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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Rising of the Day Star, continued
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:23)
Each believer is at some point on a continuum between the fullness of the adamic nature and the fullness of Christ. As we move away from the fullness of the adamic nature and toward the fullness of Christ we increasingly are able to overcome worldliness, lust, and self-will. In the meanwhile the blood of the cross keeps us without condemnation.
When the Lord returns He will remove from your personality the last vestiges of worldliness, the lusts of the flesh, self-seeking and self-will. Then you will be clothed with a new body that has been formed by your patiently putting to death the deeds of your body through the Holy Spirit. How you will rejoice as you find in your new body a total rejection of sin and an embracing of righteousness! This is your reward for fighting against sin under the handicaps of life on earth.
Let not the lukewarm Christian think he will receive such a body of righteousness! He has sown to his flesh and he will reap corruption. He has not been faithful in the least and will not be entrusted with the greater.
We have a generation of Christian believers today who imagine they will appear with Christ as giants of righteousness and power. They have been woefully deceived by those who have sought their own gain.
The blind are leading the blind and they all will be in the ditch in that day. They will be vomited from the Lord's mouth.
The mammoth error of our day is the teaching that we are without condemnation even though we are not making progress toward the fullness of Christ, are not overcoming sin through the Spirit, are making little effort to keep the commandments of God.
This is a truly awesome error. It probably is the greatest heresy ever to affect Christian thinking. It is the ancient heresy of antinomianism dating back to the first century A. D.
There are two aspects of Christ in us. The first is the forming of Christ in us, which has to do with the creation of the Divine Nature in our personality. The second is the coming of the Father and the Son to dwell in that new creation, that house, that has been formed in us.
If we love Christ we will keep His words. As we keep the words of Christ His Divine nature is formed in us. This is a new creation, a re- creation of what we are in personality.
The purpose of this re-creation is to provide a dwelling place for God the Father through Christ. This is the meaning of "In My Father's house are many rooms." Each Christian is to be a room, a living stone in the Father's house, of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the chief Cornerstone.
The description in the Book of Ezekiel of the new temple is referring in symbolic language to the exceedingly great care given to preparing each stone of the house of God. There must be guardrooms, stone tables of sacrifice, ways in which people enter and exit. Every detail must be observed as in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.
This is why you are subjected to continual pressures. The Spirit of God is forming you, preparing you to be the throne of God and His Christ.
Never, never, never give up. You are destined to be the dwelling place to the King of all kings. Your end will be glorious if you don't quit.
When Jesus appears His kings will appear with Him. They are filled with God in Christ and will go about releasing the creation from the curse of futility and corruption. They will bring the saved nations into the liberty that always accompanies the glory of the children of God.
Search the Scriptures and see if what we have written is true. If so, forget the sorry example set by so many churches. They will only drag you down. Go for God with all your might. Set your house in order. We don't have too long in America.
A new day is dawning. It is Christ in us. When Christ has dawned in us a new day will dawn in the world. We are approaching the morning of the Day of the Lord. The path of those who are keeping God's commandments will shine until the glorious radiance of the rainbow Throne appears on the horizon, the army of the Lord stands at attention, and the angelic chorus thunders the Good News: "The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdom of our God and of His Messiah and He shall reign forever and ever. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!"