Group presentation during the 2016 International Blending Conference in Dubai, UAE. – via Lord’s recovery in UAE.
The three great apostles—Peter, Paul, and John—all saw the matter of building. In Peter’s first Epistle he tells us, “You yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (2:5). In Ephesians Paul tells us, “You also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit” (2:22). In Revelation John shows us God’s ultimate building, the New Jerusalem (3:12; 21:2, 10). Thus, it is clear that God’s goal is His building. Today He is on the way, which began from His creation, passes through His redemption, and eventually will reach His building. We came from creation, we are in redemption, and we are going on to building. This is truly wonderful. (The Building of the Church by Witness Lee, Chapter 1)