2017 ST Message Eleven


Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (2)

Message Eleven

The Holy Temple and the Holy City in the Holy Land

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 have come down…to bring them up…to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey…– Exo. 3:8

…The gates of the city shall be according to the names of the tribes of Israel) three gates to the north…– Ezek. 48:31

…and the name of the city from that day shall be, Jehovah Is There.– 35

Word of Appetizer

What is the relation among the holy temple, the holy city and Holy Land?

The holy temple and the holy city, which typify the church, are the issue of the Holy Land, which typifies Christ; the church is the issue of the enjoyment of the riches of Christ.

Spiritual Burden

By enjoying the riches of the land, the children of Israel were able to build up the temple to be God’s habitation on earth and the city of Jerusalem to establish God’s kingdom on earth; likewise, by enjoying the unsearchable riches of Christ, the believers in Christ are built up to be Christ’s Body, the church, which is Christ’s fullness, His expression, and which is also the habitation of God and the kingdom of God

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The holy temple and the holy city, which typify the church, are the issue of the Holy Land, which typifies Christ; the church is the issue of the enjoyment of the riches of Christ.

The good land is situated between the waters of the Mediterranean Sea on the west and the waters
of the Dead Sea and the Jordan River on the east.

The picture portrayed by the allotment of the land shows that, in the restoration from Dan in the north to Gad in the south, all the Israelites will enjoy Christ, but their nearness to Christ will not be the same.

The city with twelve gates, on which are the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, must be Jerusalem.

At the end of Ezekiel God obtains a holy temple and a holy city in the Holy Land.

“The name of the city from that day shall be, Jehovah Is There” (Jehovah-shammah, Heb.).

The Experience of Life

The more we enjoy Christ, the closer we are to Him; and the closer we are to Him, the more important we are in His purpose.The most important are the priests and the kings;in the church all the fellowship, service, work, government, royalty, lordship, and kingship come out of the enjoyment of the riches of Christ.

Practice and Application

The fellowship of the priests, the service of the Levites, the work to maintain God’s government, and the kingship all come out of the riches of the land; The most important are the priests and the kings; according to the New Testament revelation, all the New Testament believers should exercise to be priests and kings.

For all that He is to us, for all that He is doing in us, and for all that He will do for us for the sake of His heart’s desire, we must declare in thanksgiving and worship to Him, “Hallelu-Jah, Praise Jah, Praise Jehovah!”

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

Key Verses (1)

And I have come down…to bring them up…to a good and spaciousland, to a land flowing with milk and honey…– Exo. 3:8

This shall be the border of the land: on the north side, from the Great Sea…– Ezek. 47:15

And on the east side, …that is, the Jordan, you shall measure from the north border to the eastern sea. This is the east side.– 18

The Holy Land, The Holy Temple and the Holy City. For the land of Canaan, an elevated land to be surrounded by water–the resurrected Christ.

I. The holy temple and the holy city, which typify the church, are the issue of the Holy Land, which typifies Christ; the church is the issue of the enjoyment of the riches of Christ

• When God’s chosen people partake of and enjoy the riches of Christ, they are constituted with those riches to be the church;

• The sanctuary, the temple, is God’s house for His rest, and the city is God’s kingdom for His authority.

II. The good land is situated between the waters of the Mediterranean Sea on the west and the waters of the Dead Sea and the Jordan River on the east:

• For the land of Canaan, an elevated land;, to be surrounded by water indicates that it is surrounded by death; thus, the good land typifies the resurrected Christ, who was raised, elevated from the dead.

The elevated good land with Mount Hermon signifies the resurrected Christ, who has ascended to the heavens.

Key Verses (2)

Now the gates of the city shall be according to the names of the tribes of Israel) three gates to the north: …– Ezek. 48:31

It had a great and high wall and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.– Rev. 21:12

The more we enjoy Christ, the closer we are to Him;
The city with twelve gates, on which are the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
The history of Israel is a full type of the history of the church

III. The picture portrayed by the allotment of the land shows that, in the restoration from Dan in the north to Gad in the south, all the Israelites will enjoy Christ, but their nearness to Christ will not be the same.

