The Daily Word of Righteousness

Eight Appearances of the Victorious Saints, continued

And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 4:3)

The victorious saints will be raised from the dead (or changed) when the Lord appears. They will ascend to meet the Lord in the air, for this is where the thrones of evil are. They will take possession of those thrones.

As soon as the strong man has been rendered helpless the Lord and His army will descend with such speed, authority, power, and fury, the rebellious of the earth will be destroyed in a moment.

Then will the sons of God go throughout the earth, lifting the curse, and bringing peace, righteousness, and justice to the saved nations.

The good that all righteous people long for will never come to our earth until the wicked have been destroyed by the army of the Lord. All the profound pronouncements of the politicians, the educators, the psychologists, and all other scholars, savants, and utopian dreamers, all the image makers of civilization, will continue to fail as they have throughout the history of man.

The problem is sin. Not ignorance, sin! It seems mankind is always learning but never coming to the knowledge of the truth. Until sin is destroyed we never will have peace. There can never be peace where there is wickedness.

The future is bright indeed! The Kingdom of God is on the horizon. The Kingdom of God is no utopian dream, it is a real kingdom governed by the saints of all ages. God's rulers will not seek their own glory but the good of those whom they rule. They are dead to their own will but gloriously alive to the will and praise of God.

Blessed indeed will be the people they govern!

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain. (II Samuel 23:3,4)

God's army and His rulers are being prepared today. We must learn not to thrust one another but to walk straight ahead as the Lord points out the way. That's how the cherubim of glory do!

Above all, we must learn stern obedience to the Father. Obedience can be learned only through suffering as our fondest hopes remain unfulfilled and we are obliged to continue in situations we detest. There is no other way. Even Christ learned obedience to the Father by means of the things He suffered.

Are you willing to do the Father's will even when your own hopes are dashed? You have all eternity to do what you want. But right now the King needs your service.

Are you one of those who will give over your own life so Satan can be torn down and the Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy brought into the earth? Many people will be blessed if you do.

What do you say?

The trumpet is blowing in Zion!

To be continued.