Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of September

Sep 11, 2018 by

Verses:

1 Cor. 5:8 “So then let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

 

Excerpts:

First Corinthians 5:8 reveals that Christ is the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth for us to live a pure church life. In the Bible [leaven] signifies all the negative things such as wrong doctrines and practices, evil deeds, and sinful things. Although in Christ we are unleavened, according to our natural being we are full of leaven. The crucial question is whether we eat unleavened bread or leavened bread. In other words, do we live Christ or do we live ourselves? If we live Christ, we eat unleavened bread, but if we live ourselves, we eat leavened bread.

The only way to eliminate sin is to daily eat Christ as the crucified, resurrected, and sinless life, signified by the unleavened bread. In ourselves we cannot possibly have this kind of living. However, in Christ it is possible to live a sinless life. We have been put into Christ, and now we must learn to live in Christ and by Christ. Then He will become our unleavened life supply. He will become the source, the fountain, of a sinless life and living. Because we have such a source and supply, it is possible for us to live a sinless life.

Just as the children of Israel ate the passover lamb with the unleavened bread, we should eat Christ not only as the Lamb but also as the unleavened bread. When we take Christ as our life, this life purifies us. The more we call on the name of the Lord Jesus and take Him into us, the more we are purified from within. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, Message 309)

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