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Emanna for 06/29/2020

The Church Being the Pearl of Great Value

Bible Verses

Matt 13:45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant seeking fine pearls; (46) And finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. Isa 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea. Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth.and the sea is no more.

Words of Ministry

In
[Matt. 13]
verse 46 we see the heavenly King's work in gaining the one pearl of great value. At the cross He sold all, whatever He had, and bought that pearl. The pearl, produced in the death waters (the world filled with death) by the living oyster (the living Christ), wounded by a little rock (the sinner) and secreting its life-juice around the wounding rock (the believer), is also the material for the building of the New Jerusalem. Since the pearl comes out of the sea, which signifies the world corrupted by Satan, it must refer to the church, which is mainly constituted with regenerated believers from the Gentile world, and which is of great value.
[The pearl]
is something produced out of the sea. Out of the Satan-corrupted and God-condemned sea such a beautiful thing as a fine pearl has been produced. As the church, we have been produced out of the world, but we no longer have anything to do with the world. Although we are the pearl out of the sea, we are no longer in the sea. We have been regenerated to become a beautiful pearl.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 478-480. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/9/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.