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    Sunday, 17 September 2017

    THE ECONOMY OF GOD By Witness Lee - CHAPTER ONE THE ECONOMY OF THE TRIUNE GOD Day 1

     THE ECONOMY OF  GOD By Witness Lee - CHAPTER ONE THE ECONOMY OF THE TRIUNE GOD

    We would be taking a very long Journey into Some Teachings of scriptures From Witness Lee in his book titled : The Economy of God. We can observe the increase in economic hardship plaguing the nations of the earth, its important we have an idea into what Gods word says. So today we would be reading from the first chapter, and we would take just the first teachings! We would continue tomorrow. THE ECONOMY OF  GOD  By Witness Lee

    THE ECONOMY OF  GOD  By Witness Lee


    CHAPTER ONE:- THE ECONOMY OF THE TRIUNE GOD

    My burden in all the messages I am giving here is to share
    with yousomething of God’s economy. Let us read 1 Timothy
    chapter one, verses 3 through 7: “…that thou mightest charge
    certain men not to teach a different doctrine, neither to give
    heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister ques￾tionings, rather than a dispensation of God (Gk. God’s
    economy) which is in faith; so do I now. But the end of the
    charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and
    faith unfeigned: from which things some having swerved (Gk.
    missed the mark) have turned aside unto vain talking; desir￾ing to be teachers of the law.…”*

    These verses contain two very important phrases as indi￾cated in Greek, the original language of the New Testament:
    “God’s economy” and “missed the mark.” The Apostle Paul
    was chosen by God to bear the responsibility for God’s econ￾omy, and he trained his spiritual son, Timothy, in this
    economy. It is quite interesting to note that Paul’s epistle to
    Timothy was written at a time when many Christians had
    drifted from the original pathway. They had missed the cen￾tral mark of God’s economy and were paying attention to
    something else.

    THE DISTRACTIONS FROM GOD’S ECONOMY

    According to history two prevailing elements distracted the
    early Christians from the right track: Judaism and Gnos￾ticism. Both the Judaizers with their religious doctrines and
    * Scripture quotations are from the American
    Standard Version unless otherwise indicated.

    forms and the Gnostics with their philosophies deterred the
    Christians from following the Lord in the pathway of God’s
    economy. Apparently, it was the good elements of Judaism
    and Gnosticism that sidetracked these early Christians. If
    these elements were not comparatively good, they could never
    have been prevailing enough to cause the believers to miss the
    mark of God’s economy. For instance, the Judaizers strongly
    stressed the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament. There certainly
    was nothing wrong with the Law. On the contrary, it was
    unquestionably right and good and was given directly by God
    Himself. But the Law of itself was not related to the mark of
    God’s economy. Gnosticism, from the human point of view, also
    had its good principles. In fact, it was one of the best inventions
    of human civilization and was a kind of help to the heathen.
    But the Gnostics tried to bring their philosophy into the church,
    distracting the early Christians from the mark of God’s econ￾omy.
    Today, even though there are no Judaizers or Gnostics to
    disturb us, there is still much to distract us. For nearly twenty
    centuries the subtle one has never ceased using the seemingly
    good things to divert believers from following the Lord in the
    right track. If we spend time with the Lord, we will realize
    that the enemy is persistent in utilizing even the good things
    of Christianity to distract the Lord’s children from the mark of
    God’s economy. While I was traveling through many districts
    in this country during the last few years, I realized that many
    religious matters and even scriptural things have been used
    by the subtle enemy to influence seeking Christians to depart
    from the pathway of God’s economy. - THE ECONOMY OF  GOD  By Witness Lee


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