6. Life Action

Not a local church movement or a Lord’s recovery movement but an activity in life

Witness Lee further points out that the Lord’s recovery is not a “local church movement” or “Lord’s recovery movement” but rather a spontaneous activity in life growing out of the experiences of life in consecration, prayer, and environmental dealings.

In this way, all of you will have the experiences of life. You In this way, all of you will have the experiences of life. You will have the Lord, and you will have the consecration, the prayers, and the environmental dealings. By then, it will be no problem for you to spread the gospel in the villages. Paul exhorted the Philippians in chapter two of his Epistle, “Do all things without murmurings and reasonings” (v. 14). To be without murmurings and reasonings is something that cannot be acted out. If you have the experience of the cross, the Spirit, and the word, you will have the capital. These things will become your life, power, and authority. In this way, you will be able to minister life and to dispense Christ into others as their life element. This is fruit-bearing. In the places where you will spread the work, as soon as you contact people and open you mouth, Christ will come out. The Spirit and the word will also come out, and your experience of the Lord will come out together with them.

There is no way to produce such results by a “local church movement.” The fruit of people practicing according to this teaching is genuine, not a “Lord’s recovery movement.”

Paul said in  1 Corinthians 4:15, “For though you have ten thousand guides in Christ, yet not many fathers.” A guide is one who gives teachings and instructions to the children under his care, while a father is one who dispenses his life to his children. Paul was a spiritual father. Through the gospel he begat the Corinthians in Christ, dispensing into them the life of God that they might become the children of God and the members of Christ.

The begetting of a father is an action in life, not a “local church movement.”

I hope that in your contact with people, after one or two encounters, you will be able to dispense Christ into them and to produce in them the seed, which is Christ in man as life. This is to beget someone and to dispense life into the begotten children. This is not a (Lord’s recovery) movement in work but a result of activity in life. It is the injection of the “Christ-germ” into man.

… to prepare for the gospel outreach ... You have to continually consecrate yourselves, continually pray, and continually receive the dealings in the environment. The dealing of the cross brings in the Spirit. When the Spirit touches the word, the two will be mingled as one. … If there is the lack of the Spirit, there will be the lack of the … element for the Lord’s word.

By being filled with the Spirit and receiving the Lord’s word we can go out to dispense life to others resulting in fruit-bearing (not resulting in a “local church movement” or a “Lord’s recovery movement”).

Galatians 4:19: “My children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ is formed in you.” Paul compared himself to a travailing mother. … When you go out to bear fruit, you are producing spiritual descendants and raising up children in the gospel. The most important thing to remember is to have the Lord, the experience of the cross, the Spirit and the word.

Not a “local church movement” but having the Lord with the experience of the cross and not a “Lord’s recovery movement” but having the Spirit and the word raises up spiritual descendants and children in the gospel.


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