The Truth Bookroom held the 7th Truth Seminar on 1st May 2018, Tuesday, in Mandarin Orchard Hotel to conclude off “The World Situation and Returning to the Orthodoxy of God’s People”. This session saw not only a multitude of returning participants, but also a myriad of new faces. Because it was a concluding seminar, it was hence divided into 5 messages so as to better and more extensively cover the crucial points especially concerning the return to the orthodoxy.
The content of the topics covered:
The Mystery of God – Christ;
The Mystery of Christ – the Church;
Keeping the Oneness of the Spirit
The first half of the seminar was summed up in 6 points: mystery, Christ, riches, fullness, revelation and experience.
Colossians 1:19 “For in Him all the fullness was pleased to dwell.”
Colossians 2:2 “That their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love and unto all the riches of the full assurance of understanding, unto the full knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ,”
“The Mystery of God — In this universe there is a divine mystery, and this mystery is of two parts. The first part of this mystery is the mystery of God, which is Christ Himself (1 Cor. 2:1-2). All that God is, and everything related to God, is embodied in Christ. Thus, if you do not know Christ, you do not know the mystery of God, and if you are not in Christ, you are not in the mystery of God. Further, if you do not have Christ in your spirit, you do not have any share in the mystery of God. If you want to know God and contact God, you have to be in Christ, because everything of God is embodied in Christ and Christ is the mystery of God.
The Mystery of Christ — The second part of the one divine mystery in this universe is the mystery of Christ. The mystery of Christ is different from the mystery of God. The mystery of Christ is the Body of Christ, the church (Eph. 3:4, 6). Thus, if you would like to meet Christ, know Christ, and receive something of Christ, you must contact the Body of Christ, the church. Just as Christ is the mystery of God, the church is the mystery of Christ. These are the two parts of the one divine mystery in this universe.” — Extracted from The Mystery of God and The Mystery of Christ, by Witness Lee
Colossians 3:11 Where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all and in all.
“In the new man there is room only for Christ. He is all the members of the new man and in all the members. He is everything in the new man. Actually, He is the new man, His Body (1 Cor. 12:12). In the new man He is the centrality and universality. He is the constituent of the new man, and He is all in all in the new man.” – Footnote 9 of Col 3:11 in Recovery Version Bible.
Therefore brothers and sister, there should be no more separation and differences. We need to have Christ ministered and wrought into our being and be our constituent. His riches are unsearchable, endless, limitless and inexhaustible. All we need to do is to just take Him in! We need to have the revelation and to experience Him. To have the growth in life, we need to be deeply rooted in Him.
Ephesians 4:3-6 “ Being diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace: One Body and one Spirit, even as also you were called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism; One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
In the latter part of the seminar, the speaker spoke about the oneness of the Spirit. It is something that we already have, we just have to keep it, diligently! The church as the Body of Christ needs Christ as life. The church as the one new man needs Christ as the person. Christ is all and in all; we have to put off the old man and put on the new man.
Colossians 3:16 elaborates on the word of Christ, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.”
The next seminar will be at Mandarin Orchard Hotel on 23rd June 2018, Saturday, 2:30-5PM, will cover another important topic: The Shining Golden Lampstand.
Truth Seminar 8: The Shining Golden Lampstand
Date: 23 June 2018 (Saturday)
TIme: 2.30 – 5pm
Venue: Mandarin Orchard Hotel
(Light refreshment will be provided)
We welcome you all to join us!