Individual Articles by Titus Chu
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Our experience of God as light is portrayed in the first chapter of Genesis. In this chapter we see God’s shining, and His separating work. Eventually what comes forth is something of the land, indicating that we actually possess something solid and substantial of God Himself. (more…)
However, there was one man in all of human history who was not a victim of the devil: the Lord Jesus Christ.
As fallen human beings, we are all in darkness. However, the Bible tells us that God is light! (1 John 1:5). We cannot change our behavior by our own effort, but we can open to receive the One who is light into our being, who can set us free from all of our sin and darkness.
Then when our person is right we must take care of our way of coming to the Bible. First, we need to learn the facts, and based on knowing the facts we can go on to receiving inspiration, learning the truth, and, ultimately, having the light of the word. (more…)
The story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 shows us two important facts: That God has a purpose, and man has a need. However, because we have sought things for ourselves that are outside of God, we have wandered into Satan’s kingdom. We need to “come to ourselves” (cf. Luke 15:17) and turn back to God again. (more…)
Every believer must pay attention to the growth in life. Your growth in life will eventually lead you to a maturity in life, which comes from the proper understanding of what life is and how life operates.
This article discusses three items that are included in the new life we have received: the sense of the divine life, the nature of the divine life, and theÃ‚Â operation of the divine life. (more…)
To live a life in fellowship with the Lord requires us to exercise before Him. We must be clear on such matters as the divine Spirit and our human spirit, and we must know the provisions the Lord has made for us to come to Him. In addition, there are certain exercises we need to have, such as calling on the Lord’s name and praying. In this way we can live a life in fellowship with the Lord. (more…)
As our Savior the Lord Jesus has two ministries, His earthly ministry and His heavenly ministry. In the former He saved us from so many things. In the latter, which continues today, He saves us by giving us more of Himself. (more…)
According to 2 Corinthians 1:20-21, for God to be glorified requires God Himself, the saints, and Christ. If we only have the saints, or we only have Christ, it is not enough. One of the best ways to practically have the saints in our lives is to gather together with them in theÃ‚Â home meetings.
The Bible tells us that the golden lampstand in the Tabernacle was made of “beaten work” (Exo. 25:1). We also know from the Bible, as well as from experience, that the lamps needed to be trimmed from time to time in order to shine properly (Exo. 30:7-8). Moreover, we can see three stages of our growth as Christians pictured in the lampstand’s cups, bulbs, and blossoms. (more…)
The Epistle to Philemon is a very sweet one, concerning how to have a blessed church life in a certain locality. This Epistle talks about four constituents in a healthy church: the experienced brother “Philemon,” the serving “Apphia,” the fighting “Archippus,” and the saints in that locality.
A “Philemon” in the church is not only firm, but also has commitment. Because of his firmness, and under his leading, saints will not be anxious for the increase of number or the spiritual ups-and-downs when they are serving. Also, because of his commitment, his presence there brings the steady growth in every aspect of the whole church. Today in the church life we have to learn to be a Philemon, putting ourselves completely into laboring, fighting desperately for the Lord’s testimony in our locality, and becoming the firm strength for the saints.
Note: The date and source of this article are not known. (more…)
For our living in the local church life to be healthy we must have some basic items. First, we must be on the local ground. Second, we must have the fellowship of the Body of Christ. Third, we must have a healthy teaching. We must also have a proper humanity, a proper living, and we must have a way for the gifts in the Body of Christ to come forth among us. Finally, we must walk in love, even as Christ also loved us. (more…)
We may live our lives as those who are in a little “village,” without considering very much what the meaning of our life is. However, the Lord has need of us, and He sends His servants to come and free us from our masters. (more…)
The marriage relationship between a man and a woman is actually a picture that shows us how God wants man to relate to Him. It shows us that God does not want to be alone in this universe; rather, He wants to have man as His companion. (more…)
God’s calling is always an individual matter. However, if the church life becomes a movement, this will cause ones to come in among us who have never received such a calling. Such a “mixed multitude” can affect the entire church life in a very negative way and even cause the church life to fail.
Everyone today desires to have peace, but it seems that true peace still eludes us. This is because we define peace as the world does and seek for it in the form of happiness, rest, or security. In fact, the real peace is God Himself, and He surely desires to give us Himself as our peace. (more…)
When we believed in the Lord Jesus and received the divine life, we also received that life’s many capabilities, attributes, and virtues. For us to serve the Lord properly these must be developed in us. In this message brother Titus considers a number of the virtues we need to treasure as we serve the Lord in the church life.
To speak on behalf of the Lord is a great matter. God always works by speaking, and thus to carry out what He desires to do He must have those who can work with Him in this way. However, if we desire to be prophets who can speak for the Lord we must first see a number of visions concerning God and His economy.
Prophets are the spiritual strength of a local church. The vision of the prophets will determine how their local church will go on. Don’t think that this is a light thing, for it is very easy to deviate from what has been committed to us by the Lord. Therefore, if you wish to exercise as a prophet in your local church, the first thing I would say to you is that you must be a spiritual person who is under a controlling vision. For this, you must be a spiritual man, for your vision cannot be kept by any other means. You cannot by your natural strength guard such a vision. If your vision is not clear, sooner or later the church or churches you serve will become something “other.” Your vision is the controlling element for your life-long operation.
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There are two parts to this message. First, we consider a number of the very wonderful items that we as believers in Christ have received from God: The Lord, who is Christ, life, and Spirit; the Bible; the saints; and our environment. Second, we see that based on what the Lord has given us we should function in the church life and grow and even be perfected as Christians. (more…)
God’s original intention was that Adam and Eve could trust Him completely, remaining continuously in this realm of light and transparency. However, Satan also had his plan for man, i.e., to usurp and abuse him. The situation is the same with us today. (more…)