The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Administration of the Kingdom of God, continued

The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary. (Psalms 68:17—NIV)

All of us who love God are at a fork in the road. We have been given the Holy Spirit. Now we have to choose. Will we try to use the Spirit of God to build the Kingdom, thus becoming the administrators of God's resources, or will we take all of our gifts and lay them at the feet of Christ and permit Him to be the Administrator?

This is a real choice and it has to be made with clarity and vigor.

You have to get before God and ask Him to help you let go of all your religious ambition, your desire to "do great things for God," to be something in the Kingdom. Let it go! Become nothing! Turn your life over to Christ!

Seek the face of the Lord. Don't try to get God to bless what you are doing. Ask God to show you what He wants you to do. You may not hear for a while as your decision is tested. God wants to know whether you are part of the False Prophet or part of His Son. He cannot know all that is in your heart until He tests you.

The temptation to be a great apostle or prophet may be placed before you. What are you going to do? The Lord Jesus refused to jump off the gable of the Temple. He fled when they tried to make Him a king. He went straight to the cross just as we must.

After the Day of Atonement, the program of reconciliation to God, takes place in our personality, we will be brought to the spiritual fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles. This is the place of perfect rest in God through Jesus Christ, a highly desirable attainment.

Now you are the chariot of God. Now you flow with the flowings of the Godhead. All things of God are yours because all things of yours have been given to God. This is the way Jesus is. This is the way He wants you to be.

Let go! Let go! Let go of the ambition to be something in the Kingdom. Let Jesus be everything. Be content to be nothing.

If the Lord desires to exalt you, to let you back on the throne of your life, He will—but only when He is sure of you.

There is so much personal ambition in the ministry! All such personal ambition produces division, confusion, and destruction. It is a Christ-murdering spirit. The religious ambition of people always will crucify Christ wherever He appears. Big Christian organizations in time past have tortured and murdered heretics, that is, the lowly believers who really knew the Lord.

These babylonish, man-centered organizations that bear the name of Christ are as high hills, leaping in their desire to be prominent. But the righteous Lord dwells in Zion, His true body of believers.

The Lord likes a place where He can come, kick off His shoes, and talk for a while with lowly people who love Him and are not trying to use Him in some great operation of their own creation. He wants to dine with us without getting indigestion because of our frantic religious posturings and demands.

Jesus loves us just as we are without babylonish cosmetics or ecclesiastical productions.

To be continued.