Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of November

Nov 7, 2016 by

Verses:

Rev. 1:18 “And the living One; and I became dead, and behold, I am living forever and ever; and I have the keys of death and of Hades.”

 

Excerpts:

The Christ who walks in the midst of the churches, who is the Head of the churches and to whom the churches belong, is the living One—full of life. Hence, the churches as His Body should also be living, fresh, and strong. For us to be living, we must have not only life but also the life supply. If we do not eat any food, we will not be so living, but if we eat nutritious meals, we will be living and even energetic. Our energy comes from our eating. The living Christ cares for the churches by giving to the believers Himself as their food and life supply. If we would be living, we need to eat Christ as the tree of life (Rev. 2:7) and the hidden manna (v. 17) and to feast with Him. (3:20)

 

In the church life the keys of death and Hades are in His hand. It is impossible for us to deal with death; we simply do not have the ability to handle it. Whenever death enters, it will deaden many. But as long as we give the Lord Jesus the ground, the opportunity, and the free way to move and act among us, both death and Hades will be under His control. We should praise the Lord that death is subject to Him, and Hades is under His control. Such a Christ is walking in the midst of all the local churches in His recovery, taking care of them as the golden lampstands. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, Message 407)

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