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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Rising of the Day Star, continued
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: and upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, and upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, and upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, and upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. (Isaiah 2:12-18)
"Until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts."
"Until the day dawn."
The "day" is the Day of the Lord.
As we through the Spirit keep the commandments of God the day of the Lord dawns in our heart. We say day with a lower case "d" to distinguish that which dawns in our heart from the worldwide Day of the Lord that will fill the creation.
The day of the Lord in our heart is that condition of our personality where the Lord alone is exalted. We have to go through much tribulation, much chastening, before all the works and pleasures of the flesh all of our "dead works" are brought under the feet of Jesus Christ.
The cedars of Lebanon (above) that are high and lifted up, the oaks of Bashan, the high mountains, the hills that are lifted up, the high towers, the fenced walls, the ships of Tarshish, the pleasant pictures, are all speaking of aspects of the human heart.
The idols must be utterly abolished.
To be in the place where the Lord alone is exalted in your heart is to experience the spiritual fulfillment of the Jewish feast of Tabernacles. It is to be in the rest of God.
All the worldliness, lusts of the flesh, and self-will have to be brought down and Christ exalted in us.
As we seek to keep the commandments of God, through His enabling grace, the day of the Lord rises in us. We are to do all in our power to work with the Holy Spirit as He brings down every idol and exalts the Lord Jesus. He must increase but we must decrease.
When Jesus appears those in whom the day of the Lord has been formed will go throughout the creation. This is how the Day of the Lord will come to the earth. It will not drop down from Heaven it will proceed from within the saints.
We can see at a glance that those who have wasted their time, not following hard after Christ in total discipleship, will not be raised to appear with Jesus. They still are part of the problem. The Day of the Lord cannot be brought to the earth through them, obviously.
But there is something that heralds the new day and that is the planet Venus, the day star. It is Christ being formed in us who is the Day Star announcing the great Day of the Lord, the day when the Lord alone is exalted.
To be continued.