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The Daily Word of Righteousness
If You Love Me . . ., #28
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22)
The atoning blood of the Lord gives us authority to enter the Kingdom of God. The Spirit of God provides the wisdom and strength that we may learn to live in the Spirit of God.
But it is the booth that is God's ultimate intention. It is God's desire to leave the spirit realm, the heavens, and to dwell on the earth in the heart of each person. Each saved individual is to become a booth, a dwelling place for God through Christ.
Man was made to be the chariot of God. Whatever other creatures there may be in the universe, it is man who is to be the eternal dwelling place, the throne, the tabernacle, the temple of God.
Christ is being formed in us. Christ is the chief Cornerstone of the eternal Temple of God. We are the living stones, the many rooms of the Father's house.
The only manner in which we can find our place as part of the eternal Temple of God, the Body of Christ, is by carefully obeying all we have been commanded.
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."" (John 14:23)
If we are willing and obedient we will eat of the good of the land. If we are stubborn and rebellious we will dwell in a dry place.
God has reserved the spiritual fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34) for the last days. As Satan comes to maturity in the Man of Lawlessness and in all others who are a law to themselves, so Christ will come to maturity in each believer who keeps God's commandments.
Christ is the eternal habitation of God. As Christ is formed in us the habitation of God is formed in us. When Christ has been formed in us the Father and Christ will come into the new living stone and make it Their eternal abode.
No human being is able to stand against Satan and His Lawless One. But God will roar out of Zion. That is, those people who have become the tabernacle of God will be able to stand because God in Christ in them is far, far greater than Satan. They will overcome Satan because they have loved not their lives to the point of death and now God and His Christ are forever dwelling in them and destroying the enemy through them.
No other power is as great as God and His Christ!
God's provision for the lawless era is to enter His saints and be their inner strength. This is what is means to die in the Lord, and this is why those who die in the Lord are blessed and their works follow them. Their works follow them because it is God in them who is doing the work.
Only those who are filled with God and Christ will be able to escape being deceived by the Lawless One.
To be continued.