Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of November

Nov 9, 2015 by

Verse:

1 John 2:27 “And as for you, the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone teach you; but as His anointing teaches you concerning all things and is true and is not a lie, and even as it has taught you, abide in Him.”

Excerpts:

The Triune God, who is now organically one with us, is teaching us concerning Himself. This teaching is subjective and experiential. Day by day, as we are in the organic union with the Triune God, we enjoy Him, we experience Him, and we live in Him, with Him, and by Him. This living is a constant teaching of the things concerning the Triune God. We can testify that we certainly enjoy the Triune God in our daily life.

In 2:12-27 John writes concerning the Divine Trinity according to the believers’ growth in life. First, he addresses all the believers as his little children, those whose sins have been forgiven because of the Lord’s name. Then John goes on to speak to the fathers, those believers who are mature in the divine life. Through the divine anointing, these believers have known Him who is from the beginning, that is, the eternal, preexisting Christ who is the Word from the beginning. The young men are the believers who are grown up in the divine life. Through the divine anointing, they have overcome the evil one. Furthermore, they are strong and the word of God abides in them.

John’s classification of the believers is according to their spiritual age, not according to any other criterion. Some are fathers, and others are young men or young children…. These verses in particular were written by the apostle John based upon the growth in life…. [This] fact should cause us to realize that if we would understand the Trinity, especially as the Divine Trinity is covered in this portion, we must be in the process of the growth in life. This means that we must be in the line of life. If we are not in the line of life pursuing the growth in life, we shall not be able to understand anything concerning the Divine Trinity. (Life-study of 1 John, msgs 19, 21)

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