2017 ST Message Two


Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (2)

Message Two

The Practice of Prophesying for the Building Up of the Church as an Exceedingly Great Army

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.– Matt. 16:18

… but he who prophesies builds up the church.– 1 Cor. 14:4b

Word of Appetizer

How can we prophesy (to speak the Lord into others) with the constituting elements of prophesying for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ?

We need to redeem our time and spend our energy to be saturated and soaked with the holy Word to be equipped to prophesy; We must be ready in the spirit to receive the instant inspiration of the Spirit; We must have a clear view with the insight to see through all things in all situations through the enlightening of the divine light:

Spiritual Burden

Prophesying (speaking for the Lord and speaking forth the Lord into one another) in the meetings of the church fulfills the greatest prophecy in the Bible, which is to build up the church (in oneness as an exceedingly great army).

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

Prophesying (speaking for the Lord and speaking forth the Lord into one another) in the meetings of the church fulfills the greatest prophecy in the Bible, which is to build up the church (in oneness as an exceedingly great army).

The opening and closing words of the prophesying meetings are very important:

We must see the three constituting elements of prophesying: We must possess knowledge of the Word of God—the human element of learning. We must have the instant inspiration of the Holy Spirit—the divine element of inspiration. We must have a vision -the view through the enlightening of the divine light:

We must learn and be perfected to organically prophesy with the constituting elements of prophesying for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ.

The Experience of Life

If we love the Lord, we will be filled with Him; whatever fills us within will come out of us; the overflow comes from the infilling; When we love the Lord to the uttermost, we must speak.

Practice and Application

We need to redeem our time and spend our energy to be saturated and soaked with the holy Word to be equipped to prophesy; We need to be revived by the Lord every morning by enjoying Him in a portion of the Word.

We must write down daily the spiritual enlightenment, inspiration, and enjoyment received from the Lord in His Word and at the end of the week put these points together to compose a prophecy of no longer than three minutes to speak in the church meeting.

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

Key Verses (1)

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the 8 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.– Matt. 16:18

He who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but he who prophesies builds up the church.– 1 Cor. 14:4

So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them; and they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.– Ezek. 37:10

Prophesying in the meetings of the church
We need to live a prophesying life by loving the Lord to the uttermost:

I. Prophesying (speaking for the Lord and speaking forth the Lord into one another) in the meetings of the church fulfills the greatest prophecy in the Bible, which is to build up the church (in oneness as an exceedingly great army).

II.We need to live a prophesying life by loving the Lord to the uttermost:

•The more we love the Lord, the more we are qualified, perfected, and equipped to speak for the Lord.

Our love for the Lord is the factor, the element, and the very basic essence of our having the authority and impact and of our being powerful in our speaking for the Lord.

•When we love the Lord to the uttermost, we must speak; we must release the One who has filled us within.

Key Verses (2)

But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word.– Acts 6:4

Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.– Acts 5:20

If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed.– 1 Tim. 4:6

PSRP (pray-reading, studying, reciting, and prophesying),
The opening and closing words of the prophesying meetings
The three constituting elements of prophesying

III. By taking the way of PSRP (pray-reading, studying, reciting, and prophesying), we will be able to nourish people with the unsearchable riches of Christ: Pray-reading is a very important part of PSRP; we study the Bible by pray-reading the Bible. Prophesying requires a lot of prayer.

IV. The opening and closing words of the prophesying meetings are very important:

• Both the opening and closing words should be approximately five to eight minutes long.

• The opening word ensures that the meeting starts in a strong way with a definite direction and burden from the Lord.

• The closing word ensures that the meeting does not end in emptiness and that the meeting concludes with the fullness of the supply of reality.

V. We must see the three constituting elements of prophesying: We must possess knowledge of the Word of God—the human element of learning. We must have the instant inspiration of the Holy Spirit—the divine element of inspiration. We must have a vision -the view through the enlightening of the divine light:

Key Verses (3)

All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, That the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.– 2 Tim. 3:16-17

And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, He explained to them clearly in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. — Luke 24:27

Learn and be perfected to organically prophesy with the constituting elements of prophesying
Speak with the constituting elements of prophesying

VI. We must learn and be perfected to organically prophesy with the three constituting elements of prophesying for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ.

•We need to redeem our time and spend our energy to be saturated and soaked with the holy Word to be equipped to prophesy.

•We must be ready in the spirit to receive the instant inspiration of the Spirit:

•We must have a clear view with the insight to see through all things in all situations through the enlightening of the divine light:

VII. We must speak with the constituting elements of prophesying—speaking what we have seen and heard with the living words of this life under the inspiration of
the Holy Spirit and with His enlightenment
.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1 We must desperately endeavor to build up a habit of speaking in every meeting.( Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 14:4)

(Please illustrate that prophesying in the meetings of the church fulfills the greatest prophecy in the Bible, which is to build up the church (in oneness as an exceedingly great army.)

T2 We need to live a prophesying life by loving the Lord to the uttermost(1 Cor. 14:4)

(Taking Peace Wang’s example please illustrate that our love for the Lord is the factor, the element, and the very basic essence of our having the authority and impact and of our being powerful in our speaking for the Lord)

D2
T1 By taking the way of PSRP (pray-reading, studying, reciting, and prophesying), we will be able to nourish people with the unsearchable riches of Christ(Acts 8:26-39)

(By the way Philip answered the eunuch in Acts 8 please illustrate that The practice of PSRP was in the Bible already)

T2 We must compose our prophecy with the main points and the subpoints (Deut. 17:18-20 (see footnote 1on verse 18).

(Please illustrate that what the Lord is mainly concerned with in the prophesying meeting is not the quantity of saints who share but the quality of what they share)

D3
T1 The three constituting elements of prophesying (1 Tim. 4:6-7; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; 1 John 1:3)

(What is the three constituting elements of prophesying?)

T2 Christ was Paul’s prison (Eph.3:1)

(Taking the example of Paul please illustrate that the more we love Him, the more we will be in Him to such an extent that He will become our prison for us to enjoy Him to the uttermost)

D4
T1 to compose a prophecy of no longer than three minutes(Acts 5:20)

(According to Today’s reading first paragraph please illustrate the step to compose something to prophesy for the Lord’s Day morning meeting.)

T2 We need to be revived by the Lord every morning by enjoying Him in a portion of the Word( Prov. 4:18; Judg. 5:31; Mat. 13:43)

(Please illustrate that as Christians we should follow the sun to be revived and to have a new beginning every morning.)

D5
T1 We are enabled to prophesy by learning.( Luke 1:39-56)

(Please illustrate that in Luke 1 nearly every clause and every phrase of Mary’s prophecy was a quotation from the Old Testament. This proves that Mary as a young woman was very knowledgeable of God’s Word)

T2 Whenever we speak for the Lord, we must exercise our spirit(Acts 7:10)

(Please illustrate that we must be ready in the spirit to receive the instant inspiration of the Spirit)

D6
T1 Prophesying is a miraculous normality(1Cor.14:3)

(Please illustrate that prophesying is for the building up of the church, in the way of life)

T2 To prophesy is to speak for God, to speak forth God, and to speak God into others(1Cor.14:4b; 31)

(Please illustrate that when we prophesy, we speak what is on God’s heart, and we speak God’s will, God’s way, and God’s economy.)

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