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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Work of Restoration, #47
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call. (Joel 2:32)
The hour in which we are living is filled with voices and confusion of all kinds. Men's hearts are failing them for fear. There is great distress and perplexity. But God has a place of peace and safety for every person on earth who will seek Him.
It is the responsibility of the ministries of the Body of Christ to build up each saint as a door so the weary of the earth may find rest for their souls; so there indeed will be deliverance in Mount Zion, in the remnant whom God has called.
Christ is the only Door to righteousness, peace, and joy. As Christ is being formed in us the entrance to God's Presence is being formed in us. We are living stones, eternal rooms, in the Temple of God. Our "gates" are to be open continually so every person on the earth may find the Lord.
The Fish Gate
But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. (Nehemiah 3:3)
When the Church is in one accord, glad and single of heart, worshiping God, the conduct of the saints being above reproach in the sight of the world, then the waters of eternal life will flow to the unsaved.
When the Church is one in the Father and in the Son, being filled with the Spirit of God, then the world will believe God has sent Christ.
The result of building the sheep gate always is that a great multitude of "fish" are caught for the Lord.
Whenever the "rivers of living water" (John 7:38) begin to flow from the saints, the multitudes of the earth are revived and begin to seek the Lord. The critical need throughout the earth today is not for the nations to attempt to reform themselves, for they always will fail because of the power of Satan. The need is for the Church of Christ to abandon its sin and rebellion and begin to call on the Lord.
Notice in the following passage the earth-wide effect of the flowing of the "rivers of living water" from the unified and mature Church:
And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. (Ezekiel 47:9)
The righteous in that day will be as trees of life growing on the banks of the River of Life. The nations of the earth will eat forever of the eternal fruit of those trees and be healed by the leaves.
The trees along the River of Life are the saints in whom is dwelling Christ. Christ is the only food and the only "leaves" whereby the peoples of the earth can receive life and be healed. When the Lord Jesus is dwelling in a believer, the believer is a tree of life for the nations.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalms 1:3)
To be continued.