2015 WT Message Five


Crystallization-Study of Exodus (3)

Message Five

The Golden Incense Altar

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Readingthe verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And you shall put it before the veil that is over the Ark of the Testimony, before the expiation cover that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you. And Aaron shall burn on it fragrant incense; every morning when he dresses the lamps he shall burn it — Exo. 30:6~7.

And another Angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer, and much incense was given to Him to offer with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense went up with the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the Angel before God — Exo. 8:3~4.

Word of Appetizer

The book of Revelation is a book of God’s administration, this book reveals the throne of God and the administration of God throughout the universe. Why is the executing center the incense altar in Revelation 8 instead of the throne?

Christ’s interceding life, His prayer life, is the center of the divine administration and of the execution of His government on earth; the executing of God’s administration is motivated by the prayers offered to Him from the incense altar.

Spiritual Burden

Christ’s interceding life, His prayer life, is the center of the divine administration and of the execution of His government on earth; the executing of God’s administration is motivated by the prayers offered to Him from the incense altar.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

We need to see a vision of the golden incense altar:

The incense altar signifies Christ as the Intercessor to maintain the relationship between God and His people.

The incense altar is the place from which the activities at all the other places in the tabernacle and the outer court are motivated.

We need to experience the golden incense altar: participating in Christ’s interceding life, having no strange fire in our prayer, being burned to ashes.

The Experience of Life

When we are about to pray, we should first be satisfied by eating holy food; that is, we should pray with God within us as our energizing supply.

If we would pray in the tabernacle at the incense altar, we need to be burned to ashes, reduced to nothing.

Practice and Application

We need to participate in Christ’s interceding life; we cooperate with Christ in His ministry of intercession, carrying out His intercession in our prayers of intercession.

At the incense altar we pray for God’s economy, for God’s dispensing, for God’s move, and for God’s recovery.

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outlines

Key Verses (1)

And another Angel came and stood at the altar,having a golden censer, and much incense was given to Him to offer with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden
altar
which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense went up with the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the Angel before God—Rev. 8:3~4.

I. Seeing a Vision of the Golden Incense Altar—the Center of the Divine
Administration

The incense altar signifies Christ as the Intercessorto maintain the relationship between God and His people.

The incense altar is the place from which the activities at all the other places in the tabernacle and the outer court are motivated.

The executing center of God’s administration in the universe is the incense altar in Revelation 8.

Christ’s interceding life, His prayer life, is the center of the divine administration and of the execution of His government on earth

Key Verses (2)

Moreover, in like manner the Spirit also joins in to help us in our weakness, for we do not know for what we should pray as is fitting, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. But He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to God—Rom. 8:26~27.

II. Experiencing the Golden Incense Altar—Participating in Christ’s Interceding
Life

If we would intercede with Christ at the incense altar, we need to see three Key matters:

When we pray, we should be in the tabernacle—be in God.

When we are about to pray, we should first be satisfied by eating holy food—pray with God within us as our energizing supply.

When we pray, we should offer incense to God—pray with Christ as the incense.

Key Verses (3)

And when Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations. You shall not offer any strange incense on it…—Exo. 30:8~9.

And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in them and laid incense on it, and they presented strange fire before Jehovah, which He had not commanded them—Lev. 10:1.

II. Experiencing the Golden Incense Altar—Having No Strange Fire, and Being Burned to Ashes

When we pray at the incense altar, there will be neither strange fire nor strange incense in our prayer.

If we would pray in the tabernacle at the incense altar, we need to be burned to ashes, reduced to nothing.

Self is not involved, at the incense altar we pray for God’s economy, for God’s dispensing, for God’s move, and for God’s recovery.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 The significance of the golden incense altar (Heb. 7:25; Rom. 8:34)

(What does the golden incense altar signify?)

T2 The experience of how the prayer life motivates you (Rom. 8:26)

(Please narrate how the prayer life motivates you to experience the altar of burnt offering, the laver, the table, the lampstand, and the Ark.)

D2
T1 The golden incense altar is the center of God’s administration in the universe (Rev. 8:3)

(According to Revelation 8, please describe how the golden incense altar is the center of God’s administration in the universe.)

T2 Experiencing the proper prayer life (Rom. 8:26-27; 1 Tim. 2:1)

(The proper prayer life is a life of praying for others, of interceding for them. How can you experience it?)

D3
T1 Cooperating with Christ in His ministry of intercession. (Rom. 8:26-27; 1 Tim. 2:1)

(How can we cooperate with Christ in His ministry of intercession?)

T2 The kind of prayer we have depends on the kind of person we are (Luke 9:54-55; Eph. 6:18)

(The kind of prayer we have depends on the kind of person we are. How does this narration encourage you to advance in your experience of the golden incense altar? )

D4
T1 Interceding with Christ at the incense altar (John 1:14; 53- 56; Rev. 3-4)

(If we would intercede with Christ at the incense altar, what are the three crucial matters that we need to see?)

T2 The experience of praying in the tabernacle (Exo. 30:6-7)

(Please narrate your experience that you pray in God and God pray in you simultaneously.)

D5
T1 The significance of “strange fire” and “strange incense” (Lev. 10:1; Exo. 30: 9a)

(What is the “strange fire”? what is the “strange incense?)

T2 To pray without offering the strange incense by the strange fire (Lev. 10:1, Exo. 30: 8-9a)

(How can we pray without offering the strange incense by the strange fire?)

D6
T1 The spiritual significance of being burnt to ashes (Lev. 6:13; 1 Cor. 1:28b; Outline II. E)

(Please explain the spiritual significance—if we would pray in the tabernacle at the incense altar, we need to be burned to ashes, reduced to nothing.)

T2 The differences between the prayer at the altar of burnt offering and the prayer at the golden incense altar

(What are the differences between the prayer at the altar of burnt offering in the outer court and the prayer at the golden incense altar in the tablenacle?)

 

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