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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Basic Story of Life, #9
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:23)
Consider the above verse:
We understand that the Lord Jesus will not appear in glory until He builds the Church to His own standard of image and union, bringing it into perfect rest in Himself and the Father.
We understand also that as soon as the Church has been built into oneness in Christ, and Christ comes and dwells in the Church, the world will know God the Father has sent Christ and that God loves the Church even as He loves Christ.
The more willing we are to do our part in the work of restoration the sooner we will bring back the King. The heavens must hold Christ until the times of restoration of all things.
Christ is coming to His saints today to cleanse them and to build them up in preparation for His coming with them and in them. The Kingdom of God that soon is to come to the earth is the Father in the Son in the saints ruling and bringing the Presence of God to the saved nations of the earth.
It is this coming revelation of God in Christ in and with the saints that will release the whole world from the bondage of sin and death. Then shall the peoples of the earth worship God and perform His will in the earth, in answer to the Lord's prayer.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)
And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (Psalms 72:19)
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. (Psalms 96:12,13)
This is the Good News of the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth. This is the original Gospel of Christ and His Apostles: "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!"
The Kingdom of God is the rule of Christ through the saints extended to all the creation.
The Lord Jesus must rule in our life today. Just because we have accepted Christ as our personal Savior does not mean we also have received Him as our personal Lord. It appears there is a multitude of people who have believed in Christ but who are not ready to serve Him and perform His will with a perfect heart.
The member of the Kingdom of God is that person in whom Christ is ruling. The Kingdom of God is the rule of Christ.
To be continued.