Pray that the young people in the Lord’s recovery would experience the humanity of Jesus for the building up of the church (Exo. 25:10-11 and note 102; 26:15 and note 152; 1 Thes. 1:5b; Rev. 22:2c).
Exo. 25:10-11—And they shall make an ark of acacia wood…And you shall overlay it with pure gold; inside and outside you shall overlay it; and you shall make a rim of gold upon it all around.
Exo. 25:102, acacia wood—Acacia wood (vv. 5, 10, 23; 26:15; 27:1) signifies Christ’s human nature, strong in character and high in standard. Christ’s humanity is the basic element, the basic substance, for Him to be God’s testimony on earth.
Exo. 26:15—And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.
Exo. 26:152, acacia wood—The boards were made of acacia wood overlaid with gold (v. 29), the same materials used to make the Ark (25:10-11). This indicates that the boards are the enlargement and extension of the Ark. In the same way the believers in Christ, typified by the boards, are the enlargement and extension of Christ as God’s testimony (John 12:23-24; 2 Cor. 10:1; Phil. 1:8, 20-21a). Through regeneration the believers have received the uplifted humanity of Jesus and His overlaying divine nature to become boards of acacia wood overlaid with gold. The overlaying of the acacia wood with gold signifies that the divine nature of Christ has become one with the believers’ human nature to be the expression of God.
1 Thes. 1:5b—Even as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.
Rev. 22:2c—And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
[The future of the Lord’s recovery] stands or falls with the young people. How much the church life will spread and be prevailing depends upon what kind of humanity the young people practice in the church life. If they will all take the humanity of Jesus, I can assure you that hall after hall will be added to the local church in Los Angeles. We will not only be a strong testimony to human society but also a strong protest to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. Furthermore, this may result not only in the spreading of the church life in Los Angeles, but this also might be the rescue of the U.S.A…Satan has sought to destroy this country because he knows that the Lord needs it for His recovery. But I believe that the Lord in His sovereignty will preserve this country to recover and spread the church life all over the world…
The young people in the church are extremely important today. How much they experience the humanity of Jesus means very much for the Lord’s recovery. The church today does not need the teachings; the church is short of the real realization of the humanity of Jesus. So the young people must stand up by His grace to satisfy the Lord’s requirements with His humanity. The devilish subtlety of the enemy is corrupting the young people today. Each of the young people in the church must be a different kind of person with a different kind of humanity. We must not care for the course of this age but learn to experience the Lord as our proper humanity. This will build up something strong on the earth before the Lord comes. (CWWL, 1971, vol. 2, “Christ as the Reality,” ch. 14, pp. 121-123)
What is the proper cure for this age? What is the proper dose for this generation? The answer is the proper humanity that comes from the man Jesus. The proper humanity is the only healing power for today’s generation. I have confidence that the Lord will use the church as a remedy for today’s crooked and perverted generation. The remedy for such a generation is a church with the proper humanity. I have the full assurance that if the young people in the church take the humanity of Jesus, they will be the proper remedy for this generation. (CWWL, 1971, vol. 2, “Christ as the Reality,” ch. 15, p. 128)
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