Having This Ministry
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Ministry Excerpts from Recent Conferences and Trainings

Knowing the Truth, Being Absolute for the Truth, and Proclaiming the Truth in the Present Evil Age

Memorial Day Conference (May 2021)

The truths in the Holy Scriptures are always of two aspects: the objective aspect and the subjective aspect. We have to be clear that all the objective doctrines are for the subjective experience. If we pay attention only to the objective doctrines and neglect the subjective aspect, we will not be able to fulfill God’s eternal purpose, which is that He be expressed through the church. The objective doctrines are for the subjective truths, and the subjective truths are for the producing of the church. Because today’s Christianity has neglected the subjective truths, it does not have the practical church life. The practical church life is an issue of our experience of the subjective truths. When we have the experience of the subjective truths, the church is spontaneously produced. (CWWL, 1977, vol. 3, “The Subjective Truths in the Holy Scriptures,” p. 109)

Crystallization-study of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

July 2021 Semiannual Training

We need to realize that every descendant of Adam, every fallen man, is very strong and independent. This applies both to men and women and to the elderly and children. We can all find a way out of any situation and cope with problems on our own. We have all had this experience. Therefore, one of the consequences of being saved is that strong, independent persons such as ourselves become weak and are no longer strong or independent. We feel that we have no alternative but to fellowship with God in all things, discuss all things with Him, and allow Him to handle all things, speak in all things, and make every decision. Whenever we encounter something, our being is softened. We feel that we cannot do anything without Him. Therefore, we depend on Him and rely on Him. We are not independent persons, but we are dependent persons. Today it is shameful for someone to be referred to as a dependent person; rather, it is considered an honor to be self-supporting and independent. However, for a Christian to be self-supporting and independent is shameful, not glorious. It is glorious for a Christian to be dependent. No normal Christian can be independent. We depend on another One—God—at every moment and in every matter. (The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1959, vol. 3, “Lessons for New Believers,” pp. 283-284)

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