O I’m a man

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O I’m a man—
  I’m the meaning of the universe;
Yes, I’m a man—
  I’m the meaning of the universe.
    God made me such,
    I am so much;
I’m the center and the meaning of the universe.
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Christ lives in me—
  He’s the meaning of my human life;
Christ lives in me—
  He’s the meaning of my human life.
    Yes, He’s in me
    My all to be;
He’s the meaning and reality of my human life.
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The church is Christ—
  His expression on the earth today;
The church is Christ—
  His expression on the earth today.
    This corporate man
    Fulfills God’s plan,
That this man may have dominion over all the earth.
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The local church—
  It’s the new and real family life;
The local church—
  It’s the new and real family life.
    We have the way
    To live today—
Eating, drinking Christ we’re built up as the local church.
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What shall we do?
  We should go and tell the world of this.
What shall we do?
  We should go and tell the world of this.
    Disciple all—
    This is our call.
Let us go and spread the news abroad to every land.
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Rudy Sims

Bellville, Texas, United States

"Simply allowing Christ to operate in us"


Joseph Ming

Monrovia, CA, United States

Let us go and spread the news to every land!!!!

This is our call!!!!


Никоиай Босякан

Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia

Amen saints the Lord live within each one of us day by day we are renew in the Holy Spirit.


Joshua Wang

Miami, Florida, United States

Praise God for what He's made us! Praise the Lord He's the meaning of our human life!


A brother

Praise God for what He's made us! Praise the Lord He's the meaning of our human life!


John

Victorville, CA, United States

Christ lives in YOU!


Ryan Danek

United States

Tell'em


Joseph O'Brian

Anaheim, California, United States

Amen, I am a man. The meaning of the uuuuniiiveeerseee!


Roger Hsu

Arcadia, CA, United States

Wow man is the center of the universe! Hallelujah!


Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

Christ lives in us!

He’s the meaning and reality of our human life!

I want to give you another illustration of how we should never be contented with what we have. In John 6:57 the Lord tells us, "he who eats Me shall also live because of Me." A few hymns in our hymnal tell us that "eating is the way." We must ask ourselves what the eating way is. How do we eat Jesus? In my writings I have only given you a small amount of information on this subject. Because I did not give you an adequate definition of the way to eat Jesus, you must study this point. To fully understand this point you must take care of the entire context of John 6:57. In verse 63 the Lord says, "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken unto you are spirit and are life." This indicates that to eat Jesus is to receive Him into us as life. This corresponds with the principle of eating. Eating is to receive some organic nourishment into your being as your life. Eating is to take in the life supply. Some might say that it is heretical to say that people can eat Jesus. The Bible, however, says to eat Jesus.

We must realize that to eat Jesus is a figure of speech. It indicates that we need Jesus as our life supply so we receive Him into us as life supply just as we eat food. The Lord uses bread to illustrate that He is the life supply by saying that He is the bread of life (John 6:48). We eat bread by receiving it into our organic body, by digesting it into our blood, fibers and tissue. Therefore, to eat Jesus is to receive Him into our being. He is the Spirit and the Spirit is in the Word, so we have to take His Word by exercising our spirit. Then we receive the Spirit in the Word. This is Jesus becoming our inner life supply. Here we could see the way to eat Jesus.

Chapter six of John also indicates the Lord's death, that is, His being slain. Verse 54 tells us that His blood is drinkable and that His flesh is eatable. Here flesh and blood are mentioned separately. When blood is separate from flesh, it indicates death. This helps us further to see how to eat Jesus. To eat Jesus means to receive the crucified and resurrected Christ through His Word by exercising our spirit to receive the life-giving Spirit as our life supply.

We have seen that man is the meaning of the universe, that Christ is the meaning of the human life, that the church is the expression of Christ, and that the real communal life is the church life. When we have the communal life in reality, the building up of the church, we are qualified to go. You need to be built up and then you can go. Wherever you go, there will be a church produced and established. Go from the church and come back to the church. Throughout all the places where you travel, churches will be established. This is the Lord's purpose.

The following hymn (Hymns, #1293) embodies the burden of this book...