Who Are “The Remnant” who escape the ‘Mark of the Beast’?
Revelation 19:20-21 KJV – “20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
“21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
The Remnant Were Slain
How were they slain? By the sword of the Rider Upon the White Horse, Revelation 19:11-16: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
“12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
“13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
“14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
“15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
What is this “sword” out of His mouth? Ephesians 6:17: “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
The Rider on the White Horse is Jesus. The sword of His mouth is the Word of God.
Must we die to live?
Rom 8:10- “And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
“Col 3:3-6 “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience.”
2 Timothy 2:11: “It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him], we shall also live with [him].”