Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of November

Nov 16, 2020 by

Verses:

1 Cor. 12:26-27 “And whether one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member is glorified, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the Body of Christ, and members individually.”

 

Excerpts:

The adamic life is individualistic. Even though everyone in Adam shares the same life, there is no fellowship among them. In Christ everything that is individualistic is ruled out. If we want to know the Body life, we need deliverance not only from our sinful life and our natural life, but also from our individualistic life.

Being a Christian is something one does for himself, whereas being a member is something for the Body. If we realize that a Christian is nothing more than a member, we will no longer be proud. Those who see that they are members will surely treasure the Body and honor the other members. They will not see just their own virtues; they will readily see others as being better than themselves.

Every member has a function, and all the functions are for the Body. The function of one member is the function of the whole Body. When one member does something, the whole Body does it. When the mouth speaks, the whole body is speaking. When the hands work, the whole body is working. When the legs walk, the whole body is walking.

In the church life, we should learn to have the consciousness of the Body. Wherever there is Body-revelation, there is Body-consciousness, and wherever there is Body-consciousness, individual thought and action are automatically ruled out. It is not a matter of changing our attitude or conduct; revelation does the work. We cannot enter the realm of the Body by anything other than seeing. (The Mystery of Christ, ch. 3)

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