Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of April

Apr 9, 2019 by

Verses:

1 Cor. 15:31 “I protest by the boasting in you, brothers, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.”

 

Excerpts:

Among the several steps of God’s economy, only two steps require our daily experience—not incarnation or human living but death and resurrection. The cross is a synonym for death, and the Spirit is a synonym for resurrection. Brother Nee said that the reality of resurrection is the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is the reality of resurrection; without the Holy Spirit there is no resurrection. In John 11:25 the Lord Jesus said,“I am the resurrection and the life.” This indicates that resurrection is a person. Hence, the reality of resurrection is Christ becoming the life-giving Spirit. Today, as God-men, we should live the God-man life, which is a life of the experience of death and resurrection, a life of the experience of the cross and the Spirit.

 

Our living today must be the life of the cross and the Spirit. I received great help from Brother Nee in this matter. When I was working with him throughout those eighteen years, I saw that all the opposers’ attacks were aimed at him; yet he just smiled and said nothing. He truly was one who experienced the cross and the Spirit.

 

When we die on the cross, the Lord is brought forth in the Spirit, and the issue is the church. Without the cross and the Spirit, there is no church. We must experience the cross and the Spirit daily so that there may be an issue with five aspects—the church, the Body of Christ, the house of God, the kingdom of God, and the counterpart of Christ. (The Governing and Controlling Vision in the Bible, chs. 4-5)

 

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