Is Now The Time? by Duane Stewart

“A Voice for the Gathering Saints”
Duane Stewart

"Is Now the Time?"

God, for some time now, has been preparing for Himself a people He calls the remnant. These chosen ones are those called for such a time as we are seeing creation in during this present season. These, having been prepared for this day are the called and chosen ones rising up in this hour to establish God's kingdom on the earth. In the establishing of His kingdom, God, through these prepared ones, shall bring to naught all that has gone before that does not manifest the glory of God. Who is this remnant? What makes them different? Where do they come from? It is God, according to His eternal purposes that supplies justification for these ones called for such a task, even before they were able to see the light of day in this natural life. God had purposely, to those receiving Him, set them aside to achieve such as He purposed before the foundation of this world. As we began to read in Jeremiah, we can begin to see that God was actively moving to establish His will and purpose. God called Jeremiah, a beginning that would continue until today. As God trained Him and sent Him out by His Spirit to speak His word faithfully, God likewise accomplishes in a people of today.

From Jeremiah, we can begin to see that God wills, sets within, and establishes a person His purpose to fulfill. He set within that heart a calling, fulfilled as the vessels learn to yield themselves to God in total submission. In Christ, these become the visible manifestation of that which God purposed before their foundation or birthing. Jeremiah 1:4-10, "Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou comest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth His hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant".

A divine mantle, given from God at creation to establish the kingdom of God in the earth, becomes a divine people that shall fulfill God's will and purpose. These became God’s chosen, set aside to become what was written or placed in their hearts, by God, as they came forth from their mother’s womb. This call, this divine purpose, established beforehand, will eventually come forth, somewhere in their earth walk, young or old, to become that for which God purposed. Through God's processing path, that which God wrote shall come forth from the heart as their nature flows with God's foreknowledge purpose. In this, we learn to wait upon Him and listen. We hear from Him in trust as He speaks His words of direction to us in the fulfilling of His will. What a relationship, deep calling unto deep, a nature tuned into and becoming a part of God's nature, walking and manifesting in that which He is.