Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of August

Aug 13, 2018 by

Verses:

John 11:25 “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall live.”

 

Excerpts:

The church does not need good doctrines, good theology, or wonderful expositions. The church needs life, the resurrection life of Christ. No doctrine, idea, theology, or exposition can replace the life of Christ. Only the life of Christ and that which issues from it will prevail against the gates of Hades. Everything else is just disguised forms of death and cannot withstand the attacks of Satan. May God fill the church with life, and may Satan find no opening to attack the church.

 

The main goal of the Lord coming to earth is for man to have life, that is, for man to receive God’s life. God’s Christ is life, and God’s Christ is resurrection, and the church is the vessel of this life and resurrection. You cannot give water to others with your hands; you have to have a vessel to contain the water before others can receive it. Through the church—the vessel of Christ—God dispenses His life and riches to men.

 

How can we overcome death? The only One who has overcome death is the Lord Jesus Christ. The goal of the Lord’s work on the cross was to put Satan to death. Satan ruled the world through death, but Christ destroyed Satan through death. Christ’s death is complete and thorough. All other deaths are merely deaths, but
Christ’s death is a termination. His death has terminated Satan and has terminated even “death” itself. (CWWN, Chapter 114)

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