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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Day of Atonement, #14
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 revivals of Church history have brought us through the spiritual fulfillments of the first four of the Levitical feasts: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost (Leviticus, Chapter 23).
Now the Divine acts associated with the final three feasts (Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles) are coming to the members of the Body of Christ—to those who have ears to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to the churches.
The spiritual fulfillment of the Blowing of Trumpets is the coming of the King, Christ, to exact vengeance on His enemies and to form an army from the holy remnant who are serving Him. Christ is declaring war against the lords of darkness that are holding His inheritance in the chains of death and corruption. The spiritual fulfillment of the feast of Trumpets includes the organizing of God's elect into the army of the Lord.
The blowing of the trumpets (Revelation 8:2) will result in a shaking of all the creation of God including the circumstances and hearts of saints and sinners alike. There will be calamities and uproars on the earth from now until the Lord Jesus returns with His saints and sits on the Throne of David in Jerusalem. The King is coming!
The spiritual fulfillment of the Day of Atonement is the removal from the firstfruits of the elect, from all Israel, and finally from the nations of saved peoples of the earth, the three enemies we have mentioned: marriage to the world, the lusts of the flesh, and the determination to choose our own way.
Tribulation and suffering will fill the whole world as God acts to remove the bondages imposed by His enemies and to reconcile mankind to Himself. Every work of Satan will be condemned and finally removed from the creation.
People who call on the name of the Lord will be released from their spiritual bondages. The individuals who choose the world spirit of covetousness in place of the cross of Christ, who choose the lusts of demons in place of the Holy Spirit of God, and who choose to obey their will instead of the will of the Father, will be dealt with severely. Their presence and works will be destroyed from the face of the earth.
God is not willing that any should perish. He will guide and teach the weakest of persons in order to persuade him or her of the right and good way, the way of righteousness and peace. Many will receive lashes in order to make them partakers of God's holiness. God is merciful, but let no person presume on the Divine mercy. Those who harden their heart will be cut off suddenly—and that "without remedy" (Proverbs 29:1).
The bruised reed will Christ not break and the dimly burning flax will Christ not quench. He will bring forth judgment unto truth (Isaiah 42:3).
The individual who looks up toward God, and after all God's dealings with him finally says No!, is doomed to eternal darkness.
The spiritual fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles is the eternal establishment of the Father and the Son on the throne of the human heart—the heart that has been cleansed from the embrace of the world, from slavery to sin, and from the worship of itself.
To be continued.