2016 TGC Message Four


The Direction of the Lord’s Move Today

Message Four

To Prepare the Bride as the Counterpart
of the Bridegroom (2)
Praising Christ as the King in Himself,
in the Church as His Queen,
and in All His Sons, the Overcomers as the Princes

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

My heart overflows with a good matter; I speak what I have composed concerning the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer—Psa.45:1.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness above Your companions—vv. 6-7.

Word of Appetizer

Psalm 45, the highest and greatest of all the psalms, is one of the psalms of the sons of Korah , a song of love according to the melody of “lilies”; in what three aspects does this psalm praise?

It praises Christ as the King in Himself, in the church as His queen, and in the overcomers as His princes.

Spiritual Burden

If we have an affectionate love for the Lord Jesus, our tongue will be the pen of a ready writer, ready to write our love for Him and our praise to Him with our experience and enjoyment of Him according to all that He is in His full ministry .

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The entire Bible is a divine romance, a record of how God courts His chosen people and eventually marries them.

Psalm 45, the highest and greatest of all the psalms, is one of the psalms of the sons of Korah, a song of love according to the melody of “lilies”; it praises Christ as the King in Himself, in the church as His queen, and in the overcomers as His princes.

The Experience of Life

When we as God’s people enter into a love relationship with God, we receive His life, just as Eve received the life of Adam; As God’s people love God and spend time to fellowship with Him in His word, God infuses them with His divine element, making them one with Him as His spouse, the same as He is in life, nature, and expression.

Practice and Application

We are not letter-keepers of the law but loving seekers of God; we love Christ as our Redeemer, as the life-giving Spirit, and as our Bridegroom.

The queen’s beauty signifies the virtues of Christ expressed through the church; the more we hear the Spirit’s living, up-to-date speaking and forget the past, the more beautiful we become in Christ’s eyes.

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

Key Verses (1)

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says Jehovah,I remember concerning you the kindness of your youth, The love of your bridal days, When you followed after Me in the wilderness…—Jer. 2:2.

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—Rev. 19:7.

I. The entire Bible is a divine romance, a record of how God courts His chosen people and eventually marries them

• The Lord’s recovery is for the fulfillment of Matthew16:18 and Revelation 19:7-8—the building up of Christ’s church and the preparation of Christ’s bride.

• When we as God’s people enter into a love relationship with God, we receive His life, just as Eve received the life of Adam.

•We are not letter-keepers of the law but loving seekers of God; we love Christ as our Redeemer, as the life-giving Spirit, and as our Bridegroom.

•As God’s people love God and spend time to fellowship with Him in His word, God infuses them with His divine element, making them one with Him.

Key Verses (2)

To the choir director ,according to Shoshannim, Of the sons of Korah, A Maschil; a song of love—Psa. 45, title.

My heart overflows with a good matter; I speak what I have composed concerning the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer—Psa. 45:1.

II. Psalm 45, the highest and greatest of all the psalms, is one of the psalms of the sons of Korah, a song of love according to the melody of “lilies”

• The great work of God is to restore the desolated building of God and to recover “the sons of Korah” by transforming rebellious ones, through His unlimited mercy and grace, into Christ’s overcomers to make them the constituents of His bride, His overcoming queen.

• A lily denotes a pure, simple, single life of trusting in God.

• If we have an affectionate love for the Lord Jesus, our tongue will be the pen of a ready writer, ready to write our love for Him and our praise to Him with our experience and enjoyment of Him according to all that He is in His full ministry.

Key Verses (3)

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips—Psa. 45:2.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom—v. 6.

Her garment is a woven work inwrought with gold. She will be led to the King in embroidered clothing—vv. 13-14.

In the place of Your fathers will be Your sons; You will make them princes in all the earth—v. 16.

Psalm 45 praises Christ as the King in Himself, in the church as His queen, and in the overcomers as his princes

• Psalm 45:1-8 praises Christ the King as unveiled in the four Gospels; praising Christ the King—His fairness, victory, kingdom and virtues.

• Psalm 45:9-15 praises Christ the King in praising the queen, the church, His wife, as revealed in the epistles. The queen has two garment: the gold of ophir and the embroidered clothing.

• Psalm 45:16-17 praises Christ the King in praising His sons, the overcomers as the princes, as seen in Revelation.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The entire Bible is a divine romance (Gen. 2:21-24; S.S. 1:2-4)

(Please explain that God created man with the purpose of having a counterpart.)

T2 God’s intention in giving His law to His chosen people was that they become His lovers (Deut. 6:5; Matt. 22:35-38)

(Please explain that the highest function of the law is to bring God’s chosen people into oneness with Him, as a wife is brought into oneness with her husband.)

D2

T1 We, who love the lord, eventually become his favorite (Psa. 45:1)

(Why does it say that Psalm 45 is the highest and greatest of all the psalms?)

T2 My tongue is the pen of a ready writer (Psa. 45:1)

(Please explain that the psalmist does not need to write a draft of what will be spoken concerning the King.)

D3

T1 Praising Christ the King (Psa. 45:1-8)

(Please explain the four directions from which Psalm 45:1-8 are the praise of Christ the King.)

T2 Christ is the Victor (Psa. 45:3-5)

(Please explain that in Psalm 45:3-5 we have the psalmist’s praising the King in His victory.)

D4

T1 As God Christ’s throne is forever and ever (Psa. 45:6-7; Heb. 1:8a)

(Please explain that in Psalm 45:6-7, the psalmist praises Christ the King in His kingdom.)

T2 The psalmist praises Christ the King in the sweetness of His Virtues (Psa. 45:8; 1 Pet. 2:9)

(Please use your experience to explain that we all need to learn to praise Him more, especially at the Lord’s table.)

D5

T1 Praising Christ the King in praising the queen, the church, His wife (Psa. 45:9-15)

(Please explain that our speaking well of the church and the believers is also a praise to Christ.) (Refer to Outlines II. F. 1-2)

T2 In Psalm 45 the queen has two garments (Psa. 45:13a, 14b)

(Please explain the difference between these two garments.)

D6

T1 The king’s daughter is all glorious within the royal abode, and the virgins will enter the kings palace (Psa. 45:13a, 14-15)

(Please explain that we take Christ as our abode, and then we become His abode, eventually this mutual abode becomes the palace, which signifies the New Jerusalem.)

T2 Christ’s beauty in three ways (Psa. 45:16-17) (Refer to Outlines II. G)

(Please explain that we need to see not only the beauty of Christ that is in Christ Himself and the beauty of Christ that is in the church but also the beauty of Christ that is in all His descendants, all His members.)

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