Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:
'Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,
ONLY THE REMNANT WILL BE SAVED.
For the Lord will carry out His Sentence on Earth
With Speed and Finality.
It is just as Isaiah said previously:
'Unless the Lord Almighty had left us Descendants,
We would have become like Sodom
And we would have been like Gomorrah.'
What then shall we say?
That the Gentiles, who did not pursue Righteousness,
Have attained it,
A RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT IS BY FAITH;
But Israel, who pursued a Law of Righteousness,
HAS NOT OBTAINED IT
Because they pursued it not by Faith
But as if it were by works.
THEY STUMBLED OVER THE “STUMBLING STONE.”
As it is written:
'SEE, I LAY IN ZION A STONE (CHRIST)
That causes men to Stumble
And a Rock (Christ) that makes them Fall,
AND THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN HIM
WILL NEVER BE PUT TO SHAME.'
It is by Grace you have been Saved, through Faith--
And this not from yourselves,
IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD—NOT BY WORKS,
So that no one can boast.
For we are God's Workmanship,
Created in Christ Jesus to do Good Works,
Which God prepared in Advance for us to do.
Faith, is the Gift of God.
To be Born Again is the Gift of God;
To be Born of the Spirit is the Gift of God.
“You Must Be Born Again.” (John 3:7)
The Remnant consists of those who are Born Again,
And who are walking in the Light of Christ Jesus.