Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of October

Oct 13, 2014 by

Verse:

Gen. 49:21 “Naphtali is a hind let loose; he gives beautiful words.”

Deut. 33:23 “And concerning Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full of the blessing of Jehovah; possess the sea and the south.”

Excerpts:

Rich words, pleasant words, beautiful words, words of joy and life—all these come out of the experience of the resurrected Christ. The more we experience Christ as the resurrected One, the more we have something to say. We could never be silent. Everyone who experiences Christ as the resurrected One will be bubbling over with beautiful words… Christ is the word of God, the word of life, and the word that is spirit… The principle here is that we always utter what is filling us within. The word we speak comes out of the abundance of our inner being. When our inner being is filled with Christ, we must speak lest we burst. Now we can understand why Naphtali, a hind let loose, gives beautiful words. Because he has experienced Christ, he is filled with beautiful words.

Naphtali will possess the west, the sea, the Gentile world, and the south, the land, the nation of Israel. This means that Naphtali will take the earth. It is the resurrected Christ experienced by us who will take the earth. At the end of Psalm 22 we see that the resurrected Christ will gain the nations. Psalm 22:27 says, “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee” (Heb.). All the nations will submit to Him, obey Him, and worship Him… When we truly experience Christ in resurrection, we become those who will take the earth by preaching Christ (Matt. 28:19; Acts 1:8; Rom. 15:19). (Life-study of Genesis, msg. 103)

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