Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of September

Sep 4, 2018 by

Verses:

Eph. 1:4 “Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish before Him in love.”

 

Excerpts:

God’s chosen ones should be saturated only with God Himself, having no foreign particles, such as the fallen natural human element, the flesh, the self, or worldly things. This is to be without blemish, without any mixture, without any element other than God’s holy nature. We do not become Christ’s bride by self-correction but by being saturated with God. This is the holiness, the sanctification, revealed in the Bible. The church, after being thoroughly washed by the water in the word, will be sanctified in such a way as to be saturated and beautified with Christ organically so that she may be His glorious church, His holy bride.

 

In Ephesians 1:4 love refers to the love with which God loves His chosen ones and His chosen ones love Him. It is in this love, in such a love, that God’s chosen ones become holy and without blemish before Him. First, God loved us; then this divine love inspires us to love Him in return. In such a condition and atmosphere of love, we are saturated with God to be holy and without blemish, just as He is.

 

I hope that we can see that to be holy is first to be separated to God; second, to be taken over by God; third, to be possessed by God; and fourth, to be saturated with God and one with God. Eventually, the issue of this is the New Jerusalem, a holy entity belonging to God, possessed by God, saturated with God, and one with God. (Life-study of Ephesians, Message 3)

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