Introduction Outline

Weekly Enjoyment (8/7/2022)

Prov. 29:18a – Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint…
Eph. 3:9 – …To enlighten all that they may see what the economy of the mystery is, which throughout the ages has been hidden in God, who created all things.
1 Tim. 1:4 – Nor to give heed to myths and unending genealogies, which produce questionings rather than God’s economy, which is in faith.
Heb. 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to Him, for he who comes forward to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Gal. 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, faith of the Son of God…

The Governing & Controlling Vision of God’s Economy in Faith

We in the Lord’s recovery must have a vision of God’s economy.  We in the Lord’s recovery must have a clear vision of God’s Economy.  Today, we in the Lord’s recovery must be strong and unshakeable in the vision of God’s economy.

God’s economy is God’s household administration; which is to dispense Himself in Christ into His chosen and redeemed people that He may have a house to express himself, which house is the church, the Body of Christ.  The economy of God is that God became flesh, passed through human living, died, resurrected, and became the life-giving Spirit to enter into us as life and to dispense God into us so that we may be transformed for the producing of the church, which is the Body of Christ, the house of God, the kingdom of God, and the counterpart of Christ, the ultimate aggregate of which is the New Jerusalem.  The divine economy is to produce the new creation out of the chaotic old creation.  The Lord’s recovery is for the carrying out of God’s economy.

God’s economy is initiated and developed in the sphere of faith.  God’s economy is in faith, it is not by our doing but by our faith in God’s grace.  It is not by our doing in ourselves but by our believing in Christ, the embodiment of the Triune God…Faith does not originate from us.  The ability within us to believe is a product, a result, of having a proper view of God’s economy.  The Christian life is a life of faith, a life of believing.  We do not live according to what we see; we live according to what we believe.  Our walk is by faith, not by sight.

Faith is the unique requirement for us to contact God in His economy and the unique way for us to carry out His economy.  Galatians 2:16 says that we are justified through faith in Jesus Christ, literally, faith of Jesus Christ.  Faith is related to the believers’ appreciation of the person of the Son of God as the most precious One.  Christ is infusing Himself into us to be the faith in us; He becomes in us the faith by which we believe and the capacity to believe through our appreciation of Him.  Faith in Jesus Christ denotes an organic union with Him through believing; in this organic union we and Christ are one.  When we believe in Christ, we enter into Him; we believe ourselves into Christ and thereby become one spirit with Him.  In Galatians 2:20 the apostle Paul says, “I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God”:   The faith of the Son of God refers to the faith of Jesus Christ in us, which becomes the faith by which we believe in Him.  As we treasure Him, He causes faith to be generated in us, enabling us to believe in Him.  According to our Christian experience, the genuine living of faith that operates in us is not only of Christ but also in Christ.  As Christ operates in us, He becomes our faith; this faith is of Him and also in Him.  A secret of experiencing Christ living in us is revealed in the words in faith.  The faith that we need is not only faith in the Son of God but also faith of the Son of God; in and by this faith we carry out God’s economy in faith.

Announcements

  • HWMR – God’s Economy in Faith, Week 2
  • Life-study of Philippians: Messages 7 & 8
  • Northern California Labor Day Conference (9/2-9/4) (More information on churchinsanjose.org)