The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Inner and Outer Kingdom of God, #19

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world [not who forgives the sin of the world but who takes away the sin of the world]. (John 1:29)

As soon as we have been loosed from rebellion we can work with Christ in the releasing of other believers, as He leads and enables. The removing of the presence and power of sin from the elect, and then from the nations of the saved, will continue until all sin is contained in the Lake of Fire.

The Lake of Fire is the rightful home of Satan and his angels. The only people in the Lake of Fire will be those who choose Satan or their own self-will in place of Christ. When we resist the Holy Spirit of God as He presents Jesus to us there is no place for us in the Kingdom of God. We have chosen the darkness of separation from God.

The Christian salvation is not a matter of correctness of theology. Rather, the Christian salvation has to do with our decisions: do we choose to embrace the lusts of Satan and our own independence or do we choose to enter union with Christ? Blessed indeed is the human being who comes to understand that man has no significance apart from union with Christ.

The feast of Tabernacles. The goal of God's workings is to bring the Kingdom of God, the rule of God, into those whom He has appointed to life. This is the meaning of the booth—the third great symbol of ancient Judaism.

God in Christ dwells in each person who is part of the Kingdom. It is the feast of Tabernacles that portrays the inner Kingdom, the inner rule of God. We do not understand the Kingdom of God until we begin to move past Pentecost and enter the spiritual fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles.

The King comes to us and through the Spirit of God removes from us all that is not in harmony with God's Person. As soon as the cleansing has been accomplished, the Father and the Son enter us and make Their eternal abode in us. Now we are in the rest of God and are prepared and ready to participate in all of the Divine purposes and programs. Now we understand the heavenly romance and the significance of the Song of Solomon.

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:23)

In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:21,22)

As we have stated previously, there are two aspects of the dwelling of God and Christ in the believer. The first is the transformation of the believer's personality—spirit, soul, and body. The second is the coming of the Father and the Son to dwell in the transformed personality.

The transformation.

The indwelling in the transformed personality.

To be continued.