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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Remnant, #18
So he left there [in Jerusalem] before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required: and Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters: and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon, (I Chronicles 16:37-39)
The Ark was called the Ark of the Covenant because it contained the tables of stone on which were inscribed the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were God's covenant with Israel.
The Ten Commandments are God's judgment on Satan and his followers. The remnant portrayed by the Ark bring God's holy judgment upon the enemy.
God will work with both companies—those symbolized by the Tabernacle of the Congregation at Gibeon and those symbolized by the Ark of the Covenant in Zion in the city of Jerusalem.
No doubt an opportunity to be a part of the heart of the Bride (for that is what is being formed as a holy remnant) will never again be given to mankind. While all of the Bride eventually will be brought to a state of spotless perfection, the remnant forever will possess an inner steel, a warlike character, a soul well acquainted with the fiery judgments of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and is sternly obedient to the Father.
They will have an iron, warlike soul because they were perfected by the Lord during an hour of great spiritual darkness. They came forth from great distress and pressure into the light of God. Righteousness, holiness, and obedience to God were created in them at a time when Antichrist was being given authority that reached to the heavens (Daniel 8:10).
Let each reader of this book decide now to become a member of the remnant. We become a member of the remnant by making up our mind that the Holy Spirit is the One who establishes all things in the Kingdom of God. We make up our mind also that Christ is Lord of the churches and that the churches are not humanly-conceived, humanly-operated institutions.
We become as Simeon and Anna, growing each day in strength in prayer, and in willingness to wait on God instead of pursuing our own desires. As we wait on the Spirit of God, looking always to Christ, the Spirit of prophecy comes upon us. "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10).
The hour in which we are living is the time of the harvest (latter) rain. To each individual who turns to Christ there will be given bright clouds, showers of rain, "to every one grass in the field."
Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. (Zechariah 10:1)
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. (James 5:7)
To be continued.