While we haven’t stepped into the glory quite yet, there the Lord patiently remains; preparing us with pieces at time, redeeming what was, and is now transforming into what suddenly is being manifested in us again. The Lord is restoring what was once lost in the garden and turning His people back to truth. When the glory is fully manifested there will no more be a suppressing of the truth (Romans 1:18 AMP). The full redemption happens as righteousness, or as right understanding is revealed to us through the revelation of the Word.
“For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed in a way that awakens more faith]. As it is written and forever remains written, “THE JUST and UPRIGHT SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”
(Romans 1:17 AMP)
When we open our hearts to receiving the revelation, the Lord impregnates us with His character, and His divine nature. If righteousness is revealed to us, that means the right understanding is being unveiled.
The word “revealed” comes from the Greek word “apokaluptō,” which is split into two root words, “apo-” meaning “the destruction of”, and “-kalupto” meaning “the veil”.
So the Lord is revealing His righteousness to us by destroying the veil that covers our eyes and as a result, is manifesting Himself in us through the revelation of His divine Word (Romans 1:19). The Lord wants to redeem us of our debt to ignorance, and help regain the possession of righteousness. The fruits of the spirit, or the characteristics of God contain all goodness, righteousness, and truth (Ephesians 5:9). The Lord is coming back for those who sowed and became fruitful in their labors.
“in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
(Rev 22:2 AMP)
“Yielded” in Greek speaks of paying off debt, wages, or to discharge what is due according to Thayer’s definition. The Lord expects us to be like trees who are firmly planted in the Word, which yields fruit in each and every season (Psalm 1:3 KJV), and in the book of Isaiah the children of Israel received many warnings to walk in righteousness, so that they may eat the fruit of their deeds (Isa 3:11 AMP). The word for fruit in Greek is “karpós.” According to the word study definition, “the redeemed human life is presented as a field with God being the owner, in expectation of fruit to be rendered and shared with Him.”
In 1 Corinthians, Paul also refers to us as God’s cultivated field.
“For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together]; you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building.”
(1 Corinthians 3:9)
Through the studied word, as it is revealed to us, we bear the fruit that God needs us to bear in order to make an impact in this day and age. As we prepare as the body of Christ, we step into everything the Lord has for us united as one.