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Through creation Adam became a living soul with a soulish body. Through resurrection Christ became a life-giving Spirit with a spiritual body. -Witness Lee, 1 Cor. 15:45, Footnote 1 (J.R., Suva City,Republic of the Fiji Island)

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Enlarged Facilities for the FTTA

At the recent International Chinese-Speaking Conference on February 14-16, 2014, in Anaheim, a burden was released related to relocating the current Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) from the current facility on Ball Road to the Ministry Conference Center (MCC). This is the same facility that is used during the semiannual trainings. The decision was made

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Christ as the Bronze Serpent

Christ as the Bronze Serpent

In John 3:14 the Lord Jesus reveals that the bronze serpent, which was the way of salvation for the children of Israel in Numbers 21:4-9, is a type of Himself. Because the people of Israel spoke against God and Moses, God sent serpents which bit them, causing many to die. After their repentance, Moses made

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Redemption from the Vain Manner of Life

Redemption from the Vain Manner of Life

First Peter 1:18-19 says, “You were redeemed from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers…with precious blood, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ.” These verses reveal that God’s chosen people were redeemed not only from sins but also from their vain manner of life handed

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Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (1) – The Temple

Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (1) – The Temple

As believers in Christ, we face many challenges in our walk with Him. One of these challenges is the tendency to drift away from the living person of Christ into the old things of religion. In particular we tend to be unconsciously influenced by elements of Judaism, which is based on things given by God

Raising Up the Next Generation for the Church Life – Salt Lake City Jan/Feb 2014, with Brother Tom Goetz

Raising Up the Next Generation for the Church Life – Salt Lake City Jan/Feb 2014, with Brother Tom Goetz

In January and February of 2014, brother Tom Goetz released a series of messages to the saints in the church in Salt Lake City, Utah entitled Raising up the Next Generation for the Church Life. The messages are available from the church website or here as follows: (click the message for mp3, click the title

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Growing up Into Him in All Things

Growing up Into Him in All Things

God the Father desires that all of the believers, as His children, would not remain babes but would grow in Christ to match Him in life, nature, expression, and function (John 1:12-13; Eph. 4:14; 1 Pet. 2:2). The issue of this growth is that the believers corporately arrive at a “full-grown man, at the measure

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The Faith that Justifies

The Faith that Justifies

In Romans 3, Paul discusses justification by faith, and in chapter 4 he presents Abraham as an example of one having such faith. Paul’s presentation concerning Abraham’s faith in Romans 4 is based on Genesis 15:6, which says, “He believed Jehovah, and He accounted it to him as righteousness.” Although the simple act of believing

Life-Study of Genesis: Message 120

Life-Study of Genesis: Message 120

In message 120 we come to the final message in the Life-study of Genesis and thus the final message on the reigning aspect of the matured Israel. As such, we come to the final aspect of Joseph being a type of Christ – His reigning. Joseph is a type of Christ during His reigning in

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Experiencing Christ as the Meal Offering (Part 1)

Experiencing Christ as the Meal Offering (Part 1)

In previous posts we saw that Christ is the reality of the burnt offering (see Part 1 and Part 2). In this post we will progress to see Christ as the reality of the meal offering. Leviticus 2:1 says “When anyone presents an offering of a meal offering to Jehovah, his offering shall be of fine

Life-Study of Genesis: Messages 117-119

Life-Study of Genesis: Messages 117-119

This week we come to messages 117-119 in the Life-Study of Genesis.   MESSAGE 117: BEING MATURED THE REIGNING ASPECT OF THE MATURED ISRAEL (5) (i) The Children of Israel Further Forced to Turn to Christ (j) Still Being Ignorant of Christ (k) Christ Showing More Love to Them (l) Still Being Ignorant of Christ’s Love