The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Inner and Outer Kingdom of God, #22

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:2,3)

The Outer Kingdom of God

The true Kingdom of God is the inner kingdom—it is Christ in us. The outer kingdom is the manifestation of that which is in us. The nations of the earth will experience the rule of the saints in whom the inner kingdom has been established.

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. (Revelation 2:26,27)

As soon as the inner kingdom has been established in the firstfruits of the Church they will be raised from the dead and clothed in the white raiment of righteous, glorified bodies. This is their reward for overcoming, through Jesus, all the forces that have sought to turn them away from God. They have obeyed God through every terror, pressure, and trap.

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness [righteous deeds] of saints. (Revelation 19:8)

The firstfruits will be called up from the surface of the earth to meet Christ in the clouds.

Then the Lord and His army will descend in terrible power. They will crush the nations that have come up against Jerusalem. Christ will be crowned King in Jerusalem. His saints will be placed on the spiritual thrones that govern the earth, the thrones occupied formerly by Satan and his angels.

Out from the personalities of the saints will flow the rivers of living water.

And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea [the nations of the east], and half of them toward the hinder sea [the nations of the west]: in summer and in winter shall it be. (Zechariah 14:8)

The waters of eternal life, of the Spirit of God, always flow from Jerusalem, from the throne of almighty God (Revelation 22:1).

The Holy Spirit will flow from Jerusalem to the eastern nations and to the western nations, in that Day, for the following reasons:

The Lord Jesus is "Jerusalem."

Those who overcome are "Jerusalem" because God has made them one with Jesus and has written the name of Jerusalem on them (Galatians 3:29; Revelation 3:12).

When the Lord Jesus and His saints descend and enter the city of Jerusalem it is the heavenly Jerusalem occupying the earthly land of Jerusalem. The Ark of the Covenant, the Throne of God, will enter Jerusalem and be the source of the living waters. This will make the city of Jerusalem the Throne of God; and the Ark, symbolic of our pilgrimage, will exist no longer (Jeremiah 3:16,17).

To be continued.