Emanna for 05/12/2019

Not Religion, but a Person

Bible Verses

John 5:39 You search the Scriptures...and it is these that testify concerning Me
[Jesus Christ]
. Col 1:27 ...the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,

Words of Ministry

God's economy
is not a religion, but a wonderful, unlimited, immeasurable, unsearchable, and all-inclusive Person, Christ Jesus Himself. Christ is the embodiment of God and the content of the church. This Christ is to be our life and our person. Many Christians pay more attention to the Bible than to Christ. This indicates that even the Bible can be utilized to distract people from Christ. Surely, we believe, respect, and honor the Bible to the uttermost. But we recognize that the Bible is the revelation of the living Person of Christ. If we do not pay attention to the Christ revealed in the Bible, then we ignore the main function of the Bible, which is to reveal this very Christ to us. How we need to be recovered fully to Christ Himself! We need to be recovered not merely to the objective Christ in the heavens, but to the subjective Christ in our spirit. This subjective One is seeking to spread Himself into our heart. Not only is Christ our Savior objectively, but He is our life and our person subjectively. We need to devote our full attention to such a subjective Christ. In Galatians 2:20 Paul could say, "Not I, but Christ who lives in me." Here Paul did not speak of the life of Christ, the work of Christ, or the power of Christ; he spoke of Christ Himself living in him. Hallelujah, the very Person of Christ is living in us!

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 471-472. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 12/9/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.