God's economy is God's dispensation, which means nothing other than God dispensing Himself into the human race. The Economy of God,
Only the life of God is life. Life is-the flowing out of God, the content of God, God Himself, Christ and the Holy Spirit. -KoL, W.Lee
The All Inclusive Christ
To serve the Lord in the ascended Christ is nothing but a kind of rest.The more you labor, the more you rest.The All Inclusive Christ, W.Lee
The Overcoming Life
The life God ordains for a Christian is one that is filled with peace,joy,full of activity,vitality and God's will.The Overcoming Life, WNee
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
2011 Winter Training Banners:
Whenever God's people exalt Christ,
giving Him the preeminence
in every aspect of their living,
there is restoration and revival.
To take God as our habitation,
our eternal dwelling place,
is the highest and fullest
experience of God.
God's heart is set on Zion,
the city of God, with Christ within it,
and on Zion we have the church
as the Body of Christ
and God's economy for His testimony.
The praise in the Psalms
issues in the consummate praise
because the earth
has been fully recovered by God
and brought under the reign of Christ
with the kingdom.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
A KEY VIEW OF THE NEW TESTAMENT THE KINGDOM OF GOD(1)
The kingdom of God has many aspects, as revealed in the New Testament by the following different designations:
The kingdom of God (Matt. 12:28) is a general term that refers to God’s reign (Matt. 6:10, 13b; Dan. 6:26b). Its scope is unlimited, comprising eternity past, the patriarchs, the nation of Israel in the Old Testament, the church in the New Testament in this age, the millennial kingdom in the coming age, and the new heaven and new earth in eternity future. The words spoken by the Lord in Matthew 21:43 and the parable preceding it in verses 33-41 show us that the kingdom of God was there with the children of Israel in the Old Testament, but due to their rejection of the Lord, it was given to the church in the New Testament.
The kingdom of the heavens (Matt. 16:19) refers to the ruling of the heavens (Dan. 4:26). It began on the day of Pentecost when Christ poured out the Holy Spirit and established His church (Acts 2), and it will continue until the end of the millennium (Rev. 20:7). Its scope is narrower than that of the kingdom of God, since it includes only the church in this age and the millennial kingdom in the coming age. It is a section within the kingdom of God; hence, it is also called the kingdom of God (Mark 1:15, cf. Matt. 4:17; Mark 4:11, cf. Matt. 13:11). The kingdom of the heavens has three aspects: its reality, its appearance, and its manifestation. Its reality and its appearance are the inward and outward aspects of the church in this age; its manifestation will be in the millennial kingdom in the coming age.
The kingdom of the Son of God’s love (Col. 1:13) is composed of the church in this age, the millennial kingdom in the coming age, and the new heaven and new earth in eternity (cf. 2 Pet. 1:11). The emphasis in Colossians 1:13 is on the kingdom of God’s beloved Son in this age as the reality of the church, into which all the believers have been transferred (John 3:5).
D. The Kingdom of Christ and of God,the Kingdom of the Lord and of His Christ,and the Eternal Kingdom of the Lordand Savior Jesus Christ
The kingdom of Christ and of God (Eph. 5:5), the kingdom of the Lord and of His Christ (Rev. 11:15), and the eternal kingdom of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:11), all refer to the millennial kingdom in the coming age and to the new heaven and new earth in eternity as His eternal kingdom which will be brought in by Christ’s second coming (Dan. 2:34-35, 44; Heb. 1:8). The overcoming believers in the church in this age, the defeated ones not included, will first enter into the millennial kingdom in the coming age to inherit the manifestation of the kingdom of the heavens in the millennium as their reward; and then they, together with the believers who are defeated in this age but will be perfected in the millennium, will enter into the new heaven and new earth in eternity to enjoy the New Jerusalem in the new heaven and new earth as their eternal portion.
The kingdom of the Father mentioned in Matthew 13:43 and 26:29 refers to the heavenly part of the millennial kingdom in the coming age, which is the manifestation of the kingdom of the heavens. Only the perfected saints in the Old Testament and the overcoming believers in the church in this age will be able to enter into and enjoy this kingdom (Heb. 12:23; 11:39-40; Matt. 8:11; 13:43). The kingdom of the Son of Man (Matt. 13:41) refers to the earthly part of the millennial kingdom in the coming age. It is the kingdom prepared for the nations who will be restored in the coming age as its people (Matt. 25:34). It is also the kingdom in which the restored kingdom of Israel (Acts 1:6), that is, all Israel who will be saved in the future, will be the priests (See point III.B.1 in this lesson).
The kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world (Matt. 25:34) is the earthly part of the millennial kingdom, in which the restored nations will dwell as the people (Matt. 25:46b).
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Brother Andrew Yu has created a thirteen-minute video to encourage the saints to continue in and develop the habitual reading of the Word and the Life-studies. “I wish that all the young people, the working saints, and all the saints in general would get into the Life-Study and read the Life-study messages.
Brother Lee spent over twenty years in putting together this wonderful, wonderful volume and it would be a big, big pity if in the Lord’s recovery we know about it but have never read it.” May we be those who invest our time to be constituted with the Word, to appreciate the Word, and to propagate the Word. Praise the Lord!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel” (which is translated, God with us).
The last part of Matthew 1...deals with the names of Jesus and Emmanuel....Now we come to the second name, Emmanuel....Whenever you have some experience of Jesus, you will be able to say that He is God with you....Jesus is nothing less than God Himself. He is not only the Son of God, but also God Himself. Some good writers have said that apart from Jesus we can never find God.
God is with Jesus, and God is Jesus. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was not only with God, but the Word was God (John 1:1). This Word became flesh and was called Jesus.
When we experience Jesus, He is Emmanuel, God with us. We have heard that Jesus is our comfort, our rest, our peace, and our life. Jesus is so much to us. If we would experience Him, we would immediately say, “This is God! This is not God far away from me, or God in the heavens, but God with me.” Whenever we experience Jesus in a certain way, we realize that Jesus is God with us. Jesus is our salvation. After we experience this salvation, we say, “This is God with us to be our salvation.” Jesus is our patience.
But when we experience Him as our patience, we say, “This patience is God with me.” Jesus is the way and the truth, but when we experience Him as the way and the truth we say, “This way and this truth are just God with me.” Hallelujah, Jesus is God with us! In our experience, He is Emmanuel.
Lord Jesus, reveal Yourself to me not only as the Son of God but also as God with me. Grant me the daily experience that God is with me. Lord, also remember _____. Cause them to experience and see You as Emmanuel. Amen.