The Daily Word of Righteousness

A Description of the Kingdom of God, #16

As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (John 6:57)

He who does not understand the perfect oneness of the Lamb and His Bride is in danger of becoming part of Babylon the great.

Many Christians today are part of Babylon. They are seeking to use the name of the Lord to further their own religious ambitions. In the day of tribulation that is at hand, all who are using the Lord for the accomplishment of their own ends will find themselves in the church of Laodicea. They are lovers of themselves. They say they are Jews but are of the synagogue of Satan.

Before the Lord returns, the true members of the Body of Christ will be cleansed from their spots and wrinkles by the blood of the Lamb and by a baptism of fire. Their number may prove to be relatively small by the time the Lord appears, but they are the ones who will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

The members of Babylon, of Laodicea, will be dealt with as those who are separate from the Lord. Even though they call themselves by His name they never have become part of Him. They love themselves and their sect of the Christian religion, not the Lord Jesus.

In the New Testament writings the victorious saints never are referred to as the queen of the Kingdom. They are the Church (called-out), the Body of Christ, the Wife of the Lamb, the Temple of God, the new Jerusalem, the saints (holy ones); but never the queen.

The nobility. The Kingdom of God has a nobility. The saints are joined to Christ as His Body, speaking of their eternal union with Him. The saints also are destined to rule over the works of God's hands, thus constituting the nobility of the Kingdom of God.

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. (Isaiah 32:1)

The nobility must be spiritually strong.

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; . . . . (Isaiah 53:12)

The nobles must learn to serve and not attempt to be tyrants over God's inheritance.

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. (John 13:14)

Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. (I Peter 5:3)

The nobles are kings and priests unto God the Father.

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:6)

It is the nobles, the overcomers, who will be raised at the coming of Christ from Heaven, in the Day of the Lord, in the first resurrection. The nobles will be raised so they can proceed, in Christ, with the program of growth and development of the Kingdom of God.

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)

To be continued.