Google Simply Katherine, a Christian on campus: December 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Selah at the End of 2012

Dear readers,

I guess I need to take a selah here at the closing of the year 2012. I will be travelling for the next two to three weeks, so I won't be able to blog then. I have to apologize for this long pause, but I think it's a good break for my eyes as well since I've been working in front of the computer a lot these days.

Finally, I'll have to end with a quote from "The Law of Revival" that I happened to put into practice today. Yes, I testify that this quote worked!
"Whenever we feel deadened, weighed down, or oppressed, or when we suffer the attack of our environment, we should draw on the Lord's great power, and we will be revived immediately." p. 47
In the paragraph right before this, the author declares that the Lord who indwells us is in resurrection and is full of power. The Lord is able to break through death! We have to see, believe, accept this fact! 

Have a blessed closing of the year!

Grace to you all,

Simply Katherine

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Application of the Law of Revival

An anonymous reader has helped me put up some quotes from the book I recommended last week, The Law of Revival, by Witness Lee. I'm about to do the same in this post. Pardon the length of the post, but I promise you'll appreciate all the quotes I will include. Seriously, if I could, I would memorize the whole content of this book. 

The book begins by presenting the need for the Lord's serving ones to have a new beginning (see Chapter 1), to be delivered from living according to feelings, and to open to the Lord to bring in a new revival (Ch. 2). Then it further elaborates on the Law of Revival (Ch. 3) and its application (Ch. 4). In the final chapter, the book concludes with the matter of knowing the Lord's resurrection through being broken.

new revival
"Rise up... and come away for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Law of Revival

Witness Lee Law of Revival
A must-read for every Christian
seeking spiritual growth.
I've been reading a book entitled "The Law of Revival" by Witness Lee. Originally published in Chinese between 1960 and 1961, I consider the content of this book extraordinarily profound yet practical. 

I'd be glad to do a book review or summary, but I genuinely believe that this book is a must-read for every Christian out there who desires spiritual growth. In other words, you must buy and read it yourself to get the full impact.

Well, I believe that in recommending a book, one must build the author's credibility and reliability. This is basic etiquette. So please allow me to briefly tell you about this book's author.

Although in the past, some have misunderstood Witness Lee and thus isolated him from Western Christianity, this book is a strong confirmation of the most current statement by Christian Research Institute that "the local churches - the congregation associated with Witness Lee's ministry - are an authentic expression of New Testament Christianity. Moreover, as a group forged in the cauldron of persecution, it has much to offer Western Christianity" ("We Were Wrong," The Christian Research Journal, Volume 32, Number 06, 2009.)

From his writing, I can clearly testify that this author does nothing but propels my spiritual progress in Christ. After only reading the first few chapters of The Law of Revival, I'm convinced that there was someone who knew my spiritual condition more than I did.

I don't need another person to try to persuade me concerning the true-ness of this book. My entire Christian life is a literal parallel to its content. I wish I could have read this book sooner so that I wouldn't waste my time in despair due to the multiple occasions where I turned into a dissatisfied Christian.

Yes, it may be a taboo confession to some, that there are times when pursuing Christians can still feel empty or dissatisfied. I have acknowledged this feeling few years back. Yet deep within I knew that there is no lack in the Person of Christ Himself, so there must be another explanation for why I would experience an occasional emptiness. 

It's important to note that this emptiness or dissatisfaction has never been a perpetual feeling within me. For lack of a better word, it's seasonal. This is why I've been looking for the secret to correct my own down-ness.

Little did I know that it is not about correction or improvement after all. There exists a law! The implied meaning of a law is the fact that it will always work whenever it's applied. Just like the law of gravity, everytime you throw an apple upward into the air, it will always fall back down. 

We must know what the Law of Revival is, so that we can apply it and experience true revival! 

"We do not need to beg in order to be revived. We only need to know the law of revival and apply this law." -Witness Lee
So what is the Law of Revival? I can share with you a glimpse of it in my next post, but like I've mentioned in the beginning, you have to read the book to get the full impact.

Check out also my other post on the recovery of revival.