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The secret to being perfected to be a pillar

Really being encourage by this portion of word.

THE SECRET TO BEING PERFECTED
TO BE A PILLAR
Let me now tell you the secret to being solidly perfected to be a strong pillar for the Lord’s move. Certain brothers have been perfected because they have had no concepts of their own. Recently, one brother declared strongly that he only knows to follow the ministry of Brother Lee and to absorb everything of this ministry. There have been others among us who were quite opinionated. They often said, “Brother Lee says such-and-such. Is this right? Is the church right? Just a week ago, I learned about a mistake made by the church.” None of these opinionated ones has yet been perfected. But those who haven been perfected to be pillars are not like this. Even when they see certain mistakes, they forget about them, having no time to waste discussing them. They only desire to soak in all the positive things.
FEASTING ON THE POSITIVE THINGS
According to God’s principle in His creation, in order for anything to grow there is the need for a negative side. Take the example of a chicken. We all appreciate chicken eggs, breasts, and legs, but we certainly do not care for chicken dung, feathers, and bones. Nevertheless, without dung, feathers, and bones, a chicken cannot grow. In order for a chicken to be a chicken, it must have these things. But it is not our portion to eat them. We should enjoy the eggs, the breasts, and the legs, and forget the dung, the feathers, and the bones. If we concentrate on the positive aspects of the chicken, we shall receive much nourishment.
I admit that the church in Los Angeles has made certain mistakes, and I confess that I have made mistakes. The elders can testify of this. Everybody makes mistakes. No one can deny this. I have had to make mistakes in order to grow. These mistakes are my “dung.” If you eat this, you are foolish. I also admit that I have “feathers.” The church in Los Angeles also has had a certain amount of “feathers” and “bones.” However, without these “feathers,” “bones,” and “dung,” neither the church in Los Angeles nor my ministry would be able to exist. Do you intend to gather up the “feathers” and say, “Look! This is the church in Los Angeles. Look! This is what Brother Lee has done. See all these awful ‘feathers.'” If you do this, you will not damage the church in Los Angeles or my ministry, but you will surely damage yourself. To do this is not wise. These who have been perfected to be pillars, who surely are not less intelligent than you, are wise. Their eyes are much clearer than yours. But they refuse to devote their attention to the negative things. They would say, “Although Brother Lee has some ‘dung,’ he has a great many eggs. I don’t care for the ‘dung’ issuing out of his ministryI want to eat all the ‘eggs,’ ‘breasts,’ and ‘legs.’ I have no time to hear about ‘feathers’ and ‘bones.'” Let us follow the example of such brothers to forget the negative things and to feast upon the “eggs,” “breasts,” and “legs.” This is my burden in this message.
Are you in Anaheim as a spy, investigating whether or not Witness Lee has any “dung”? I cannot live without “dung.” To be sure, both “feathers” and “bones” can be found here in Anaheim. The elders have made many “bones.” But I would stand, even dance, upon all the “bones” they have made; I would not be so foolish as to eat them.
Three or four of us knew Brother Nee very intimately. He fully opened himself to us, and we knew his imperfections. But we realized that these imperfections were the “dung” that enabled him to exist. Unlike others, we would not cling to his “feathers,” nor to the “bones” of the “chicken” in Shanghai. If we had done this, we would have sacrificed ourselves. I never suffered such self-inflicted damage. Rather, I enjoyed the fresh, nourishing “eggs,” “breasts,” and “legs” of Brother Nee’s ministry. When a great turmoil was aroused against his ministry, I was not ashamed to say that I was an absolute follower of Brother Nee. I did not care what others said about his mistakes. I only knew how grateful I was to him for the perfection he had rendered to me. I knew the nourishment I had received from him. Even when we are in the New Jerusalem, I shall be able to say that the Lord used Brother Nee to perfect me. Apart from his ministry, I would never be the person I am today.
How foolish it would be for anyone in the church to devote his time to finding “dung” or stuffing his pockets with “feathers,” saying, “This is a ‘feather’ from that ‘chicken’ Witness Lee, and these are the ‘bones’ of the church in Anaheim. Don’t you know that the church in Anaheim has made mistakes?” If this is your intention, you are wasting your time. You are in the wrong place. Neither Witness Lee nor the church in Anaheim would pay you for exposing them. But do not think that we are afraid of being exposed. Whatever Witness Lee is, he is what he is. Whether the church is genuine or not, the church is what the church is. Neither the church in Anaheim nor my ministry is afraid of exposure. On the contrary, we appreciate it. But what will you gain by exposing us?

From life study of genesis msg 88.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in living, Word of the minsitry

 

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Unrequited ….

A mighty pain to love it is,

And ’tis a pain that pain to miss;

But of all pains,

the greatest pain It is to love,

but love in vain.

~ Abraham Cowley

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2014 in living, Poem

 

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Gospel meeting on 15-Feb-2014

Gospel meeting! Announcing the good news to the unbelievers that there is hope although man fell after man’s creation under Satan’s plot. But God promise to rescue man, recover them and bringing them back to eat the tree of life! How wonderful that there is hope for man!

After man fell from Satan’s scheme, man spirit was deaden, soul corrupted and polluted, body changes in nature, becoming flesh. Man was a broken vessel in God’s eye which cannot contain God and fulfill God’s purpose.

But hallelujah! God came in, bringing redemption to man, enable man to have a way to come back to God. Through the man Jesus, dying on the cross, buried, raised on the third day as the life giving spirit to enter into man’s spirit. Man’s spirit was enliven again to contact God, to enjoy God, to seek God, and worship God.

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel. Thus declares Jehovah, who stretches forth the forth the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth and forms the spirit of man with him.

