We must express all that Christ is. Then we not only become a part of the tabernacle; we become the tabernacle. It is then that we are not homeless. Unless we come to this point, regardless of how many years we have been a Christian, we are always homeless. We do not have rest, because we do not have a proper and genuine church life. When we are filled with Christ and express Him in a proper way, we become part of the church, and the church is always with us. Then we have a place to rest, to dwell, and to abide.
It is only when we are filled with Christ by enjoying Him that we express Him as these five aspects [the gold, fine linen, blue, purple, and scarlet in Exodus 28:5 and 26:1]. In this way we have the clothing, and the clothing becomes our housing. We have the church life, we are a part of the church life, and we are at home.
Every moment we must be found enjoying Christ so that an expression of Him might emanate from within us. Then, in this expression, we will have the building up of the Body….May the Lord bring us into such a priesthood. (Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1966, vol. 1, “The Priesthood,” ch. 10)