The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Inner and Outer Kingdom of God, #23

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (Revelation 3:20,21)

When we open the door of our heart to the Lord Jesus, and He dines with us and we with Him, He establishes His throne, the Throne of God, in us. Then we sit with Him on the Throne of God which is our own heart.

The living water flows from the saints who have entered the feast of Tabernacles. In them is the throne, the rule of God.

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38)

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. (Revelation 22:1)

The Lord Jesus spoke the words of John 7:38 (above) on the eighth day of the feast of Tabernacles, referring to the covering of the dead sea of mankind with the Glory of the Lord. The firstfruits will be trees of life in that Day.

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 result of the Glory of God covering the dead sea of mankind will be the peaceable kingdom that Isaiah saw.

And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. (Isaiah 11:7)

All sin will be driven from the earth.

And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 4:3)

The sons of God will lift the curse from the earth.

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (Romans 8:21)

The nations of saved peoples of the earth will obey and serve the saints of God. The nations that do not obey and serve the saints will be destroyed by the Lord.

For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. (Isaiah 60:12)

The saints will rule the earth for one thousand years. This time of righteousness will result in a civilization of a magnificence unimaginable to us.

We believe that the central purpose of the thousand-year period is the perfecting of the Body of Christ, just as the central purpose of the two thousand years of the Church Era has been the calling out of the elect of God and the perfecting of the firstfruits of the Church. The firstfruits of the Church are the pillars of the eternal Temple of God, and their value in God's sight could not be measured in universes of wealth and glory.

To be continued.