THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE

(Trumpet Ministries,Inc. / Word of Righteousness)

THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE Copyright Š 2006 Trumpet Ministries, Inc. All Rights Reserved From: Kingdom Concepts

The Church, the Body of Christ, is the instrument through which God will bring salvation to the nations of the earth. When Christ returns to the earth and receives the Church into complete, perfect union with Himself:

The world will believe that God has sent Christ.

The saints will receive the glory that God the Father has given to Christ.

The world will know that God loves the saints as He loves His firstborn Son, Jesus Christ.

The saints will be with Jesus forever and will behold His glory.

Where will this Divine union and glory be brought into being? It will be brought into being in the sight of the nations of the world so they may believe in Christ and be saved.

THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (John 7:21)

"That the world may believe that thou hast sent me."

"For God so loved the world."

 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (I John 2:2)

We know from the Scripture that not every person will be saved in the Day of the Lord. Some will choose eternal death in place of eternal life. This is so unfortunate because in Christ is eternal life, and that eternal, indestructible, incorruptible, resurrection life is the light of each person born into the world.

Every person in the world can possess life. Every person can receive into his personality that wonderful life, that glorious light, the complete healing of spirit, soul and body that is in Christ, the Son of God. He is the promised Redemption for all people everywhere—men, women, boys, and girls.

Christ is the atonement for the sins of the whole world. God loves the world—every person living in it. The nations of the earth are the inheritance of Christ.

Does God have in mind to save the world? Does God intend to bring the saving knowledge of Christ to every village on the earth? Are the kingdoms of the world actually going to become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ?

Indeed they are!

God’s Kingdom shall come. God’s will shall be done on the earth as it is performed in Heaven.

If, as the Scripture teaches, the power of the cross will bring the Gospel light to the ends of the earth, and the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea, where does the Church fit into this picture? What role does the Christian Church play in bringing the saving, delivering, healing virtue of the Lord to the peoples of the earth?

The Church, the Body of Christ, is the instrument through which God will bring salvation to the nations of the earth. When Christ returns to the earth and receives the Church into total, complete, perfect union with Himself (which is the marriage of the Lamb):

The world will believe that God has sent Christ.

The saints will receive the glory that God the Father has given to Christ.

The world will know that God loves the saints as he loves his only begotten son, Jesus Christ.

The saints will be with Jesus forever and will behold his glory.

Where will this Divine union and glory be brought into being? It will be brought into being in the sight of the nations of the world so they may believe in Christ and be saved.

"That they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."

 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:2,3)

The Day of Redemption is at hand now. The Kingdom of God is at hand. The Lord Jesus is coming soon to reveal His redeeming glory through the saints. Then the world will believe and be released into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

The saints have been called out from among the peoples of the earth. God has placed His Spirit in us. God has anointed us with the holy Oil of His Glory.

God is training us, teaching us, guarding us, chastening us, bringing us through numerous experiences, surveying every thought we think, every word we speak, every reaction, every expression of our personality.

All the movements of history, of current world politics, of the rise and fall of prominent personages, the various disasters and blessings of nature, the marching of armies and the sailing of navies, are working together to bring about the conforming of the saints to the image of Christ.

There is a purpose guiding all this process. Everything that takes place on the earth is under strict Divine control—to the fall of a sparrow to the ground. The Lord Jesus Christ working in the limitless authority and power of almighty God is bringing the Word of God to pass in the heavens and on the earth.

God’s dear ones are protected with the most diligent and loving care imaginable.

The saints will be filled with the Glory of Christ and all mankind will see and understand that the Presence and power of the God of Heaven have come to dwell in His Church.

The destiny of the Church of Christ is to be the light of the world, the only light of the world. When we have been prepared for His coming He will appear and reveal His Glory through us so the world may believe. God so loved the world He gave His Son. His Son is revealed through the Church. Whoever of the world beholds the Son and believes in Him will not perish but pass from spiritual death to spiritual life.

Christ is coming soon and the conquering saints will return with Him. Not all who profess belief in Jesus will return with Him but those who are filled with His eternal Life, those who are being transformed into His image. The lukewarm believers will not be revealed with Jesus at His appearing.

 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (I Thessalonians 4:14)

Christ will return to earth and the victorious saints will return with Him, so the world may behold His glory in us and believe, and believing receive salvation from God’s wrath and deliverance from the power of Satan.

Earth’s perishing multitudes and, in fact, all the physical creation are awaiting the shining of the Glory of Christ through His saints.

 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. (Romans 8:19)

The Glory of Christ will be revealed in us.

 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18)

We shall appear to the world with Christ.

 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)

Earth’s peoples will behold His majestic glory in us.

 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. (II Thessalonians 1:10)

Is God working with you today, preparing you for your appearing with Christ? He will appear with and in you, for both relationships are necessary if you are to live and minister to Him and to others in the fullness of His glory.

In the Day of the Lord the glory of Christ will arise on us. Then the nations of the earth will believe in Christ. A portion of that fullness of glory is given to us even now so we may serve Him until He comes.

 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:3)

We must learn our lessons well today; for if we do, the Lord Jesus will use us to catch many "fish" at His return to the earth.

 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. (Ezekiel 47:9)

The rivers of living water that will cover the earth in the Day of Christ will flow from the personalities of Christ’s saints.

Jesus has kept the good wine until now. The earth is in the pangs of travail as the Kingdom of God is being born. Abraham’s Seed will bless the nations of the earth with deliverance and justice.

Your calling, your role, your opportunity and privilege as a Christian, is to bring the glorious light of God to the men and women, boys and girls, of the earth—that the world may believe.