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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The "Singles" Group, #9
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9)
They are accustomed to the ways of the Christian churches and regard themselves as true servants of God. They say they are "Jews" but they actually are of the synagogue of Satan. They do not know God. The Spirit of Christ is not abounding in them. In the days that are upon us the spiritual "singles" will not be able to stand. The love of Christ is not in them.
All of us need to take heed to our soul. Are we truly in Christ? Are we married to Him? Or are we stagnating spiritually, waiting for the false hope of the "rapture" so we can be carried off to Heaven to live in a mansion and wear golden slippers?
The true saints are beginning to know in their spirits that the "rapture into Heaven" teaching is false. It is not found in the Scriptures. The "rapture" teaching appeals to those who are not married to Christ because it is just one more way in which they can obtain comfort and pleasure without having to live a righteous, holy, and sternly obedient cross-carrying life.
Those who hold to the hope of flying away to Heaven fail to grasp the concept of the Gospel of the Kingdom, that is, the return of Christ and His saints to bring release to the prisoners of the earth. The desire for comfort obscures the need to take the Kingdom, and leaves Satan to inherit Christ's inheritance—the earth and its peoples (Psalms 2:8; Daniel 7:14,22; Romans 8:19).
The Lord is speaking to His true saints today, to those who are married to Christ, to those who walk each day in the fervent love of Jesus, who meet together with other fervent Christians and talk about their first love, which is the Lord Jesus. They are God's jewels and He knows them by name.
There is coming, as we have stated, a shaking of the earth and the heaven (Hebrews 12:26). In fact, the shaking has commenced already. Many experienced Christians are discovering that they are being tested by fire to an extent they never thought would take place.
Only those who are living in Jesus, who are married to Him, will be able to stand in the days ahead. Judgment is upon us. It has begun with the house of God (Ezekiel 9:6).
The way of the Lord has not been made straight as yet. The tares and the wheat are mingled together. It is not possible for the righteous to shine in the Kingdom of their Father because there are "things that offend" in the hearts of the righteous and there are those who "do iniquity" grouped together with the righteous.
It is time now for the messengers of God to separate the tares from the wheat. First, the sin and rebellion must be removed from the saints. Then the lawless people must be removed from among the saints. God has the wisdom and the power sufficient for the removal of the false Christians, the "single" Christians, from among the true Christians.
To be continued.