2016 TGC Message One


The Direction of the Lord’s Move Today

Message One

The Intrinsic Building Up of the Organic Body of Christ (1)
Governed by a Vision of the Universal Body of Christ as the Goal of God’s Economy

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all—Eph. 1:23.

For just as in one body we have many members ,and all the members do not have the same function, So we who are many are one Body in Christ, and individually members one of another—Rom. 12:4-5.

Word of Appetizer

The direction of the Lord’s move includes three aspects. What’s the first aspect?

The first aspect of the direction of the Lord’s move today is to build up His organic Body. Such a Body becomes the organism of the processed Triune God, who is dispensing Himself in His Divine Trinity to saturate the Body of Christ organically so that it might be His full expression in the universe.

Spiritual Burden

The direction of the Lord’s move today is to build up the organic Body of Christ as the organism of the processed and dispensing God in His Divine Trinity for His full expression.

The Lord’s recovery is based upon the truth that Christ has only one Body. The Body is the governing law of the life and work of the children of God.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The direction of the Lord’s move today is to build up the organic Body of Christ as the organism of the processed and dispensing God in His Divine Trinity for His full expression.

The Body of Christ is a divine constitution of the Triune God with the believers in Christ.

God’s economy is to produce a Body for His Son; this Body fulfills God’s desire for His expression and the destruction of Satan.

The Body is the governing law of the life and work of the children of God. The Lord’s recovery is based upon the truth that Christ has only one Body.

The Experience of Life

Eph. 3:19 And to know the knowledge-surpassing love of Christ, that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.

It is in the transmission from Christ to the church that the Body of Christ is the fullness of the One who fills all in all, because the Christ who fills all in all is in the transmission. Through the transmission we become the Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all

Practice and Application

We need to be universal Christians with a universal view of the universal, mystical Body of Christ:

We need to get out of our small, narrow self and be in an ecstasy, seeing and touching the universal Body of Christ.

•Like John, we need to be carried away in spirit to a “high mountain” to have a universal view of the universal Body of Christ.

•We need a vision of the central matter in the Bible—the divine intention, the divine economy, and the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity into the believers in Christ for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ, which will consummate in the New Jerusalem as the eternal corporate expression of the Triune God. Every day we should be built up by receiving the divine dispensing within us.

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

Key Verses (1)

One Body and one Spirit, even as also you were called in one hope of your calling—Eph. 4:4.

Out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love—v. 16.

The direction of the Lord’s move today—to build up the organic Body of Christ
The Body of Christ—a divine constitution of the Triune God with the believers in Christ

I. The direction of the Lord’s move today is to build up the organic Body of Christ as the organism of the processed and dispensing God in His Divine Trinity for His full expression.

II. The Body of Christ is a divine constitution of the Triune with the believers in Christ.

• The Father, the Son, the Spirit, and man are blended and built together to become the Body of Christ; The building up of the Body is the constitution of the Triune God and the tripartite man in the Spirit of God and the spirit of man; The Body of Christ is an organism, both divine and human.

Key Verses (2)

For even as the body is one and has many members, yet all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ—1 Cor. 12:12.

In whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit—Eph. 2:21-22.

God’s economy—to produce a Body for His Son
The Lord’s recovery—based upon the truth that Christ has only one body

III. • God’s economy is to produce a Body for His Son, this body fulfills God’s desire for His expression and the destruction of Satan.

The work of the Triune God in us is to produce and build up the Body of Christ. To know the Body is the proper recovery of the Lord; the Lord desires to recover the body of Christ and the oneness of the body.

V. The Lord’s recovery is based upon the truth that Christ has only one body.

The Lord’s recovery is for the building up of the Body of Christ; The one Body is the one church of God, manifested in many localities as local churches. All the local churches are the unique Body of Christ in the universe.

Key Verses (3)

Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all—Eph. 1:23.

He who descended, He is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens that He might fill all things—Eph. 4:10.

And he carried me away in spirit onto a great and high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God—Rev. 21:10.

The governing law of the life and work of the children of God—the Body
To be universal Christians—with a universal view of the universal Body of Christ

IV. The Body is the governing law of the life and work of the children of God.

The church, the ministry, and the work are all on the ground of the Body. The church, the ministry, and the work derive their existence from, find their place in, and work for the good of the Body.

VI. We need to be universal Christians with a universal view of the universal Body of Christ:

The Body of Christ is the mystical Body of the universal, all-inclusive, all-extensive Christ.

A universal Christian is one who has the universal view presented in Ephesians—1:22-23 and 4:10.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

 

 

D1

T1   The direction of the Lord’s move today is, first, to build up His organic Body (Eph. 4:12)

(Please explain that the Body of Christ is an organism.) (Refer to Outline I)

T2    The Body of Christ is a divine constitution of the Triune God with the believers in Christ (Eph. 4:4-6)

(Please explain that the Body of Christ is an organism, both divine and human, to express Christ.) (Refer to Outline II)

D2

T1   God’s economy is to produce a Body for His Son (Eph. 1:22-23; Gen.1:26-28)

(Please explain that this Body fulfills God’s desire for His expression and the destruction of Satan.)

T2    The Body is the intrinsic significance of the church (1 Cor. 12:12, 27)

(Please explain that all the problems in the church today are due to ignorance concerning the Body.)

D3

T1   What the Lord wants today is the Body as His fullness (Eph. 1:23)

(Please explain that unless there is a substantial expression of the Body, the Lord Jesus will never return.)

T2    The basic principle of the churches is the Body (1 Cor. 12:4-6, 12, 27) (Refer to Outline IV)

(Please explain that the Body is the governing law of the life and work of the children of God.)

D4

T1   The Body of Christ is the goal of God’s economy (Rom. 12:4-5; 16:1, 4-5, 16b)

(Please explain that the local churches are the procedure God takes to reach the goal of His economy.)

T2    All the local churches are the unique Body of Christ in the universe (Eph. 4:4)

(Please explain that in our consideration the Body should be first, and the local churches should be second.)

D5

T1  The Body of Christ is His fullness (Eph. 1: 23; 3:8)

(Please explain that the fullness issues from the enjoyment of the riches of Christ.)

T2    For Christ to fill all things is for Him to fill the universe (Eph. 1:22-23; 4:10)

(Please explain that the result of Christ’s descending and ascending is that He fills all things, the whole universe.)

D6

T1   Being universal Christians with a universal view of the universal Body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 3:11)

(Please explain that a universal Christian is one who has the universal view presented in Ephesians 1:22-23 and 4:10) (Refer to Outline VI. B)

T2    God will prepare a Body for Christ (Eph. 1:23; Rev. 21:2)

(Please explain that the goal of God’s eternal economy is to create, to constitute, and to produce a Body for Christ.)

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