2016 WT Message Ten


Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (1)

Message Ten

Eating the Scroll—
Eating and Digesting the Word of God

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Then He said to me, Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel—Ezek. 3:1.

And He said to me, Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your inward parts with this scroll that I am giving you. And I ate it, and it was like honey in my mouth in its sweetness—3:3.

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life—John 6:63.

Word of Appetizer

In Ezekiel 2:8-3:4 the prophet Ezekiel ate the scroll, and in Revelation 10:8-11 the apostle John ate the scroll. What is the significance?

To eat something is not merely to receive it, but to assimilate it. To assimilate is to receive something into you, digest it, and make it a part of yourself.

God’s Word is an enjoyment; after it is taken into us and assimilated into our very being, it becomes joy within us and rejoicing without. God’s economy is that we eat, digest, and assimilate Christ to be constituted with Him in order to express Him and represent Him.

Spiritual Burden

God’s economy is that we eat, digest, and assimilate Christ to be constituted with Him in order to express Him and represent Him.

We need to eat the words of the Bible. The word of God is not mainly for knowledge but for nourishment. The way for the believers to experience the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity in their daily living is to eat, digest, and assimilate the Lord Jesus as food by feeding on the word of God.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In Ezekiel 2:8-3:4 the prophet Ezekiel ate the scroll and spoke with God’s words, and in Revelation 10:8-11 the apostle John ate the scroll and prophesied.

“Your words were found and I ate them, / And Your word became to me / The gladness and joy of my heart”. We need to eat the words of the Bible.

The way for the believers to experience the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity in their daily living is to eat, digest, and assimilate the Lord Jesus as food by feeding on the word of God.

The Experience of Life

Your words were found and I ate them, / And Your word became to me / The gladness and joy of my heart. Through the word as our food, God dispenses His riches into our inner being to nourish us that we may be constituted with His element.

Practice and Application

In order to enjoy the milk of the word, to taste God with His goodness in the word, we must receive His word by means of all prayer. We need to advance from the milk of the word to the word of righteousness as the solid food.

As we eat the Lord Jesus, we need to have proper spiritual digestion. We need to keep our whole being, with all our inward parts, open to the Lord so that the spiritual food will have a thoroughfare within us.

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

Key Verses (1)

Then He said to me, Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel—Ezek. 3:1.

And I took the little scroll out of the hand of the Angel and devoured it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth; and when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter—Rev. 10:10.

Your words were found and I ate them, And Your word became to me the gladness and joy of my heart—Jer. 15:16a.

Eating the Scroll—Eating the Word of God;

God’s word is the divine supply as food to nourish us

I. In Ezekiel 2:8-3:4 the prophet Ezekiel ate the scroll and spoke with God’s words, and in Revelation 10:8-11 the apostle John ate the scroll and prophesied.

II. Your words were found and I atethem, / And Your word became to me / The gladness and joy of my heart:

. God’s word is the divine supply as food to nourish us.

.When we eat God’s words, His word becomes our heart’s gladness and joy.

Key Verses (2)

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life—John 6:63.

As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation—1 Pet. 2:2.

For everyone who partakes of milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness, for he is an infant; But solid food is for the full-grown, who because of practice have their faculties exercised for discriminating between both good and evil—Heb. 5:13-14.

III. We need to eat the words of the Bible

. The word of God is not mainly for knowledge but for Nourishment.

.The Lord Jesus took the word of God in the Scriptures as His bread and lived on it.

. “The words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life” .

.We need to be nourished with the guileless milk of God’s Word.

.We need to advance from the milk of the word in 1 Peter 2:2 to the word of righteousness as the solid food in Hebrews 5:13-14.

Key Verses (3)

Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall by no means hunger, and he who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst—John 6:35.

I am the living bread which came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; And the bread which I will give is My flesh, given for the life of the world—John 6:51.

And He said to me, Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your inward parts with this scroll that I am giving you. And I ate it, and it was like honey in my mouth in its sweetness—Ezek. 3:3.

IV. The way to experience the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity in their daily living is to eat, digest, and assimilate the Lord Jesus as food by feeding on the word of God

. God’s economy is that weeat, digest, and assimilate Christ to be constituted with Him in order to express Him and represent Him.

.To eat the Lord Jesus is to receive Him into us so that He may be digested and assimilated by the regenerated new man in the way of life.

.We should not only believe into the Lord Jesus and receive Him but also eat Him, digest Him, and assimilate Him, allowing Him to become the content of our being.

.As we eat the Lord Jesus, we need to have proper spiritual digestion.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 We need to eat God’s words (Jer. 15:16a; Ezek. 3:1-3; Rev. 10:9-10)

(Please explain what the three examples of those who ate the Word of God that the Scriptures contain at least are.)

T2 We need to eat God’s words (Psa. 119:103; Matt. 4:4)

(Please use experience to explain that the best way to eat the Word is to pray-read.)

D2

T1 The words milk and solid food indicate that the word of God is for nourishment (Heb. 5:12)

(Please according to Heb. 5:12 to explain that the word of God is not mainly for knowledge but for nourishment)

T2 “The words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life” ( John 6:63b)

(Please use experience to explain that when we receive His words by exercising our spirit, we receive the Spirit, who is life.)

D3

T1 The good word of God and the word of righteousness (Heb. 6:5; 5:13-14)

(How can we exercise to advance from the milk of the word in 1 Peter 2:2 to the word of righteousness as the solid food in Hebrews 5:13?)

T2 Whereas milk is mainly for infants, solid food is for the mature (1 Pet. 2:2; Heb.13-14)

(Please explain that if we would eat the solid food, the word of righteousness, we need experience and exercise.)

D4

T1 God’s economy is that we eat, digest, and assimilate Christ (John 6:35, 51, 57)

(Please explain that if we eat Jesus every day, we will be spiritually energetic and will be transformed in life.)

T2 The food we eat and digest becomes our life supply (John 6:51, 57)

(Please explain how the Triune God becomes our life and our life supply.)

D5

T1 “He who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me” ( John 6:57)

(What’s the meaning of eating Jesus?)

T2 We not only receive Him, but also digest Him, assimilate Him, and let Him become the content of our being (John 6:51)

(Please explain the difference among eating and drinking, digesting, and assimilating?)

D6

T1 after we eat, we also need a good digestion (Ezek. 3:3)

(Please explain that if we have good digestion, there will be a thoroughfare for the food to get into every part of our inward being.)

T2 Indigestion means that there is no way for Christ as the spiritual food to get into our inward parts (Heb. 3:12-13, 15)

(Please use experience to explain how we can exercise to have a good digestion and assimilation when we eat Jesus.)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *