Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of February

Feb 19, 2019 by

Verses:

1 Thes. 5:23 “And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

Excerpts:

Because man is a tripartite being—having a body, a soul, and a spirit—he may be considered as a “human trinity.’’ Within the “human trinity’’ there is always fighting. Our body, lusts or fights against our spirit, which is mingled with the divine Spirit. Our flesh also fights with our mind. Due to the warfare within us, we must learn to cooperate with the Divine Trinity.

 

The Divine Trinity is the model of our Christian life. The Father is happy to exalt the Son, the Son is very willing to subject Himself to the Father, and the Spirit is willing to testify concerning the Son. Our “human trinity’’ needs to follow the indwelling Divine Trinity. Our soul should do things not according to its own will but according to the spirit’s will. This is our life after we are saved. Eventually, our entire being—spirit, soul, and body—will glorify the Divine Trinity. This cooperation with the indwelling Trinity will result in His glorification, His expression, and His manifestation.

 

The Christian life is the body, the soul, and the spirit mingled together with the Divine Trinity. In our Christian life, God uses four instruments to mingle us with the Divine Trinity: the divine life, the cross, the Spirit, and the Word. We must always have fellowship with the Spirit in the divine life through the cross and through the Word. We must join ourselves to the holy Word every day, accept the dealing of the cross, and be one with the Spirit so that we may participate in the divine life. (Messages to the Trainees in Fall 1990, ch. 6)

Related Posts

Tags

Share This

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.