2016 TGC Message Two


The Direction of the Lord’s Move Today

Message Two

The Intrinsic Building Up of the Organic Body of Christ (2)
The Revelation and Building Up of the Body of Christ in Ephesians

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all—Eph. 1:22-23.

For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ also the church, Because we are members of His Body—5:29-30.

Word of Appetizer

We know that the Bible has sixty-six books and that they were written over a period of at least sixteen hundred years. These sixty-six books cover a lot of things from eternity past to eternity future. They cover creation, salvation, and many other things. What is the top revelation in the Holy Word?

Bible students and Bible teachers have picked up a lot of subjects from the Bible, but we all have to see that the Body is the top point. Among all the thousands of words in the Bible, the Body should stand out to us. The biggest word in the Bible is the Body.

Spiritual Burden

Each chapter of the book of Ephesians unveils the mystery of the Body of Christ as the organism of the Triune God from a particular point of view; we must pray for a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we may see the Body of Christ as the top revelation of the Bible.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

Ephesians 1 reveals that the Body of Christ is the issue of the dispensing of the processed Trinity and the transmitting of the transcending Christ.

Ephesians 2 reveals that the Body of Christ as the new man is the masterpiece of the Triune God.

Ephesians 3 reveals that the Body of Christ is the fullness of the Triune God by our being supplied with the riches of Christ and by Christ’s making His home in our hearts.

Ephesians 4 reveals that the Body of Christ is the mingling of the processed Triune God with the regenerated believers and that this one Body is built up by the one ministry.

Ephesians 5 reveals that the Body of Christ is composed of the children of light to be the bride of Christ for the satisfaction of Christ.

Ephesians 6 reveals that the Body of Christ is the corporate warrior of the Triune God for the defeating of God’s enemy.

The Experience of Life

As children of light, walking in love and light, we will be prepared to be Christ’s glorious bride by the life-giving Spirit’s sanctifying us, cleansing us by the washing of the water in the word.

Practice and Application

We need to pray daily to be strengthened into our inner man so that the Triune God may carry out His unique work to build Himself in Christ into our hearts.

We fight the spiritual warfare by being empowered in the Lord, God the Son, putting on the whole armor of God, the Father, and wielding the sword of the Spirit.

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

Key Verses (1)

And what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the operation of the might of His strength—Eph.1:19.

Abolishing in His flesh the law of the commandments in ordinances, that He might create the two in Himself into one new man, so making peace—2:15.

The Body of Christ—the issue of the dispensing of the processed Trinity and the transmitting of the transcending Christ
The Body of Christ—the new man is the masterpiece of the Triune God.

II. Ephesians 1 reveals that the Body of Christ is the issue of the dispensing of the processed Trinity and the transmitting of the transcending Christ:

• The Father’s dispensing in His choosing and predestinating; the Son’s dispensing in His redeeming and saving; the Spirit’s dispensing in His sealing and pledging; the transcending Christ’s transmitting in His rising and ascending.

III. Ephesians 2 reveals that the Body of Christ as the new man is the masterpiece of the Triune God:

• His poem, to express His infinite wisdom and divine design.

Key Verses (2)

That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith,….. that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God—Eph. 3:17-19.

One Body and one Spirit, even as also you were called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism; One God and Father of all…—4:4-6.

The Body of Christ—the fullness of the Triune God
The Body of Christ—the mingling of the processed Triune God with the regenerated believers

IV. Ephesians 3 reveals that the Body of Christ is the fullness of the Triune God by our being supplied with the riches of Christ and by Christ’s making His home in our hearts.

V. Ephesians 4 reveals that the Body of Christ is the mingling of the processed Triune God with the regenerated believers and that this one Body is built up by the one ministry:

•The one Spirit, one Lord, and one God and Father are mingled together with the believers into one entity to be the organic Body of Christ.

Key Verses (3)

For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light—Eph. 5:8.

….Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. That He might sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing of the water in the word—vv. 25-26.

Finally, be empowered in the Lord and in the might of His strength. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil…—6:10-12.

The Body of Christ—the children of light, the bride of Christ
The Body of Christ—the corporate warrior of the Triune God

VI. Ephesians 5 reveals that the Body of Christ is composed of the children of light to be the bride of Christ for the satisfaction of Christ:

•As children of light , walking in love and light, we will be prepared to be Christ’s glorious bride by the life-giving Spirit’s sanctifying us, cleansing us by the washing of the water in the word.

VII. Ephesians 6 reveals that the Body of Christ is the corporate warrior of the Triune God for the defeating of God’s enemy:

•We fight the spiritual warfare by being empowered in the Lord, God the Son, putting on the whole armor of God, the Father, and wielding the sword of the Spirit.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1   The Body of Christ (Eph. 5:29-30)

(Please explain what the top revelation of the Bible is.)

T2    The Church is the Body of Christ (Eph. 1:23)

(Please explain briefly that each chapter of the book of Ephesians unveils the mystery of the Body of Christ as the organism of the Triune God from a particular point of view.)

D2

T1   God has blessed the believers with a threefold dispensing (Eph. 1:4, 7, 13)

(Please explain that Ephesians 1 reveals that the Body of Christ is the issue of the dispensing of the processed Trinity and the transmitting of the transcending Christ.) (Refer to Outline II)

T2    The Church is the masterpiece of God’s work (Eph. 2:10, 15-16) (Refer to Outline III)

(Please explain that Ephesians 2 reveals that the Body of Christ as the new man is the masterpiece of the Triune God.)

D3

T1   The “stewardship of the grace of God” (Eph. 3:2)

(Please explain what the apostles’ stewardship is.)

T2    Christ may make His home in our hearts (Eph. 3:17)

(Please explain that Christ does not want to be a guest in our hearts, He desires to make His home deep down in our hearts.)

D4

T1   One Body is built up by the one ministry (Eph. 4:11-12) (Refer to Outline V)

(Please explain that Ephesians 4 reveals that the Body of Christ is the mingling of the processed Triune God with the regenerated believers.)

T2   We need to be perfected (Eph. 4:11-16)

(According to our experience, please explain how we can perfect saints in the group meetings.)

D5

T1   Walking in love and light (Eph. 5:2, 8; Matt. 5:14)

(Please explain that the believers, as children of light, are the light of the world.)

T2    Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her for the purpose of sanctifying her. (Eph. 5:25-26)

(Please use your experience to explain how Christ sanctifies us dispositionally.)

D6

T1   Knowing the divine will, the satanic will, and the human will (Eph. 6:10-12)

(Please use your experience to explain how man can turn from the satanic will to the divine will.)

T2    The church is a corporate warrior (Eph. 6:10-12)

(Please explain that the whole armor of God is for the entire Body, not for any individual member of the Body.)

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