The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Real You, continued

Say to the Israelites: "On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to the LORD by fire." (Leviticus 23:24,25—NIV)

The Blowing of Trumpets portrays the coming of the Lord of Hosts to His churches to wage war against the work of the enemy in His people.

The Day of Atonement signifies God will reconcile us to Himself by destroying out of our personality worldliness, the lusts of the flesh, and disobedience.

The feast of Tabernacles shows us that God and Christ will enter the saints, who thus have been cleansed, and dwell in them forever. The saints will then be the Throne of God. This is why they must love not their own lives to the point of death. It is so God and Christ may live in their personality without their human self-will causing confusion and wasted energy and time, if not a complete diversion from God's purposes.

Those who choose to cooperate with the Holy Spirit until they are completely reconciled to God will be firmly established at the right hand of God. They have chosen to die in the Lord. Their righteous works follow them because these works are coming from God Himself and cannot be overthrown by the enemy.

The saints will bear a tremendous witness in the last days, the time just prior to the coming of the Lord. But the witness will be overthrown to prepare the way for the Antichrist. Then the end of the Church Age will be here and the saints will appear with Christ at the right hand of the Father. The world will believe it is God who has sent Jesus Christ, and those who believe will enter the Kingdom of God. They are the saved nations, the inheritance of Christ and the saints.

During these last days the Throne of God will be established in the hearts of the saints, in preparation for the coming of the Throne to the earth. There will be deliverance in the remnant of the saints throughout the darkest of the days yet ahead. This means people can go to the remnant to be helped during the horrible moral and spiritual darkness of the closing days of the Church Age.

The earth and the heavens are to be shaken. Why? So all rebellion can be removed from the Kingdom of God.

At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." (Hebrews 12:26—NIV)

In order to bring forth and destroy all rebellion, God will give Antichrist power to conquer the saints and enormous authority over the nations of the earth.

He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. (Revelation 13:7,8—NIV)

To be continued.