Emanna for 11/18/2020

The Continual Shining of the Church's Testimony

Bible Verses

John 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light Matt 5:14 You are the light of the world.

Words of Ministry

How long will the light of a candle last? Of course, the light will go out when the candle burns out. But if we light another candle with this one, the light will double in intensity. Will the light of the first candle diminish because it has lit the second? No. If we use the second to light a third, will the light of the second diminish? No. The light of each candle will last until the candle burns out. But when the first light goes out, the second will still be burning. When the second light goes out, the third will still go on shining. If we keep on lighting more candles--ten, a hundred, or a thousand candles--the light will never go out. This explains the testimony of the church. When the Son of God was on earth, he lit the first candle. After that, more candles were lit one after another. For the past nineteen centuries, the church has been like candles; when one candle burns out, it is continued by another one. This goes on and on even today. The church has never ceased shining on this earth, just as salvation has never stopped. Some have lit ten candles; some have lit a hundred. Candle after candle has been lit, and the light continues on. Every Christian must try his best to bring salvation to others. He must do his best to testify to others and lead others to the Lord so that the testimony may continue on this earth from generation to generation.

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. 273-274. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/24/2000) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.