Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of July

Jul 28, 2014 by


Lev. 6:11-12 “[The priest shall] carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it must not go out.”


The fire on the altar should be kept burning continually…. The continual burning of the fire on the altar first signifies that God as the holy fire in the universe is ready to receive (burn) what is offered to Him as food. God’s receiving us is His burning us. When we are burned by God, we should be happy because this burning means that God is receiving us.

To take the way of the Lord’s recovery is not cheap. This way is expensive; it requires a costly consecration. To take this way will be at the cost of the religion of your fathers and of your country, at the cost of your relationships with your neighbors and of your relatives, and at the cost of your own life.

For God to accept our burnt offering means not only that He turns it to ashes but also that He accepts it as fat, something that is sweet and pleasing to Him. In our eyes the offering has been turned to ashes, but in God’s eyes it is fat; it pleases and satisfies Him as fat.

To become a full-timer is to offer ourselves to God as a burnt offering. Concerning this, there should be and must be a result. We should regard this result and not despise it or consider it insignificant. The result of our being a burnt offering will be something that carries out God’s New Testament economy. What we do as full-timers…must result in the building up of the Body of Christ, which is a miniature of the coming New Jerusalem…. God has a high regard for these ashes. Eventually these ashes will become the New Jerusalem. (Life-study of Leviticus, The Heavenly Vision)

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