Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of July

Jul 31, 2017 by

Verses:

Matt. 16:18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

 

Excerpts:

All of us should get ourselves prepared to speak in any meeting that we attend. We need to labor in the scriptural way with endurance. The Lord has to do something on this earth, not to build up Christianity as a kind of “church,” but to build up His Body as an organism.

 

For the God-ordained way, the biblical way, the new way, we all need, first of all, to love the Lord. In John 21 the Lord asked Peter if he loved Him. Peter told the Lord, “You know that I love You.” Then the Lord answered, “Feed My lambs,” and “Feed My sheep”. To speak is not only to edify or to teach but also to feed the lambs and to feed the sheep. If we are going to feed the Lord’s sheep, we have to speak. Without speaking, how could we feed any Christian? For us to feed the Lord’s sheep, we must love Him. We should tell the Lord, “Lord, I love You, so I like to speak You forth to others.” The more we love Him, the more we are qualified, equipped, and even perfected to speak.

 

If we love the Lord, we surely will be filled with Him. Whatever fills us within will come out of us. The overflow comes from the infilling. If we are filled with the Lord Jesus, we surely will have something to pour out. When we love the Lord to the uttermost, we must speak. We must release the One who has filled us within. (Speaking Christ for the Building Up of the Body of Christ, ch.3)

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