Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of Jan.

Jan 19, 2014 by

Verses:

2 Tim. 2:2  “And the things which you have heard from me through many witnesses, these commit to faithful men, who will be competent to teach others also.”

2 Tim. 3:14  “But you, continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from which ones you have learned them”

Ministry Reading:

The building up of the church is absolutely a matter in our spirit. Whether we are an elder, a co-worker, or a responsible brother or sister in a district, if we do not live in our spirit and do not bring the saints into their spirit, there will be no building. Genuine spiritual building does not mean that we have the same goal or even that we are in agreement in our opinions or views. Genuine spiritual building is the result of receiving the Lord’s grace and exercising our spirit to the extent that we are persons who live in spirit. Being in the spirit, living in our spirit, is the only thing that matters; everything else is secondary. Being in the spirit satisfies the Lord’s heart, and it delivers us from the old creation and dead doctrine. When we truly live in our spirit, we will experience Christ and live by Him…

If we cannot bring the saints into the spirit, we cannot lead them to be built up. The most important matter is to bring them into the spirit. We may lead the saints to attend meetings and read the Bible, we may fellowship with them, and we may invite them to our home for a meal, but these are only means and procedures to bring them into the spirit. Even when we lead the saints to consecrate themselves to the Lord, to pursue spiritual knowledge, and to deal with sins, these matters are procedures; they are not the ultimate goal. If we lead the saints to consecrate themselves without bringing them into their spirit, we have not reached the goal. If we lead the saints to read and study the Bible without bringing them to their spirit to contact the Lord, we have not reached the goal. Similarly, if we lead the saints to deal with their sins to remove the barriers and hindrances to their fellowship with the Lord, we must lead them further to enter into the spirit to fellowship with the Lord. Our only goal should be to bring the saints into the spirit. (The Priesthood and God’s Building, Chapter 20, Section 1)

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