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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Blowing of Trumpets, #4
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Hebrews 9:28)
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (I Peter 1:5)
Perhaps we have come now to the promised redemption, to the time of removing the presence of sin from the earth.
Removing the presence of sin from the Church and from the earth is an act of Divine judgment on Satan. The Divine judgment has begun now. The Day of Vengeance of our God has commenced and will continue until the termination of the thousand-year Kingdom Age.
The twenty-fourth Psalm reveals many elements of the spiritual fulfillment of the memorial of blowing of Trumpets.
The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (Psalms 24:1)
The earth is the Lord's!
During our involvement in the spiritual fulfillment of the first four feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost) we are invited to set our affection on things above, for this is where our spiritual life is.
When the Lord brings us toward the spiritual fulfillment of the last three feasts (Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles) we understand that the Kingdom of God, while it is formed in Heaven, is destined to come to the earth. The earth is brought to our attention. Many today have a strong desire to go to Jerusalem (on earth) because it is to Jerusalem that the Lord Jesus Christ will come.
The earth, its resources, the world and all who dwell therein, enter increasingly into our thoughts. It is not that we love the present world or think that somehow God will help us to live in such a manner that gradually the Kingdom of God will appear. This is not the case. The actual truth is, matters will grow worse as time passes. The tares will come to maturity.
The Kingdom of God will descend to earth in total violence, crushing all resistance to the rule of Christ. The coming of the Lord is so near that the Christians are beginning to feel in themselves the preparatory work that God intends to do in Jerusalem, probably in the near future, and we want to experience that marvelous glory.
The granite walls of the old city of Jerusalem bring to our mind that Jesus will be King of kings and Lord of lords over the kingdoms of the world. The return of Christ and the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth will have political consequences.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. (Psalms 24:2)
Nothing in the present world is stable. The world with all its parts has been established on the floods. Each person who would obtain a secure foundation must come to Jesus, for Jesus is the Rock that cannot be shaken. God will shake the earth and also the heaven and only what has been built on Christ will remain.
Whose voice then shook the earth [at Sinai]: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. (Hebrews 12:26)
To be continued.