Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of February

Feb 7, 2018 by

Verses:

Rom. 8:13 “For if you live according to the flesh, you must die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.”

 

Excerpts:

When the Lord Jesus was on earth, He was fine flour, He was oiled with the Holy Spirit, He was always being salted, and He lived in resurrection, having the flavor of frankincense. But with Him there was neither leaven nor honey. Therefore, He could be a meal offering.

 

[In] Romans 8 we have Christ’s humanity, the Spirit of life, the cross, and resurrection wrapped up together as one. This shows us the kind of living we should have today. We should live the same kind of life Christ lived. He was a man, and we also are human. He was oiled with the Spirit, and we also have been at least somewhat oiled with the Spirit. We have been mingled with the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from among the dead. Christ was salted, crucified, and we also should put our natural being to death. Furthermore, Christ lived in resurrection, and we also may live in resurrection.

 

Romans 8 definitely reveals that we should be a duplication of Christ as the meal offering. We should be a copy, a reproduction, of Him and thus be the same as He is. Today the Spirit dwells within us to do the work of oiling us. Since the indwelling Spirit is oiling us, we should set our mind on the spirit, not on the flesh. Then by the Spirit we should put to death the practices of the body. If we do this, we will live, and this life will be a life in resurrection. As a result, we will be suitable to be a meal offering for God’s satisfaction. (Leviticus, msg. 15)

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