Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of July

Jul 14, 2014 by

Verse:

Luke 9:23 “And He said to them all, If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”

Excerpts:

In this country the Lord intends to build up a real expression of the Body. His desire is not that we simply come together and meet together but that we be built up together.

But the hindrance to this building is the self, one of the last things in us to be dealt with by the Lord. If we would be built up in the Body, the self must be condemned, denied, rejected, and renounced. Day by day the self must be renounced in all things. Only when the self is renounced will we have the Body and be genuine members of the Body.

In doing things, our motive, intention, aim, and goal may all be right, but if we are independent, we are in the self. This may be our situation even in preaching the gospel, for we may preach the gospel in the self and by the self. We may also do certain other works for the Lord, but we may do them in the self and by the self.

This indicates that no matter what we do, even if it is something very good, we are in the self whenever we are independent of the Lord…. If we are dependent on the Lord, we are spontaneously dependent on the Body. (The Heavenly Vision, chaps 3 & 4)

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