Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of October

Oct 12, 2020 by

Verses:

2 Cor. 4:18 “Because we do not regard the things which are seen but the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

 

Excerpts:

The Christian life is a life not of seen things but of unseen things. Anything that belongs to the Christian life is invisible. The degradation of the church is due to the fact that Christians have moved from the unseen things to the seen things, whereas the Lord’s recovery is the recovery of His church from the seen things to the unseen things. When we care only for things that are seen, we are fallen. But when we care for the living God by walking according to our mingled spirit, both of which are unseen, we are being recovered to the normal Christian life and church life.

 

In the church life we are walking not by sight, by appearance, but by faith. Faith is not according to our feeling. Faith is the divine element infused into our being by the Spirit through the word of God. When the divine element is infused into us through a vision received from the word of the Bible, from a printed message, or from our spirit, something will spontaneously rise up within us to believe whatever God says. This is faith.

 

We all need to learn to open ourselves to God, His word, His speaking, and His vision. Then His Spirit will put a seal upon His word and will transfuse the divine element into our being as our believing ability. This is faith, the substantiation of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen. (CWWL, 1975-1976, vol. 3, pp. 90-91, 93-94)

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