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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Spiritual Forces of the Last Days, #10
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power [authority], but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)
Notice, in the above passage, that it is the members of the ruling priesthood who are given back their bodies in the first resurrection:
Most of the Lord's elect are not ready for the Battle of Armageddon. But a warrior-remnant is being formed who will ride with Jesus in that day.
Today the Bride of the Lamb can be found in the babylonish Christian religious system. The Lord Jesus is speaking to the heart of His Bride, calling her to come away with Him. She must be purged completely of worldliness, lust, and self-seeking. Then she must learn to lean on the Lord in every area of personality and behavior.
The Bride is being brought down to the Valley of Achor. She is passing through the fires of judgment. All that is covetous and grasping in her is being revealed by the Light of God, and then buried with Christ in crucifixion.
When the judgment has been finished she will sing there, in the place of judgment, as in the days of her youth. Her first love for Jesus—that which the religious system tends to destroy—will be restored to her. She no longer will refer to Jesus as Lord, but as "my Husband." She will come up out of this wilderness leaning on her Beloved.
And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi [my husband]; and shalt call me no more Baali [my master]. (Hosea 2:16)
When the Bride has been purified, as was Queen Esther, she will cry, "Come, Lord Jesus." It is that plea coming from a perfected Church that will bring back the Lord.
We have just spoken of the three forces that are of God and beneficial for the righteous. Now we will turn to the forces of evil that seek continually to deceive the elect and reserve them for Satan's use.
Who the Antichrist is.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:18)
The Antichrist is 666, that is, a trinity of sixes. Three is the number of God; six is the number of man. Antichrist is man making himself God.
There is only one legitimate will in the creation. It is the will of God the Father. It is the Father's will that Christ be Lord over all spirits and people. Only Christ has the Divine right to govern.
Every will opposed to the will of Christ is Antichrist. We understand, therefore, that each of us Christians is an antichrist until we accept the absolute lordship of Jesus over our lives.
To be continued.