II. THE RECOVERY OF THE DIVINE REVELATION
The second major item of the Lord’s recovery is the recovery of the divine revelation concerning Christ.
A. In Eternity, Christ Being
the Word of God and God Himself
In eternity, Christ was the Word of God and God Himself (John 1:1). He was not only the Word of God, but He was also God Himself. John 1:1 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." The Word was not only with God, but the Word was God.
B. In Time, Christ as the Word of God
Becoming Flesh to Be a Man and to Tabernacle
among Men, Full of Grace and Reality
In time, Christ as the Word of God became flesh to be a man and to tabernacle among men (John 1:14), full of grace (God for men to receive as their enjoyment) and reality (God to be realized by men as their reality).
C. Christ Being both the Complete God
and the Perfect Man, Possessing
the Divine Nature and the Human Nature As Well,
to Be the Embodiment
of the Fullness of the Godhead
Hence, Christ is both the complete God and the perfect man, the Triune God and the tripartite man, possessing the divine nature and the human nature as well, to be the embodiment of the fullness of the Godhead (Col. 2:9).
(A Brief Presentation of the Lord's Recovery, Chapter 1, by Witness Lee)