By Witness Lee
This publication consists of messages given by means of Brother Witness Lee in December 1962 in l. a., California.
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You can tell them, “Brothers, how good it is! But this is only a stream. Do you know that there is a spring within me, and not only a spring, but a fountain of deep water? ” Now you can understand. We have a spring, a fountain, and a stream. The spring is the source, the fountain is the storage, and the stream is the flowing forth. We have the source, the storage, and the flowing forth; the spring, the fountain, and the stream. I do believe that you have some experience of this, but I am sorry that you have little spiritual understanding of these things.
Nothing can depress us. ” Do you know what that means? It means that you are under the power of death. Whenever you feel depressed in spirit or in heart, it means that you are under the threatening of death, you are under the power of darkness. You must learn how to apply Christ, the ascended Christ, to your situation. You must contact Christ immediately. You must say, “I do not agree to be depressed by any kind of situation. ” You have to tell the Lord; you have to contact Him. When you contact Him you will be resurrected, you will be ascended, for the Christ whom you contact is the Christ who has ascended to the heavens.
Christ is all and in all. Christ is not only the light, the life, the food, and the living water, but Christ is everything to us. Whatever you need, whatever you contact, whatever you obtain, whatever you enjoy, whatever you experience—all these things must be Christ. Christ is the all-inclusive One to us. We are not speaking doctrinally, but very practically. Whenever you do something, whenever you enjoy something, whenever you use something, you must immediately apply Christ. For instance, you are sitting on a seat.