God placed all the Members of the Body as He Willed, each to Function in their Measure

As members of the Body of Christ standing on the genuine ground of oneness, we must be limited by the other members, not going beyond our measure, for God has placed all the members of the Body even as He willed, and we each have our own function and measure. On the one hand, we […]

Meeting in Oneness, in the name of Jesus, in the Mingled Spirit, and with the Cross

In His wisdom, God has chosen a particular place for His people to meet – in the Old Testament this was Jerusalem, and in the New Testament is the genuine ground of oneness, the ground of the church. According to the Biblical principle, in God’s eyes there’s only one church in one city. There is […]

The Church is the Mingling of God and Man, the Enlargement of Christ as the God-man

The church is the mingling of God and man; the church is nothing else but God mingled with man, and the nature of the church is the mingling of God with man. According to our natural and fallen concept, when we think of the church we merely consider that we are sinners saved by God, […]

We need to be Watchful and Faithful in Preserving the Nature of the Church

In the church life today we need to be watchful and faithful in preserving the nature of the church; according to the Lord Jesus, the church must be like a mustard seed, sojourning on earth and being for God’s satisfaction. The church as the Lord Jesus envisioned it is something quite different from what the […]

God’s Work needs Man’s Cooperation, not his Initiation, Opinions, and Suggestions

According to what the Bible tells us concerning our service to God, God’s work needs man’s cooperation, but it doesn’t require man’s initiation; God wants us to serve Him and love Him, but He doesn’t need us to initiate things in God’s work. Both in the Old and in the New Testament we see many […]

Loving God, Stopping ourselves, and Waiting on Him to Cooperate with God in Serving Him

After reading the story of David desiring to build God a house in 2 Sam. 7 we realize that God doesn’t want our initiation but only our cooperation; He wants us to cooperate with Him. God doesn’t need us to do anything for Him – He simply wants us to stop our opinions and ideas […]

We need to Serve God according to God’s Appearing, His Command, and His Instructions

As believers in Christ we love the Lord and desire to serve Him, but we need to realize that our service has to be according to God’s appearing and command, following His instructions according to the pattern He shows us. Noah didn’t serve God out of his own zeal or opinions; he served God according […]