Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of July

Jul 26, 2022 by



1 John 5:16 “If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask and he will give life to him.”




What does it mean to give him life? It means that I impart Christ to him. He has sinned because he is short of life. When we are short of the Lord Jesus, we commit sin. Only one person can overcome sin, and that is the Lord Jesus. If we lose our temper, that is an indication that we are short of the Lord Jesus. We do not need a rebuke. What we need is an addition of Him, not a reduction. We need more of Him imparted into us.


We need to learn that when any brother or sister sins, this is a strong indication that he or she is short of life. To be of help, we must first check whether we have life. Do we have a surplus of life? Do we have more than we need? If not, we must wait on the Lord with prayer and fasting until we get the rich supply. Then we can minister from this supply to others. This is the way to go on in the church life during this time of degraded Christianity.


John stresses that this life which we need to minister to others is simply God Himself. It is the Son of God. “This is the true God and eternal life.” Our need is to have a bigger portion of the Lord Jesus. Then we will have a surplus to minister to others, a surplus not of knowledge or doctrine but of God. (The Mending Ministry of John, ch. 11)

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