2016 TGC Message Five


The Direction of the Lord’s Move Today

Message Five

To Bring In the Kingdom of God (1)
The Kingdom of God as the Spreading
of the Divine Life for God’s Eternal Administration

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Nor will they say, Behold, here it is! or, There! For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you—Luke 17:21.

For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit—Rom. 14:17.

Word of Appetizer

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

The third aspect of the direction of the Lord’s move today is to bring in the kingdom of God as the spreading of the divine life for God’s eternal administration. The kingdom of God is actually Christ Himself sown into the believers in the church age.

Spiritual Burden

The kingdom of God is Christ Himself as the seed of life sown into God’s chosen people and developing into a realm over which God can rule as His kingdom in His divine life and increasing to be the enlarged kingdom, which the Lord will bring in at His coming back.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The direction of the Lord’s move today is to bring in the kingdom of God as the spreading of the divine life for God’s eternal administration.

The kingdom of God is Christ the Savior Himself.

We need to see the relationship between the kingdom and the church; the presence of the kingdom produces the church; the genuine church is the kingdom of God in this age; the church brings in the kingdom.

The Experience of Life

The kingdom of God is the Savior as the seed of life sown into God’s chosen people (us) and developing into a realm as His kingdom.

Since His resurrection Christ has been within His believers; thus, the kingdom of God is within the church today; the kingdom is the church life, in which the faithful believers live.

Practice and Application

As those who are under the dispensing of the Divine Trinity, we need to live a kingdom life in the church, growing and developing in the divine life until we reach maturity .

The work of the church is to bring in the kingdom of God; the church should pray to bring in the kingdom of God.

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

Key Verses (1)

Nor will they say, Behold, here it is! or, There! For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you—Luke 17:21.
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—John 3:5.

The direction of the Lord’s move today is to bring in the kingdom of God,
The kingdom of God is Christ the Savior Himself

I. The direction of the Lord’s move today is to bring in the kingdom of God as the spreading of the divine life for God’s eternal administration:

The kingdom of God is actually Christ Himself as the seed sown into the believers in the church age.

The kingdom of God is spreading in Christ’s increasing to be the enlarged, upcoming kingdom,which the Lord will bring in at His coming back.

II. The kingdom of God is Christthe Savior Himself:

• Wherever the Savior is, there the kingdom of God is.

The kingdom of God is the Savior as the seed of life sown into God’s chosen people and developing into a realm as His Kingdom.

Key Verses (2)

and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens—Matt. 16:18-19.

For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit—Rom. 14:17.

We need to see the relationship between the kingdom and the church (1)

The Bible first presents the kingdom and thereafter presents the church; the presence of the kingdom produces the church:

The life of God is the kingdom of God; the divine life is the kingdom, and this life produces the church.

The kingdom is the reality of the church; therefore, apart from the kingdom life, we cannot live the church life.

• Without the kingdom as the reality of the church, the church cannot be built up.

The genuine churchis the kingdom of God in this age; today the believers live the kingdom lifein the church; we are under the kingdom’s rule, government, discipline, and exercise.

Key Verses (3)

Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth—Matt. 6:10.

And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdomof our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever— Rev. 11:15.

We need to see the relationship between the kingdom and the church (2)

The church brings in the kingdom; the work of the church is to bring in the kingdom of God:

• The church was brought into being for the
purpose of bringing in the Kingdom.

The church should pray to bring in the kingdom of God; if there is no prayer, the kingdom cannot come.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The direction of the Lord’s move today is to bring in the kingdom of God (Luke 17:21)

(Please explain that the kingdom of God is Christ Himself as the seed sown into His believers.)

T2 The kingdom of God is a kingdom of the divine life (John 3:5)

(Please use your experience to explain that the entrance into the kingdom is regeneration, and the development of the kingdom is the believers’ growth in the divine life.)

D2

T1 The relationship between the kingdom and the church (Matt. 3:2; 16:16-18)

(Please explain that the Bible first presents the kingdom and thereafter presents the church.) (Refer to Outlines III. A. 1)

T2 The kingdom is the reality of the church (Matt. 16:18-19) (Refer to Outlines III. A. 2-3)

(Please explain that without the kingdom as the reality of life, the church could never be produced or built up.)

D3

T1 The constitution of the kingdom of the heavens is the reality of the kingdom life (Matt. 5-7)

(Please explain that the reality of the kingdom of the heavens is the content of the church life.)

T2 The kingdom of God is the living of the church (Rom. 14:17)

(Please explain that the reality of the church life is the kingdom.)

D4

T1 Living the kingdom life in the church (Matt. 16:18-19; 18:17-18)

(Please explain that the kingdom and the church are related intimately.)

T2 The kingdom of the heavens is the heavenly rule and government (Gal. 5:19-21)

(Please use personal experience to explain how we experience the heavenly rule and government in daily living.)

D5

T1 Being faithful in taking the lord’s way in order to receive the reward (Rev. 11:15)

(How should the incentive of the reward and the warning concerning punishment encourage us to live in the reality of the kingdom of the heavens today, to be faithful in taking the Lord’s way, and to be diligent to grow and mature in the divine life?)

T2 The church brings in the kingdom (Matt. 6:10; 12:22-29) (Refer to Outlines III. C. 1)

(Please explain that the work of the church is to bring in the kingdom of God.)

D6

T1 The prayer ministry of the church (Matt. 6:10)

(Please explain what the responsibility that the church bears before God is.)

T2 The church becomes the outlet of God’s will through prayer (2 Cor. 10:3-4; Matt. 6:10)

(Please use personal experience to explain that prayer is nothing less than a spiritual battle.)

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