Basic Lessons on Life is a series of lessons opening up the biblical revelation concerning God’s intention to be life to man and some crucial realizations concerning how to participate in God’s salvation in life.
Basic Principles of the Experience of Life demonstrates that the Scriptures are a book of life, not of knowledge, by presenting the definition and outlining the progress of the believers’ experience of Christ as life.
In Satan’s Strategy Against the Church, Witness Lee explains how Satan seeks to
undermine God’s will by distracting the believers with many substitutes for the living person of Christ, replacing the function of the members of the Body of Christ with the clergy-laity system, and dividing the Body of Christ. Witness Lee further shows how God is moving to recover the proper experience of Christ, the organic function of the believers, and the genuine oneness of the Body of Christ.
Affirmation & Critique (A&C):
The October 1997 issue (II:4) contains a discussion of “O glorious Christ, Savior mine,” a hymn by Witness Lee (Hymns, #501) which encourages believers to enter into the practice and experience of the unsearchable riches of Christ in His person and work.
In “Christ, Salvation, God and the Word of Life” (Philippians, program 35) Witness Lee explains that salvation, Christ, God, and the word of life seen in Philippians 2:5-16 are four-in-one for our experience.
In “Christ—Our Life” (Colossians, program 23) Witness Lee shows that in “Christ our life” the believers have been raised with Christ to live a heavenly life that is hidden witn Christ in God (Col. 3:1-4).
“Objective Revelation, Subjective Ministry, and Practical Experience” (Colossians, program 30) shows the progression in Colossians from an objective revelation of Christ to the subjective ministry of Christ’s indwelling for the believers’ practical, daily experience.
Life Is Not Our Human Life: All human life is subject to death and is destined to die. Real life is eternal. Real life is God flowing into us and being imparted into our being. Only God is eternal, so only God Himself is the real life.
How to Take Christ as Life: In the Scriptures we have the terms “tree of life,” “bread of life,” “water of life,” “Spirit of life,” and “word of life.” These terms help us understand that Christ is our life. The tree of life indicates the source of life; the bread of life, that this life is edible; the water of life, that it is drinkable; the Spirit of life, that life is just the Spirit of God; and the word of life, where life is to be found.
Our Need to Experience the Living Christ Who Dwells In Us: The most important lesson that we need to learn is to experience Christ as the wonderful Spirit working, regulating, and moving within us. When we become simple to go along with the living One who dwells in us, we will have the real Christian life and the real church life.