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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Dying in the Lord, #15
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. (Leviticus 23:24)
The Blowing of Trumpets signifies also the forming of God's saints into the army of the Lord.
The Day of Atonement (Day of Reconciliation) portrays the baptism of fire that the Church must experience in order to become the purified Bride of the Lamb.
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. (Matthew 3:12)
The feast of Tabernacles signifies the perfect and complete union of the Church with the Son and the Father.
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:23)
The Father's provision for the Church of the last days is the coming of God to dwell in His people, and His people in Him. He Himself will be a Sanctuary in which the weary can find rest.
He is the secret Place—the Rock that no enemy can in any manner overcome.
In order to enter the "Tabernacles experience" we first must go through the Day of Atonement (Day of Reconciliation).
The Lord Jesus comes to us as the Lord of Armies. "Open the everlasting doors of your soul," He commands. "I will enter you and we will dine together on My body and blood."
He enters the temple of God in us and casts out the moneychangers.
The love of the world is destroyed from us as God's hand falls on us.
The love of the sins of the flesh is destroyed from us as God's Spirit leads us through sanctification.
Our self-love and self-will are crucified as we follow the Master into the death of the cross.
When we have been cleansed of the world, lust, and self-will, the Father and the Son are ready to make Their eternal abode in us.
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)
It is useless to talk about experiencing the fullness of God until we are willing to die to the world, to sin, and to self-will.
Divine judgment in the house of God, and death to all that is not found in the Lord, are the burden of the hour. All the religious ideas, plans, worthy concepts, and efforts cannot take the place of the coming of the Lord to judge His Church.
Those who are willing to follow the Lord into judgment, death, and resurrection will stand in the darkness and save many. They finally will be raised to meet the Lord in the fullness of glory.
Those who choose some other way, evading the personal cross of death to the adamic personality, will proceed to deceive themselves and their followers. Their end will be membership in the world church and final destruction. Those who accept the Antichrist doctrine that man is the only God will be tormented forever.
Let us buy the Divine truth at the cost of our first personality. Only then will we come to the love, joy, and peace we desire so fervently. (from Dying in the Lord)