Emanna for 09/01/2019
Being Enlarged in His Life
2 Corinthians 6:10 As made sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing and yet possessing all things. (11) Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians; our heart is enlarged. (13) ...I speak as to children, you also be enlarged. Words of Ministry
The teaching on the mountain
[in Matthew 5]
was given to enlarge our capacity. God increases our measure through our reactions. Many things are too dear to us. As soon as we live out the teaching on the mountain, God strips these things from us. The tunic and the cloak are taken away again and again. But this enlarges us again and again. We will be enlarged many times more than our capacity for the cloak or the tunic. Many Christians are the same size as the garments they wear; they are very small. They can be affected by one little garment. One garment alone is worth their wrath and the sacrifice of their Christian propriety. Everywhere we go, we find these "small" people. Christians can be large. But, even more, they can be enlarged, because God has given them a large life. If you can let go of one garment, you can let go of one hundred garments. If you can yield to someone's demand for one mile, you can yield to his demand for two miles. If you do this, you will be enlarged by God. Take God's life and react in a transcendent way. This is the basic condition for maturity. If you continually react according to God's transcendent life, you will be enlarged more and more. No material thing will bind you. No despising or disgrace will limit you. Even your own strong will will not hold you down. You will grow continuously. If we do not practice this, the church will be filled with "small" people.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 373-374. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.