• Scripture Reading: 2 Cor.5:18-20; 6:11-13; 10:8; 12:15; 13:4,10
    I. In order to represent God in His economy,we need to be fully reconciled to God—2 Cor.5:20:
    A. The ministry of reconciliation is to bring us back to God fully,thoroughly,completely,and entirely—v.18:
    1. The ministry of reconciliation is not merely to bring sinners back to God but,even the more,to bring believers absolutely into God—vv.19-20.
    2. Until we are wholly one with the Lord,being in Him and allowing Him to be in us absolutely,we will need the ministry of reconciliation.
    B. Two steps are required for us to be fully reconciled to God—vv.19-20:
    1. In 2 Corinthians 5:19 it is the world that is reconciled to God,but in verse 20 it is the believers,who have already been reconciled to God and are to be reconciled further to God.
    2. The first step of reconciliation is to reconcile sinners to God from sin—v.19:
    a. For this purpose Christ died for our sins that they might be forgiven by God—1 Cor.15:3; Luke 24:46-47; 1 John 2:12.
    b. This is the objective aspect of Christ's death; in this aspect He bore our sins upon Himself on the cross that they might be judged by God for us—1 Pet.2:24; Isa.53:11-12; Heb.9:28; Col.1:22; Rom.8:3.
    3. The second step of reconciliation is to reconcile believers living in the natural life to God from the flesh—2 Cor.5:20:
    a. For this purpose Christ died for us—the persons—that we might live to Him in the resurrection life—vv.14-15.
    b. Because we are still separated from God and because we are not fully one with God and altogether in harmony with Him,we need the second step of reconciliation.
    c. The subjective aspect of the death of Christ needs to be applied to our situation and to our natural life—Rom.6:6; 8:13; Gal.5:24; Matt.16:24:
    1) In order that we may be reconciled to God in full,the Father exposes our natural life and unveils our real situation to us—1 John 1:5,7:
    a) As a result,we condemn our natural being and apply the cross subjectively,and this application of the death of Christ crucifies our natural life.
    b) As our natural man is crossed out,we experience the second step of reconciliation; in this step the veil of our natural man is rent so that we may live in God's presence.
    2) Instead of taking place once for all,the second step of reconciliation is continuous.
    4. By the two aspects of His death,Christ fully reconciles God's chosen people to God—Rom.5:10; 2 Cor.5:19-20.
  • Scripture Reading: John 21:15-17; 10:10-11,16; Acts 20:20,31; 1 Pet.2:25; 5:1-4; Heb.13:20-21
    I. John 21 is the completion and consummation of the Gospel of John:
    A. The Gospel of John has twenty-one chapters,but it actually ends with chapter 20; the entire book covers the earthly ministry of Christ,beginning with His incarnation as the Word of God to become a man in the flesh (1:1,14) and ending with His resurrection as the last Adam to become the life-giving Spirit (20:22; 1 Cor.15:45b); hence,chapter 21 should be an appendix.
    B. Although it is correct to say this,it is more intrinsic to say that John 21 is the completion and consummation of the Gospel of John; chapter 21 consummates the entire Gospel of John by showing that Christ's heavenly ministry and the apostles' ministry on the earth cooperate together to carry out God's New Testament economy.
  • Scripture Reading: Mark 12:30; 1 Cor.2:9; 2 Tim.4:8; Eph.6:24; 5:1-14
    I. We need to know the significance of loving the Lord—Mark 12:30; 1 Cor.2:9:
    A. To love the Lord is to allow Him to live in us and for us and is to realize that He desires a dwelling place so that He can be expressed—Eph.3:16-17.
    B. Our believing into the Lord is for our receiving Him,and our loving Him is for our enjoying Him—Titus 3:15.
    C. To love the Lord is to be stopped from our doing and is to let Him take full possession of our being—Eph.3:16-19; Gal.4:19.
    D. The best way to express our love toward the Lord is to say,"Lord Jesus,I open to You.Take full possession of me.Lord,I love You.I present myself to You.I am open to You.Possess me more and more until You reach every part of my being and make Your home in me."
    E. According to 1 Corinthians,in order to love the Lord,we need to take Him as our portion for our enjoyment (1:2,9; 5:7-8; 10:3-4),allow Him to grow in us (3:6),and realize that we are one spirit with Him (6:17).
    F. We love the Lord by being fully occupied by Him and loving His appearing—2 Tim.4:8:
    1. To be a lover of God is to be fully occupied,possessed,and taken over by God—Eph.3:16-19; Gal.4:19.
    2. If we love the Lord in this way,we will love His appearing—2 Tim.4:8:
    a. According to Paul's word,a crown is laid up for those who love the Lord's appearing—v.8.
    b. If we do not love the Lord,His coming will be a matter of judgment (1 Cor.16:22),but if we love Him and His appearing,we will receive a prize.
  • Scripture Reading: Ezek.36:26-27; Matt.5:3,8; Eph.3:16-17,20-21; Rev.1:10; 4:2; 17:3; 21:10
    I. God's promise to His chosen ones was that He would give them a new heart and a new spirit and that He would put His Spirit within them—Ezek.36:26-27:
    A. We all need a new start to maintain the newness of our heart and our spirit—2 Cor.4:16; Rom.7:6; cf.Prov.4:23; 1 Pet.3:4.
    B. Our heart is our loving organ,and our spirit is our receiving organ; while we are in a fallen or backslidden state,our heart toward the Lord is stony and hard,and our spirit is deadened—Eph.2:1; 4:18.
    C. When the Lord saves us or revives us,He renews our heart,making our stony heart a heart of flesh,a heart that is soft and loving toward Him; furthermore,He enlivens and renews our spirit with His divine life—cf.2 Cor.3:3; Col.2:13.
