Jul 29 2019

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Residue of a Remnant

Residue of a Remnant

Zechariah 14:2

By Craig C. White

The English Bible uses the word “remnant”. A remnant most interestingly refers to a small part that is left of the whole nation of Israel after God judges them.

One Hebrew word for “remnant” is:

a remainder or residual (surviving, final) portion: – that had escaped, be left, posterity, remain (-der), remnant, residue, rest.

Here is the word “remnant” used in a verse.

2Ch 30:6  So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

In the verse above the Kings of Assyria invaded Israel and carried away most of the Jews as captives. They were taken to what we know as northern Iraq today. So the King of Israel sent letters to the remaining Jews in Israel saying “Turn to God”! The remnant are those Jews who were left to rebuild the nation of Israel after God judged them by the hands of the Kings of Assyria.

There is an even more interesting word used in the English bible, “Residue”! Residue can mean an even smaller group of people!

Properly an overhanging, that is, (by implication) an excess, superiority, remainder; also a small rope (as hanging free): –  + abundant, cord, exceeding, excellency (-ent), what they leave, that hath left, plentifully, remnant, residue, rest, string, with.

Zec 14:2  For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

In the verse above “residue” refers to the few inhabitants of Jerusalem who do not flee but stay behind in the city and are hunkered on Mt. Zion until the end of the Tribulation.

Here are the two words residue and remnant used together in the same verse.

Zep 2:9  Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

In the verse above “the residue of my people” are the people of Judea who have fled into the Jordanian wilderness during the Tribulation. When Jesus returns they will plunder Jordan.

Also in the verse above “the remnant of my people” includes every Jew who has survived the Tribulation!

The residue is only part of the remnant.

Several Hebrew words are translated as “remnant” and “residue”. Sometimes the English word for remnant and residue are the same Hebrew word.

Very interesting to read and hard to stop. – Alexandria

residue of a remnant

To learn more about the residue of Jerusalem read The Last Jews in Jerusalem in my book Israel’s Beacon of Hope

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  1. Sergio

    Craig, the bear put his paws at the Golan Heights. What is it for?

    Over 400 Russian soldiers arrive in Daraa, Golan Heights.

    1. hightimetoawake

      400 Russian military police stationed near Golan Heights.
      This is the prelude to the battle of Gog and Magog but not led by Russia.
      By Craig C. White

      400 Russian military police are being stationed in southern Syria. Russia is setting up observation posts near Damascus and also near the Golan Heights of Syria. Moscow had informed Israel, the United States, and Jordan about the deployment. Israel has insisted on international policing of Syrian and Iranian military activity in southern Syria.

      These Russian patrolmen are being stationed in southern Syria in order to help control aggression towards Israel from the Syrian Army and Pro-Assad Iranian troops and also from Iranian supported Hezbollah fighters.

      A lot of people see Russia described in the Ezekiel chapter 38 invasion into Israel. However, the “chief prince” of Meshech and Tubal describes a Turkish ruler and not Russia.

      Eze 38:1-6 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

      In 734 BC Israel asks Assyria for help fighting against Syria. Assyria then conquered Syria and promptly invaded northern Israel. It could be that this time Israel will ask Turkey to help fight against Syria. Russia is a Syrian ally. So it is unlikely that they would fight against the Syrian Army. rkey during the end time. Turkish President Erdogan is Magog. Erdogan will lead the Islamic nations into Israel. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist!

      I know that some people will jump to the conclusion that this is Russia beginning to lead the Islamic nations into Israel, but it is not. Make no mistake. Israel will be invaded. But Turkey will lead the invasion and not Russia.

      I believe that the Ezekiel chapter 38 invasion into Israel will mimic the 734 BC Assyrian conquest of Syria and the following invasion into northern Israel. In other words Turkey will first besiege Damascus and then lead the Islamic nations into the Golan Heights of northern Israel. That’s why the Antichrist is likened to the Assyrian kings in Isaiah chapter 10 and elsewhere.

      In 734 BC Israel asked Assyria for help fighting against Syria. Assyria then conquered Syria and promptly invaded northern Israel. It could be that this time Israel will ask Turkey to help fight against Syria. Russia is a Syrian ally. So it is unlikely that they would fight against the Syrian Army. Turkish President Erdogan on the other hand can’t wait to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus.

      Read my commentary titled Will Israel ask Turkey for help to fight Syria in the Golan Heights? https://hightimetoawake.com/will-israel-ask-turkey-for-help-to-fight-syria-in-the-golan-heights/


      1. Sergio

        Good job, Craig.

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