Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of Jan.

Jan 12, 2014 by

Verses:

2 Tim. 1:6  “For which cause I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”

1 Thes. 5:1 “Unceasingly pray,”

Ministry Reading:

Our goal is not to just bring people to the meetings, because meetings are not our ultimate destination. We must lead people into the spirit, because a dwelling place in spirit is our ultimate destination. We should not bring people just to listen to a message, but we must bring them into the spirit.

If we desire to bring people into the spirit, we must exercise our spirit and pray; this is the key. If we use our mind, we will bring people into their mind, and if we use our emotions, we will bring people into their emotions. We can bring people only to the place where we are. Thus, if we use our spirit, we will bring people into the spirit. Although the saints have been attending many meetings, we rarely bring them into the spirit. As a consequence, their spiritual growth has been very slow, and their spiritual insight has not progressed. The saints can experience spiritual growth, receive spiritual enlightenment, and be delivered from sins only when they touch God in spirit. If we continue to meet, give messages, and serve in activities without bringing the saints into the spirit, we cannot expect them to touch God in their spirit.

A message without the Spirit is mere doctrine, and a message not spoken in spirit is mere letter. Such a message cannot touch the human spirit, and if a person is not in spirit, he cannot be enlightened or touched by God while listening to a message. Only a person who fellowships with God in spirit can be enlightened inwardly to see his sins, corruption, flesh, natural man, and natural disposition. Only a person who contacts the Spirit in his spirit and is touched by God can have real knowledge and real growth.  The Priesthood and God’s Building, Chapter 19, Section 2)

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