Tag-Archive for ◊ heaven ◊

19 Oct 2017 John (Program #23)

John (Program #23) – The Need of the Thirsty – Life’s Quenching (1)

According to the book of Revelation, our ultimate destination is not heaven; it’s not a mansion; it’s the city of God, the New Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven. This city is not a physical, material city.

Today we come to chapter 7 of John and “The need of the thirsty – life’s quenching”  Witness Lee actually begins his message with reference back to chapter 5 verse 39..

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12 Oct 2017 John (Program #16)

John (Program #16) – The Increase of Christ and the Immeasurable Christ

Regeneration is not for you to go to heaven. Regeneration is for the increase of Christ. Regeneration is for the producing of the bride.

God’s eternal purpose was that man would be just a vessel including the human life. Our human life with our human being is just a vessel to contain the divine life. The divine life is God’s goal. And, the divine life is God Himself. His goal is that we as a human being with a human life have to receive the divine life into our being as our real life. This is the real meaning of regeneration.

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15 Sep 2017 Luke (Program #53)

Luke (Program #53) – The Man-Savior’s God-man Living (1 & 2)

Here is an interesting point to ponder; in creating the entire universe, God took only six days, resting on the seventh. Yet when it came time to redeem and save man, He spent thirty-three and a half years, living a genuine human life before going to the cross.

Why would all that time needed for redemption and salvation? Could He just  miraculously appeared as a man and died the next day or next month to accomplish our redemption?   Well, the salvation that this Ones came to accomplish was more than just as a sacrifice to save us from our sins. This One had to live the life of the first God-Man in order to save us, not just to the heaven, but as the Bible says, save us to the uttermost.

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28 Aug 2017 Luke (Program #35)

Luke (Program #35) – The Ministry of the Man-Savior in His Human Virtues with His Divine Attributes from Galilee to Jerusalem (15)

What does the Bible say happens to a believer in Christ when he or she dies? Does it actually say that we are taken immediately to heaven? Well though this is the common thought among Christians, remember the question was “What does the Bible say?” We may think we know, but we may be in for a surprise when we actually look into God’s Word. We will find this very important section of scripture today in Luke 16.

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22 Aug 2017 Exodus (Program #80)

Exodus (Program #80) – The Vision of God in a Transparent and Clear Heaven

God’s aim in His salvation is to make His people, His dwelling place. The book of Exodus is a book revealing God’s full salvation. And the second half of the book is devoted to this crucial topic. Stay with us for today’s life study as we look ahead to the revelation of the tabernacle of God.

God is a covenanting God. And God’s desire to use the law as an engagement paper but also to expose God’s people and to keep them until Christ can come as the redeemer. This is precisely what we have in Galatians. Focusing on the crucial matter of the New covenant and the all-inclusive Christ versus religion and the law and Christ as the Spirit being the unique blessing and this is for the many sons who become the heavenly Jerusalem as the consummate corporate expression of the Triune God. more…

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07 Jun 2017 Mark (Program #12)

Mark (Program #12) – The Parables of the Kingdom (2)

All genuine Christian believers love to hear the preaching of the gospel. We admire greatly those whom the Lord had raised up with the gift of evangelism and most of us prayed fervently for the spread of the gospel.  But as such believers we should also asked ourselves a couple of basic questions regarding the gospel.

First, what is the gospel?  Then, what is the goal of the gospel?  If our answer to the first question did not incorporated the realization that the gospel really is just Christ Himself then we need some further enlightenment.  And if our answer to the question in regarding to the goal of the gospel was something along the line that the goal of the gospel is to save sinners so that they can go to heaven then we should pray as Paul the apostle prayed that the Father in His mercy would grant us a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him.

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21 May 2017 Genesis (Program #121)

Genesis (Program #121) – The Spiritual Significance of Joseph and Benjamin (3)

If you had previously thought that God’s plan was just to take us to heaven, you would most definitely want to stay with us for another marvelous life study of Genesis with Witness Lee.   God’s plan is much higher than that as we will see in today’s message.  We have a life study today that may challenge some of our old understandings of God’s ultimate plan for us.

Today brings us to the final of the nine programs that we devoted to this chapter.  It’s going to conclude today with a further word regarding God and man’s mutual habitation, the New Jerusalem.   Many Christians today are not that familiar with this term the New Jerusalem yet it certainly is found in the Bible.  But they are very comfortable with the term and the concept of heaven.   Are these two things the same?

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09 Mar 2017 Revelation (Program #66)

Revelation (Program #66) – The Enjoyment and the Blessing of God’s Redeemed In Eternity

If heaven is not the Christians’ eternal destiny, then what do believers have to look forward to in the future?  Well today on the life study of the Bible from the book of Revelation, we wanted to discuss the enjoyment and the blessing of God’s redeemed in eternity.

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02 Mar 2017 Revelation (Program #59)

Revelation (Program #59) – The New Jerusalem (1)

“And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God…” – Rev 21:2

Many Christians believe their ultimate destiny is to go to heaven. But this verse, at the end of the Bible in the book of Revelation, shows us that the New Jerusalem comes down out of heaven from God. Today is the first of six programs that we are going to have dealing with the New Jerusalem, which is really the ultimate destiny of the believers.

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08 Jun 2016 1 Thessalonians (Program #14)

1 Thessalonians (Program #14) – Watchfulness and Soberness

When Paul wrote words to the Church in Thessalonica to encourage them, he stressed that the life of the believers is a life full of hope. And even at the endurance needed to live the Christian life is linked to that hope and flows out of that hope. But just as what is the hope that he is referring to? Well, is not the hope that one day we will all die and go to be with the Lord in heaven.

Our hope and the hope of all believers is that one day the Lord Jesus will come again and we all will be caught up or rapture to meet Him. The rapture of the believers and the second coming of Christ are topics of immense interest to Christians and even to many unbelievers. But do the popular and common notions about these important matters really hold up in the light of an honest and thoughtful examination of Scripture?

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