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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Work of Restoration, #27
But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrews 5:14)
Now is the hour to begin the construction of the spiritual wall of defense against all sin, all unrighteousness, all lawlessness, all uncleanness, all rebellion against the Lord's will.
What is the wall that we must build today? The wall is the knowledge of good and evil. The wall is the ability to discern between good and evil and the accompanying desire and power to resist the evil and choose the good (Isaiah 7:15).
Those who insist on living on the milk of the Word are of little use in the defense of Jerusalem because they are unable to judge between good and evil.
For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. (Hebrews 5:13)
The wall is Christ formed in us. Christ loves righteousness and hates lawlessness. That is why He bears the double portion of the anointing of the Spirit of God (Hebrews 1:9).
The wall is the separation between the clean and the unclean, the precious and the vile, the holy and the unholy.
The wall is the person who continually will exercise the Word of God in judgment, in separating what is acceptable to God from what is not acceptable to God.
Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them. And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 15:19,20)
The passage quoted above is significant in these days. God's people are ignorant of the difference between the precious and the vile. The Lord's believers in many instances will fight against any preacher who teaches them the righteous ways of the Lord.
It is necessary that the Lord's ministers warn against the fornication and perversions taking place among the unconverted. But, as in the days of Jeremiah, it is God's people who have become the enemies of righteousness, who are fighting against the Lord. Where is the man of God in our time who will carefully sort out in the eyes of the saints of God the deeds that are being practiced by the believers and name them as either righteousness or lawlessness?
To the person who will preach righteousness and holiness in the churches God declares: "I shall restore you if you will return to me. You shall stand in My Presence. If you prayerfully, patiently, and boldly separate out the precious from the worthless you shall be as My mouth.
"If My people choose to do so they may follow your lead. But you must never go their way—not one inch!
"If you will proclaim the judgments of the Lord to the sheep of My pasture, then I will make you a fortified wall of bronze. The people who are called by My name will war against you and your words because they are perverse and stubborn, proud, and slow of heart to believe.
"If you continue to bear a true witness of My righteousness and holiness I will not allow them to conquer you. I will stand with you. I will deliver you by My wisdom and power.
"I surely will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked.
"I surely will redeem you from the grasp of the violent who are among My people."
To be continued.