Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of August

Sep 1, 2021 by

Verses:

Gal. 3:14 “In order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

 

Excerpts:

We need to repent not only because we are sinful but also because we are rebellious. Because we are rebels, we need to repent and receive Christ as our authority, as our Sovereign and King, that He may rule in us and over us. This is the reason that in Matthew 1:1 Christ is presented first not as the Son of Abraham for the blessing but as the Son of David for the kingdom.

 

Once there is the kingdom, the kingdom becomes the realm, the sphere, for God to exercise Himself to bless us. The blessing requires a sphere of God’s authority, a sphere under God’s administration. If we are not under God’s administration, receiving Him as our Sovereign, there is no way for Him to bless us. Therefore, in our experience our Savior, Jesus Christ, must first be the Son of David for the kingdom and then the Son of Abraham for the blessing.

 

If we have Christ as the Son of David, we will also have Him as the Son of Abraham. This means that if we have the kingdom, we will also have the blessing. This is the blessing of life, the blessing of the processed Triune God consummated as the all-inclusive Spirit. Many of us can testify that by receiving Christ as our King we enjoy the processed Triune God as our blessing. The more we are under the Lord’s ruling, the more we enjoy the Triune God as our blessing. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, msg. 265)

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