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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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Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (4) – The Earthly Promises

Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (4) – The Earthly Promises

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 to religion, which is a matter of doing things for God but doing them apart from Him. In particular we tend to be unconsciously influenced by

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Believing into Christ (1)

Believing into Christ (1)

John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life.”  The Greek word rendered into here is the preposition eis, which means “into” or “unto.” Thus, the phrase believes into Him denotes a union with and

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The Good Land – Christ as the Captain of Jehovah’s Army

The Good Land – Christ as the Captain of Jehovah’s Army

As previously discussed, the good land was not gained by a single individual, but by a corporate people whom God raised up for the fulfillment of His purpose (link to post). In this post we will go on to see that God’s people were not formed into a leaderless army. Rather, they were led into

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Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (2): Oneness In the Triune God by the Holy Word

Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (2): Oneness In the Triune God by the Holy Word

In John 17 the Lord Jesus prays a profound prayer that is the completion of His message in John 14-16. The subject of this prayer is glorification. Verse one, where the Lord says, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You.” As God in the flesh, the Lord’s outward

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The Highest Definition of Grace

The Highest Definition of Grace

Grace is a central item in the New Testament, playing a major role in God’s operation and the believer’s experience. The believers are saved by grace (Eph. 2:8), and in the opening and closing of many Epistles the writer blesses them with grace (1:2; Gal. 1:3; 6:18; Phil. 1:2; 2 Tim. 4:22). From Mary finding grace

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God’s Righteousness as the Power of the Gospel

God’s Righteousness as the Power of the Gospel

As unrighteous sinners who have fallen from God, mankind’s real need is for the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ. But what makes this gospel potent enough to reach even us? Romans 1:16-17 says, “The gospel…is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes…For the righteousness of God is revealed in it out of

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A Basic Lesson from Abraham’s Failure

A Basic Lesson from Abraham’s Failure

Gen. 12:9-10: And Abram journeyed onward, journeying toward the Negev. And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.   The landscape of our Christian experience consists not of peaks only, but of many valleys as well. Though often

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The Ministry of the New Testament (1)

The Ministry of the New Testament (1)

The Bible reveals that throughout the ages, God has had only two ministries: the Old Testament ministry and the New Testament ministry. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were governed by laws and ordinances, the chiefest of which were the Ten Commandments, ministeredto them by Jehovah through His representative, Moses. In his epistles, the apostle

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Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (1): Oneness In the Father’s Name By the Eternal Life

Three Aspects of Oneness in John 17 (1): Oneness In the Father’s Name By the Eternal Life

In John 17 the Lord Jesus prays a profound prayer that is the completion of His message in John 14-16. The subject of this prayer is glorification, as seen in verse 1, where the Lord says, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You.” The Lord continues by praying

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Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (3) – The Priests

Avoiding the Influence of Judaism in the Church Today (3) – The Priests

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 to religion, which is a matter of doing things for God but doing them apart from Him. In particular we tend to be unconsciously influenced by