7 [WATCHMAN NEE] LESSONS ON CONSECRATION

 
  1. Consecration is more than. It is the action that follows love. One who has consecrated himself is separated from everything in this world – from all his former masters. Henceforth, he will do nothing but what his new Master commands. 
  2. True sanctification is brought to the heart of God when we are really “wasting” ourselves upon Him (Matt. 26:7-8) 
  3. Consecration aims not at preaching or working for God, but at serving God. The word “service” (Rom. 12:1) in the original Greek bears the original sense of “waiting on” – waiting on God in order to serve Him. 
  4. What is the result of consecration? The result is holiness, for the fruit of consecration is holiness (Exod. 28) 
  5. Any person who has had some spiritual experience will agree that nothing is more joyous than consecration; nothing can surpass the joy of putting oneself in God’s hands and allowing Him to manage one’s life. 
  6. One basis for consecration is responsive love, and the other basis is God’s legal right. On the one hand, for the sake of love we choose to serve Him; on the other hand by right we are not our own. Consecration is thus based on a love that surpasses human feeling, as well as a warrant according to the law. 
  7. The measure of your consecration will be the measure of the power that God gives you. 
  8. The Old Testament high priest wore two garments, one for glory and one for beauty. But just as with the priests, it is God who selects us to serve Him. And it is in consecration that God then clothes us with glory, along with beauty.

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