Emanna for 05/09/2020
Living by the Kingly, Overcoming Life
Matt 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients,
"You shall not murder, and whoever murders shall be liable to
the judgment." (22) But I say to you that every one who is
angry with his brother shall be liable to the judgment. And
whoever says to his brother, Raca
[an expression of contempt]
, shall be liable to the judgment of the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, Moreh
[an expression of condemnation]
, shall be liable to the Gehenna of fire.
Words of Ministry
The law of the old dispensation deals with the act of murder, but the new law of the kingdom deals with anger, the motive of murder. Hence, the demand of the new law of the kingdom is deeper than the requirement of the law of the old dispensation. The most difficult thing for us to do is to control our anger. Some were supposed to be very gentle, but their anger was like a wild horse when they lost their temper. When our anger is released, no one can bridle us or control us. It is also very difficult for us not to contemn or condemn others. Perhaps you cannot go for even a week without condemning or contemning someone. This is a real problem. When you read this, can you still say that you are the overcomers, the kingdom people? Do not be disappointed. Rather, be encouraged. Remember, we have an overcoming life. Do you not have the King within you? We are the kingdom people, and we have the King within us. This King is the kingly, overcoming life. Do not look at yourself. If you do, you will be fully discouraged. Forget yourself and look at the kingly life within you. It is this life that makes us the kingdom people. Forget your natural life and follow this kingly life.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 218-219. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/8/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.