Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of December

Dec 15, 2014 by

Verse:

Eph. 3:16 “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man.”

Eph. 4:16 “Out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.”

Excerpts:

Ephesians 3:17 tells us that Christ is now within us doing the work of building Himself into us to produce this mutual abode. We often say that Christ is living in us and working in us. Now we need to ask this question: What is Christ wanting to accomplish by His working in us? The answer is that Christ is working in us to build up God’s habitation by building Himself into us.

David wanted to build God a house of cedar, but God wanted to build Himself in Christ into David. What God would build into David would be both God’s house and David’s house. This mutual abode is also unveiled in John 14:23: “If anyone loves Me,.. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him.” This abode will be not only for the Triune God but also for us. What God builds up in us is both God’s habitation and our habitation.

We need to realize that God will have a habitation not by our doing or working but by His building. Christ builds the church (Matt. 16:18) by coming into our spirit and spreading Himself from our spirit into our mind, emotion, and will to occupy our entire soul. This church will become His habitation and our habitation. This is what we need, and our burden is to emphasize this one thing. (Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, msg. 25)

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