2016 TGC Message Three


The Direction of the Lord’s Move Today

Message Three

To Prepare the Bride as the Counterpart of the Bridegroom (1)
The Readiness of the Bride

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And it was given to her that she should be clothed in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints—Rev. 19:7-8.

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

Word of Appetizer

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

The second aspect of the direction of the Lord’s move today is to prepare the bride as the counterpart of the Bridegroom for the eternal marriage of the redeeming God with His redeemed.

Spiritual Burden

The second aspect of the direction of the Lord’s move today is to prepare His bride, the church, as His(the Bridegroom) counterpart; the marriage of the Lamb is the issue of God’s New Testament economy, which is to obtain for Christa bride, the church, through His judicial redemption and by His organic salvation in His divine life.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The Lord’s recovery is for the preparation of the bride, who is composed of all His overcomers.

The readiness of the bride depends on the maturity in life of the overcomers.

The overcomers who constitute the bride are not separate individuals but a corporate bride; for this aspect of the bride, building is needed.

As the bride, the counterpart of the Bridegroom, the church needs beauty.

Christ will come as the fighting General with His bride, the overcoming believers who are His army, to fight against Antichrist, the kings under him, and their armies at Armageddon.

The Experience of Life

As the bride, the counterpart of the Bridegroom, the church needs beauty; our only beauty is the shining out of Christ from within us; First, Christ must come into us and then be assimilated by us. Then He will be able to shine out of us.

Practice and Application

The readiness of the bride depends on the maturity in life of the overcomers; we need to learn of the apostle Paul to pursue the growth and maturity in the life of Christ.

Today we must prepare ourselves to be the bride by taking in the element of Christ’s riches as our nourishment. By eating Him we become a beautiful and even glorious bride.

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

Key Verses (1)

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.

Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready—19:7.

The direction of the Lord’s move today—to prepare the bride
The issue of the completion of God’s New Testament economy—the marriage of the Lamb
The Lord’s recovery—for the preparation of the bride, who is composed of all His overcomers

I. The direction of the Lord’s move today is to prepare the bride as the counterpart of the Bridegroom for the eternal marriage of the redeeming God with His redeemed.

II. The marriage of the Lamb is the issue of the completion of God’s New Testament economy, which is to obtain for Christ a bride, the church, through His judicial redemption and by His organic salvation in His divine life.

III. The Lord’s recovery is for the preparation of the bride, who is composed of all His overcomers.

Key Verses (2)

Whom we announce, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom that we may present every man full-grown in Christ—Col. 1:28.

Until we all arrive at the oneness of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ—Eph. 4:13.

The maturity in life of the overcomers
The overcomers—a corporate bride, building is needed

IV. The readiness of the bride depends on the maturity in life of the overcomers:

•We need to continue to grow until we arematured in the divine life to become a full-grown man, arriving at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

V. The overcomers who constitute the bride are not separate individuals but a corporate bride; for this aspect of the bride, building is needed:

•The overcomers are not only mature in life but also built together as one bride. To be built up with fellow believers is the Lord’s supreme and highest requirement of His faithful seekers.

Key Verses (3)

You are altogether beautiful, my love, And there is no blemish in you—S.S. 4:7.

Thus the King will desire your beauty…—Psa. 45:11.

And the armies which are in heaven followed Him on white horses, dressed in fine linen, white and clean—Rev. 19:14.

The church—as the bride, the counterpart of the Bridegroom, needs beauty
The bride—the overcoming believers who are His army

VI. As the bride , the counterpart of the Bridegroom, the church needs beauty :

•In the corporate constitution of the Body of Christ, there is much beauty , excellency, and virtue.

VII. According to Revelation 19:11-21, Christ will come as the fighting General with His bride, the overcoming believers who are His army , to fight against Antichrist, the kings under him, and their armies at Armageddon.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1  The direction of the Lord’s move today is to prepare His bride as His counterpart (John 3:29; Rev. 19:7)

(Please explain that in the Gospel of John and the book of Revelation we see that Christ is the Lamb and the coming Bridegroom.)

T2  The bride of Christ and the wife of Christ (Rev. 21:9)

(Please explain the difference between that the overcomers will be the bride of Christ in the millennial kingdom and that all the believers will be the bride of Christ in the new heaven and new earth.)

D2

T1  On the wedding day, the wife is the bride (Rev. 21:9)

(Please explain the reason that the believers who do not overcome in this age will participate in the New Jerusalem as the wife, but they will have no share in her as the bride.)

T2  The readiness of the Bride depends upon the maturity in life of the overcomers (Col. 1:28)

(Please explain that after regeneration we still need to grow and mature unto perfection in this life.)

D3

T1  God is seeking a divine building as the mingling of Himself with humanity (Eph. 4:16)

(Please explain that the overcomers are not only mature in life but also built together as one bride.)

T2  The principle of God’s building (John 14:20)

(Please explain that the principle of God’s building is that God builds Himself into man and builds man into Himself.)

D4

T1  God has only one image, He can only have one expression (Col. 1:15)

(There are many thousands of Christians on this earth. How then can so many be just one expression of God?)

T2  Being built up is the highest virtue (John 17)

(Please explain that to be built up with fellow believers is the Lord’s supreme and highest requirement of His faithful seekers.)

D5

T1  As the bride, the church needs beauty (Eph. 5:27)

(Please explain that our only beauty is the reflection of Christ, the shining out of Christ from within us.)

T2  Preparing ourselves to be the bride by taking in the element of Christ’s riches as our nourishment (Eph. 5:26-27)

(Please use your experience to explain that by eating Him we become a beautiful and even glorious bride.)

D6

T1  The Bridegroom is the Commander-in-chief, and the bride is the army (Rev. 19:14)

(Please explain that Christ, the embodiment of God, will come with His bride to crush the human government.)

T2  The overcoming saints have two garments, the one for salvation and the other for reward (Psalms 45:13b, 14a)

(Please explain that the second garment qualifies us not only to attend the wedding but also to join the army.)

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