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According to the divine revelation, only God Himself is life in the entire universe. This God who is life is absolutely embodied in Christ (Col. 2:9). Christ is the tree of life, and in this tree of life is the full enjoyment of all the riches of life. Revelation 22:2 tells us that the tree of life yields its fruit each month.…This depicts that today our Triune God embodied in Christ is our enjoyment. The fruits of the tree of life, as our life supply, will be the food of God’s redeemed for eternity.*

In John 14:6 the Lord Jesus declares “I am…the life.” He is not the best nor the highest of many lives; He is the unique life because only this life is eternal. We are told in James 4:14 that our human life is “a vapor, which appears for a little while and then disappears.” Thus, “he who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.”

This is the life of New Jerusalem. This life is in us today— “it is Christ who lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). This life brings forth the glorious city and it will supply the entire New Jerusalem to express God eternally.

* From chapter 43, Witness Lee, God’s New Testament Economy, published by Living Stream Ministry, © Witness Lee, 1986

Posted by Don on November 13, 2023

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