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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Preparing the Army of God, #26
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalms 46:10)
The concept of the Church being victorious in the earth and ruling the nations is new to us. The concept of Christ as the Lord of Armies and the all-powerful Emperor, King of kings and Lord of lords, is new to us. We may have been thinking of the Lord Jesus as someone who is preeminent in Heaven but whom the nations of the earth will never serve.
They shall serve Him!
For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. (Psalms 47:7,8)
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations. (Psalms 22:27,28)
All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. (Psalms 66:4)
Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. (Psalms 72:11)
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. (Romans 14:11)
The redemption that is in the Lord Jesus Christ is an unfolding mystery. The world has never been in the same circumstances as today. It is a new hour. The Holy Spirit has a specific plan for our generation, a plan that shall exalt Christ as never before and bring the doing of God's will in the earth a step closer to fulfillment.
Because we have not passed this way before it is difficult to make plans for the future. We need to watch the Lord carefully so we do not miss His program for our generation.
And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you. (Joshua 3:5)
The Word and the Spirit are telling us that God will do great things. It is an hour of preparation.
Sanctify yourselves! Sanctify yourselves! Sanctify yourselves!
There come times in the history of the Kingdom of God when God is ready for a major step forward. In order to be prepared for God's move we must sanctify ourselves. We must set ourselves apart as holy to God's Person, purpose, and ways.
We must address ourselves with renewed determination to serving the Lord. We must repent, putting out of our lives all that is not holy. The things we are doing that are merely good must give place to that which represents our most sincere efforts and dedication.
Today is one such time. God is ready to perform wonders in the heavens and on the earth. The Spirit of God is exhorting us and warning us to turn to the Lord with the greatest diligence of which we are capable.
All sin must be put away. We must forsake all competing and distracting interests, ambitions, plans, and desires, take up our cross, and follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
If we prepare ourselves we will be ready for the worldwide harvesting of souls that is at hand. If we do not prepare ourselves we will fall into the snares of the devil, because tribulation and temptation are at hand.
We must watch and pray, watch and pray, watch and pray so we may be able to stand in the Presence of the Son of Man. To be able to stand spiritually throughout the shaking that is coming to both the spiritual and material realms will require total consecration to Christ. Jesus will provide us with the wisdom and strength to go from victory to victory throughout earth's darkest hour.
When gross darkness covers the peoples of the earth, the light of God's Spirit will arise on the saints.
To be continued.