by Michael Shamblin
Here’s a list of scriptures to look at in times of need. Our college youth group used to carry around lists like these taped to the inside back cover of our Bibles during the days when persecution was at a higher level and Remnant wasn’t so kindly looked upon. In awkward situations it was nice to glance down and have a quick-list of scriptures backing up our actions or whenever someone challenged the notion of “grace verses works”.
As Gwen Shamblin has taught… the whole Bible from beginning to end is completely consistent. Not a collection of contradictions like so many out there want to believe. And all of it from cover to cover says that it’s the man who does the will of God who makes it to heaven, not the one who talks about it.
This is a short list and by no means claims to cover everything, but it’s a start. All passages are from the NIV 1984 version. To find more passages, and to see where we learned these scriptures and teachings check out Gwen Shamblin’s Weigh Down Diet book, Rise Above book, and the Weigh Down Advanced seminar.
Doing/Be Holy Scriptures:
-1 Peter 1:13-16
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
– Hebrews 10:26-29
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
-Romans 8:12-13 -Note: Remnant Fellowship teachings equate the “sinful nature” with “what you want to do” and living by the “spirit” with what God wants you to do, Him ruling. The passage makes more sense then…
12 Therefore brothers, we have an obligation- but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
The same concept for this passage.
5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind of sinful man[e] is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; 7 the sinful mind[f] is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
Deuteronomy 28- (entire chapter) “Blessings For Obedience”, “Curses For Disobedience”
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
If Someone Uses the Romans 7 “I do what I do not want to do, what a wretched man am I” passage from Paul: We say… read on to the next Chapter 8. Men are the ones who put that chapter divide into the Bible. Originally it was all one letter.
-Romans 8: 1-4 -Note: Those who are “in” Christ Jesus are “obedient” to Christ Jesus and walking in the Spirit, which means “What God wants”.
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in sinful man,[d] 4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
Hebrews 6:4-6 – Warning against falling away.
4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, 6 if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because[b] to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
-1 Peter 4:1,2
1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2 As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
-Ezekiel 18 – “The Soul Who Sins Will Die”…
-Galations 6: 7,8
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a] will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Going All the Way Scripture/Only Doing 9 Out of The 10 Things:
1 Samuel 15:22-23 :
22 But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Grace Scriptures: Grace as has been taught by Gwen is no different than the “grace” that Paul and the apostles talked about. The grace that does not leave you in your sin.
– Titus 2:11,12
11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. 5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about[b] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
“Why The Name Remnant?” –The books of Ezra & Nehemiah talk about how God granted the Israelites a chance to come back to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls. We’re rebuilding the walls of repentance and righteousness.
-Ezra 9:9 – Remnant’s brochure scripture.
“He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins, and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem.”
Faith Scriptures – Note: Remnant believes in a faith that requires actions, not just “acknowledgement”.
14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
-Matthew 7: 13,14 – Jesus always said it would be a narrow road that leads to life.
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
-John 14:31 Jesus is talking to his disciples before his death.
31 but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
-Matthew 27:46 Jesus crying out on cross to God. Not crying out to himself.
6 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi,[c] lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
-Phillipians 2:5,6 – Note: some will use the “Jesus was in very “nature” God” reference, and say it means he “was” God the Father. That’s not what this passage was saying. There was a clear line of authority, Jesus as the Son of God, who was under God the Father. Yes, Jesus was “divine”, the same “nature” as God, but not equal. He wouldn’t consider that for a second.
5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
-1 Corinthians 15:27
27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”[c] Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.
For Those Who Don’t Acknowledge The Old Testament
-2 Timothy 3:16,17
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. –Note: Paul is referring to the “Old Testament” the only scripture that was available at the time.
Besides the fact that there are quotes and references from the Old Testament on almost every page of the New Testament in the footnotes, as Gwen has taught. All Jesus and the apostles did was quote scriptures in their writings from the “Old” Testament.
All Men Are Without Excuse/Unbelievers, ect…
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Women Preaching/Gifts In Church Scriptures: Some will use the 1 Corinthians 14 Passage that says, “As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches.” We know this was not referring to stopping the use of their “gifts”, prophecy, ect… Women did pray and prophecy in the early church.
-1 Corinthians 11:5
5 And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is just as though her head were shaved.
Acts 21:8,9 Paul is talking about his travels to Caesarea
8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.
-Joel 2:28,29 – Referring to the Last Days, which we are now in.
28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
Also, the example of the Prophetess Huldah who lived in Jerusalem during King Hezekiah’s day.
-2 Kings 22:14-20
14 Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan and Asaiah went to speak to the prophetess Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District. 15 She said to them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Tell the man who sent you to me, 16 ‘This is what the LORD says: I am going to bring disaster on this place and its people, according to everything written in the book the king of Judah has read. 17 Because they have forsaken me and burned incense to other gods and provoked me to anger by all the idols their hands have made,[a] my anger will burn against this place and will not be quenched.’ 18 Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: 19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people, that they would become accursed and laid waste, and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you, declares the LORD. 20 Therefore I will gather you to your fathers, and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.’” So they took her answer back to the king.
When Someone Uses Romans 3:9-20 Passage, “No One Is Righteous” It is referring to those “under the law”. But read on to the next verse…
21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
“Way Of Escape” Scripture
-1 Corinthians 10:13 –
13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
True Fasting/ Righteousness and Repentance Passage…
5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness[a] will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. 9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.