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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. (Revelation 3:12)
The conversion of Jerusalem begins with the spiritual perfecting of a company of overcoming saints, a holy Zion. These have received a double portion of Christ's Spirit and are responsible for the well-being of the whole family of God. They are as a wall to Jerusalem. They are pillars in the eternal Temple of God and will "go no more out."
Jerusalem will be perfected in Christ and established in righteousness; not in an imputed or ascribed righteousness but in a true righteousness of deed, word, and thought that has been created by the entrance of the Life and Substance of Christ into each member of His Body.
The spiritual dimension of this perfecting and establishing is being conducted in the present hour in the personalities of the Christians, Jews and Gentiles alike, who are cooperating with the Holy Spirit as He strives continually to perfect and establish them. The endless dealings of God with His elect is for the purpose of one day making Jerusalem, which is the inheritance of Abraham and his Seed, the Divine radiance in the earth—a model of righteousness and praise in the sight of the nations of the saved.
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. (Isaiah 61:11)
The Resurrection of Jerusalem
A human being receives spiritual life from Christ. Then the Spirit of God changes him or her into the image of Christ. Finally his mortal body is redeemed. It is raised from the dead and filled with eternal life.
So it is with the city of Jerusalem. In the present hour the nucleus of its spiritual life is hidden with Christ in God, and is being perfected as the saints endure the tests and tribulations of life on the earth.
When Christ comes and His holy ones with Him, the work of converting the soul of Jerusalem will take place. The full perfecting of Jerusalem, of the Bride of the Lamb, will require the thousand-year Kingdom Age.
All who are to constitute the eternal Jerusalem, all the elect of God, will be made perfect in and through Christ. The Bride of the Lamb, the Body of Christ, the eternal Temple of God, the Christian Church, will be brought to absolute, spotless perfection. It will contain no blemish whatever. It will be brought into union with Christ and with the Father. It will attain the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
To be continued.