Building the Wall
Building the Wall
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof; (Judges 3:1,2)
God intends that His servants get victory over sin through Jesus Christ. We get victory as we confess our sins and turn away from them, with the Lord's help. It is urgent that we live the life of victory if we expect to hear "Well done, good and faithful servant."
You don't hear those words by grace but by doing good and being faithful.
God has the power to remove all sin from us at once just as He gave Joshua a change of clothing (Joshua 3:4). In fact, God easily could have prevented Eve from eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and spared us six thousand years of misery.
Why didn't He (doesn't He) do it. In order to understand the reason you have to look at what God is about.
God knew before He created the heavens and the earth that man would sin. Sin had begun in Heaven around God's throne. God has in mind to make an end to sin in His creation.
God's plan is to create a new race—people who are so filled with Christ they can prevent sin in the future. Make sense?
First Christ had to be severely tested. Having passed the test, we now have a chance through Him to have a wall built in us that forever will keep us and those whom we are governing from sinning and rebelling against God. It is as simple as that!
If you are a Christian you are a saint, a holy one of God. Your role in life is to become a royal priest, that is, someone who can help Christ govern the creation.
It is obvious from this that a Christian who does not gain victory over sin is not suited for such an undertaking. He or she is still part of the problem, not part of the solution.
So gaining victory over sin is not a nice thing that some super-Christian does. Victory over sin is the key to your usefulness in the plan of God for your life, for it is in the struggle against sin that the wall is formed.
Two completely false ideas are circulating. One is that we will gain victory over sin by dying physically. This makes physical death our redeemer instead of the enemy it actually is.
The other false idea is that the Lord will transform the believers at His coming. They may have been rebellious, sinful, lukewarm. No problem. At His appearing they will be transformed into spiritual giants who will govern the creation.
Both of these ideas are totally unscriptural, totally false, totally illogical, totally misleading and destructive.
This leaves us only one opportunity to become a ruler with God. You guessed it! It happens only as we abide in Christ, following Him carefully each day, keeping His commandments, doing all He tells us.
It is here, on the earth, that the commanders are made. It is here that we learn stern obedience to the Father. It is here the wall against sin is constructed. It is here the Son of God was perfected. It is here we shall be perfected.
Satan is spreading lies in the evangelical churches. This is because he desires to inherit the earth. He wishes we all would fly away to Heaven—where he came from.
We have no intention of flying away. The earth and its nations are our possession. Through Christ we are learning to rule today. When He appears, we shall appear with Him. He will divide the spoil with the strong.
How about you? Do you want to be vomited from the Lord's mouth? If not, flee from the current ear-tickling sermonettes. Get down to business with God. Obey Him implicitly through the grace He provides.
You shall be crowned king if you are willing to stay in the Lord's prison until He sets you over the land of Egypt.