What does remnant mean? Those who are different and do things no one else has done because they know their purpose. They are chosen apart from all the rest by the way of call. “So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” – Matthew 20:16 Everyone is called but not everyone is the chosen remnant. The remnant have been carefully marked and selected in order to do something special. Those that are remnant have been chosen because: 1.Their obedience. They obeyed the call of God in their life. 2. Their process.