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The Daily Word of Righteousness
A Conduit Versus a Tree of Life, continued
At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. (Jeremiah 3:17—NIV)
We are living today in the most tremendous time of all. God is preparing to shake the heavens and the earth much as one would shake the dirt out of a blanket. Everything that is not of the Lord Jesus Christ will be removed. The shaking will begin at the highest heaven and will continue until every one of God's creatures has been affected.
We must always keep in mind that the work of God with men is in response to the rebellion of the angels.
God is displeased with the heavens. They are not clean in His sight. Neither the heavens nor the angels have met God's standard.
He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error. (Job 4:18—NASB)
"Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;" (Job 15:15—NASB)
As part of His shaking the heavens and the earth God will move His throne from the heavens into the hearts of His saints, those who are willing to follow Jesus through the processes of death and resurrection required for our being made life-giving spirits.
No doubt all of Heaven is amazed at what they are beginning to understand —the awesome plan of the Father that has been hidden until the present hour. Because of the rebellion of the angels God is drastically changing the order of things. The greatest step is the transference of His throne in Heaven to the hearts of His sons.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. (Revelation 22:1-3—NIV)
The above passage puts together all we have been saying.
We have here the new Jerusalem, the holy city, the glorified Christian Church.
Inside the walls is found the river of eternal life. This river always flows from the Throne of God, from nowhere else. The river will be clear then, not being polluted by the flesh and soul of sinful, rebellious human beings, the conduits it has used previously.
There is only one street in the glorified Church. It is the way of holiness. No unrighteous person will ever walk there.
On each side of the river of eternal life is found the great Tree of Life, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the other trees of life that are growing out from Him.
There are twelve crops of fruit, all that humanity needs for perfect life, perfect love, perfect joy, perfect peace. Unlike the trees of the present world the Tree of Life bears fruit continually, in season and out. This tree will never be cursed for not bearing fruit, as happened to the fig tree of Jesus' day.
To be continued.