The Daily Word of Righteousness

Led by the Spirit, #20

Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel. And next unto him builded the men of Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur the son of Imri. But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. (Nehemiah 3:1-3)

The sheep gate is built before the fish gate. When the saints are strengthened, then the Spirit of God will lead in the work of fishing for men.

It is the ministry of some to go to the heathen and save them from the chains of Satan. It is the ministry of others to teach the saints so they may continue to be saved from the chains of Satan. Salvation operates at every level until we stand perfect and complete in all the will of Christ.

Led by the Spirit in Governing the Creation

As we have stated, we must be led by the Spirit until we are loosed from the image of Satan and union with Satan and brought to the image of Christ and are in complete, untroubled union with God through Christ. This is personal victory—the conquest of our own personality.

We also must be led by the Spirit in the exercise of gifts and ministries, being called by the Spirit and directed by the Spirit.

It is God's will that we come to the point that every area of our thinking, speaking, and doing is performed in the Spirit and is of the Spirit. It never is God's will that any human being live in the flesh but only in the Spirit. To live in the flesh brings corruption and death. To live in the Spirit brings righteousness, peace, and joy—the eternal Life of God.

When the Lord returns the sons of God will return with Him. Their task will be to drive the works of the flesh from the creation until all saved people and all of nature are filled with the Spirit and living in the Spirit.

Only the sons of God, only those who are led by the Spirit, are qualified and capable of entering the work of releasing the material creation from the bondage of corruption.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. (Isaiah 42:1)

"I have put my spirit upon him." This is the meaning of the term "Christ," or "Messiah"—the One anointed with the Oil of the Holy Spirit.

The Oil of the Spirit must flow down over each member of the Body of the Anointed One.

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; (Psalms 133:2)

The Servant of the Lord is Christ—Head and Body. The Servant of the Lord will bring justice to the nations of the earth. God's Spirit abides on the Servant so He can rid the earth of injustice.

To be continued.