I was enlightened by the realisation that we need to be brought back to the enjoyment of Christ, not merely knowing Him in a doctrinal manner according to the Bible, but according to our experience of Him as the tree of life, the hidden manna and the feast. This is simply to enjoy Him as our food, for whoever eats of Him shall live forever (John 6:56-7). Read the following portion for more enjoyment of Christ : )
Revelation 2:7 …to him who overcomes, to him I will give to eat
of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
2:17 …to him who overcomes, to him I will give of the
3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears
My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine
with him and he with Me.
~~~~~~~~~~Words of Ministry~~~~~~~~~~~~
[In Revelation] Christ, the Head of the Body, came in to call
the overcomers to overcome the degraded situation. The
overcomers in Revelation do not simply overcome sin, the
world, and the flesh; they especially overcome the degraded
situation in which the clear view of the all-inclusive Christ
has been lost.
The problem in today’s degraded situation is that many things
are replacing the all-inclusive Christ. We need to turn from
all replacements and come back directly to the all-inclusive
Christ as our tree of life, our hidden manna, our feast, and
our everything. We need to come back to this One in the way
of enjoyment, not merely in the way of doctrine. We need to
return to Him not only in the way of knowing Him objectively,
but in the way of enjoying Him as the tree of life, the
hidden manna, and the feast.
This is a transfer out of old degraded religion into an up-
to-date recovery, a recovery of the enjoyment of the all-
inclusive Christ. We need to have an overall view to see
today’s degraded situation and also to see that the Lord’s
intention is to bring us back to Himself so that we may be
fully recovered to the enjoyment of Him. Our need today is to
experience a transfer from degraded religion to the reality
of the all-inclusive Christ in the way of enjoyment.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible
and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of
Acts, pp. 520-521. Both are published by Living Stream
Ministry, Anaheim, CA.