Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of November

Nov 14, 2016 by


Rev. 2:17b “To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and to him I will give a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knows except him who receives it.”



The hidden manna, signifying the hidden Christ, is a special portion reserved for His overcoming seekers who overcome the degradation of the worldly church. While the church goes the way of the world, these overcomers come forward to abide in the presence of God in the Holy of Holies, where they enjoy the hidden Christ as a special portion for their daily supply.


After referring to the hidden manna, the Lord speaks of a white stone. If we do not follow the worldly church, but enjoy the Lord in the proper church life, we shall be transformed into stones for the building of God. God’s building, the building of the church, depends upon our transformation, and our transformation issues from the enjoyment of Christ as our life supply.


The Lord said that “upon the stone” would be “a new name written, which no one knows except him who receives it”. A name designates a person, and the new name here is the designation of a transformed person. Every transformed believer as a “white stone” bears “a new name. Such a “new name” is the interpretation of the experience of the one being transformed. Hence, only he himself knows the meaning of that name. [As a] brother eats the Lord Jesus as the hidden manna, he will have certain experiences and the Lord will write a new name upon him. This new name is simply the new designation of what this brother is. Since this new name is based upon what this brother is according to his experiences, others cannot know what it is. (Life-study of Revelation, Chap. 12)

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