Archives for February 2017

Functioning in Coordination and doing Everything through the Cross and by the Spirit

In his epistles Paul speaks of the different functions that the members of the Body of Christ have, and in Ezekiel 1:9-12 we see a beautiful picture of the functioning in coordination which we need in the church life. A picture is truly worth a thousand words, and when it comes to the matter of […]

Our Coordination as Living Creatures is not in Ourselves but in God and by His Grace

Last week we have seen who the four living creatures are and how this applies to our Christian experience; this week we want to see the coordination of the four living creatures, which is the key to understanding the vision in Ezekiel 1. Chapter one of Ezekiel is the deepest chapter in the Bibles, and […]

God’s Life in us Causes us to be Transcendent so that we may Express God Corporately

The four living creatures in Ezekiel 1 are a corporate expression of Christ, the One on the throne, living out the life of Christ in a corporate way; they express Christ in His ruling and reigning (the face of a lion), in His serving and sacrificing (the face of an ox), in His being a […]

Being Bold and Victorious like Lions toward sin, and Willing to Serve man like an Ox

The four living creatures in Ezekiel 1 are the unique and complete expression of Christ; they have the face of a man (a genuine and proper man), of a lion (boldness, vigor, strength, victory, and reigning), of an ox (willing to labor, bear the burden, and sacrifice), and eagle (powerful, buoyant, and transcendent). The appearance […]

Being Proper Human Beings – being Jesusly Human – who live out the Humanity of Jesus

The four living creatures in Ezek. 1 have four faces, but the face in the front is of a man; this indicates that we must have a proper humanity, bearing the appearance of a man, by living out the humanity of Jesus in our daily living. The four living creatures bear the appearance of a […]

The Living Creatures are the means for God’s Manifestation, Move, and Administration

Chapter one of Ezekiel is both deep, profound, and fascinating; the four living creatures, in particular, are very interesting, for with them we see the appearance of a man, and they manifest God’s glory, they are the means for God to move, and they are the means for God to administrate on the throne. The […]

God’s Central Thought and Arrangement are Related to Man, for Man is to Express God

It is very significant that the One sitting on the throne in Ezek. 1 has the likeness of a man and the four living creatures bear the appearance of a man; this shows us that the four living creatures are the corporate expression of the man on the throne (see Ezek. 1:5, 26). Ezekiel 1 […]