Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of August

Aug 6, 2019 by

Verses:

John 6:27 “Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you…”

 

Excerpts:

The heavenly diet fulfills God’s purpose. Those who built the tabernacle were not Egyptians. They were those with a heavenly constitution. It was at least four months after the children of Israel left Egypt that they began to build the tabernacle. During these months, their diet had been changed and their constitution was at least in the process of changing and of being replaced with the element of manna. By feeding on manna, God’s people eventually became manna. As those constituted of manna, they could build the tabernacle as God’s dwelling place. In fact, after being reconstituted, they themselves are the dwelling place of God. This picture shows that only those who have been reconstituted with Christ are qualified to build up the church as God’s dwelling place today. Our constitution must be rearranged through the eating of Christ. Christ must replace the Egyptian diet. For the building of the church, we all need to be reconstituted with Christ.

 

We need to ask ourselves what we hunger and thirst for and what kind of appetite we have. Our diet must change from an Egyptian diet to a heavenly diet. For Christ to be our diet means that He is everything to us. Today all the people in the world are working for the food which perishes. All satisfaction of this kind will perish. Christ Himself is the only food which does not perish. This food abides unto eternal life. The Lord Jesus is the real manna. We should seek Him and eat Him. (Life-study of Exodus, msg. 34)

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