The Church is Heavenly: the Nature of the Church is to Submit to God’s Authority

Matt. 6:10 Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.

The nature of the church is heavenly, and the main significance of this is that the church is under Christ's authority, submitting to no other person but Christ and His authority alone. It is vitally necessary for us as believers in Christ to know … [Continue reading]

Take time to Behold the Lord in the Morning: Don’t Seek a Feeling but simply Touch Him!

We must cooperate with God’s desire by practicing to give Him a free way to spread Himself into every part of our being. Witness Lee

We must cooperate with God’s desire by practicing to give Him a free way to spread Himself into every part of our being. (The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, Vol. 1) How wonderful it is to give our dear Lord the first place in all things! God … [Continue reading]

The Church is Christly (the Self is Denied) and Resurrectionly (we Overcome Death)

Rev. 1:18 And the living One; and I became dead, and behold, I am living forever and ever; and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

If we really see a vision of the nature of the church and realize that the church is divine, Christly, resurrectionly, and heavenly, then the natural, fleshly, and ambitious elements will be ruled out and terminated, and we will be empowered to face … [Continue reading]

Being Revived and Mingling our Praying with our Reading to Receive Light!

To be revived is simply to be touched by the Lord anew. Whenever the Lord touches us, we are revived. In only two minutes the Lord can touch us and revive us. Witness Lee

The night before, I usually pray to the Lord to wake me up in the morning. I don’t usually wake up late, but I still want to ask the Lord to wake me up at specific times in the morning.This is how I started to have a personal time with Him in the … [Continue reading]

The Nature of the Church is Divine – the Church is Christly, Resurrectionly, and Heavenly

Eph. 2:6 And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.

This week we want to see what is the nature of the church; in God's eyes and according to the Bible, the church is divine, Christly (of Christ and in Christ), resurrectionly (of resurrection and in resurrection), and heavenly.The first thing we … [Continue reading]

Tests of our Service to God, Bearing Responsibility, and being Faithful in Service

1 Cor. 4:1-2 A man should account us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Here, furthermore, it is sought in stewards that one be found faithful.

As those who are learning to serve God by letting God initiate and we cooperate, we need to see what are the signs of service from man and service from God, what are some tests of our service for God, and how we need to bear responsibility and be … [Continue reading]

Coming to the Word of God, Finding God’s Words, and Feeding on them in the Morning

Jer. 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, and Your word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart.

Jeremiah 15:16 says, Your words were found and I ate them, and Your word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart.Apparently, the words of God are right in front of us every morning, but in experience the words need to be found. We need the … [Continue reading]