叁 信的意思乃是信神是，我們不是—來十一5 ～ 6、1 ～ 2，林後四13、18：
一 人非有信，就不能得神的喜悅，不能使神快樂—來十一6 上。
六 以諾被接去以前，已經得了蒙神喜悅的見證（來十一5 ～ 6）；以諾與神同行三百年，晝夜不斷上行，運用信心信神是，每天更接近神，更與神是一，直到『神將他取去，他就不在世了〔不在世，直譯，不是〕』—創五22 ～ 24，參歌八5 上。
一 以諾的賞賜乃是達到生命的最高程度—逃避死亡—來十一5 上，林後五4，羅八6、10 ～11，五17。
二 主是賞賜者，我們需要作尋求祂的人—詩二七4、8，四二1 ～ 2，四三4，七三25，一一九2、10。
三 我們是憑信而活的人，望斷以及於那賞賜，就是在千年國裏對基督極點的享受，像摩西一樣，堅定不移，如同看見那不能看見的主—腓三14，來十一26 ～ 27。
來十一6『人非有信，就不能得神的喜悅；因 爲到神面前來的人，必須信有神〔直譯，神是〕， 且信祂賞賜那尋求祂的人。』
神要你只信祂是〔來十一6〕。『是』這個動詞，事實上乃是我們三一神的神聖名稱。在出埃及三章， 摩西問神，祂的名是甚麼。神回答說，祂的名是我是 那我是（13 ～ 14）。…祂是那獨一的一位。…在整 個宇宙中，別的一切都不是；惟有祂是。祂是，因爲 祂是真實的。祂所造的一切，都不是真實的。這就是 爲甚麼智慧的王所羅門說，『凡事都是虛空。』（傳 一2）你以爲你是，但你是虛空。…太陽、月亮、活物、 諸天和地，全都是虛空。惟有一位纔是。這個『是』， 這個動詞『是』，含示存在。祂是那從前存在、現在 存在、將來還要存在的一位（李常受文集一九九四至 一九九七年第一册，三三九至三四○頁）。
耶穌是那『偉大』的我是。祂告訴我們說，『我就是…生 命。』（約十四6 上）『我是復活。』（十一25）『我就是門。』 （十9，參7）『我是好牧人。』（11）『我就是生命的糧。』 （六35）祂是真糧食。…這糧食就是耶穌，那偉大的我是。 祂是氣（二十22）、活水（四10、14）和生命樹（十五1， 十四6 上，啓二7）。祂是神（約一1，…羅九5）、父（賽 九6，約十四9 ～ 10）、子（可一1，約二十31）、靈（林 後三17，林前十五45 下）。祂對我們乃是一切。
WEEK 2 — DAY 2
III. Faith means that we believe that God is and we are not— Heb. 11:5-6, 1-2; 2 Cor. 4:13, 18:
A. Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, to make God happy—Heb. 11:6a.
B. To believe that God is, is to believe that He is everything to us and that we are nothing—John 8:58; Eccl. 1:2.
C. To believe that God is implies that we are not; He must be the only One, the unique One, in everything, and we must be nothing in everything—Gen. 5:24; Heb. 11:5.
D. To believe that God is, is to deny our self; in the whole universe He is, and all of us are nothing—Luke 9:23.
E. I should not be anything; I should not exist; only He should exist—“it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ”—Gal. 2:20.
F. Before Enoch's translation, he obtained the testimony that he had been well pleasing to God (Heb. 11:5-6); Enoch continually walked upward with God day and night for three centuries, exercising his faith to believe that God is, becoming closer to God and more one with God each day until “he was not, for God took him”—Gen. 5:22-24; cf. S. S. 8:5a.
