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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Preparing the Army of God, #16
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)
We will live and rule with Christ on the earth throughout the Millennium (the thousand-year Kingdom Age) if we are walking in victorious discipleship today.
We will live and rule with Christ on the new earth if we are part of the Wife of the Lamb, the new Jerusalem. The nations of those who are saved will abide in peace on the new earth (Revelation 21:24).
We humans were created in the earth. We now are living on the earth. We shall dwell with Christ on the earth throughout the thousand-year Kingdom Age. We shall live forever on the new earth that God will create after the Kingdom Age. The earth is the eternal home of the saint and of all who are saved.
Unlike mankind, wicked spirits were created in the spirit realm. They left their appointed realms of authority and service and entered the earth, into the material realm. Their access to the earth is for a brief season while God brings to maturity His purposes in Christ.
The moment God's purposes in Christ have been fulfilled the saints will be given the authority of judgment. Every sinful, rebellious spirit will be driven from the earth.
Satan, his angels, the demons, and every other evil force no longer will be permitted to live on the earth among people. All wickedness will be forced back into the spirit realm, not to Heaven but to the dark caverns of torment. The people whom they persuaded to become like them will go with them as their companions to the caves in which there is no light, located in the interior of the earth.
This is a frightful destiny to contemplate.
Then the earth will break forth into singing because the oppressing spirits that have brought down the curse of God have been removed by the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Praises to God and to His Christ will ascend from every nation, every island, every jungle, every city, every village, every dwelling.
There is no need for an obedient Christian to fear the devil. The material creation belongs to mankind, according to the Word of Almighty God. When we behave righteously and resist the devil he is forced to flee because the terror of the Lord comes upon him.
The good land is ours. Let us take it now.
For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. (Joshua 2:10)
Caravans passed between Egypt and Canaan. The traders who traveled with the caravans carried news back and forth from one city to another.
The citizens of Jericho had heard about the destruction of the kingdoms of Sihon and Og, as Moses led the people to the eastern bank of the River Jordan; and how forty years before that, God had parted the waters of the Red Sea as the Hebrew slaves made their exodus from Egypt. Sihon and Og were powerful kings and their defeat meant that Israel was a dangerous enemy.
To be continued.