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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Big Picture, #8
Seventy "sevens" are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy. (Daniel 9:24—NIV)
Perhaps not all of God's people will demonstrate the same vigilance, the same diligence, when it comes to driving sin from themselves through the Holy Spirit. But there will be a Gideon's army who will be the first wave of assault. You can be part of this wave if you desire. Just ask the Lord.
God has determined to put an end to sin and to bring in everlasting righteousness.
The process of putting an end to sin has begun now.
Remember, the Divine plan is to sum up all things in Jesus Christ and to make Him Head over all. All of the creation is to be made a part of Christ.
While we are being cleansed from sin, Christ is being formed in us. Christ is formed in us as we choose at every point of decision during the day to turn away from our own will and do that which is pleasing to God. When we do this we are fed in the spirit realm with the body and blood of Christ. As we are fed the body and blood of Christ, Christ is formed in us. Our adamic nature must die each day. Christ must grow stronger each day.
Before the end of the Church Age the Father and the Son will come through the Holy Spirit and make that which has been formed in us Their eternal residence.
As we understand the program, there will be some believers who will participate in the total cleansing from sin, the full formation of Christ in them, and the receiving of the Father and the Son into the throne room of their personality. These will compose a firstfruits to God and the Lamb.
When the Lord returns, the firstfruits will be raised from the dead (or transformed if they are alive at the time) and then caught up to meet the Lord in the air, to the place where the thrones that govern the earth are located.
Then the Lord, followed by His army of saints in the white linen of their Christ-produced righteous behavior, will descend and attack Antichrist. They will drive him from the land of Israel.
Immediately Christ will be crowned King on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. From this place He will send His saints to govern the nations left alive after the fury of the Battle of Armageddon.
The saints will govern the nations in righteousness, teaching them to obey the moral laws of God.
Also, I believe, during the thousand years of this Kingdom Age, the members of God's elect who did not attain the first resurrection will be being reconciled to God in their personality in preparation for their descent to the new earth as the holy city, the new Jerusalem. Perhaps the members of the firstfruits will teach and otherwise assist those who are being prepared as they too become the dwelling place of the Father and Christ.
To be continued.