Being Recovered to the Unique Ground of Oneness and the Enjoyment of Christ’s Riches

God’s people need to be recovered out of Babylon back to the unique ground of oneness - Deut. 12:5, 11-14; Psa. 133; Rev. 1:11. God’s people need to be recovered back to the enjoyment of the unsearchably rich Christ as the all-inclusive Spirit, typified by the good land - Eph. 3:8; Gal. 3:14; Deut. 827-10; Col. 1:12; 2:6-7. The Recovery of the Church (2017 fall ITERO) - outline 4

The history of Israel in the Old Testament is a full type of the history of the church, and the recovery of a remnant of the children of Israel from Babylon to Jerusalem for the rebuilding of the temple and the city signifies the Lord's recovery of a … [Continue reading]

Being a Continual Burnt Offering to be Reduced to Ashes and become the New Jerusalem!

Lev. 6:9-10 ...This is the law of the burnt offering: The burnt offering shall be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning....And the priest shall put on his linen garment;...and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

In order for us to overcome the principle of Babylon and return to the orthodoxy of the church, we need to daily take Christ as our burnt offering; this will cause us to be reduced to ashes, which are treasured by God and are becoming the New … [Continue reading]

Overcoming the Principle of Babylon by Taking Christ as our Burnt Offering Daily

The laying on of hands signifies not substitution but identification, union (Acts 13:3 and footnote 2). By laying our hands on Christ as our offering, we are joined to Him, and He and we become one. In such a union all our weaknesses, defects, and faults are taken on by Him, and all His virtues become ours. This requires us to exercise our spirit through the proper prayer so that we may be one with Him in an experiential way (cf. 1 Cor. 6:17 and footnotes). When we lay our hands on Christ through prayer, the life-giving Spirit, who is the very Christ on whom we lay our hands (1 Cor. 15:45; 2 Cor. 3:6, 17), will immediately move and work within us to live in us a life that is a repetition of the life that Christ lived on earth, the life of the burnt offering. Lev. 1:4, footnote 1, RcV Bible

The only way for us to overcome the principle of Babylon is by daily taking Christ as our burnt offering, for He lived a life that is perfect and absolutely for God and for God's satisfaction, and He is such a life in us to enable us to have such a … [Continue reading]

God Calls His People to Come out of Babylon and Return to the Orthodoxy of the Church

2 Cor. 6:17-18 Therefore "come out from their midst and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you"; "And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty."

In the book of Revelation the Lord calls for His people to come out of Babylon, which is the apostate church, so that they may return to the orthodoxy of the church, the normal condition of the church according to God's original intention.Yes, … [Continue reading]

Not Denying the Lord’s Name but being Saved from Confusion, Scattering, and Mixture

In the church we should not have different kinds of speaking; we should have only one mind and one mouth under one ministry with one unique teaching for the one Body (Rom. 15:5-6; 1 Cor. 1:10; Phil. 2:2; 1 Tim. 1:3-4). When we are in our mind, we are in the principle of Babylon; when we are in our spirit, we are in today’s Jerusalem, in which there is the divine oneness (John 4:23-24; Eph. 4:3). We should not dare to have any division, because our Husband is one, and we His wife are also one (Matt. 19:3-9). The Recovery of the Church (2017 fall ITERO), outline 3

As we read the Bible and realise the principle of Babylon, we need to be saved from denying the Lord's name and from any confusion, scattering, and mixture.God hates Babylon and the principle of Babylon, for this great city is first of all the … [Continue reading]

Not Living Luxuriously but Considering ourselves as a Widow, the Wife of Christ

1 Tim. 6:6-10 v. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain; v. 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, because neither can we carry anything out. v. 8 But having food and covering, with these we will be content. v. 9 But those who intend to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge men into destruction and ruin. v. 10 For the love of money is a root of all evils, because of which some, aspiring after money, have been led away from the faith and pierced themselves through with many pains.

The Lord wants to gain the church, His corporate expression, and in this age of the degradation of the church we need to see the principle of Babylon and be saved from it. The principle of Babylon is first man's endeavour to build up something on … [Continue reading]

Seeing the Principle of Babylon and being Saved from Human Endeavor and Hypocrisy

Matt. 6:1-6 v. 1 But take care not to do your righteousness before men in order to be gazed at by them; otherwise, you have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. v. 2 Therefore when you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full. v. 3 But you, when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, v. 4 So that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. v. 5 And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full. v. 6 But you, when you pray, enter into your private room, and shut your door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

This week in our deeper study of the recovery of the church we come the matter of the degradation of the church - the principle of Babylon and the way to overcome it.As those who have been shown mercy by the Lord to be in the Lord's recovery … [Continue reading]