Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of July

Jul 30, 2018 by

Verses:

Luke 12:49 “I have come to cast fire on the earth, and how I wish that it were already kindled!”

 

Excerpts:

When the Lord Jesus went to the cross and suffered death, He was gained by God, and God poured out the Spirit as fire from heaven. This fire descended on the hundred and twenty disciples and burned in them. All the service in the New Testament age comes out of that burning.

 

The fire on the altar [burns] and [produces] a powerful service. The altar of burnt offering is the cross of the Lord Jesus, and the fire is the Spirit. The Spirit has descended. Any person who is willing to receive the cross by applying the death of Christ, will be gained by God. Then the fire on the altar of burnt offering will burn in him until it produces a service. The basis of genuine service is knowing the cross and placing ourselves on the cross in order to be gained by God and to allow the divine fire to burn within us. This produces service.

 

The saints who pray and apply the death of the cross will receive grace from God, and His holy fire will burn within them. Such saints do not care for themselves or set their mind on themselves but care only to satisfy God’s desire. Those who experience the altar of burnt offering build with gold, silver, and precious stones. Gold refers to the divine life and nature. Silver refers to Christ’s redemption and to the principle of the cross. Precious stones refer to God’s image. The work of believers who experience the altar of burnt offering is full of the element of God, has the power of the cross, and expresses God. (The Service for Building Up the House of God, ch. 2)

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