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
Saturday, August 24, 2013
LEAVING OUR TRADITION AND OLD CONCEPTS TO COME TO THE MEETING IN A LIVING WAY WITH THE CHRIST WE HAVE ENJOYED
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
EXPRESSING THE HUMAN VIRTUES BY BEING IN CHRIST
EXPERIENCING CHRIST’S INDWELLING
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).