Emanna for 02/28/2020

The Building of God's Eternal Habitation

Bible Verses

Isaiah 66:1 Thus says Jehovah, heaven is my throne, and the earth the footstool for My feet. Where then is the house that you will build for Me, and where is the place of My rest? Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; (22) In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit. Words of Ministry

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In our reading of the book of Acts...we may realize only that the name of Jesus is for salvation, that there is no other name given for us to be saved. We may not go on to consider the significance of the stone and the builders. In particular, we may not ask what these builders were building. What were they building? Some may think that they were building Judaism, that is, building a religion. However, it is not God's intention to build up Judaism or any kind of religion. The Jewish leaders, the builders, did not know God's economy. Likewise, many believers today do not know what God's economy is. The Bible reveals to us that God has an economy. God's economy is a plan, an arrangement, an administration, to accomplish something. What God intends to accomplish in His economy is to build up His eternal habitation. What is God's eternal habitation? God's eternal habitation is the blending of Himself with man, the mingling of God with humanity. Neither heaven nor earth is God's habitation for His satisfaction. Nothing other than the mingling of God with man is qualified to be God's dwelling place. Although we see little concerning this in the Old Testament, it is revealed in full in the New Testament, in particular, in the Gospel of John.
[Continued tomorrow]

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, p.123. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.