Weekly Pursuit – June 16, 2013-June 22, 2013

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Phil. 3:3

“For we are the circumcision, the ones who serve by the Spirit of

God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh.”

2 Cor. 3:5-6

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to account anything as

from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God, who has also made us

sufficient as ministers of a new covenant, ministers not of the letter but

of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”

If our natural capacity, natural ability, and natural virtues are not crossed out, they will cause a great deal of trouble and will be the source of big mistakes. But if we allow our natural capacity, ability, and virtues to be brought to the cross and die, we will be resurrected. Then in resurrection our capability, ability, and virtues will be many times greater than they were in the natural life. These things are still ours, but having passed through death and burial, they are now in resurrection. This means that we ourselves, with our capacity, ability, and virtues, have entered into resurrection. We continue to exist, but we with our natural ability have been brought into resurrection.

God needs people who are highly educated. For example, he needed someone like Moses, who was “educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” (Acts 7:22). If Moses had not been an educated person, God would not have used him to give the law. However, we should not trust our natural wisdom or

education. It is risky to put our trust in such things. We need to be one with God. If we are one with God, we will put our natural wisdom and education to the cross. The more we do this, the more we will be in resurrection. It is never a loss to sow the “seed” of our natural ability into the ground.

When we sow a seed, we lose it temporarily, but eventually there will be a harvest in resurrection.

In himself, Nehemiah’s aggressiveness was natural, but in God his aggressiveness was in resurrection. Nehemiah was an aggressive person who loved God, the holy land, the holy temple, and the holy city, who contacted God and had fellowship with Him, who trusted in God, and who was one with God. As a result, he became the representative of God. We need to be clear about this in order to understand the intrinsic significance of the type according to the insight given by the Spirit.

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