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October 12, 2021

Walk in Christ -- Apply Him (1)

Col 2:6 As therefore you have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, Gal 5:16 But I say, Walk by the Spirit and you shall by no means fulfill the lust of the flesh.

[Part 1 of 2]Another way to experience Christ as the mystery of God is to "walk in Him" (2:6). As we have received Christ, we should walk in Him. To walk is to live, to act, to behave, and to have our being. We should walk, live, and act in Christ so that we may enjoy His riches, just as the children of Israel lived in the good land and enjoyed all its rich produce. In our experience Christ should be the good land in which we live and walk. This should not merely be a doctrine to us. We need to pray, "Lord, I want to live and walk in You. Lord, I pray that You will be the good land to me in my experience, and that every aspect of my living may be in You." Once we have received Christ Jesus, we need not receive Him again. But we must [walk in Him] apply what we have received. We all must practice to apply the living Christ in a practical way day by day. To employ a common term, we need to use Christ. For more than fifty years, I have been learning how to use Christ. I can testify that this is difficult because by birth it is not natural for us to use Christ, nor does our training condition us to use Him. We have heard a number of messages on living Christ, growing Christ, and producing Christ. Nevertheless, in our daily living we spontaneously use the self instead of Christ. There is no need for us to try to use the self; we use it automatically and spontaneously. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Colossians, pp. 154,159. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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