Having the Consciousness of the One New Man; in the New Man Christ is All and in All

In the new man there is room only for Christ. He is all the members of the new man, and He is in all the members. He is everything in the new man. This means that actually He is the new man. The Conclusion of the New Testament, p. 2315, by Witness Lee

In the one new man Christ is all the members and in all the members, and there is no room for any natural man in the one new man. Therefore, in our church life we need to have a consciousness of the one new man and realise that Christ is all and in … [Continue reading]

Being Saturated with Christ for the One New Man who will Usher in the Kingdom of God

The rich, substantial Christ must actually be wrought into us organically until He replaces our natural being with Himself. This can take place only as we remain rooted in Him and absorb His riches into us. These riches will then become the substance, the element, which will saturate us organically. Then Christ will become us, and we shall become constituted of Christ. This is not only to grow with Christ, but it is also to be built up in Christ. Life-study of Colossians, p. 455, by Witness Lee

The goal of the Lord's recovery is to bring forth the one new man, for the one new man will usher in the kingdom of God and will bring Christ, the King, back to the earth. God created man in His image and likeness, and He ordained that this man … [Continue reading]

God Intends to have the Church as the One New Man to Express Him and Represent Him

The one new man was created by Christ on the cross with two kinds of materials — the redeemed created man and the divine element; on the cross Christ put these materials together to produce a new man. In the creating of the new man, first our natural man was crucified by Christ, and then through the crossing out of the old man, Christ imparted the divine element into us, causing us to become a new entity (Rom. 6:6; 2 Cor. 5:17). The phrase in Himself in Ephesians 2:15 indicates that Christ was not only the Creator of the one new man but also the sphere in which and the essence with which the one new man was created. Witness Lee

This week is our sixth and last on the topic of, The Genuine Church Life, and we are focusing on, Practicing the Church Life in the Consciousness of the One New Man. We need to see the church as the one new man and practice the church life with this … [Continue reading]

Living an Overcoming Life and Redeeming the Time to Contact People for Shepherding Them

We must recover this matter [of contacting and shepherding people]. Only by this will the organic building up of the Body of Christ in Ephesians 4:12-16 and the meetings of mutuality in 1 Corinthians 14:26 be realized and practiced among us. For this we need a daily revival and a daily overcoming as the base. We also need a life and work that flows out from the love of the Lord in order to maintain our victory....What maintains us in the victory is a life and work of love toward the Lord. Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1988, vol. 4, pp. 43-46

As believers in Christ who have seen something of the scriptural way to meet and serve, we need to live an overcoming life and redeem the time to contact people for shepherding and perfecting them. The Lord is clear in His word concerning the … [Continue reading]

A Daily Revived Living: Renewed every Morning and Freshly Transformed every day

To have a revival that is renewed daily is to have a transformation that is fresh daily. If we remain in this transformation our whole life, we will grow in the life of the Lord until we are matured. This kind of revival, renewal, and transformation is what we all need today. Witness Lee

In order for us to practice the scriptural way to meet and serve for the building up of the Body of Christ, we need a daily revived living and a labor in shepherding that flow out from our love for the Lord. To practice the God ordained-way to … [Continue reading]

Cooperating with the Lord to Recover the New Testament Priesthood of the Gospel

Whether it be in the vital group meeting, in the prophesying in the church meetings, in the preaching of the gospel by visiting people, or in the care for the new ones, the principle is the same — we must make all the saints the members of the Body of Christ, with everyone working, everyone functioning according to his measure, for the building up of the organic Body of Christ.

We need to be one with the Lord and cooperate with Him to recover the New Testament priesthood of the gospel, bringing every member of the Body into function in his measure in the Body of Christ. The revelation in the Bible concerning us as … [Continue reading]

Developing our Organic Function as Members and Prophesying to Build up the Church

The saints who are perfected by the gifts should pursue and desire prophesying, speaking for the Lord, speaking forth the Lord, and supplying others with the Lord, that the church may be built (1 Cor. 14:1, 3-5). This kind of prophesying that is for the building up of the church and that excels over all other gifts is a matter of speaking and listening in mutuality (vv. 12, 24, 31). This kind of prophesying that is full of speaking and listening in mutuality stirs up the spiritual organic function of the members of the Body of Christ; it edifies and builds up the church (v. 4b; cf. Matt. 16:18). The Genuine Church Life (2017 Thanksgiving Conference), outline 5

As we are being perfected in the group meetings we should all pursue and desire prophesying, speaking and listening in mutuality, for the stirring up of the spiritual organic function of the members of the Body for the building up of the Body. The … [Continue reading]