The Daily Word of Righteousness

Preparing the Army of God, #25

And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it. (Joshua 3:3)

Follow the Ark. Forget about how you intend to use Christ to help you get what you desire. Follow the Ark. Remove from your place and go after it.

Change is coming to our nation, to the world, and to the Kingdom of God. Are you prepared? Will you be able to stand in the coming hour when all around you is chaos? Will you be able to trust the Word of God and teach others to trust the Word of God?

All through the darkness that is ahead there will be deliverance in Mount Zion, in the remnant of saints who refuse to participate in the fleshly practices that abound in the churches. People will come to you looking for strength and wisdom from God. Are you preparing yourself, as Joseph, to assist people in their hour of extremity?

As a Christian you have the Word of God. The Word of God is the only power that will be able to stand in the upheaval and shaking that already have commenced. Are you filling yourself with the Word of God? Or are you wasting your time and God's time with the things of the flesh, with the toys of the world? There is no time left for indecision. The Day of the Lord is at hand. There are multitudes in the valley of decision.

Can you leave everything behind and follow Christ at a moment's notice? If you cannot, you are not a disciple. You are not a Christian. You have a faith without works and that is a dead faith.

A true Christian is an individual who forsakes all, takes up his cross, and follows the Lord Jesus Christ every moment of every day.

During the last few years the Lord's people have entangled themselves in the affairs of the world. It is time now to ask the Lord to help us throw off the concerns of this life and begin to watch in prayer. The Ark of the Covenant is ready to move forward against the enemy—Satan. We must be ready to move after it.

Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore. (Joshua 3:4)

About two thousand years ago the Lord Jesus Christ went through death and resurrection. Now it is time for His Body to experience the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings.

There is to be no distance between us and the Lord when we are referring to the marriage of the Lamb and our union with Him.

There is to be a distance between us and the Lord Jesus when we are following Him into spiritual battle. Christ is our Leader. We are not to become overfamiliar with Christ, to follow so closely we cannot observe Him carefully and what He is doing. The great problem of the last days is deception. We must be very careful not to rush ahead, thinking we know what Jesus is going to do. We are to take nothing for granted.

We have not passed this way before.

We are to watch and pray so when the Lord moves we can move with Him.

To be continued.