The Daily Word of Righteousness

Glorified in His Saints, #7

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. (II Thessalonians 2:8 NIV)

The Lord's judges must be the first to partake of His judgment. The work of judgment, of the Day of Atonement, of reconciliation, has begun already. Every aspect of our personality that is opposed to the Lord must be judged and removed from us. It is by means of judging and casting out the adversary that we are reconciled to God in the Day of Atonement, the Day of Reconciliation. In this manner we are married to the Lamb.

After we pass through the work of judgment and deliverance the Father and the Son will enter us through the Holy Spirit. Here is the spiritual fulfillment of the Old Testament feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34).

The Father and the Son dwell in us in a measure today, as we pass through judgment. But in the Day of the Lord, God in Christ will enter us to the extent that our bodies will be changed from mortality into immortality. Our enemies will behold our transfiguration and will be terrified:

And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. (Revelation 11:11)

The saints in Thessalonica were being persecuted and afflicted by those who refused the knowledge of God, who were disobedient to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Paul showed the believers that they were suffering so they would be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God. When the Lord Jesus appears He will take vengeance on those who are afflicting them, and the saints then will enter the glorious rest of His Presence.

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, (II Thessalonians 1:6,7)

The ignorant and disobedient are expressing themselves in our day and such will increase their activities greatly in the future. We are approaching the hour of darkness of which the Scriptures speak (Matthew 24:21,22).

Meanwhile the Lord Jesus is drawing us to Himself. He is teaching us to wash our robes and make them white in His blood.

Suddenly the Lord Jesus Christ will appear from Heaven. The lukewarm and sluggish among the Lord's people will be astonished. The sinners in Zion will be terrified. Antichrist and his followers will be enraged and will attempt to resist Christ's entrance into the earth.

The purified remnant will be filled with the Presence of the Father and Son. Their bodies will change from mortality into immortality. They will shine as the lightning from one end of the heavens to the other.

Then shall we rest from our tribulations and afflictions. Then will the nations be judged. Then will the Lord Jesus be crowned King on the Throne of David in Jerusalem and all nations will serve and obey Him. (from Glorified in His Saints)