Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of March

Mar 7, 2016 by

Verse:

Rev. 1:20 “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw upon My right hand and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the messengers of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”

Excerpts:

We can say [the church is the reproduction of Christ] because the lampstand in Exodus was one, and the lampstands in Revelation are seven…. The seven lampstands are exactly the same as the unique lampstand in nature, essence, shape, and in every respect…. To say that the church is the Body, and the continuation, the enlargement, and the spreading of Christ is not enough. We all have to see that the church is an exact reproduction of Christ. Christ was the unique lampstand, and all the churches are the lampstands in the same nature, essence, model, shape, and function.

When we say that we are the church, we have to realize that the church is the reproduction of Christ and the reprint of the Spirit…. We have to be fully in the Spirit. Even if we are only partially in the flesh, we become a poor reproduction, a poor reprint. When we brothers and sisters come together, if we all are in the Spirit, we are the church. If we are outside of the Spirit, we are not the church. Whether or not we are actually the church depends upon whether or not we are in the Spirit. If we are in the Spirit, we are the church. We have to admit that when we are outside of the Spirit, we are merely the fallen race and the descendants of Adam…. Are we standing as the church in our locality? Then we must be in the Spirit. If we are not in the Spirit, we are through with the church because the church is the reproduction of Christ and the reprint of the Spirit.

If we see this vision of the church, we will be afraid to exercise our flesh. We need to see that the church is absolutely something of Christ and in the Spirit. (The Church—the Reprint of the Spirit, chap. 1)

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