Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of January

Jan 9, 2017 by

Verses:

Matt. 6:10 “Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.”

 

Excerpts:

As the Body of Christ, the church is the continuation of Christ. Everything that belongs to Christ belongs to the church. The position that Christ attained is the position that the church has attained. The works that Christ accomplished are sustained and perpetuated through the church.

 

The cross of Christ produced the church, and the church brings in the kingdom. Hence, the church stands between the cross and the kingdom. The present age is the time for the church to practically realize the victory of Christ. The Head has overcome; now the Body must also overcome. The Lord destroyed the devil on the cross and produced the church with resurrection life. Today God is establishing His kingdom on earth through His church. The church must continue the victorious work that Christ has carried out against Satan. It is responsible for bringing heaven’s will down to earth and for carrying it out on earth.

 

The prayer of the church is the most effective means of curbing Satan. The church is a miniature of the kingdom. Any place that manifests God’s authority is a place where the kingdom is realized. Wherever the church is, Satan’s authority will retreat. The church is on the earth to perpetuate and manifest Christ’s victorious stand over Satan. On the negative side, the church has to subdue the power of darkness and continue the warfare that Christ waged against Satan. On the positive side, the church brings God’s will to earth. Wherever we are, we should stand firm. When the church is faithful to its position and responsibility, God’s eternal purpose will be accomplished. (Collected Works of Watchman Nee (Set 2), Vol. 44, Chap. 11)

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