The Daily Word of Righteousness

Three Platforms of Grace, #8

Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Lord empty: (Deuteronomy 16:16)

When Christ was with us on the earth there was no means by which any person could approach God and become a room in the house of God. Now the way has been prepared for us to become part of the Body of Christ, the eternal house of God. The blood has been sprinkled. The body has been broken. The Spirit has been sent down to us. All has been made ready and is in order.

The Lord of Glory stands and knocks at the door of the heart of each believer. Christ desires to enter us and to give us to eat of His body and to drink of His blood. If we allow Him to do so He will judge and render powerless all that remains of Satan, of the world, and of self-centeredness.

It is not possible for any member of God's elect to find the fulfillment of his personality and destiny until God in Christ is at rest in him and he in Christ.

Christ came from the Father and returned to the Father. Christ abides eternally in the Father and the Father in Him.

Now Christ has come to the churches to receive us to Himself. His love commands that where He is (in the Father) there we also are to be.

Christ is the Way of the Father and the Way to the Father. Christ is the Truth of the Father and the Truth from the Father. Christ is the Life of the Father and the Life from the Father.

The image of a man is what he thinks, what he does, what he says—what he is in personality. The image of God is what He thinks, what He does, what He says—what He is in Personality. Christ Himself is what God thinks, what God does, what God says—what God is in Personality.

When Christ and the Father through the Holy Spirit dwell in any human being, that person begins to be fashioned into the image of the invisible God. He thinks the thoughts of God. He works the works of God. He speaks the words of God. His life becomes one with God's eternal Life. The Morning Star, Christ, rises in his soul. The eternal Day of the Lord dawns in him. He becomes the witness, the image of God.

The feast of Unleavened Bread typifies the blood covering, repentance, water baptism, and the born-again experience.

The feast of Weeks (Pentecost) signifies the work of the Holy Spirit—He who in faithfulness prepares the Bride for the Bridegroom.

The feast of Tabernacles portrays the fullness of redemption—the coming of the Father and the Son to take up Their eternal abode in the saint. This is "that which is perfect," of I Corinthians 13:10.

The way has been opened for us in Christ. The blood has been sprinkled. The Holy Spirit has been sent down from Heaven. The body and blood of Christ are available to enable us to partake of the Divine Life. The truth is written in the Word and embodied in Christ. Also, we have a High Priest, the Lord Jesus, who ever lives to make intercession for us.

A place has been prepared for us. Let us now allow Christ to come with the Father and make Their everlasting abode with us. (from Deuteronomy 16:16)