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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Destruction of the Last Enemy, #8
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. (Hebrews 10:11,13)
The resurrection to eternal life must be attained by following the Lord as God brings all the enemies of Christ that are in our personality under subjection to Christ.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Hebrews 9:28)
The salvation we are to receive at the coming of the Lord is the redemption of our body, the resurrection to eternal life in the Presence of the Lord.
If we would attain the promised salvation we must continue steadfastly in faith and assurance, conquering, through Christ, our attempt to live by material bread alone, our love of sinful pleasure, and our willingness to walk in our own way instead of continually seeking the will of God in every detail of life.
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (I Peter 1:5)
The Divine salvation, the attaining of immortal life, will be revealed in the "last time."
God's victorious saints of every age are witnessing the travail that is beginning in the remnant of believers who are hearing and obeying the voice of the Lord in our day. The saints of old time have served God according to the revelation of His will that they possessed at that time. Now we are close to the promised salvation—the salvation that will bring perfection to them and to us.
As we stated previously, it was necessary that God bring mankind through the long, tortuous travail that would make it possible for people to eat of the Tree of Life (to eat of Christ).
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. (John 6:50)
We of today must examine the record of the Scriptures in order to learn from all that has transpired in time past. We must profit from the lives of God's saints of the past.
We must recognize that the Church, or at least a remnant of the Church, stands at the Jordan. We are being prepared to cross over into resurrection life in the flesh.
There is being prepared among the Lord's people a spearhead, a Gideon's army that is willing to pay the price necessary for attaining the first resurrection to eternal life. The return of the Lord depends on there being a group of people who will say the final yes to the Lord, who will turn away from the things of the flesh, from sin, and from self-rule, and serve God with a perfect heart.
The Spirit of God is ready to help us in every battle. Judgment is coming upon those who are closest to the Lord and with the Spirit's guidance and assistance they are confessing their sins and turning away from them. Christ, the Ruler of the worlds to come, is being formed in them.
To be continued.