Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of November

Nov 13, 2018 by

Verses:

1 Pet. 2:5 “You yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

 

Excerpts:

How can we be built up? In order to be built up as a spiritual house, we need to become stones, and in order to become living stones, we need to drink the guileless milk of the word. This milk [is] like a current of living water flowing within us, carrying away our natural substance and replace it with Christ as heavenly, divine minerals. Gradually, we will be transformed; that is, we will become precious stones.

 

Feeding on Christ by taking in the nourishing milk in the word of God is not only for growing in life but also for building up. Although the nourishing milk of the word is for the soul through the mind, it eventually nourishes our spirit, making us not soulish but spiritual, suitable for being built up as a spiritual house of God.

 

Our mutual dependence on one another as the members of the Body comes through a transforming work. When we are transformed into the image of Christ and express Him fully, our individualism will disappear automatically. Only then will we be in the coordination and relatedness of the Body.

 

The spiritual house into which we are being built is God’s building. Eventually, this building will consummate in the New Jerusalem. We are becoming the precious stones that will be built up into the New Jerusalem. The building work is now going on as we daily, even hourly, come to Christ as milk and drink Him. Then we will have the flow, the current, that transforms us from clay into stone for God’s building.
(The Conclusion of the New Testament, msg. 383)

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