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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Antichrist—the Worship of Self, continued
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:12—NIV)
If you are unable to tell Jesus you love Him more than you love yourself you are not a Christian, not a disciple. You are not having a scepter of iron created in you. You are unable to govern the nations. Therefore you will not be gathered with the saints when the Lord appears, because the purpose of our gathering with Jesus and the saints is that we might descend with Him and establish by force the Kingdom of God on the earth.
We have a multitude of churchgoers, professors of Christ, in the United States of America. Out of this multitude there are not many who are willing to tell Jesus they will do His will no matter what He says. They are still rebels against God and are unfit to rule with Jesus, to meet Him when He appears.
This may sound harsh to you but it is the truth. Please do not wait to find out if I am correct.
The Lord Jesus puts us in various kinds of prisons, situations we detest. He withholds from us the burning desires of our heart and mind. The disciple prays for strength to keep the word of Christ's patience one day at a time.
The churchgoer who is not a disciple wrenches himself from the Lord's prison, breaking God's laws in order to escape. This individual is so in love with himself he cannot serve the Lord. Antichrist overcomes him readily. He will never rule with Jesus unless God in His love sends such burning flames on him that his self-love is destroyed. Even then he may curse and deny God, and who knows what his end will be?
The Lord Jesus Christ learned obedience through the things He suffered. He was made perfect through suffering.
In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. (Hebrews 2:10—NIV)
Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him (Hebrews 5:8,9—NIV)
Think carefully about the above two passages.
We are referring to the Lord of Glory, the eternal Logos who has been with the Father from the beginning.
How could it be that Jesus Christ needed to learn obedience to God?
The Scripture says He did and so we accept this fact. Christ had to be made perfect and learn obedience on the earth. This tells us that such perfection and obedience cannot be learned in the spirit Paradise. If we are going to learn obedience and be made perfect, it must be while we are on the earth. Something to think about, in that Evangelicals are trusting they will be made perfect after they die or when the Lord appears!
Satan rebelled against the Father. The Father has determined to put down all rebellion, all disobedience, through an instrument termed the Kingdom of God.
To be continued.