It was so joyful to see many of the readers in the Christian Book Club 6 commenced on 7 April 2018. We are in a 4-week journey reading through The Glorious Church, by Watchman Nee.
On the first session, we read through Chapter 1 in respective groups, concerning God’s Plan and God’s Rest.
“God’s purpose is to gain a group of people who are like His Son. When we read Romans 8:29 we find God’s purpose: “Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers.” God desires to have many sons, and God desires all these sons to be like that one Son of His. Then His Son will no more be the only Begotten, but the Firstborn among many brethren. God’s desire is to gain such a group of people. … How God values man! Even He Himself became a man! God’s plan is to gain man. When man is gained by God, God’s plan is accomplished.”
We hope we all were enlightened by the God’s purpose in creation of man, and the relationship between redemption and creation.
For individual reading assignment during the week, all readers will get into Chapter 2 concerning The Type of Eve.
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man (Genesis 2:23). This one was Adam’s help meet and the figure of the church in Ephesians 5. … We must remember that Eve was formed out of a rib taken from Adam,; therefore, Eve was the constituent of Adam. This means that the church comes out of Christ. Only that which is out of Christ can be the church. Anything that is not of Christ is not the church.” — The Glorious Church, p.27.
May the Lord grant us spiritual sight to see what type of Eve is as revealed in Genesis 2.
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