    D. As a result,we love the Lord and desire Him with our renewed heart,and we can contact Him,receive Him,and contain Him by exercising our renewed spirit.
  • Scripture Reading: Gal.2:20; Eph.3:17a; Phil.1:21a; Rom.8:4; 12:4-5
    I. We need to live Christ in and for the church life—Gal.1:2,15-16; 2:20; 4:19:
    A. The central thought of the Bible is that God desires us to live Christ for the building up of the Body of Christ—Phil.1:21a; Eph.4:12,16:
    1. The main point of our Christian life is to live Christ.
    2. The climax,the highest point,of the divine revelation in the entire Bible is to live Christ.
    B. In the New Testament there are four main verses that reveal the matter of living Christ—John 6:57; 14:19; Gal.2:20; Phil.1:21a.
    C. The Christian life is the life in which the believers of Christ live Him—v.21a.
    D. Our primary concern should not be anything outward but whether we are living the self or living Christ—Gal.2:20:
    1. We are often distracted by outward things,such as our work or the problems in the local churches.
    2. Actually,such problems are mainly due to a lack of living Christ.
    3. When we are living Christ,we are best able to care for the church.
    E. If we would live Christ,we must take Him as our person and be one person with Him—Eph.3:17a; Gal.2:20:
    1. He and we must be one in a practical way—1 Cor.6:17.
    2. To live Christ is to live a person; we should live a life that is Christ Himself.
    F. We should focus our whole attention on living Christ and care only to live Christ,not allowing anything to distract us from the direct,personal experience of Christ—Gal.2:20; Phil.3:9-12.
    G. Living Christ requires that we love Him to the uttermost—Mark 12:30:
    1. Part of the secret of living Christ is telling the Lord again and again that we love Him—1 Cor.2:9.
    2. If we do not love the Lord,we cannot live Him.
    H. To live Christ means that when Christ lives,we who believe into Him and who are in Him also live—John 14:19:
    1. We live in Christ's living,and He lives in our living.
    2. If we live in His living,His living will also be in our living—Gal.2:20.
  • Scripture Reading: Matt.16:18; Gen.28:10-22; Prov.4:18; 1 Kings 7:17-20; Rev.3:12
    I. Jacob's dream unveils that God desires to have a house on earth,and His intention is to transform His called ones into stones,pillars,material for His building—Gen.28:10-22; Matt.16:18; 1 Pet.2:4-5; Rev.3:12:
    A. In the book of Genesis there are two kinds of pillars—the pillar of salt (19:26),which indicates shame,and the pillar of stone (28:18; 35:14),which indicates building in strength (1 Kings 7:21).
    B. In Genesis 28 Jacob was a supplanter,but by the time we come to chapter 48,this supplanter has been thoroughly transformed into a man of God; this man of God is the pillar—28:18,22a; cf.Prov.4:18.
    C. "He who overcomes,him I will make a pillar in the temple of My God,and he shall by no means go out anymore,and I will write upon him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God,the New Jerusalem,which descends out of heaven from My God,and My new name"—Rev.3:12,cf.v.8:
    1. The word make is very significant,meaning to constitute into something,to construct in a creative way; the Lord makes us pillars by transforming us,that is,by carrying away our natural element and by replacing it with His divine essence—2 Cor.3:18; Rom.12:2.
    2. For the overcomers to be pillars in the temple means that they will be pillars in the Triune God,for the temple is "the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb"—Rev.21:22; cf.Psa.90:1; John 14:23.
  • Scripture Reading: Eph.3:16-21; Phil.2:13; Gal.2:20; 4:19
    I. In and for the church life,we need to experience the central work of God—Eph.3:17a; Phil.2:13:
    A. God's central work,His unique work,in the universe and throughout all the ages and generations is to work Himself in Christ into His chosen people,making Himself one with them—Gal.4:19; Eph.3:17a; 1 Cor.6:17.
    B. God desires not mainly to do things for us but to work Himself into our being—Eph.3:17a.
    C. God's intention is to have Christ thoroughly worked into our being; however,in our spiritual seeking we may have no concern about this,caring instead only for our intention—Phil.2:21.
    D. God's purpose is to work Himself into us,making Himself our inward elements—Eph.3:11,16-19:
    1. This purpose is the center of the universe,and apart from this purpose the Christian life is meaningless—Rev.4:11.
    2. The principle in God's work is to gain persons and by gaining them to have a way to go on:
    a. The proper priority is not for us to work for God but for God to work Himself into us—Eph.2:10; Phil.2:13.
    b. In the church life the importance of the person far exceeds that of the work—2 Tim.2:20-22:
    1) What we are is more important than what we do.
    2) We cannot serve God beyond what we are as a person.
    3. Spiritual progress consists in allowing God to gain ground within us—Col.2:19; Eph.3:17a.
    E. For the fulfillment of God's eternal economy,God needs to build Himself in Christ into our being,working Himself in Christ into us as our life,our nature,and our constitution,to make us God in life and in nature but not in the Godhead—2 Sam.7:12-14a; Rom.1:3-4; Eph.3:17a; John 14:23; Col.3:10-11:
    1. We need God to build up Christ into our intrinsic constitution so that our entire being will be reconstituted with Christ—Eph.3:17a.
    2. Christ builds the church by coming into our spirit and spreading Himself from our spirit into our mind,emotion,and will to occupy our entire soul—Matt.16:18; Eph.3:17a.
    F. We cooperate with God's central work by being poor in spirit (Matt.5:3) and pure in heart (v.8),seeking the Lord with a single heart (Psa.27:4),turning to the Lord (2 Cor.3:16),caring for the sense of life (Rom.8:6),being willing to be enlightened (Eph.1:17-18),and opening our whole being to the Lord to be filled with God as our content (3:16-19).
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