2016 WT Message Twelve


Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (1)

Message Twelve

The Inward Recovery by Life
for the Carrying Out of God’s Economy

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

I will also give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take away the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and My ordinances you shall keep and do— Ezek. 36:26-27.

Thus says the Lord Jehovah, Moreover for this I will be inquired of by the house of Israel to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock…so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men; and they will know that I am Jehovah—vv. 37-38.

Word of Appetizer

In order to recover us and make us the new man, how does God apply His judicial redemption to us?

While we are in a fallen or backslidden state, our heart toward the Lord is stony and hard, and our spirit is deadened. When the Lord saves us or revives us, He renews our heart, making our stony heart a heart of flesh, a heart that is soft and loving toward Him. Furthermore, He enlivens and renews our spirit with His divine life, and we can contact Him, receive Him, and contain Him.

Spiritual Burden

For the inward recovery of His people, God applies His organic salvation to them to give them a new heart and a new spirit so that they may be deified to become a new creation, the New Jerusalem; In order to maintain the newness of our heart, we must keep our heart turned to the Lord and seek purity, loving Him with our whole heart. In order to maintain the newness of our spirit, we must continually exercise our spirit to contact the Lord so that we may walk, live, and have our being in and according to the spirit.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

“Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it”.

For the inward recovery of His people, God acts on behalf of His holy name:

God applies His judicial redemption to them for their being cleansed with the precious blood of Christ.

God applies His organic salvation to them to give them a new heart and a new spirit so that the may be deified to become a new creation, the New Jerusalem.

“And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and My ordinances you shall keep and do”.

As a result of the inward recovery by life, the desolate and waste places will become like the garden of Eden.

In His recovery by life, the Lord desires to increase us “with men like a flock”.

The Experience of Life

The Lord washes us from all our filthiness, including all kinds of sinful things, unjust things, unrighteous things, and dark things.

When the Lord saves us or revives us, He renews our heart, making our stony heart a heart of flesh, a heart that is soft and loving toward Him, He enlivens and renews our spirit with His divine life.

Practice and Application

In order to maintain the newness of our heart, we must keep our heart turned to the Lord and seek purity, loving Him with our whole heart.

In order to maintain the newness of our spirit, we must continually exercise our spirit to contact the Lord; we must call on the name of the lord, pray-read his word, rejoice always, pray unceasingly, give thanks in everything, fan our spirit into flame, not quenching the Spirit, practice prophesying, not despising prophesying.

We need to pray that the Lord will give us the increase and that He will bring in flocks of men.

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

Key Verses (1)

Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it—Ezek. 35:2.

But I had regard for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went—36:21.

And I will sprinkleclean water upon you, and you will be clean; from all your filthiness and from all your idols I will cleanse you—v. 25.

Judge our old man;
The inward recovery—acts on behalf of His holy name; apply His judicial redemption to them

I. Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it:

.That the judgment on Edom is repeated here indicates that in the process of God’s recovery by life, there is still the need of God’s judgment, particularly on Edom, who typifies the old man.

II. For the inward recovery of His people, God acts on behalf of His holy name:

.We have been recovered and revived not because of any merit in ourselves but because God did something in us for His own name.

III. For the inward recovery of His people, God applies His judicial redemption to them for their being cleansed with the precious blood of Christ:

. The clean water refers to the redeeming and cleansing blood, which is a cleansing and opened fountain for sin and for impurity.

.The Lord washes us from all our filthiness, including all kinds of sinful things, unjust things, unrighteous things, and dark things. The Lord cleanses us from all our idols.

Key Verses (2)

I will also give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take away the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh—Ezek. 36:26.

And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.”—Luke 12:30.

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit—1 Cor. 6:17.

And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and My ordinances you shall keep and do—Ezek. 36:27.

The inward recovery—organic salvation—a new heart and a new spirit;
And I will put My Spirit within you

. While we are in a fallen or backslidden state, our heart toward the Lord is stony and hard, and our spirit is deadened.

. The Lord gives us a new heart to love Him. In order to maintain the newness of our heart, we must keep our heart turned to the Lord and seek purity, loving Him with our whole heart.

. The Lord gives usa new spirit to receive and contact Him. In order to maintain the newness of our spirit, we must continually exercise our spirit to contact the Lord so that we may walk, live, and have our being in and according to the spirit.

. “And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and My ordinances you shall keep and do”; making the two spirits one mingled spirit.

Key Verses (3)

And they will say, This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited—Ezek. 36:35.

Thus says the Lord Jehovah, Moreover for this I will be inquired of by the house of Israel to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock…so will the waste cities be filled with flocks of men; and they will know that I am Jehovah—vv. 37-38.

As a result of the inward recovery by life, the places will become like the garden of Eden
The Lord desires to increase us with men like a flock

VI. As a result of the inward recovery by life, the desolate and waste places will become like the garden of Eden:

.The Lord’s recovery should come to the point where it is like the garden of Eden.

.In “the garden of Eden” we have Christ as the plant of renown, Christ as the tree of life with the rich food supply.

VII. In His recovery by life, the Lord desires to increase us “with men like a flock”:

.The Lord has promised to increase us, filling the waste cities “with flocks of men”, but we still need to inquire of Him, asking Him to do what He desires to do.

. We need to pray that the Lord will give us the increase and that He will bring in flocks of men.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The Recovery by Life (Ezek. 36:21-38)

(Please explain that the genuine recovery of the Lord is not simply a matter of repenting, turning to the Lord, and enjoying the blessing of the Lord. There also needs to be a change in our life and nature.)

T2 The old man is our very being, which was created by God but became fallen through sin (Rom. 6:6) (Refer to Outlines I. A. 3)

(Why the judgment on the old man must be repeated again and again, until the day of the redemption of our body?)

D2

T1 In recovering His people, God acts on behalf of His holy name (Ezek. 36:21)

(Please use experience to explain that we have been recovered and revived not because of any merit in ourselves but because God did something in us for His own name.)

T2 The blood of the Lord is a cleansing fountain for sin (Zech. 13:1)

(Please give an example to explain, in recovering us, what two categories of dirty things the Lord washes us from are?)

D3

T1 The Lord gives us a new heart to love Him (Ezek. 36:26,Mark 12:30)

(Please explain that the new heart in Ezekiel 36:26 does not refer to another heart; it refers to a renewed heart.)

T2 The heart is so vitally related to life (2 Tim. 2:22)

(Please explain when God deals with our heart, what the four aspects He deals with are?)

D4

T1 The Lord gives us a new spirit to receive and contact Him (John 4:24)

(Please explain why our human spirit is important in our contacting God.)

T2 Open up your mouth, open up your heart, and open up your spirit (2 Tim. 1:6-7) (Refer to Outlines IV. C. 4)

(How can we exercise our spirit to maintain the newness of our spirit?)

D5

T1 Our spirit is the vessel which contains the divine Spirit (Ezek. 36:27a)

(Please explain why our human spirit is important.)

T2 God’s Spirit contains God’s nature (2 Pet. 1:4)

(Please use experience to explain that because we have God’s nature within us, it is easy for us to keep His law.)

D6

T1 The recovery of the good land, that is, the restoration of the full enjoyment of the riches of Christ (Ezek. 36:8-15, 33-36)

(Please explain the difference between the two aspects in the Lord’s recovery: the outward recovery and the inward recovery.)

T2 We need to pray for increase (Ezek. 36:37-38)

(The Lord has promised that He would bring in flocks of people, why we still need to inquire of Him?)

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