Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of December

Dec 22, 2014 by

Verse:

Rev. 3:12 “He who overcomes, him I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, …and I will write upon him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from My God, and My new name.”

Excerpts:

We must resolve to deny ourselves and be the overcomers for the Lord, for the recovery, and for the Body. We need such a resolution. We should pray, “Lord, I know You need the overcomers. Without the overcomers, You have no way to go on. Lord, I want to be one of these overcomers.” The overcomers see the Body, know the Body, and care for the Body.

In Judges 5 Deborah highly appraised some of those in the tribe of Reuben among the people of Israel. She said that they made a definite resolution to fight for the Lord’s people (v. 15). Judges also tells us that God selected three hundred to be Gideon’s army based upon how they drank water. The three hundred who lapped the water into their mouth with their hand did not care for their necessities, while the others who bowed down on their knees to drink the water did (7:4-7). The overcomers are those who care for God’s interests above everything, including their necessities. (The Problems Causing the Turmoil in the Church Life, chap. 4)

The crucial matter is the willingness to pay the price. What we cannot put aside is the price. Whatever replaces Christ, is a substitute for Christ, or is even against Christ—whether it be our reputation, position, knowledge, wealth, desires, or thoughts—is the price. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, msg. 413)

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