Emanna for 07/22/2019

The Result of This Grafting

Bible Verses

Rom 11:17 ...and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a fellow partaker of the root of fatness of the olive tree. Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith....

Words of Ministry

We have pointed out that the better life swallows up the defects and shortages of the inferior life. This means that the divine life will swallow up the defects and shortages of our human life. This is possible because in Christ's life there is the killing power of His crucifixion. Just as antibiotics kill disease germs, so the killing element in the life of Christ terminates the negative things in us. We may prefer simply to yield up our human life and have it be replaced with Christ's life. We may feel that our life is full of "germs" and would therefore like it replaced by the divine life. This may be our way, but it is not God's way in His economy. His way is for Christ's life to swallow up all the defects, shortages, and "germs" within us. The more we tell the Lord Jesus that we love Him and that we want to be one with Him, the more we shall experience the killing power in the spiritual antibiotics. All the elements we need are available in Christ's life. In His life there is the killing element as well as the nourishing element. You may be discouraged about your disposition. But Christ's life will kill the negative element in your disposition and then, instead of casting your disposition away, He will uplift it and use it.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 663-664. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/16/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.