We’ve Got Company :: By Edwin Tan

It is a terrible misnomer to just speak of the remnant of believers who follow Bible Prophecy to the letter as the Bride of Christ. There is no doubt that they are the core component of the soon-to-be raptured Church, but they definitely have company. The accompaniment stems from the righteous and upright multitude – they are truly salt plus light in this fast-decaying planet.

These are the people talked about in Luke 12:37. “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down and eat, and will come and serve them.”

In other words, we are referring to quite a multitude who have been sealed for their day of redemption as a result of their unwavering belief in Christ. They do not look very much like the familiar faces in Bible prophecy conferences and seminars. Nevertheless, they firmly serve the Lord as a unique workmanship of Christ. Their lifestyles are a testimony of their unshakeable faith in Jesus, and it’s no surprise that they function in the hallowed process of drawing many to accept Christ as Lord and Saviour.

The upright individual is best spoken of in Isaiah 33:15-16. “He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, He who despises the gains of oppression, Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes, Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, And shuts his eyes from seeing evil; He will dwell on high; His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; Bread will be given him, His water will be sure.”

From what has been mentioned, the individual who sticks to the path of righteousness will not be in any way disadvantaged where their eternal destiny goes. So what if they have a smattering knowledge of Bible prophecy. These folks should not be belittled when it comes to their scant understanding of the eschatology we have grown accustomed to!

Even if they possess certain shortcomings, we ought not to see them in a lesser light. One might be kind of critical of things such as their lingering worldliness. Please bear in mind that our God is full of mercy and grace – it is through His Grace that we are saved from eternal damnation. Encourage and exhort versus showing disdain. Most important of all, never let these brothers and sisters in Christ be discouraged to the point of drifting away from the Blessed Hope!

What would I say to these people who are genuine salt and light? “You folks are doing great – don’t let the light dim, but keep up the great work. You could find yourself meeting Jesus in the clouds in a split second, and your life will never be the same again – there will be that exceeding joy that will last forever in something beyond your imagination!”