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Praise the Lord that we are the partakers of the divine nature and that we also have the redeeming Christ. We have the full right and privilege to enjoy the divine light and to claim the divine flow. Both the divine light, God the Father, and the divine flow, God the Spirit, are our portion even today. We must apply God the Father as the divine light in the redeeming Christ, and we must apply God the Spirit as the flowing river in the divine nature.*

Jesus Christ is both our Redeemer and our Life. Ephesians 1:7 tells us “we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses.” This is wonderful but this is not God’s goal.

Ephesians 1 goes on to the abounding grace to us, “making known to us the mystery of His will,” His purpose, “to head up all things in Christ,” and “that we would be to the praise of His glory.”

For God to accomplish this, He wants us to live in the Father’s light expressed through the redeeming Christ (Rev. 21:23) and to drink the Spirit as the water of life flowing out. Redemption cleanses us, qualifying us to receive the divine life and nature, which gradually spread and operate in us to bring forth New Jerusalem as the ultimate fulfillment of God’s purpose.

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

Posted by Don on November 10, 2023

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