2016 ITEROS Message One


Service for the Building Up of the Church

Message One
Serving God by Knowing the Age, by Realizing the Way Christ Fulfills His Economy, by Seeing the World Situation as the Indicator of His Move, and by Spreading the Truths of the Lord’s Recovery for His Coming Back

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day. 

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And I saw…a Lamb standing as having just been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which the seven Spirits of God are sent forth into all the earth—Rev. 5:6

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come—Matt. 24:14

Word of Appetizer

We must serve God by knowing the age. What does the word age refer to?

We are using the word age to refer not to the age of the world in a general way but to the age of today’s Christianity in a particular way, especially in relation to the revelation of the Scriptures, the divine truths, and the genuine and proper theology. Not one of today’s theologies, including the Nicene Creed, stresses adequately the following five critical points concerning the Spirit of God in the move of God’s eternal economy.

Spiritual Burden

Regarding the Lord’s present recovery, we should all be up to date and not held back by our old theology or by our old understanding of the recovery. The Lord’s recovery is God becoming the flesh, the flesh becoming the life-giving Spirit, and the life-giving Spirit becoming the sevenfold intensified Spirit to build up the church that becomes the Body of Christ and that consummates the New Jerusalem.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

We need to be those who know the age of today’s Christianity in a particular way.

The book of Zechariah reveals that the way to fulfill God’s economy in the divine history is by Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit in our spirit and that the building of the church will be consummated by Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit of grace to be the topstone of grace.

The world situation is the indicator of the Lord’s move on earth.

The spreading of the truths of the Lord’s recovery will be a preparation for the Lord’s coming back to bring the recovery and restoration not only to Israel but also to the entire creation.

The Experience of Life

This Spirit who is of life, of God, of Christ, and Christ Himself dwells in us as the indwelling Spirit to dispense life to us all the time. This is the pneumatic Christ.

Practice and Application

God’s unique purpose in this age is to have the gospel preached so that the church as the Body of Christ might be built up to consummate the New Jerusalem. May the Lord burden us to learn the divine truths of the gospel and to spread them everywhere for His recovery to bring in His restoration.

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

Key Verses (1)

But this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed into Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified—John 7:39

…The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit—1 Cor. 15:45

Knowing the Age, Five Critical Points concerning the Spirit of God in the Move of God’s Eternal Economy

I. We need to be those who know the age of today’s Christianity in a particular way:

• Not one of today’s theologies, including the Nicene Creed, stresses adequately the following five critical points concerning the Spirit of God in the move of God’s eternal economy: The Spirit, a life-giving Spirit, the compound Spirit typified by the anointing ointment, Christ Himself and the indwelling Spirit, the seven Spirits.

The Lord’s recovery and the central revelation of God are God becoming the flesh, the flesh becoming the life-giving Spirit, and the life-giving Spirit becoming the sevenfold intensified Spirit to build up the church that becomes the Body of Christ and that consummates the New Jerusalem.

Key Verses (2)

And I saw…a Lamb standing as having just been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth—Rev. 5:6

Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed all at once….And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth—Dan. 2:35

The Way to Fulfill God’s Economy—the Sevenfold Intensified Spirit, the World Situation—the Indicator of the Lord’s Move on Earth

II. The way to fulfill God’s economy in the divine history is by Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit in our spirit and that the building of the church will be consummated by Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit of grace to be the topstone of grace:

Christ is the last Craftsman used by God to break the four horns; this crushing stone is the corporate Christ, Christ with His overcomers.

III. The world situation is the indicator of the Lord’s move on earth:

The mystery of lawlessness is working today among the nations and in human society.

Before the crushing of Antichrist and the totality of human government transpires, the Lord’s recovery must spread to Europe and be rooted there.

Key Verses (3)

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals….And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he who sits on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer—Rev. 6:1-2

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come—Matt. 24:14

IV. The Spreading of the Truths Being for the Lord’s Coming Back

The gospel, war, famine, and death—began to run like riders on four horses, and they will continue until Christ comes back; the overcomers who preach the gospel of the glory of Christ become the riders of the white horse.

We are preaching the full gospel that encompasses everything from Matthew through Revelation—the gospel of God’s eternal economy; the gospel includes the entire Bible.

God’s unique purpose in this age is to have the gospel preached; may the Lord burden us to learn the divine truths of the gospel and to spread them everywhere for His recovery to bring in His restoration.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The five crucial points concerning the spirit of God (John 7:39; 1 Cor. 15:45; Exo. 30:23-25; Rom. 8:2; Rev. 1:4)

(What are the five crucial points concerning the spirit of God in the move of God’s eternal economy?)

T2 For the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. (John 7:39)

(When was Jesus glorified?)

D2

T1 The Lord’s recovery and the central revelation of God (John 1:14; 1 Cor. 15:45b)

(Please illustrate what the Lord’s recovery is in one simple sentence) (Refer to Outline V)

T2 The human history and the divine history (Joe 1:4, footnote 1; John 1:14; 1 Cor. 15:45b)

(Please illustrate that the human history is like an outward shell and the divine history is like the kernel within the shell.)

D3

T1 Christ is the last Craftsman to break the four horns. (Zech. 1:18-21)

(Please illustrate what the four horns and the four craftsmen are respectively) (Refer to Zech. 1:18, footnote 1, Holy Bible Recovery Version)

T2 This crushing stone is the corporate Christ. (Dan. 2:35)

(Please illustrate that this crushing stone will become a great mountain to fill the whole earth, making the whole earth God’s kingdom.)

D4

T1 The world situation is the indicator of the Lord’s move on earth. (2 Thes. 2:3-10)

(Please illustrate the mystery of lawlessness is working today among the nations and in human society) (Refer to Outline III. A. 1-5)

T2 Antichrist will be the embodiment of Satan. (Rev. 8:24; Dan. 8:24)

(Please illustrate that Antichrist’s power will be the power of Satan)

D5

T1 The United States, Europe, and the Far East are the three influential factors of the present situation of the world. (Rev. 17:10-14)

(Please illustrate that Europe, in the consummation of the fulfillment of the vision concerning the great human image in Daniel 2, is more vitally crucial than any other country or race) (Refer to Outline III. B. 1-3)

T2 The Lord’s direction of His present recovery must be toward Europe. (Dan. 2:35)

(Please illustrate the reason that before this crushing transpires, the Lord’s recovery must spread to Europe.)

D6

T1 Gospel preaching takes the lead in the four-horse race. (Rev. 6:1-2)

(Please illustrate that this is the gospel preaching age.)

T2 The gospel includes all the divine truths. (Eph. 1:13) (Refer to Outline V. B)

(Please illustrate that we are not preaching a partial gospel but the full gospel.)

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