Emanna for 05/13/2020

The Father's Divine Life Enabling Us to Be Perfect (1)

Bible Verses

Matt 5:48 You therefore shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name, (13) Who were begotten not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Words of Ministry

[Part 1 of 2]
[the believers]
are the Father's children, having the Father's divine life and divine nature. Hence, they can be perfect as the Father. The demand of the new law of the kingdom is much higher than the requirement of the law of the old dispensation. This higher demand can be met only by the Father's divine life, not by their natural life. The kingdom of the heavens is the highest demand, and the divine life of the Father is the highest supply to meet that demand. The demand of the new law of the kingdom in Matthew 5 through 7 is actually the regenerated kingdom people's expression from within their new life-the divine life. This demand, by opening up the inner being of the regenerated people, is to show them that they are able to attain to such a high degree. All the requirements of these changed laws reveal how much the divine life within us can do for us. These laws are not merely a requirement; they are a revelation, showing us that the divine life can even make us perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. We have this perfecting life within us. We have a life with such a divine nature that it can make us as perfect as our heavenly Father.
[continued tomorrow]

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 245-246. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/15/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.