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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Ark of His Covenant, continued
And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. (Hebrews 5:4)
Perilous times will soon come to the earth. An age of moral horrors is on the horizon as well as an age of reconciliation to God. No human being will be able to stand or work spiritually as the spiritual forces of darkness are hurled from the heavens to the earth.
Christ will face Antichrist. The Holy Spirit will face the False Prophet. God the Father will face Satan. The powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Man apart from God is only dust and cannot endure the titanic personalities who will confront one another. Only the individual who is part of Christ's eternal resurrection Life will be able to save himself and others as the Day of the Lord approaches.
Man uses money to keep himself independent of God's assistance. Money will protect no one in the chaos soon to afflict the population of the world. He who would be ready to greet the Lord Jesus must learn now to depend on the Lord for every aspect of personality and behavior.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: (Philippians 3:8,9)
So far we have discussed two of the three items of the Ark of the Covenant—the Ten Commandments and the memorial jar of manna. The victorious saint is coming to maturity in righteousness and holiness, and also is learning to depend on the Lord for wisdom and strength in every part of each day. Truly we are to take no thought for tomorrow. Truly each day has enough trouble present in it, and the Lord will help us if we look to Him constantly.
* The third article in the Ark was Aaron's rod. Aaron's rod speaks of Divine election and of the resurrection life by which each member of the blessed and holy priesthood rules with God.
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. (Hebrews 7:16)
"The power of an endless life."
Many of the chief men of Israel had challenged the right of Moses and Aaron to lead the people of Israel through the wilderness.
Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and on, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: and they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: (Numbers 16:1,2)
Probably most of us know the story, how the Lord came down and destroyed the rebels.
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. (Numbers 16:32)
To be continued.