The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Inner and Outer Kingdom of God, #13

And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:24,25)

As we follow the Spirit of the Lord, God forgives our sins and enables us to gain the upper hand over our worldliness, the lusts of our flesh, and our self-will. The ability to break these chains is our reward for receiving Christ and then obeying the Spirit of the Lord in our daily walk.

The breaking of the chains of sin enables us to lead a righteous, holy, and obedient life. Therefore, God gives us eternal life because we are leading a godly life. There is no limit to the blessings of God that will be given to the individual who responds in obedient faith to God's provisions and invitations. The exercise of faith results in more faith. The exercise of righteousness results in more righteousness. The exercise of eternal life results in more eternal life. Each blessing brings another as we follow the Lord. He who is faithful in the least will be entrusted with the greater.

The Divine judgment represented by Trumpets and the Day of Atonement is the Year of Jubilee, of deliverance for us, but the eternal judgment of our captor—Satan.

The trumpet of the Jubilee was sounded on the Day of Atonement each fiftieth year (Leviticus 25:8,9), signifying that the Holy Spirit (fiftieth year—fifty being symbolic of Pentecost) will release us from our chains in accordance with the judgment and vengeance of Christ on the sin that dwells in us.

The Divine judgment exercised on the satanic factors of our personality, as is true also of the judgment of the cross on the guilt of our sins, is a sovereign act of grace. It is a purifying judgment. It is a cleansing of us. It is an eternal judgment of Satan and all of his works in our personality (Hebrews 6:2).

The Scriptures declare that there is to come a day of redemption, of release from Satan. Redemption will begin with the firstfruits of the Church. It then will extend to the entire Church and the nations of the saved of earth. The work of salvation through Christ will not have been concluded until the presence and memory of sin have been driven from the creation.

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be straw: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. (Malachi 4:1)

And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them. (Deuteronomy 7:24)

The day of redemption is the day of God's vengeance on His enemies. The day of redemption will result in liberation for the members of Zion as they become trees of righteousness.

. . . and the day of vengeance of our God; . . . . (Isaiah 61:2)

To be continued.