Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of May

May 25, 2020 by

Verses:

Eph. 3:9 “And to enlighten all that they may see what the economy of the mystery is, which throughout the ages has been hidden in God…”

 

Excerpts:

The Body of Christ is built up organically by causing itself to grow through the functions of the gifted persons and through the members who operate in their measure. First of all, we ourselves have to dive into the Word. As we are being perfected ourselves, we can go to visit the saints house to house, day and night, in order to nourish them, cherish them, and teach them one by one, sometimes with tears. This will consummate in the perfecting of all the saints. They will all be enabled to speak. Each one part will operate in its own measure. Then all the saints will function, and there will be no clergy or laity among us. This will issue in the accomplishment of the Lord’s heart’s desire, the organic building up of the Body of Christ.

 

The elders should spend time and energy to teach each one of the attendants of the group meetings. They need to go to each of the saints’ homes outside the group meeting. Paul used both the day and the night. We mostly use our meeting time to contact the saints. We think that as long as we have attended every meeting, we have fulfilled our duty. But that is not the complete fulfilling of our duty. The fulfilling of our duty is also outside the meetings.

 

There is no way to carry out the God-ordained way except by the individual contact with people, for their salvation, their feeding, their spiritual education, their equipping, and their perfecting. Within a period of one or two years, they should be able to do the same thing that we are doing in our service to the Lord. (Elders’
Training, Book 11, ch. 10)

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