The mature life has a reigning aspect. The more mature in life you become, the less you will speak negatively concerning the saints or the church. When we came into the church, we had a church-life honeymoon. The honeymoon, however, never lasts very long….But one day the heavenly dream will come, and your view will be revolutionized. You will realize that you dare not say anything negative concerning the church or the saints. On the contrary, you will say, “This is the church, and this is God’s people. In God’s eyes the believers are all sheaves. They are also the sun, the moon, and the stars.” When you come to this stage, you will not dare to say anything negative about the church.
We are not the ones to judge. God is the Judge. And He is not judging the saints; He is working on them to transform the “scorpions” into sheaves and the “gophers” into stars. Eventually, we all shall be sheaves and stars. May we all have this eternal view. (Witness Lee, Life-Study of Genesis, msg. 110)