Living by Faith—Being Today’s River Crossers to Live the Life of the Altar and the Tent

Scripture Reading:  Josh. 24:2-3; Acts 7:2; Heb. 11:8-10; Gen. 12:1-3, 7-8; 13:3-4, 18

I.  As believers in Christ, we are the corporate seed of Abraham,
repeating the history of Abraham (Rom. 4:11-12):

II. The first Hebrew was Abraham, the father of all those who contact
God by faith; therefore, God is called “the God of the Hebrews” (Gen.
14:13; Exo. 7:16; 9:1, 13; Rom. 4:11-12; Heb. 1:1):

III.  If we would walk in the steps of Abraham’s faith, we must be those
who live the life of the altar and the tent, taking Christ as our life
and the church as our living to live a life of being transfused by God,
consecrating our all to God, and taking His presence as our road
map (Rom. 4:11-12; Gal. 3:6-9; Heb. 11:9; Gen. 12:7-8; 13:3-4, 18):

IV. Abraham built three altars in three places—Shechem, Bethel, and
Hebron; these three places represent the good land, typifying the
all-inclusive Christ as the all-inclusive Spirit (Col. 1:12; 2:6-7; Phil. 1:19):

V. Abraham’s dwelling in a tent, a movable abode, testifies that he
did not belong to the world but lived the life of a sojourner on
earth; erecting a tent is an expression, a declaration, that we do not
belong to this world but that we belong to a better country, the New
Jerusalem (Heb. 11:9-10, 13-16; cf. Psa. 90:1):

Extract from Witness Lee (2013). The Holy Word for Morning Revival: CRYSTALLIZATION-STUDY OF GENESIS 2. Week fourteen. Living Stream Ministry : Anaheim, USA.


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