IV. The city with twelve gates , on which are the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, must be Jerusalem; this city will be the dwelling place of the restored Israel with God in the earthly part of the millennium; as such, it typifies the overcomers in the church and the overcoming saints of the Old Testament, who will be the New Jerusalem as the mutual abode of God and the overcomers in the heavenly part of the millennium, which is the manifestation of the kingdom of the heavens.

V. The history of Israel is a full type of the history of the church.

Key Verses (3)

It shall be eighteen thousand reeds all around, and the name of the city from that day shall be, Jehovah Is There.– Ezek. 48:35

And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. — Rev. 21:22

After these things I heard as it were a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah! The salvation and the glory and the power are of our God.- Rev. 19:1

God gain the holy temple and holy city at the holy land, and the the city must called “Jehovah Is There”.

VI. At the end of Ezekiel God obtains a holy temple and a holy city in the Holy Land :

•God dwells in the temple, and He dwells also in the city; in the temple God has fellowship with His people, and in the city God reigns among His people;

VII. “The name of the city from that day shall be, Jehovah Is There ”:

•The New Testament economy begins with Jesus, Jehovah the Savior and God with us, and ends with the New Jerusalem, “Jehovah Is There” and “the City of Jehovah,” the city of the great I Am.

• “Jehovah Is There” is actually the presence of Jehovah Himself united, mingled, and incorporated with His redeemed, regenerated, transformed, and glorified tripartite people to be one entity, a great corporate God-man; this corporate God-man is the mutual abode of God and man.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The Holy Land, which typifies Christ,The holy temple and the holy city, which typify the church (Ezek. 47:13; 1 Cor. 3:16-17)

(Please explain that the church is the issue of the enjoyment of the riches of Christ)

T2 Christ Himself cannot be lost, but in our experience Christ can be lost (Gal. 5:2-4).

(Please explain that The recovery of the land signifies the recovery of the enjoyment of Christ’s riches)

D2

T1 For the land of Canaan, an elevated land to be surrounded by water indicates that it is surrounded by death;(Ezek. 47:15、18)

(Please explain that the good land typifies the resurrected Christ, who was raised, elevated from the dead)

T2 On the north side of the good land, there is Mount Hermon,(Eph2:6)

(Please explain that the good land with Mount Hermon signifies the resurrected Christ, who has ascended to the heavens)

D3

T1 all the Israelites will enjoy Christ, but their nearness to Christ will not be the same(Ezek48)

(According to the facts explain that The nearness of the tribes to Christ is determined by their Importance.)

T2 the closer we are to Him, the more important we are in His purpose.(Ezek44:15)

(Use your experience to explain that The more we enjoy Christ, the closer we are to Him.)

D4

T1 we will eventually become the New Jerusalem(Rev21:2、12)

(Please explain that this city is not only a mingling but also a perfect government with a complete administration)

T2 Both Ezekiel and Revelation end with a city, Jerusalem (Ezek48:31,Rev21:12)

(Please explain that the history of Israel is a type of the history of the church.)

D5

T1 in the New Jerusalem there is only one street(Rev21:21)

(Please explain that In this city in every way we are one In this city)

T2 At the end of Ezekiel God obtains a holy temple ( chs. 40—44) and a holy city in the Holy Land (chs. 47—48)

(Use your experience to explain that The temple and the city typify the church in the present age as the center for the fellowship with God and for the reigning of God)

D6

T1 “The name of the city from that day shall be, Jehovah Is There”( Ezek. 48:35)

(Please explain that What means“Jehovah Is There”)

T2 “Let everything that has breath praise Jehovah. Hallelujah!”(Psa.150:6)

(At that time, the whole universe will be filled with the praise of Jah (a shortened form of Jehovah); for all that He is to us, for all that He is doing in us, and for all that He will do for us for the sake of His heart’s desire, we must declare in Thanks giving and worship to Him, “Hallelu- Jah, Praise Jah, Praise Jehovah!”(19:1, footnote 1)

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