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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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The Ordinances of Heaven #9   T. Austin Sparks

Started Apr-5 by PAULFROMNYS; 12 views.




You know the way in which that Name was used at the beginning. "In the name of Jesus". They were challenged - "In what name have you done this?" (Acts 4:7). "In the name of Jesus Christ", and God was committing Himself in that Name, and the church was that constituted by the Name which is the Name of the Lord, the King. If the Lord is given this second thing in reality - not a congregation, not just a company of people, a number of people congregating in any given place, but a true corporate entity gathering into the Name of Jesus on the ground of His Lordship - you know spiritual fulness, increase. There you will have riches, life, light, glory and wealth. Outwardly it is a very simple thing. Inwardly it is a very radical thing to be found in organic union with other believers constituted by the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, Whose business it is to honour the Name of the Lord Jesus. And Ananias and Sapphira met the Holy Ghost as the custodian of the Lordship of Christ, and the Holy Ghost exercised that custodianship in the midst of a company, a people who were constituted by His Lordship, who met upon the ground of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

What is the church? It is that which is organically built upon the Name, to which He gives His name. That opens a lot of Old Testament content, as you know - the place of the Name. But just to return to where we started, we said that if we give God what He has laid down and revealed as requisite to His full thought, He comes in on that in fulness. Give God a true spiritual expression of His Son corporately, the House of God which is only Christ corporate, and you find that more than ordinary life and light and spiritual wealth will be found there amongst those people.