Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of June

Jun 26, 2017 by

Verses:

1 John 3:2 “We know that if He is manifested, we will be like Him because we will see Him even as He is.”

 

Excerpts:

The purpose of God in the universe is to produce a group of people who will be exactly the same as He. In terms of image, they will be the same as He. He is jasper, and they will also be jasper. In terms of radiance and color, they will also be the same as He. Whatever kind of glory He has, they will also have. In other words, the condition of these people will be the same as that of God.

 

The image and the life of God are in His Son; thus, God, who wants us to also be His sons, requires the same of us. On the one hand, He works in us that we may have His image, and on the other hand, He causes us to have His life. Only those who have God’s life and image can be exactly the same as He. This is the reason that God gave us His eternal life. The purpose is that we may be like Him.

 

When we touch this matter, the whole Bible is linked together, and all the spiritual experiences are also linked together. The incarnation of the Lord Jesus was for this. His death on the cross and the shedding of His blood to bear man’s sin were for this. His resurrection, ascension, and becoming the life-giving Spirit were for this. He is saving sinners, edifying the saints, giving us grace, gifts, life, power, light, and vision for this. This matter is the center of the entire Bible. The unique purpose of God in the universe is to make man the same as He. This is the unique subject of the Bible. (Spiritual Reality, ch. 17)

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