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  • Scripture Reading: 2 Pet. 1:12; 1 Tim. 1:3-4; Matt. 16:18; 2 Sam. 7:12-14a; Rom. 1:3-4; Rev. 21:2, 9-10
    I. The particular recovery and work that God is doing in one age is the ministry of that age; the ministry of the age ministers the present truth to God's people; in 2 Peter 1:12 the present truth can also be rendered "the up-to-date truth":
    A. Although all the truths are in the Bible, through man's foolishness, unfaithfulness, negligence, and disobedience many truths were lost and hidden from man—cf. 2 Kings 22:8.
    B. Freshly revealed truths are not God's new inventions; rather, they are man's new discoveries; every worker of the Lord should inquire before God as to what the present truth is.
    C. God's truths are cumulative; later truths do not negate earlier ones; what we see today are the cumulative revelations of God.
    D. May God be gracious to us that we do not become castaways of "the present truth"; may we be watchful and not allow the flesh to come in or the self to gain any ground.
  • Scripture Reading: 1 Tim. 3:15-16; 2:4; 2 Tim. 2:15; John 18:37
    I. The church is the supporting pillar and holding base of the truth— 1 Tim. 3:15:
    A. The Lord wants His church to know Him as the truth in order to testify concerning Him as the truth—John 14:6; 18:37; 1 John 1:6; 5:20.
    B. Truth in 1 Timothy 3:15 refers to the real things revealed in God's Word, which are mainly Christ as the embodiment of God and the church as the Body of Christ—2:4; Col. 2:9, 19.
    C. The truth is the Triune God, having Christ as the embodiment, center, and expression to produce the church as the Body of Christ, the house of God, and the kingdom of God—v. 9; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:16; 1 Tim. 3:15; John 3:3, 5.
    D. The church bears Christ as the reality; the church testifies to the whole universe that Christ, and Christ alone, is the reality—1:14, 17; 14:6.
    E. As the pillar that bears the truth and the base that upholds the pillar, the church testifies the reality, the truth, of Christ as the mystery of God and the church as the mystery of Christ—Col. 2:2; Eph. 3:4.
    F. The kind of church that we build up depends on the kind of truth that we teach; thus, there is the desperate need of the living truth to produce the church, to help the church to exist, and to build up the church—1 Tim. 3:15.
    G. The greatest need that we must meet is to bring the saints into the truth; all the saints should be trained in the divine revelation—2:4.
  • Scripture Reading: John 1:14, 16; 14:16-20, 6; 20:22; 4:10, 14; 6:35, 57; 12:23-24; 3:29-30
    I. The Lord desires to recover the subjective truths in the Holy Scriptures—John 1:14; 14:16-20; 1 Tim. 3:15-16a; 2 Tim. 4:22; 3:15-16:
    A. The truths in the Holy Scriptures are always of two aspects—the objective aspect and the subjective aspect—Rom. 8:34, 10; Col. 3:1; 1:27:
    1. God's salvation has two aspects: the outward, objective aspect, signified by the best robe, and the inward, subjective aspect, signified by the fattened calf; Christ as our objective righteousness is our salvation outwardly, whereas Christ as our subjective life for our enjoyment is our salvation inwardly—Luke 15:22-24; cf. Rom. 5:10.
    2. All the objective doctrines are for the subjective experience; the objective Christ is "the best robe" of the God-satisfying righteousness to cover the penitent sinner (Jer. 23:6; 1 Cor. 1:30), whereas the subjective Christ is "the fattened calf" as the rich Christ (Eph. 3:8), killed on the cross for the believer's life supply and enjoyment in resurrection (John 10:10; 6:63; 11:25; 12:24; 4:10, 14; 20:22).
    3. Christ as our objective righteousness enables us to meet the requirement of the righteous God, whereas Christ as our subjective righteousness enables us to meet the requirement of the overcoming Christ—Psa. 45:13-14; Phil. 3:9; Rev. 19:7-9.
    4. Justification is "of life" because life is the goal of God's salvation; our organic union of life with and in the Lord subjectively is an issue of our justification objectively—Rom. 5:10, 17-18; 11:17, 24; John 15:4-5; 1 Cor. 6:17.
    B. The subjective truths are linked to the Spirit and life and are constituted with the Spirit and life—John 6:63; 2 Cor. 3:6:
    1. The Spirit and life are the substance of the subjective truths; thus, without the Spirit and life we do not have any subjective truths.
    2. When we live by the Spirit and life, we have the experience of the subjective truths, and this issues in the church life—Rom. 8:2, 4; 16:1, 4-5.
