2015 TGC Message Six


The Church as the Temple of God—The Goal of God’s Eternal Economy

Message Six

Becoming Divine and Mystical Persons Living in the Divine and Mystical Realm for the Building of the Divine and Mystical Temple of God

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; but if not, believe because of the works themselves— John 14:10-11.

…If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him—14:23.

Word of Appetizer

What is the divine and the mystical realm?

Something that is mystical is not only spiritual but is also mysterious. The three of the Divine Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit—are self-existing, ever-existing, and coinhering and as such are a divine and mystical realm. The Father is embodied in the Son, and the Son is the Father’s embodiment, forming a divine and mystical realm.

Spiritual Burden

As divine and mystical persons, we live in the divine and mystical realm for the building of the divine and mystical temple of God.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The Triune God Himself is a divine and mystical realm. Christ, the first God-man, is a divine and mystical person. To be divine is on God’s side, and to be mystical is on man’s side.

The divine and mystical realm into which we may enter is the divine and mystical realm of the consummated Spirit and the pneumatic Christ.

Every believer should be a divine and mystical person, one who is human yet lives divinely. As believers in Christ, we should live in the divine and mystical realm.

The Experience of Life

In the divine and mystical realm:

• We receive the Spirit as the unique, all-inclusive blessing.

• We receive the transmission of the ascended Christ and the supply of His heavenly ministry.

• We experience God’s organic salvation.

Practice and Application

We should do everything with God, in God, by God, and through God. We should be those who are apparently physical yet invisibly divine and mystical, living simultaneously in the physical realm and in the divine and mystical realm.

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

Key Verses (1)

Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; but if not, believe because of the works themselves—Eph. 4:10-11.

The Triune God Himself Is a Divine and Mystical Realm
Christ, the First God-Man, Is a Divine and Mystical Person

I. The Triune God Himself is a divine and mystical realm; the three of the Divine Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit—are self-existing, ever-existing, andcoinhering and as such are a divine and mystical realm.

II. Christ, the first God-man, is a divine and mystical person; to be divine is on God’s side, and to be mystical is on man’s side:

•In His living as the first God-man, all that the Lord Jesus did was divine and mystical.

•The Lord Jesus was a God-man, and all that He said and did were divine facts accomplished in His human life mystically.

Key Verses (2)

In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you—John 14:20.

Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit—John 3:5-6.

The Divine and Mystical Realm into Which We May Enter—
The Consummated Spirit and the Pneumatic Christ

III. The divine and mystical realm into which we may enter is the divine and mystical realm of the consummated Spirit and the pneumatic Christ.

IV. We need to enter into and become part of the divine and mystical realm:

•We enter into the divine and mystical realm by seeing this realm; in spiritual things to see is to enter into.

•We become part of the divine and mystical realm through the divine birth.

Key Verses (3)

I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God…—Gal. 2:20.

Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him—John 14:23.

As Divine and Mystical Persons, We Live in the Divine and Mystical Realm for the Building of the Divine and Mystical Temple of God

V. Every believer should be a divine and mystical person, one who is human yet lives divinely; as God-men, we, the believers in Christ, should live as divine and mystical persons.

VI.As believers in Christ, we should live in the divine and mystical realm: receiving the Spirit as the unique, all-inclusive blessing, receiving the transmission of the ascended Christ and the supply of His heavenly ministry, and experiencing God’s organic salvation

VII. As divine and mystical persons, we live in the divine and mystical realm for the building of the divine and mystical temple of God; the Triune God is dispensing Himself into us to make us His dwelling place.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 A divine and mystical realm (John 14:10-11)

(Please explain that the Triune God Himself is a divine and mystical realm.)

T2 Christ, the first God-man, is a divine and mystical person (1 Tim. 3:16)

(Please use examples to illustrate the divine facts in the mystical human life of Christ, the first God-man.)

D2

T1 The physical realm and the mystical realm (John 14:1; 16:33)

(Please explain that in John 14:1 and 16:33 we can see two realms: the physical realm and the mystical realm.)

T2 Becoming part of the divine and mystical realm (John 3:3, 5-6) (Please refer to Outline IV. B. 1-3)

(Through what kind of experience do we become part of the divine and mystical realm?)

D3

T1 The believers in Christ, can participate in God’s divinity (2 Pet. 1:4)

(Please explain the spiritual significance of our participating in God’s divinity.)

T2 To be divine and mystical persons (Gal. 2:20)

(Please explain that every believer should be a divine and mystical person, one who is human yet lives divinely.)

D4

T1 The believers in Christ, should live as divine and mystical persons (John 14:16-20)

(Please use examples to explain that our daily life should be divine yet human.)

T2 Receiving the greatest blessing (Gal. 3:14)

(Please explain that in the divine and mystical realm, we receive the Spirit as the unique, all-inclusive blessing.)

D5

T1 Receiving the transmission of the ascended Christ and the supply of His heavenly ministry (Eph. 1:22; Heb. 8:1-2)

(Please explain in the divine and mystical realm, we receive the transmission of the ascended Christ and the supply of His heavenly ministry.)

T2 All the children of God are in the divine realm of the divine species (John 3:3, 5)

(Please explain that in the divine and mystical realm, we live in the kingdom of God as the realm of the divine species.)

D6

T1 Living in the Triune God’s reality (John 4:24)

(Please explain that in the divine and mystical realm, we live a life of truthfulness as the expression of the revealed divine reality.)

T2 The Father’s house is a mutual abode (John 14:2, 20, 23)

(Please explain that the Father’s house signifies the mingling of the Triune God with His redeemed people to be a dwelling place for both God and His people.)

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