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The Daily Word of Righteousness
When a Christian Dies, #33
And the Gentiles [nations] shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. (Isaiah 60:3,4)
The saved peoples of the earth will come up to Jerusalem to celebrate the revelation of the Glory of God that has entered the people of God. The saints will teach the nations the ways of the Lord and they will walk in His paths. "For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem" (Isaiah 2:3).
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zechariah 14:16)
When the members of the Body of Christ are one in Christ in the Father, the world will believe God has sent Jesus as Christ and King of kings (John 17:21-23).
The return of Christ will be as the lightning that shines from horizon to horizon. This is because the Light of God will enter the Lord's people, raising them from the dead and glorifying them in the eyes of earth's peoples. The enemies of the saints will behold this manifestation but will be powerless to prevent it in any manner. God will set a table before us in the presence of our enemies.
Those who serve the Lord today, performing His righteous works, will be blessed of the Lord. Their light will help to save those around them. In the Day of Christ they will shine as the stars. Their light today is as a day star heralding the morning of the great Day. This is true of the way of the righteous.
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: (Isaiah 58:10)
The Christians who have chosen darkness rather than light, who are walking in sin and self-will, will be dealt with accordingly by the Lord. The salvation that is coming to each of us will be the consequence of what we have chosen to become and to do. Those who have sown light will reap light a hundredfold. Those who have sown darkness will reap darkness a hundredfold. There is no understanding more urgently needed in the Christian churches of today. Those who sow darkness will reap darkness, and those who sow light will reap light.
Each human being, including each Christian, will be judged after he or she dies. Each human being will receive the things he has practiced in his body (II Corinthians 5:10). Ignorance of this truth has produced the moral chaos that abounds in the Christian churches.
To be continued.