2015 WT Message Eight


Crystallization-Study of Exodus (3)

Message Eight

The Expiation Silver for the Formation of an Army
to Fight for God’s Interests and 
Move on Earth

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Readingthe verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Everyone enrolled with those who are numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the heave offering of Jehovah — Exo. 30:14.

Finally, be empowered in the Lord and in the might of His strength. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil — Eph. 6:10~11.

Word of Appetizer

Why could the propitiation silver be paid only by males twenty years of age and upward?

Spiritually speaking, we all need to grow up. If we do not grow up and reach the age of twenty, we shall not be qualified to be drafted into the army to fight for God’s move on earth.

Spiritual Burden

” In the Lord’s recovery today, there is the desperate need of maturity; there is an urgent need for more of us to grow, reach maturity, and thereby become qualified to be formed into an army.

“The more we pray at the incense altar, the more we will realize that the need for maturity is desperate, and the greater will be the urgency to pray for the growth in life unto maturity.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

God’s intention is to have a people formed into an army that will engage in spiritual warfare to fight for His interests and move on earth.

The spiritual significance of the relationship between the incense altar and the expiation silver is that at the incense altar we pray for the formation of an army to fight for God’s move on earth.

We need to experience Christ as the expiation silver for God’s building and God’s move.

The Experience of Life

If we would be in the army to fight for God’s move, we need maturity; we need to be strong in spirit and grow until we come to the spiritual age of twenty.

In order to fight the spiritual warfare, our experience of Christ must reach the highest point, the point where we are sitting with Him in the heavenlies and are fighting not in ourselves but in the ascended Christ.

Practice and Application

The prayer at the incense altar is for God’s move; the more we pray at the incense altar, the more we will realize that the need for maturity is desperate, and the greater will be the urgency to pray for the growth in life unto maturity.

The half shekel of silver was paid by every male over the age of twenty; we must pay the price to experience Christ as our redemption, signified by the expiation silver.

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

Key Verses (1)

When you take the sum of the children of Israel, according to those of them who are numbered, then every man shall give a ransom for himself to Jehovah, when you number them…—Exo. 30:12.

The Formation of an Army , Fighting for God’s Interests and Move on Earth

I. God’s intention is to have a people formed into an army that will engage in spiritual warfare to fight for His interests and move on earth.

II. The spiritual significance of the relationship between the incense altar and the expiation silver is that at the incense altar we pray for the formation of an army to fight for God’s move on earth.

Key Verses (2)

This they shall give, everyone enrolled with those who are numbered, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary, half a shekel as a heave offering to Jehovah. Everyone enrolled with those who are numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the heave offering of Jehovah—Exo. 30:13~14.

To Fight for God’s Move, We Need Maturity

If we would be in the army to fight for God’s move, we need maturity. The half shekel of silver to be paid by every male over the age of twenty signifies that it takes maturity in life to fight the spiritual warfare.

The passover lamb was purely and absolutely for redemption, and it was available for all the people, but the expiation silver was applied only to those who were qualified to be formed into God’s army.

The intercession offered at the incense altar is for the growth and maturity of the believers so that an army can be formed.

Key Verses (3)

This they shall give, everyone enrolled with those who are numbered, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary, half a shekel as a heave offering to Jehovah—Exo. 30:13.

And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus—Eph. 2:6.

Experiencing Christ as the Expiation Silver, a Heave Offering

III. We need to experience Christ as the expiation silver for God’s building and God’s move:

According to the type of the expiation silver, the Christ by whom we fight is the ascended Christ, the Christ in the heavens.

The expiation silver for God’s building and God’s move was called a heave offering, signifying the ascended Christ as the price paid by those who are able to go to war.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 There was a triangular situation in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:9, 16-17)

T2 Spiritual warfare is necessary (Eph. 6:11~12)

(Please refer to the Outline I)

D2
T1 The spiritual significance of the fact that only males over the age of twenty are qualified to be formed into an army (Heb. 5:14; 6:1)

(Please refer to the Outline II, B)

T2 God’s people need to pray for the formation of the army of the Lord (Exo.30:12 and footnote 1)

(Please explain that the intercession at the incense altar is for God’s move) (Please refer to the Outline II, A)

D3
T1 According to the case of Jacob in Genesis, please sketch the need for our transformation and maturity in the divine life. (Heb. 6:1)

T2 We desperately need maturity. (Phil. 3:15 and footnote 1)

(Concerning the burden of maturity stated in this message, how does it influence and stimulate your to go forward with the Lord with your whole life?)

D4
T1 The expiation silver was a heave offering, signifying the ascended Christ. (Eph. 1:20-22)
Please explain the spiritual significance of the expiation silver as a heave offering

(Please refer to the Outline II, C)

T2 In the church meeting, how should we apply the Christ in ascension? (Eph. 2:6)

D5
T1 It is the prayer at the incense altar that leads to the formation of the army. (1 Tim. 2:1)

(What kind of prayer is the prayer at the incense altar?) (Please refer to the last paragraphs in day 2 and day 3)

T2 The important differences between the passover lamb and the expiation silver. (Exo.12:4; 30:13-15)

D6
T1 The usage of the half-shekel payment. (Exo. 38:25-28; 30:11-13)

(Please refer to the Outlines III. C. 2, 3

T2 How to experience the spiritual warfare properly? (Eph. 6:10-12)

(Please refer to the Outline III. C. 3)

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