Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of December

Dec 26, 2016 by

Verses:

Eph. 1:22b-23 “The church, which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.”

 

Excerpts:

Today the Lord has an urgent need on the earth. He needs the reality of the Body to be expressed in each locality. Do not think that we have only Ephesians 1:23: “[The church] is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.” You still must go on until you come to 4:13: “Until we all arrive…at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” We must grow. How do we grow? We grow by putting off the old man and putting on the new man. That is to say, we grow by putting aside our natural man. Instead of living by our natural man, we live by Christ and in the spirit. This is the way we grow. Every day we put off our natural being and live in the spirit. There is no natural person here; only Christ is here. We are all one in Christ. What the Lord wants today is not only the churches on the ground of locality—one locality, one church—but also the Body as His fullness. What the Lord wants today is the Body, the fullness.

 

What the Lord wants today is not your spirituality or your cultivation; He wants the Body. There is only one Body. Brothers and sisters, I can assure you that, unless there is a substantial expression of the Body, the Lord Jesus will never return. The Lord said, “I come quickly,” but He has not yet returned. Why? Because the Body is not here; because the Body has not yet been manifested on the earth. (One Body, One Spirit, One New Man, Chaps. 1, 3)

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