The Daily Word of Righteousness


And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. (Genesis 13:14,15)

There is both a spiritual and a physical aspect of Jerusalem. Each aspect is being brought to a place of readiness for rulership in the future. The establishing and perfecting of the spiritual aspect is being conducted in the personalities of God's elect—Jews and Gentiles made one in Christ. The gathering of Jews from many nations to Israel is the beginning of the physical restoration of Jerusalem. In the days ahead the two aspects, the spiritual and the physical, will converge and the result will be the true Church on earth without spot or wrinkle, a holy Jerusalem that will govern the nations of the earth in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

One fact is certain: Jerusalem and the country that surrounds it belong to Abraham and to Abraham's Seed forever.

God's eye, His interest, always is on Jerusalem and its environs. The Hebrew Prophets reveal that God will work until Jerusalem is marvelously glorified and is the ruling city of the world.

Who is Abraham's Seed? Abraham's Seed is Christ.

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. (Galatians 3:16)

It is not our intention to imply, as so many are doing today, that physical Israel no longer is of interest to God, that God has cast away His people with whom He worked for so many hundreds of years. This is not our purpose. We are aware that the promises of the Prophets will be fulfilled literally.

The Hebrews are the Hebrews. They have been scattered among many nations, as prophesied by the Word of God. The Word of God teaches also that they will return from the nations during the closing days of the present age.

In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers. (Jeremiah 3:18)

Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. (Jeremiah 16:14,15)

And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again. I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them. (Zechariah 10:9,10)

To be continued.