2016 WT Message Six


Crystallization-Study of Exodus (4)

Message Six

The High and Awesome Wheels

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And as I watched the living creatures, I saw a wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of their four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship were like the sight of beryl. And the four of them had one likeness; that is, their appearance and their workmanship were as it were a wheel within a wheel—Ezek. 1:15-16.

Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still; and whenever those were lifted up above the earth, the wheels were lifted up alongside them; for the Spirit of the living creature was in the wheels—v. 21.

Word of Appetizer

The entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation presents a full picture of the economy of God and of God’s move on earth to carry out His economy. How is the economy of God and His move on earth signified in the book of Ezekiel?

In the book of Ezekiel God’s economy and God’s move in His economy are signified by a wheel. The hub of this great wheel signifies Christ as the center of God’s economy, and the rim signifies Christ’s counterpart, the church, which consummates in the New Jerusalem. The spokes of the wheel spreading from the hub to the rim signify the many believers as the members of Christ.

Spiritual Burden

God’s move is the move of His economy in man to deify man to bring forth the one new man. Every local church and every individual believer should have a high and awesome wheel with them. In order to participate in the Lord’s move, we can go in His going, give in His giving, and pray in His praying.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation presents a full picture of the economy of God and of God’s move on earth to carry out His economy.

By the side of every living creature there is a high and awesome wheel. Every local church and every individual believer should have a high and awesome wheel with them.

The high and awesome wheels being upon the earth shows that God needs a move on the earth. The wheels following the living creatures indicates that the move of God’s work depends upon our moving.

The Experience of Life

The high and awesome rims of the wheels being full of eyes indicates that if we are one with the Lord in His move, we will have His divine insight, foresight, and revelation. The more we participate in the move of the Lord, the more we will be enlightened. The more we move, the more we will be able to see.

Practice and Application

In order to participate in the Lord’s move, we must have a personal, affectionate, private, and spiritual relationship with Him.

In order to participate in the Lord’s move, we can go in His going, give in His giving, and pray in His praying.

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

Key Verses (1)

And as I watched the living creatures, I saw a wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of their four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship were like the sight of beryl. And the four of them had one likeness; that is, their appearance and their workmanship were as it were a wheel within a wheel—Ezek. 1:15-16.

The economy of God and God’s move on earth to carry out His economy

I. The entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation presents a full picture of the economy of God and of God’s move on earth to carry out His economy:

•In the book of Ezekiel God’s economy and God’s move in His economy are signified by a wheel.

•The appearing of the wheels on the earth beside the living creatures indicates that God’s move on earth follows the coordination of the four living creatures.

•The move by a wheel implies an extraordinary move with a purpose.

The move by a wheel, it implies that this move is not by our own strength.

The wheels being for the four faces of the living creatures indicates that if we would have the Lord’s move, we must first live out the Lord, expressing Him.

Key Verses (2)

And as I watched the living creatures, I saw a wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of their four faces—Ezek. 1:15.

Now there were in Antioch, in the local church, prophets and teachers: Barnabas and Simeon, who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen, the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, set apart for Me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them—Acts 13:1-2.

II. By the side of every living creature there is a high and awesome wheel

The move of the wheels is the special, extraordinary move of the Lord for His eternal purpose by Him as our strength, power, and supply.

• Our God is living, our Lord is moving, and the Spirit is working to carry out His eternal economy.

God’s move is the move of His economy in man to deify man to bring forth the one new man.

• Every local church and every individual believer should have a high and awesome wheel with them. In order to participate in the Lord’s move, we can go in His going, give in His giving, and pray in His praying.

Key Verses (3)

…A wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of their four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship were like the sight of beryl. And the four of them had one likeness; that is, their appearance and their workmanship were as it were a wheel within a wheel…they did not turn as they went. As for their rims, they were high and they were awesome; and the rims of the four of them were full of eyes all around. And whenever the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them…Wherever the Spirit was to go, they went-wherever the Spirit was to go. And the wheels were lifted up alongside them, for the Spirit of the living creature was in the wheels—Ezek. 1:15-20.

III. The high and awesome wheels being upon the earth—God needs a move on the earth

•The wheels having the appearance of beryl indicates that wherever the move of the wheels goes, it brings the appearance of the Lord.

The wheels having the same appearance indicates that the move of the Lord has the same likeness and appearance in every church.

The wheel within a wheel shows the Lord’s move in our move.

The high and awesome rims of the wheels being full of eyes indicates that if we are one with the Lord in His move, we will have His divine insight, foresight, and revelation.

The wheels following the living creatures indicates that the move of God’s work depends upon our moving.

•The wheels follow the living creatures, and the creatures follow the Spirit, but the Spirit is in the wheels.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 The entire Bible presents a full picture of the economy of God and of God’s move on earth to carry out His economy (1 Tim. 1:4)

(Please explain that in the book of Ezekiel God’s economy and God’s move in His economy are signified by a wheel.)

T2 The appearing of the wheels on the earth beside the living creatures (Ezek. 1:15)

(Please explain that God’s move on earth follows the coordination of the four living creatures.)

D2
T1 A wheel is for moving (Ezek.1:15)

(Please explain that the wheel in Ezekiel 1 implies a move with a purpose.)

T2 the principle of God’s move on earth (Matt. 1:21-23; John1:1; 14)

(In the four Gospels and Acts, please explain that God’s move is in man and through man.)

D3
T1 Every local church should have a high and awesome wheel with them (Acts 13:1-3)

(According to the situation in Acts 13, please explain that the move of the great wheel was with them.)

T2 Every individual believer should also have a high and awesome wheel with them (Acts 13:1-3)

(Please share the experience that because the move of the wheel is with you, some of your classmates, co-workers, relatives, or friends may be gained by the Lord.)

D4
T1 Prayers mean that we realize that in ourselves, we are nothing (Mark 9:28-29)

(Please explain what the two aspects meaning of prayer are.)

T2 The activities of the apostles always matched by their prayers (Acts 1:14) (Refer to Outlines II. D. 2. c)

(What kind of prayer do we need to act together with the acting God for the accomplishment of His economy according to the book of Acts?)

D5
T1 The wheels having the same appearance (Ezek.1:16; 1Cor.4:17)

(Please explain that the move of the Lord has the same likeness and appearance in every church.)

T2 The four wheels as it were a wheel within a wheel (Ezek.1:16; James 5:17)

(How can we apply this matter of a wheel within a wheel to the church life?)

D6
T1 The high and awesome wheels are full of eyes (Ezek. 1:18)

(How can we apply this to our spiritual experience?)

T2 The wheels follow the living creatures, and the creatures follow the Spirit, but the Spirit is in the wheels (Ezek. 1:20)

(Please explain that who follows whom according to our experience?)

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