Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of July

Jul 14, 2020 by


Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”


God’s intention is that there would be a church in the universe; He does not want the church to be in only one locality. Even though the church has representative manifestations in many different localities, it is universal. The church can be produced in one place, but it is impossible to continue the church in one place forever and force it to grow only there. The church must not only be produced, but it must also spread. The church is universal, so it must spread.

The church is for the whole universe; it is eternal, and it transcends time and space. The church can appear in time and in a certain place, but it is not merely in time and of that place. The church transcends time and place; the church is universal. Therefore, if a local church does not spread, the nature of that church is too low, and it will lose its universal and eternal character. In principle, the church must spread, and the faster, the farther, and the more it spreads, the better. The spreading of the church is brought about by the growth in the Lord’s life. On man’s side, the church cannot grow quickly, and we should not be greedy for speed. However, on God’s side, the church must spread. The spreading of the church can break through many barriers and eliminate many undesirable practices. When the church begins to spread, erroneous concepts are shattered, regardless of whether the concepts are regional, racial, or mutually discriminatory. (The Course of the Church, ch. 2)

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