Alive, And Remaining
Romans 11:4-5 KJVS
“But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.”
Remnant In the Greek Translation is
Parts of Speech
From G3007; a remainder: – remnant.”
Those who are Alive, and who Remain.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 KJVS
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.”
Those who are asleep are those who have died in the flesh and have gone on before us to our Heavenly Father.
1 Thessalonians 4:14 KJVS
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
This specifically speaks of our brethren in Heaven, the Zadok, or to say the Elect whom God has chosen, that sleep in Jesus, that will come back with Christ at the Seventh Trump.
The Souls under the Altar, as revealed to us in the Fifth Seal.
Revelation 6:9-10 KJVS
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”
Slain for the Word of God, and the Testimony they held throughout their lifetimes in their generations.
You can see them (who God will bring with Him) return with the True Christ (Him) at the Seventh Trump.
Also written here.
Revelation 19:11-14 KJVS
“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.  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.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”
As you can see the fine white, and clean linen are the robes that were given to them (in the Fifth Seal,) just before their return with Christ.
Revelation 6:11 KJVS
“And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”
Before their return at the Seventh Trump, the Little Season they were told to rest will have to play out, and be fulfilled.
This Little Season is the Sixth Trump, when the man of sin, who is the son of perdition disguises himself as Jesus to cause most of the Christians to fall away from the Tree of Life (Jesus Christ.)
2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 KJVS
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.”
The Brethren, I believe that are spoken of here is the final Remnant that will be here on earth during that Great Apostacy of Satan. They are the 232 Final Remnant from their brethren in Heaven who are waiting to return.
They are the Church of Philadelphia.
Revelation 3:7-12 KJVS
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;  I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”
These are the last that remain from the total 7,000 Brethren, to serve in this flesh age during the Falling Away.
This is in regards as to when the true gathering unto the True Christ Lord will take place, and it is spoken about in this letter to the final Remnant who are the Church of Philadelphia. They will also wait because they will know when the true gathering will take place, because they will keep His Word, and know to remain in it (1st Thessalonians Chapter 5:1-4.)
2 Thessalonians 2:3-9 KJVS
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,”
Holding fast to what they ( 232 Very Elect,) have, and keeping their Crown, they will be very much Alive, and Remaining when the True Christ returns along with the rest of the 7,000 Brethren (Armies which WHERE in Heaven.)
Let’s us return to 1st Thessalonians Chapter 4, to look further into this return at the Seventh Trump.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 KJVS
“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.”
The Church of Philadelphia, being the last remnant (232 Very Elect,) on earth couldn’t of possibly prevent, or to say go before their brethren to the Lord in this World Age Why? They have a Testimony to complete.
Mark 13:9-11 KJVS
“But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.  And the gospel must first be published among all nations.  But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.”
During the falling away (the Great Apostacy,) that is caused by Satan’s lying wonders as the son of perdition at the Sixth Trump, the Church of Philadelphia, again, which is the 232 final Remnant (very last of the remnant to serve,) will be delivered up to death, to be Killed (figuratively speaking of course, Luke Chapter 12:18,) for a Testimony.
After the Testimony which the Holy Spirit will give them to publish throughout the world, they will remain Alive (Spiritually and fleshly,) holding their Crown, upon the True Christ return.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJVS
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
The final Remnant will join their brethren (caught up together,) who return with Christ. Dead to this flesh, and resurrected in the Spirit, thus joining them in the clouds (which they are the clouds, see Hebrews Chapter 12:1,) also in the Air which is to say breath (Genesis Chapter 2:7) which is the Spirit, changed from corruptible to incorruptible in a twinkling of the eye.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 KJVS
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
Together again, on the Lords Day, to receive their Crowns.
Revelation 20:4-6 KJVS
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
This study is in regards, to 7,000 total Elect reuniting, and gathering unto Him (Jesus Christ) to His Millennial Temple.
Caught up together, to join as pillars in His Millennial Temple during the Lords Day, the 7000 total Elect who are the priest of God will have their part in being used to bring Others, to ever be with the Lord.