2016 ITEROF Message Nine


Returning to the Orthodoxy of the Church

Message Nine

The New Jerusalem—the Consummation of the Central Vision of God’s Economy and of the High Peak of the Divine Revelation through the Overcomers, Who Return to the Orthodoxy of the Church

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 the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband—Rev. 21:2.

…and I will write upon him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from My God, and My new name—3:12.

Word of Appetizer

What is the purpose of God’s calling for overcomers in Revelation 2 and 3?

Because of the degradation of the church, Christ as the life-giving Spirit has been intensified sevenfold to become the seven Spirits—the sevenfold intensified life-giving Spirit—to produce the overcomers. In overcoming the degradation of the churches, the overcomers return to the orthodoxy of the church and overcome satanic Judaism, demonic Catholicism, and dead and Christless Protestantism. The overcomers are for the building up of the Body of Christ to consummate the New Jerusalem.

Spiritual Burden

In His ministry in the stage of intensification, Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit produces the overcomers, who return to the orthodoxy of the church, overcome the degradation of the church, build up the Body of Christ, and consummate the New Jerusalem; without the overcomers the Body of Christ cannot be built up, and unless the Body of Christ is built up, Christ cannot come back for His bride.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The central vision of God’s economy is the experience of Christ as life for the producing and building up of the church as the Body of Christ.

The high peak of the divine revelation is that God became man so that man may become God in life and nature but not in the Godhead to produce and build up the organic Body of Christ for the fulfillment of God’s economy to close this age and bring Christ back to set up His kingdom.

The New Jerusalem is the consummation of the central vision of God’s economy and of the high peak of the divine revelation.

The Experience of Life

The Triune God working Himself into His chosen and redeemed people in order to saturate their entire being with the Divine Trinity for the producing and building up of the church as the Body of Christ, consummating in the New Jerusalem.

Practice and Application

We are God-man and we should have a God-man living, by rejecting our natural man continually and living according to God who is our life dwells within us.

We should pray’’ o Lord, have mercy on me, show your grace to me. Cause me to become your overcomer’’. The overcomers overcome anything that is against Christ or that replaces Christ.

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

Key Verses (1)

In order that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenlies the multifarious wisdom of God might be made known through the church—Eph. 3:10.

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not yet been manifested what we will be. We know that if He is manifested, we will be like Him because we will see Him even as He is—1 John 3:2.

The central vision of God’s economy—the experience of Christ as life, the building up of the church as the Body of Christ
The high peak of the divine revelation—God became man so that man may become God

I. The central vision of God’s economy is the experience of Christ as life for the producing and building up of the church as the Body of Christ.

II. The high peak of the divine revelation is that God became man so that man may become God in life and nature but not in the Godhead to produce and build up the organic Body of Christ for the fulfillment of God’s economy to close this age and bring Christ back to set up His kingdom:

• It is only by God’s becoming man to make man God that the Body of Christ can be produced and built up; this is the high peak of the divine revelation given to us by God.

Key Verses (2)

Return, return, O Shulammite; Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, As upon the dance of two camps?—S.S. 6:13

And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband—Rev. 21:2.

III. The New Jerusalem is the consummation of the central vision of God’s economy and of the high peak of the divine revelation

The New Jerusalem , the ultimate consummation of the Bible , involves God becoming man and man becoming God in life and in nature but not in the Godhead .

The New Jerusalem is the corporate God-man—the enlargement, expansion, and expression of God—the corporate God .

The New Jerusalem is the real and consummate Shulammite —a corporate Shulammite, including all of God’s chosen and redeemed people.

The New Jerusalem is the universal golden lampstand , the ultimate consummation of the lampstands in the Scriptures.

Key Verses (3)

He who overcomes, him I will make a pillar in the temple of My God,……and I will write upon him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from My God, and My new name—Rev. 3:12.

VI. Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit produces the overcomers, who return to the orthodoxy of the church, overcome the degradation of the church, build up the Body of Christ, and consummate the New Jerusalem

•Because of the degradation of the church, Christ as the life-giving Spirit has been intensified sevenfold to become the seven Spirits—the sevenfold intensified life-giving Spirit—to produce the overcomers.

In overcoming the degradation of the churches, the overcomers return to the orthodoxy of the church and overcome satanic Judaism, demonic Catholicism, and dead and Christless Protestantism.

The overcomers are for the building up of the Body of Christ to consummate the New Jerusalem.

• “I will write upon him [the overcomer] the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from My God, and My new name” .

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The central vision of God’s economy (Eph. 3:10) (Refers to Outlines I)

(Please explain that the central vision of God’s economy is the experience of Christ as life for the producing and building up of the church as the Body of Christ.)

T2 The central vision of Paul’s completing ministry (Acts 26:19; Col. 1:25-26)

(Please explain that the vision of the central matter in the Lord’s recovery today is the vision in Paul’s completing ministry.)

D2

T1 The purpose of God’s redeeming man (Eph. 1:7)

(Please explain what the purpose of God’s redeeming man is.)

T2 The high peak of the divine revelation (John 1:12-14) (Refers to Outlines II)

(Please explain what the high peak of the divine revelation is.)

D3

T1 The New Jerusalem is the consummation of the central vision of God’s economy and of the high peak of the divine revelation (Rev. 21:2, 9-11)

(Please explain that the New Jerusalem involves God becoming man and man becoming God in life and in nature but not in the Godhead.) (Refers to Outlines III. A)

T2 God’s children are God’s kind, God’s species (Rev. 21:2) (Refers to Outlines III. B)

(Please explain that the New Jerusalem is the corporate God-man—the enlargement, expansion, and expression of God.)

D4

T1 The New Jerusalem is a corporate Shulammite (S. S. 6:13; Rev. 21:2, 9-10)

(Please explain that the Shulammite is a figure of us as the reproduction of Christ, and we become the same as God and Christ in life, nature, expression, and function, but not in the Godhead.) (Refers to Outlines III. C)

T2 The New Jerusalem is the ultimate consummation of the lampstands in the Scriptures (Rev. 21:20) (Refers to Outlines III. D)

(Please explain that the one aggregate of all the lampstands will be the New Jerusalem.)

D5

T1 The substance, the shape, and the expression of the golden lampstand (Rev. 21:20)

(Please explain that the golden lampstand implies the significance of the Triune God.)

T2 Christ as the one life-giving Spirit became the seven Spirits of God (Rev. 1:4; 4:5; 5:6; 3:1)

(Please explain what the three great things that Christ is accomplishing in the third stage of His ministry, the stage of His intensification, are.)

D6

T1 The overcomers overcome the degradation of the churches (Rev. 2:9-10, 24-28; 3:1-5, 20-21.) (Refers to Outlines IV. D)

(Please explain that the overcomers are for the building up of the Body of Christ to consummate the New Jerusalem.)

T2 “I will write upon him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, and My new name” (Rev. 3:12)

(Please explain what the spiritual significances of the name of God, the name of the New Jerusalem, and the Lord’s new name are.)

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