The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Work of Restoration, #12

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. (Acts 3:19-21)

God intends to awaken the whole world to the coming of Jesus as King of all kings, giving every human being the opportunity to prepare himself or herself for the Lord's appearing. Also, the Body of Christ must be made ready to shine as an integral part of the Lord's Presence.

Marvelous revelations are being bestowed even now on the saints. Faith to believe for the bearing of the Gospel of the Kingdom as a witness to the whole world is raining down on us from the Lord Jesus Himself. Unimaginable blessings are available now to every person on earth who will open his heart to Christ. Such is the current burden of prophecy as we understand burden.

Now is the time to look to Jesus. Now is the time to believe God for the salvation of our loved ones. Now is the time to receive deliverance from the bondages of sin and sickness. Now is the hour to receive the gifts of the Spirit and to enter the fullness of ministry.

Now is the moment to lay aside all else, because God has a message of Good News for the world—the message that mankind was set free legally from all the bondages of Satan when Jesus died on the cross. Now is the time to obtain release from the devil by standing in the victory that already has been won.

God is on the move today and the Word to us is that the glory of the latter house will be greater than the former. God has kept the good wine until now. Now is the time for the same works, and greater works, as Jesus promised us (John 14:12). Now is the hour for the downpour of the harvest rain to an extent without equal in history. Now is the moment for the saints to press ahead to the fullness of the resurrection glory of Christ.

Let the prophets proclaim with a loud voice the Glory of God in Christ. We are not required to bring the glory into being. We are invited to proclaim in faith the burden of the Spirit of God.

Jesus promised that just before He returned, the Gospel of the Kingdom would be presented to every nation as a witness. We know the true, scriptural preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom includes the casting out of demons, the healing of the sick, the raising of the dead, signs, and powerful wonders and miracles of every kind. The Kingdom of God does not come in word only but in power.

Let us rejoice and announce to every person that God is ready to receive and bless each soul who will accept His Good News in Christ. There never has been a time like the present hour. This is the beginning of the "third day," when the Lord Jesus is to come to us as the rain. He has promised to raise us after two days, and then on the third day we shall live in His sight (Hosea 6:2,3).

How wonderful it is to be able to proclaim the glorious works of God, realizing that the Lord will bring to pass everything He has promised!

Again (as recorded in Chapters Five and Six of Ezra) the heathen became concerned because of the rebuilding of the Temple of God. But God made sure that Darius, the king of Persia, continued the royal support that Cyrus began.

To be continued.