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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Work of Restoration, #48
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:1)
The catching of the "fish" of the earth depends on the building of the Christian believers into victorious saints who are leading godly lives.
There is another passage that portrays the earth-wide revival that will take place when Christ is revealed in the saints:
Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. (Isaiah 60:5)
The Light of the world never will descend on us until the Lord Jesus has prepared us as holy people, set apart for His service.
The Lord Jesus desires to make us fishers of men. According to the Scriptures, the Good News of the Kingdom of God must be preached as a witness to every nation just before the Lord returns to the earth (Matthew 24:14). It is our understanding of the burden of the Holy Spirit that the end-time preaching of the Kingdom of God has commenced already and we are in the early stages of the most powerful revival of the spread of the Gospel ever to take place on the earth.
We envision the saints going forth under a double anointing of power and revelation, performing signs and wonders, working miracles of healing and deliverance, and also bringing the Spirit of revelation that will unlock the Scriptures so the full redemptive purposes of the Lord God of Heaven may be revealed. We believe this revival of power and anointed preaching and teaching will touch every man, woman, boy, and girl on the face of the earth.
It is the love of God that decrees that the peoples of the earth must have one last opportunity to see and hear the goodness of God in Christ. When the nations witness through His saints the tremendous acts of the resurrected Christ, and hear the Good News of the glorious Kingdom of God that even now is casting its light on the spiritual horizon, then a multitude of "fish" will be caught by the Lord. After that, our Lord Jesus will return.
It is our point of view that if the Lord Jesus were to return today, the majority of the people on the earth, including many if not most of those who profess faith in Christ, would be destroyed by His appearing. They would be destroyed because they are living in sin and rebellion against God.
But God is seeking to save people, not to destroy them. This is the reason for the tumultuous days just ahead of us. During the period to come, many will be saved who are not saved today. Even more significantly, the Church, the Bride of the Lamb, will be purified through the sufferings of the tribulation, thus being made ready for His appearing (I Peter 4:1).
To be continued.