  • Scripture Reading: John 8:12, 32; 1 John 1:5-8; 3 John 3-4, 8; 1 Tim. 2:4; 4:3
    I. God's intention in His economy is to dispense Christ with all His riches into His believers chosen by God for the constitution of the Body of Christ, the church, to express the processed and consummated Triune God—Eph. 3:8-10.
    II. For the consummation of the divine economy, we need to be constituted with the truth—1 John 2:4; 2 John 1-2:
    A. To be constituted with the truth is to have the intrinsic element of the divine revelation wrought into us to become our constituent, our intrinsic being, our organic constitution—1 John 1:8; 4:6; 5:6.
    B. The solid truth that is constituted into us becomes in us a constant and long-term nourishment—1 Tim. 4:6.
    C. If the truth is wrought into us and constituted into our being, we will be able to protect the interests of the riches of God's divinity and the attainments of His consummation—Rev. 21:12a, 17.
    D. Every saved person should have a full knowledge, a complete realization, of the truth—all the real things revealed in God's Word—1 Tim. 2:4; 4:3; 2 Tim. 2:25; 3:7.
    E. The full knowledge of the truth is a thorough apprehension of the truth, a full acknowledgment and appreciation of the reality of all the spiritual and divine things that we have received through faith—Titus 1:1; 2 Thes. 2:13.
    F. The Lord's word, His truth, is in the Bible, but the Bible needs the proper interpretation; for this we have the Life-studies—2 Tim. 2:15.
    G. We have to pay the price to learn the truths—Prov. 23:23:
    1. We need to enter into the intrinsic significance of the Holy Scriptures to find out what the Lord says and what He wants—John 8:12.
    2. We have no right to invent anything; rather, we discover what is in the Bible.
    3. After we have learned the truth, we still have to experience Christ so that He may become our reality; in this way, when we speak to people, we will not give them knowledge or doctrine, but we will minister Christ to them— Eph. 3:16-17; 4:15, 21.
    H. We need to be delivered from skating on the surface of the divine truth and cooperate with the Lord by laboring together with Him to dive into the depths of the truth of His marvelous New Testament economy—3:9.
  • Scripture Reading: John 17:14-24
    I. Truth is the divine light shining on the facts of the Bible and televising a heavenly, spiritual vision of these facts into our being; in the New Testament, truth denotes this kind of "heavenly television":
    A. All the divine facts are contained in the Word and conveyed to us through the Word; when the Spirit shines upon the Word, we have the heavenly television; the light shines upon the facts in the Word and conveys a heavenly vision of these facts into our being, and we know the truth—Acts 26:16, 19; Eph. 1:17-18a.
    B. The Spirit is called the Spirit of truth, the Spirit of reality (John 14:17); the Spirit of reality is the "heavenly electricity" by which spiritual things are televised into our being; He guides us "into all the reality" (16:13), making all that the Son is and has real to us (1:14, 17; 14:6).
    C. When the Spirit of truth, the Spirit of reality, shines upon the spiritual facts recorded and contained in the Bible, we receive the truth, reality; if we read the Word without the shining of the Spirit, we may have doctrine or "news reports" but not the truth, the reality, or the vision—cf. Job 42:5; John 5:39-40; 2 Cor. 3:6.
    D. Truth is the shining of the light, the expression of the light; in other words, truth is light expressed; because light is the source of truth, and truth is the issue of light, when we walk in the light, we are practicing the truth—John 1:4-5, 7-9, 12-13; 8:12; 14:6; 1 John 1:5-6; 2 John 4; 3 John 3-4.
    E. The Lord is the light, the truth, and the Word; the Word, which is also the truth, gives light, for in the Word there is light—John 8:12; 14:6; 17:17; Psa. 119:105, 130.
    F. Because the truth is the shining of the light—which is the light of life—truth, light, and life are inseparable; when the divine light shines into us, it becomes the truth in us, and it imparts life into our being—John 8:12, 32, 40; 12:35-36, 46; 14:6.
  • Scripture Reading: John 18:37b; Eph. 2:2; Rom. 12:2; 1 John 5:19b-20
    I. The Lord's recovery is the recovery of the divine truths as revealed in the Word of God—2 Tim. 3:16:
    A. Truth is the Triune God with His word—John 1:1, 14-17; 14:6, 16-17; 15:26; 16:13; 17:17; 18:37b.
    B. Many truths in the Word have been lost, misunderstood, and wrongly applied; thus, there is the need of the Lord's recovery—2 Tim. 2:15.
    C. The recovery has the highest truth—the truth that is the consummation of the truths recovered during the past centuries—vv. 2, 15.