I. Christ’s heavenly priesthood is a speaking ministry:
II. The Lord’s speaking trims away religion—2:9:
III. The Lord’s speaking trims away worldliness—Rev. 2:12-17:
IV. The Lord’s speaking trims away the leaven of the evil in the apostate church—vv. 18-29:
V. The Lord’s speaking trims away lukewarmness—Rev. 3:14-22:
VI. In addition to trimming the lampstand, the priest also filled the lamps with oil; to eat of the tree of life, to eat of the hidden manna, and to feast with the Lord are all the
infilling of the Spirit—cf. Zech. 4:11-14:
VII. By Christ’s high priestly service all the dark things of religion, worldliness, evil, and lukewarmness are trimmed away; also by His heavenly priesthood the heavenly, divine
element of the tree of life, the hidden manna, and the heavenly feast is ministered to us; the effect of this heavenly ministry is a metabolic transformation to make us precious stones for the building of God’s dwelling place—Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 3:18:
VIII. While the Lord Jesus is arranging the world situation so that God’s people may go on, He is also exercising His
heavenly ministry to especially supply God’s lovers and seekers with the heavenly riches, the divine element, so
that they may be kept at an overcoming level; the sustaining of these God-lovers and Christ-seekers needs Christ’s heavenly ministry—Acts 5:31; Heb. 7:25; 8:2.
Extract from Witness Lee (2013). The Holy Word for Morning Revival: THE MENDING MINISTRY OF JOHN. Week five. Living Stream Ministry : Anaheim, USA.
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