all the world with fruit. Isaiah 27:6
 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. Matthew 24:24 and For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. II Corinthians 11:13
 Love never fails…I Corinthians 13:8a
 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. I Corinthians 13:2
 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9
Copyright 2017 Remnant Fellowship, Gwen Shamblin and WeighDown