The Daily Word of Righteousness

Jerusalem, #13

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)

One day soon the Kingdom of Heaven will enter Jerusalem. The Kingdom of Heaven consists of Christ and those whose life He is, including both elect Jews and elect Gentiles—the one Body of Christ. These are Mount Zion, the spirits of righteous men made perfect.

The Lord's holy ones will descend with Him to the Mount of Olives.

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, . . . . (Zechariah 14:4)

. . . and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. (Zechariah 14:5)

From the Mount of Olives the saints will go forth to destroy Antichrist and the wicked nations of the earth. The holy ones will save the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Now will Christ make Himself known to His brothers of physical Israel and they will be born again.

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: (Romans 11:26)

Christ will ascend the throne of David surrounded by His victorious saints, His mighty men, His saints whom He has found worthy to walk with Him in white. The heavenly Zion now has entered the land that the almighty God has promised to Abraham and his Seed.

Just as the entrance of Christ into us converts our soul, so will it be true that the entrance into the natural Jerusalem of the heavenly Jerusalem will convert the soul of Jerusalem.

The Prophet Isaiah described the perfecting of Jerusalem on the earth, the building of its walls, the adorning of it with precious stones, the establishing of the light of its righteousness, the placing of it as the ruling city of the world.

O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. (Isaiah 54:11)

And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. (Isaiah 60:10)

Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. (Isaiah 62:3)

The conversion of the soul and the establishing of the governing role of Jerusalem will take place during the thousand-year Kingdom Age, the interval between the return of Christ and the final judgment of the White Throne, and is the central purpose of the interval. The Apostles of the Lamb will sit on thrones governing the nation of Israel.

The thousand-year interval is the kingdom-wide spiritual fulfillment of the Day of Atonement, of Yom Kippur. It is the reconciling of Jerusalem to Christ. It is the perfecting of the Body of Christ. It is the marriage of the Lamb.

To be continued.