Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of November

Nov 28, 2016 by

Verses:

Dan. 12:3 “And those who have insight will shine like the shining of the heavenly expanse, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars, forever and ever.”

 

Excerpts:

According to Revelation 3:1, Christ is the One “who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars.” The stars are the messengers; this means that the messengers should shine as the stars. In order to shine, they must be full of the intensified Spirit, the seven Spirits. If we have the living word as the morning star rising within us and if we are one with the seven Spirits, eventually we will become the stars. We not only have the star shining within us but also become the stars by looking to Christ as the star and by following in the Spirit.

 

The present church age is the time of night; hence, we need the shining of the stars, the believers who shine. It is by the shining that in today’s darkness people receive the guidance and are turned from the wrong way to the right way. In the beginning of the New Testament there was only one star in the heavens that led the magi to the place where Christ was. But at the end of the New Testament there are seven stars in seven local churches. Furthermore, immediately after Revelation 22:16, which says that the Lord Jesus is the morning star, the following verse says, “The Spirit and the bride say.” This implies that, as the morning star, the Lord Jesus is linked to the Spirit and to the church, which is the bride. Revelation 3:1 says that the Lord Jesus has the seven Spirits and the seven stars, and Revelation 1:20 says that the seven stars are the messengers of the seven churches. These verses show that the stars are linked not only to the Spirit but also to the churches. If we would have the living star or the living stars, we need the Spirit and the church. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, Message 411)

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