Praise the Lord for the book of Genesis! Praise the Lord for the Life-Study of Genesis!
This week we began this reading program with messages 1 and 2. In message 1, Witness Lee explains how we should approach the Bible, which is the very breath of God (2 Tim. 3:16). Also, the Bible as the Word of God is the Spirit (John 6:63), and the Spirit is God Himself (John 4:24). Therefore, we should approach the Bible to contact God Himself and receive life, instead of merely receiving doctrine and knowledge. To do this, we must exercise our spirit to contact the Lord by prayer when we read the divine Word (Eph. 6:17-18). This should apply to our reading of the Life-study messages as well.
Coming to Genesis, we see that its general sketch is “God created, Satan corrupted, man fell, and Jehovah promised to save” and its central thought is that “Christ is the hope and salvation of fallen man, and God will make fallen man to fulfill His purpose through Christ.”
The rest of message 1 covers God’s original creation including its motive, purpose, basis, means, and process. Then message 2 covers Satan’s rebellion and corruption. In particular it details the origin of Satan and the cause, the purpose, the process and the result of his rebellion. This rebellion caused not only Satan to be judged by God but also the heavens, the earth, the rebellious angels, and the demons to be judged.
There are many wonderful points covered in these 2 messages. We strongly encourage everyone to share their enjoyment or even practice composing a short prophecy using the Comment section below. Even if what you post is short (1-2 sentences), this will help to solidify the truth in you and encourage others. May the Lord bless this study of Genesis in the way of life!