Jehovah created the heaven is for the earth, the earth is for man, and man is for God!

As this meeting is some what special because it is the first time everyone have to speak in a group. Presenting the truth and content in a sequential and progressing way with a mind map, even the gospel friends! How wonderful and encourage to see the friends speaking the truth, presenting it to all! The seed of the truth has been sown into them! I believe they themselves will first be save. Presenting it in a team enable every members to function according to their measure, giving everyone the opportunity to exercise to speak.

What a memorable gospel meeting!!!!

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Posted by on February 22, 2014 in living, Word of the minsitry

 

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Preserve me, O God

  • Thank you Lord for your sovereignty,
    though I may not know your arrangement,
    though I doubted you, hated you, fight with you,
    but you did not let me go,
    striping my expectation and my naturalness.
    though it is not a clear sky to me,
    But you are willing to allow it to happen.
  • O I’m only a little man,
    Lord, you are my Lord of Lords, my king of kings,
    how blessed your presence still lingering with me,
    Spirit filling me wholly, kept me refuge in You,
    and build-ed up with the members of your Body.
  • I only desire you, love you,
    No other love is greater than your love,
    only your love is trustworthy,
    only you I offer my best love, my true love.
    no good have I beyond you,
    all my delight is in you.

   Preserve me, O God

  • Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
    I say to Jehovah, You are my Lord;
    Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
    I say to Jehovah, You are my Lord.
  • You are my Lord, You are my Lord;
    No good have I beyond You;
    You are my Lord, You are my Lord;
    No good have I beyond You.
  • As for the saints who are on the earth,
    They are the excellent;
    All my delight is in them.

(Psa 16:1-3)

Preserve me, O God

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2014 in living

 

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A new place

Nearly three months I had been in a foreign land. I’m not sure how long will I be staying here. But there are some interesting stuff which is really nice for keeping it.

  1. The church life. Youth! Young and energetic group of people which brighten up the dull life. On the other hand, they’re good in presenting the truth of the bible and giving testimonies.
  2. Visited some interesting place: night safari, raffles place and Clarke Quay

Nice place for some memory.

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2013 in living

 

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undesirable agitation

Dislike the aimless life where family are disperse,

especially members are no longer as near as it is,

no more blessed melody along the line of verses,

deep within were just a grief and silent rasping fizz.

 

Going as far as I can, I wish,

abandoning matters agitated within,

erasing predicaments bound within,

sailing along with much bold and swift.

 

Being psychologically repudiated,

the death of condemnation enveloping the soul,

repelling the belie statements which crawling with great forces,

what should I do?!?!

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2012 in living, Poem

 

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If God leads you to walk a way

As I am browsing through the net, I came across this hymn which is quite meaningful. It enlighten me and supply me.

If God leads you to walk
A way that you know,
It will not benefit you as much as
If He would lead you to take the way
That you do not know.
This forces you to have
Hundreds and thousands of
Conversations with Him,
Resulting in a journey that is an
Everlasting memorial
Between you and Him.

Although we do not know what is our way, but he is there to guide us. What we need to do is just to follow His leading. His leading is different from ours. Just as the pillar guides the Israelite. Many times we think that He will lead us upward, but the way prepared for us is a downward direction in order that we may sense the need of resurrection life. By this we may experience the resurrection after experiencing the cross, just as the Israelite passing through Marah to Elim.
Although it is a downward direction, we do not need to fear, because as we arrive at Elim, there is the flowing and the growing life as typified by twelve spring of water and seventy palm trees. As we enjoy such fullness of life enabled us to fight to carry out God’s purpose to build His habitation.

At the end of 15:27 we are told that the children of Israel “encamped there by the waters.” The word encamped indicates that God’s people had been formed into an army. The flowing and growing life supplies God’s people as His army. When we come to chapter seventeen, we shall see God’s people entering into battle as an army. At Elim they were full of enjoyment of life that made them qualified for fighting. This enabled them to fight to carry out God’s purpose to build His habitation.

At Sinai, God’s people received the heavenly vision related to the building of the tabernacle. The long journey from Egypt to Sinai could not be made without fighting. At first, the people did not do the fighting themselves. God fought for them and defeated Pharaoh and his army by destroying Pharaoh and his chariots in the waters of the Red Sea. After God’s people had crossed the Red Sea and had the experiences at Marah and Elim, they were strengthened as God’s army and qualified to fight for God’s purpose. This was the reason that God did not fight for them in chapter seventeen. They themselves could fight through the flowing and growing life.

If we would be strengthened as God’s army today, we also must firstly experience the flowing of the twelve springs and the growing of the seventy palm trees. We need the perfect and complete flowing life and growing life. Only then shall we be qualified and equipped as an army to fight for God’s purpose. In the Lord’s recovery we have the consciousness of being engaged in spiritual fighting. We are not merely settled in our localities; we are encamped in them. In order to fight, it is not sufficient simply to eat the Passover lamb with the bitter herbs and the unleavened bread. We also need to experience the cross and the resurrection; that is, we must pass through Marah and arrive at Elim.

As we consider the implications of 15:27, we realize that we also need to come to Elim. I have the assurance that, at least to some extent, the churches in the Lord’s recovery are camping at Elim, enjoying the twelve springs and the seventy palm trees. How we thank the Lord for this picture of resurrection life! Have you seen the springs flowing and the palm trees growing? Have you seen that the result of this flowing and growing life is an army strengthened to fight for God’s purpose? Praise Him that we are His army encamped by the flowing and growing life!

Retrieve from: Life study of Exodus Msg 31

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Word of the minsitry

 

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