Emanna for 03/12/2018

The Building of God's Habitation

Bible Verses

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him. Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit.

Words of Ministry

The Triune God's making His abode with the believers is for the building of His habitation. Whenever you have had the sweet sensation that you were in the presence of the Lord and that the Lord was indwelling you to the fullest, you also had the feeling that you loved all the believers. According to your realization at the time, you had no problem with any believer and you were ready to forgive every brother's or sister's fault. What is this? This is the desire to be one with the believers for God's building. Whenever you are in such a situation with the Lord, you are desirous of being mingled with the saints. You will not want to be alone.

The building of God's habitation among men on earth today is altogether dependent upon this experience. Perhaps two brothers have a problem with each other. What can solve it? It is not easy to do. One day, they both begin to love the Lord and they have a deep and sweet appreciation of Him. The Lord gives them a commandment and they take it. Immediately, they are both in the Lord's presence and the problem is over. This is the way in which the Lord does the divine work of building among us. It is not a matter of organization, regulation, or outward teaching. It is absolutely a matter of our loving the Lord and experiencing His manifestation and His abiding with us.

Words of Ministry taken from Witness Lee, Life-study of John (Anaheim, CA: Living Stream Ministry, 1985), pp. 385-386

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