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Emanna for 02/12/2021

In Adam or in Christ?

Bible Verses

Rom 1:17 For the righteousness of God is revealed in it out of faith to faith, as it is written, "But the righteous shall have life and live by faith." 1 Cor 15:22 For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Words of Ministry

The Bible shows us that the life of a Christian is a life of faith. The righteous receive life by faith; this is the initial experience. The righteous also live by faith; this is the ongoing experience. There are two worlds before us. One is the physical world, and the other is the spiritual world. When we exercise our physical organs, we are living in the physical world. But when we exercise our faith, we are living in the spiritual world. When we exercise our eyes to look at ourselves, we are still sinners; we are still unclean, proud, and no better than any other person in the world. But when we exercise faith to look at ourselves in Christ, we see that our temper and stubbornness are gone. Everything is gone. There are two worlds today, and every day we have to make a choice between them. ...If we live according to the senses of our physical organs in the physical world, we will substantiate the physical world. If we live by faith in the spiritual world, we will substantiate the spiritual world. In other words, when we exercise our senses, we live in Adam
[the fallen man]
, but when we exercise our faith, we immediately live in Christ. We are always between these two things. When we live by our senses, we live in Adam, and when we live by faith, we live in Christ. When we live in Christ, everything in Christ will be our experience.

Bible verses are taken from the recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Overcoming Life, pp. 146-147. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 8/23/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.