Rom. 4:17 … in the sight of God whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls the things not being as being.

[In Romans 4:17, “calls the things not being as being”] is God’s mighty power of creation. As the creating God, He needs no material t [...]

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her

The church is the heart’s desire of God (Ephesians 3:9-11; 5:25): The church is the church of God, chosen and predestinated by God the Fat [...]

John 17:2 Even as You have given Him authority over all flesh to give eternal life to all whom You have given Him

The oneness of the Body is the oneness of all the believers in Christ in the Father’s name (John 17:2, 6, 11). To be in the Father’s nam [...]

John 17:22 And the glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, even as We are one

The genuine oneness, which is the mingling of the Triune God with the redeemed humanity, has three aspects. The first aspect is the oneness [...]

Ephesians 4:1-3 …walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, With all lowliness and meekness, with...

Five phrases in Ephesians 4:1-3 give us the practical way to keep the oneness: lowliness, meekness, long-suffering, bearing one another in l [...]

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

Ephesians 4:2 next mentions meekness. To not have a high standard is a test of our motive concerning lowliness. Our motive must be to love e [...]

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear because fear has punishment

We must give no ground to suspicion and fear. We love our brothers; we do not fear them. First John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, [...]

Ephesians 5:30 Because we are members of His Body.

When Brother Nee taught about the Body, he said that with whatever we do, we have to consider how the churches would feel about it. When we [...]

2 Corinthians 10:15 We are not boasting beyond our measure in others’ labors, but have the hope, as your faith is...

As members of the Body, we must allow ourselves to be limited by the other members, not going beyond our measure. God has placed all the mem [...]
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