Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of April

Apr 30, 2019 by

Verses:

Rom. 9:23 “In order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He had before prepared unto glory.”

 

Excerpts:

In Romans 9:23 Paul tells us that God created us as vessels of mercy unto glory. Then in 2 Corinthians 4:7 he says that “we have this treasure in earthen vessels.” These two verses may be considered as a basic secret to our experience of Christ and the church. You may hear a lot of messages on Christ and the church, yet if you do not realize that you have to be an open vessel, Christ and the church still have no way. An open vessel is doing nothing but keeping itself open to the filling up. How much He would enter into you depends upon how much opening you would give Him.

 

This means that He wants you to love Him and keep yourself all the time open to Him but to stop doing.…You do not need to pray that the Lord will help you to win the victory and to overcome sin and to be patient. When you pray in this way, asking the Lord to help you, eventually it is not the Lord who helps you. You simply help yourself. Eventually, you are not so grateful, because you realize that you did everything. You just need to love Him and to keep yourself open to Him, giving Him every opportunity to do everything He wants to do. You become the enjoyer, enjoying Him and enjoying His doing. So whenever you would pray, thanks would come out of your mouth because you are so grateful to the Lord. You would experience that the Lord is your victory, your sanctification, everything to you. You will be the enjoyer of what the Lord is and of what the Lord does. ((CWWL, 1980, vol. 1, “Perfecting Training,” pp. 241, 246)

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