Using the six places of refuge in the Old Testament
- Bethel -the place of salvation - the born-again experience.
- Haran - the place of testing and discipline.
- Peniel - the place of wrestling with God.
- The cross experience of sanctification.
- Turning point in walk with God.
- Sheckem - name means shoulder - the place of self-strength.
- Experience the shame of trusting self.
- No peace in ruling self.
- Bethel - name means God's house.
- Place of purification - unclean things put away.
- Place of divine power manifested through the body of Christ.
- Golan - name means separated.
- Put away own desires.
- Deal with flesh.
- Lust of the Eyes - cravings, hungers.
- Lust of the Flesh - angers.
- Pride of Life - fears.
- Bezer - name means stronghold, fortress.
- Helpless to overcome flesh in ourselves.
- Rest in Holy Spirit's discipline.
- Hebron - name means fellowship, alliance, mutuality.
- Made interdependent with other believers.
- Begin to have a 'Body of Christ' consciousness.
- Ramouth - name means exalted.
- Sanctification completed here.
- Humble and obedient in words and deeds to the Holy Spirit.
References for further study:
- Changed Into His Likeness, Watchman Nee
- Song Of Solomon, Watchman Nee
- Love One Another, Watchman Nee
- In The Land Seeing Is Believing, Roy Gustafson
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