December 14, 2019

Msg. 23: LS of 1 Thessalonians

Praise the Lord, saints!

Today, February 1, we come to message twenty-three: “To Be Sanctified Wholly with Our Spirit, Soul, and Body Preserved Complete (1)”

The verses covered are 1 Thes. 4:9, 13; 5:8, 16-24; 2 Cor. 7:1; 1 John 1:6; 1 Tim. 1:5; Rom. 6:6, 19; 7:24; 8:10-11; 12:1; 1 Cor. 6:13b, 15a, 19-20

The sections of the message are:

I. A BRIEF SURVEY

II. A TRIPARTITE BEING

III. A SHORTCOMING IN READING THE BIBLE

IV. SANCTIFIED AND PRESERVED

V. EXERCISING OUR SPIRIT TO CONTACT GOD

VI. KEEPING OUR SPIRIT LIVING

VII. KEEPING OUR SPIRIT FROM DEFILEMENT

11 thoughts on “Msg. 23: LS of 1 Thessalonians

  1. Our spirit was deadened with the fall, but if we exercise our spirit, it will not be left in a deadened condition! “We should struggle to have our spirit freed from that kind of condition.”

  2. To rejoice, pray, and give thanks are to exercise our spirit. When we exercise our spirit in this way, we cause it to be living. Exercising the spirit to keep it living is the first way to preserve it.
    To preserve our spirit we should abstain from all defilement of both flesh and spirit. We need to stay away from anything that contaminates our spirit.

    Because we have been regenerated, we need to be different. We need to show that our spirit is living, that it is not deadened. Thus, our spirit should rejoice, pray, and give thanks to the Lord.

    Amen! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!

    1. Amen!! Hallelujah~~ ~

      We need to rejoice, pray and give thanks to exercise our spirit in any circumstances!

      The burden of Witness Lee in the Message 23 is related to the preserving of
      the spirit and the soul. The point is that we need to pull our spirit out of death and cooperate with the operation of the Triune God in sanctifying us. He wants to separate all of us from those whose spirits are deadened. Thus, our spirit should rejoice, pray, and give thanks to the Lord.

      Praise the Lord ~ In any sorts of situations, difficulties, hardships, we should not allow our spirit deadened, on the contrary we should exercise our spirit by rejoicing and singing, praising the Lord! Hallelujah!!

  3. Thanks to our Lord for this ministry that opens His Word to enlighten us and to keep us from being religious, by showing us the need to exercise our spirit to function in a proper way in the meetings and in our daily living.
    But we need to cooperate with God’s operation in sanctifying completely our whole being, by preserving our spirit from any defilement, contamination and dead.
    The Lord, in His mercy, not only shows us the need but He also gives us the way.
    And the way is to exercise our spirit through our fellowship with Him, by rejoicing, praying and giving thanks always and in all things.
    Since we are sons of God we have to be different!

  4. we need to pull our spirit out of the dead condition by exercising our spirit. We exercise our spirit by rejoicing, praying and giving thanks to the Lord. This is how we can preserve our spirit.
    But also, our spirit can be defiled by looking at evil pictures. When it is defiled, it becomes dead. So we need to be careful about what we hear and see. If our spirit is defiled, we need to ask the Lord to wash away all the defilements.
    In this world that is full of death, by exercising our spirit, we can be those who are sanctified! To exercise our spirit is to coorporate with the sanctifying Triune God to preserve our spirit for His coming.

  5. I enjoyed seeing the need to exercise our spirit. We need to be released from a deadened situation. We can exercise our spirit by praising the Lord, thanking the Lord, and praying to the Lord! We must also preserve our spirit! The enemy is so crafty. He places so many things throughout the day and in our surroundings with the plan to defile our spirit. Lord, remind us daily to come to You to fellowship with You and be filled and saturated with You!

  6. We must preserve our bodies from the defilement of the world and things around us. On our way to the meetings we must keep our eyes from seeing things which will deaden our spirit and keep us from being living when we arrive at the meeting. We need to continually praise, pray, and exercise our spirit to contact God. This will keep us. Praise the Lord!! When we exercise and preserve ourselves, we will be those enjoying and praising the Lord in the meetings (and at all times). We will not be worried of what others think or “keeping face”. amen!

  7. 1 Thessalonians tells us that we need to be sanctified. Chapter 3 talks about being sanctified by God establishing our heart, and chapter 4 talks about being sanctified in the body by abstaining from fornication. However, our entire being (body, soul, and spirit) also needs to be preserved complete (chapter 5). The way to preserve our spirit is by exercising our spirit! By rejoicing, praying, giving thanks, speaking in the meetings, singing, preaching the gospel, etc., we can free our spirit from a deadened condition!

  8. Amen. It is so easy for our spirit to be defiled. Even by looking at the things on the street as we travel from A to B can defile our spirit. Lord, cleanse us from all defilements! We need to be so watchful to what we lay our eyes on!

  9. “To rejoice, pray, and give thanks are to exercise our spirit. When we exercise our spirit in this way, we cause it to be living. Exercising the spirit to keep it living is the first way to preserve it.” Praise the Lord that we have a spirit! We need to release our spirit from a situation of deadness by exercising our spirit this is to cooperate with the sanctifying God to preserve your spirit! When we do this, we pull our spirit out of death. Saints, we have a regenerated spirit! This is marvelous. Our spirit is not dead but it is regenerated and living We need to be different. O Lord, keep us exercising our spirit every moment by rejoicing, praying and giving thanks that we would be those separated with a living spirit!

  10. “As far as the composition of our being is concerned, we have a spirit, a soul, and a body. But in our acting, our living, we have a heart and a body. Thus, when speaking of our being, we should refer to the spirit, the soul, and the body. But in speaking of our living and our actions, we should refer to the heart and the body. Our daily living is a matter of our heart and our body. For this reason Paul in 1 Thessalonians differentiates what we are from how we act. In action, we have a heart with a body. But in our being, that is, with respect to what we are, we have a spirit, a soul, and a body.”

    “To rejoice, pray, and give thanks are to exercise our spirit. When we exercise our spirit in this way, we cause it to be living.”

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