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Emanna for 09/10/2020

Our Way Being that of the Wilderness

Bible Verses

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him; (16) Because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of life, is not of the Father but is of the world .

Words of Ministry


[Part 2 of 3]
Today we have to come out from Egypt. From the time we become a Christian, our way is that of the wilderness, not of Egypt. In New Testament terms, both Egypt and the wilderness represent the world. Egypt refers to the world in its moral sense. The wilderness refers to the world in its physical sense. Christians are in the physical world but not in the moral world. We must see that there are two aspects of the world: the first as a place and the second as a system. There are many things related to the physical world which are attractive, which arouse the lusts of the eyes, the lusts of the flesh, and the vainglory of life. This is Egypt. But there is another meaning to the world--the physical world as a place where one's body resides. Today we Christians must come out of the system and the organization of the world. Leaving the world refers to our deliverance from the moral world, not the physical world. We need to leave the moral world behind, not the physical world. In other words, we are still living in the world, but this world has become a wilderness to us.
[continued tomorrow]
A prayer Save me, Lord Jesus, from being snared by the worldly system. I trust You to bring me out from Egypt and into the wilderness. I want to be more separated from the things of the world which draw me away from You. Amen.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp.. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.

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. 72-73. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/10/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.