Corporate Continuing Prayer (continued)
"Yet I Have Left Me Seven Thousand" (continued)
Note the statement, "at this present time." It is God's grace, the action of His love, that in every age He always has those who will not "bend their knees" to the gods of this age - those who "having done all, to stand. Stand therefore."
Here, the number 7,000 is used figuratively and signifies the perfection of Divine Order. It is made up of the number seven and the multiple of ten times itself. "Seven" denotes spiritual perfection, and "ten" signifies the perfection of Divine Order (the completeness of order), and implies nothing is wanting; it marks the entire round of anything. However, this does not mean that the remnant, the 7,000, are perfect and are always moving in God's Divine Order. The number seven thousand here is significant of those who stand for the perfection of God's Divine Order, as it is expressed through Jesus Christ in each and every age. They stand, seen or unseen, named or unnamed, they stand age after age after age --- they stand for God's Eternal Purpose and Will in Christ Jesus. Behind every move of God to increase His Son, there are those who are His faithful bondservants standing together in "one spirit" in prayer.
Beloved, as Elijah triumphed on Mount Carmel, the 7,000 stood! When Elijah was discouraged, they stood! and down through the ages, they stand! Yes, they stand for the perfection of God's Divine Order! And when we come to Rome many years after Elijah, we find they are still standing! The rule of this world broke loose in hatred upon the early Church when Rome, the seat of satan, unleashed its fury upon the called of God. At that time, Paul wrote to the Roman Christians: "We are (not I am) more than conquerors through Him That loved us" (Romans 8:37).
God is saying, "Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of God's grace." Oh, brethren, beloved of God, let us join the ranks of the seven thousand and be "among" those who corporately stand in effectual prayer, and thereby produce the Lord' intended results in the ages.
(continued with # 13 - "(For Ever, O Lord, Thy Word Is Settled In Heaven")