2017 ST Message Six


Message Six

The Son of Man
and the Humanity of Jesus for God’s Building

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.- Ezek. 1:26.

And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.- John 1:51.

Word of Appetizer

Have you ever thought that the One on the throne is not only the almighty God but also a man? In the book of Ezekiel the term son of man is used more than ninety times。What does this indicte?

this indicates how much God desires to have a man. In God’s building the primary material is humanity. This indictes that we need to be human not by our natural humanity. we need have the humanity of Jesus; The proper humanity is not by our natural humanity but an uplifted, resurrected and ascended humanity.

Spiritual Burden

Christ is both the One who builds the church as God’s house and the element with which the church is built.

we need the humanity of Jesus—His human life in resurrection.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In the book of Ezekiel the term son of man is used more than ninety times; this indicates how much God desires to have a man.

The Son of Man is for the building of the house of God;In His incarnation Christ is the Son of Man;For building God’s habitation on earth among man, He is the Son of Man; God’s building needs His humanity.

For God’s building we need the humanity of Jesus, His human life in resurrection.

The Experience of Life

We were created as man, but we were corrupted, poisoned, and damaged by the fall; therefore, we need the Lord’s redemption; Through Christ’s redemption we are brought back to the proper humanity—an uplifted, resurrected humanity.

The uplifted, resurrected human nature of Jesus is in the Spirit of Jesus; Now such an uplifted humanity is in the Spirit of Jesus and can become our experience so that we may become “Jesusly” human, having the humanity of Jesus for God’s building.

Practice and Application

For God’s building we need to be human not by our natural humanity but by the humanity of Jesus; For God’s building we need to be the most human of people,those who are “Jesusly” human. We need to have the highest human life, a life lived out according to the eternal life given to us by God.

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

Key Verses (1)

And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.- Ezek.1:26.

And from the midst of it there came the likeness of four living creatures.And this was their appearance: They had the likeness of a man.- Ezek.1:5.

And I heard someone speaking to me out of the house, and a man stood beside me. – Ezek.43:6.

I. Ezekiel is a book full of humanity

In the book of Ezekiel the term son of man is used more than ninety times; this indicates how much God desires to have a man.

The number six, used to describe parts of the holy temple,signifies man, who was created on the sixth day.

The One on the throne looks like a man, yet with Him there isthe appearance of the glory of Jehovah, indicating that the One sitting on the throne is both God and man.

The four living creatures, who are reckoned as one entity, are the corporate expression of the man on the throne, indicatingthat God’s central thought and arrangement are related to man.

Key Verses (2)

And He brought me there, and there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze with a line of flax and a measuring reed in His hand, standing in the gate. —Ezek.40:3.

And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.-john1:51.

II. The Son of Man is for the building of the house of God

In his incarnation Christ is the Son of Man; In order to accomplish God’s purpose, it was necessary for Christ to be a man.

The Lord Jesus became a God-man, but He also became the man-God, the God in humanity, the God who is the Son of Man.

The Son of God is for life, and the Son of Man is for building; If He were not the Son of Man, He could not be the essence of the building of God.

“You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man” This is the fulfillment of Jacob’s dream in Genesis 28:11-22.

Key Verses (3)

And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.-Phil. 2:8.

Always bearing about in the body the putting to death of Jesus that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who are alive are always being delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.-2Cor4:10-11.

And when they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, yet the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.-Acts16:7.

III. For God’s building we need the humanity of Jesus

The humanity of Jesus is His human life in resurrection.

The wood in the holy building of God revealed in Ezekiel signifies he uplifted, divinely enriched humanity of Jesus.

For God’s building we need to be human not by our natural umanity but by the humanity of Jesus; the more we have hrist as our life, the more we will have the humanity of Jesus.

For God’s building we need to be the most human of people, those who are “Jesusly” human; We need to have the highest human life, a life lived out according to the eternallife given to us by God.

In order to have the humanity of Jesus for God’s building, we need to experience the Spirit of Jesus.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 In God’s building the primary material is humanity(Ezek. 1:26)

(Please illustrate that the proper humanity is not by our natural humanity but the crucified, resurrected and ascended humanity of Jesus)

T2 the One sitting on the throne is still man.

(Please illustrate that the One on the throne looks like a man, at least have dual meaning.)

D2

T1 God’s desire is to become the same as man is and to make man the same as He is.

(Please illustrate that God’s intention is to mingle Himself with man and thereby make Himself like man and make man like Him.( Matt. 16:13))

T2 God’s desires is to have a man (John 1:51 , Ezek. 1:26)

(Please illustrate that without man, God’s purpose cannot be carried out on earth.)

D3

T1 The Son of God is for life, and the Son of Man is for building (John3:15, 1:51)

(Please illustrate that the Son of Man is for the building of God’s house.)

T2 For God’s building we need the humanity of Jesus (Phil2:7-8, john11:25)

(Please illustrate that the humanity of Jesus is His human life in resurrection)

D4

T1 Christ’s redemption is to make us to be a proper human being (1Peter1:18; Col.1:14)

(Through Christ’s redemption we are brought back to the proper humanity)

T2 The more spiritual we become, the more human we will be (Col. 3:4; Phil. 2:5-8.)

(The more we have Christ as our life, the more we will have the humanity of Jesus)

D5

T1 The humanity of Jesus is not only new, and holy but also uplifted.(1Peter 1:3; John 20:17)

(Please illustrate that what the difference between the humanity of Jesus and our natural and fallen humanity.)

T2 We need to have the highest human life, a life lived out according to the eternal life given to us by God(1 Tim. 6:12)

(Please illustrate that in Titus 2:1-8 Paul speaks concerning an orderly human life.)

D6

T1 Spirit of Jesus (Act16:7)

(Please illustrate that what does the Spirit of Jesus conclude?)

T2 The experience the Spirit of Jesus (Act16:7)

(In order to have the humanity of Jesus for God’s building, we need to experience the Spirit of Jesus)

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