IV. Faith means that we believe that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him—Heb. 11:6; Gen. 15:1; Phil. 3:8, 14:
A. Enoch's reward was the highest degree of life—escape from death— Heb. 11:5a; 2 Cor. 5:4; Rom. 8:6, 10-11; 5:17.
B. The Lord is a rewarder, and we need to be His seekers—Psa. 27:4, 8; 42:1-2; 43:4; 73:25; 119:2, 10.
C. We are those who live by faith, looking away to the reward of the uttermost enjoyment of Christ in the millennial kingdom and, like Moses, persevering as one seeing the unseen One—Phil. 3:14; Heb. 11:26-27.
Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to Him, for he who comes forward to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Luke 9:23 And He said to them all, If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
God requires you only to believe that He is [Heb. 11:6]. The verb to be is actually the divine title of our Triune God. In Exodus 3 Moses asked God what His name was. God answered that His name is I Am Who I Am (vv. 13- 14)… He is the only One. In the whole universe, nothing else is. Only One is. He is, because He is real. All other things created by Him are not real. This is why Solomon, the wise king, said that all things are vanity (Eccl. 1:2). You think you are, but you are vanity… The sun, the moon, the living creatures, the heavens, and the earth are all vanities. Only One is. This is, the verb to be, implies existing. He is the One who was existing, who is existing, and who is to be existing. (CWWL, 1994-1997, vol. 1, “Crystallization-study of the Epistle to the Romans,” pp. 276-277)
Jesus is the great I Am. He told us, “I am… the life” (John 14:6a). “I am the resurrection” (11:25). “I am the door” (10:7,9). “I am the good Shepherd” (v. 11). “I am the bread of life” (6:35). He is the real food… This food is Jesus, the great I Am. He is the breath (20:22), the living water (4:10, 14), and the tree of life (15:1; 14:6a; Rev. 2:7). He is God (John 1:1;… Rom. 9:5), the Father (Isa. 9:6; John 14:9-10), the Son (Mark 1:1; John 20:31), and the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:17; 1 Cor. 15:45b). He is everything to us.
We are today, but eventually, we will not be tomorrow. So in the whole universe we are nothing. If a husband realized that only God is and he is not, then he would not love his wife by himself and in himself… If you realized that in the whole universe only God is, would you buy anything you want? You would realize, “I am not. I am nothing. I don’t go shopping, but He is, so He goes.” The brothers need to ask themselves, “Is it me or Christ who is the husband to my wife?” If a sister has a husband who does not take Christ as the One who is, she will be miserable. But if her husband is Christ, she has the only Husband, the unique Husband. Only Christ is the Husband. No husbands are real husbands… Do you come forward to God? If you say yes, then you have to believe that God is, implying that you are nothing.
The person marrying a couple could say to them, “Are you the dear bride, and are you the dear bridegroom?” The bridegroom should say, “No. I am not. But Christ is.” The bride should say, “… I am so ugly and poor. I am not pretty. Christ is the beautiful One. I am not the bride, but He is.” This is a believer. When you say what Paul said, “It’s no longer I, but Christ,” you believe that God is. To believe that God is, is so deep. It implies that you realize that you are not, but He is. You are not means that you do not exist. This is what the Bible means when it says to deny yourself. When a sister is about to be married, she… should not feel that she is the most beautiful and wonderful one. If she does, her marriage will be finished. That is not a believer’s marriage. A believer who is about to be married should say, “Lord, I am going to marry this man. Lord, You know I am nothing. I cannot be the proper wife. I am nothing, Lord.”… This is the blessing of denying yourself in everything.
To deny yourself equals to believe that God is, and to believe that God is equals to deny yourself. This is because you believe that only He is. In the whole universe He is, and all of us are nothing… Only He should be everything. Only He should exist. So Paul says, “I have been crucified. It is no longer I, but Christ.” (CWWL, 1994-1997, vol. 1, “Crystallization-study of the Epistle to the Romans,” pp. 277-279)
Further Reading: CWWL, 1994-1997, vol. 1, “Crystallization-study of the Epistle to the Romans,” ch. 7; CWWN, vol. 42, ch. 48