2017 ST Message Ten


Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (2)

Message Ten

The Flow of Life with the Ministry of Life out from and for the Magnificent House 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 brought me back to the entrance of the house, and there was water flowing out from under the threshold of the house to the east (for the house faced east); and the water flowed down below the south side of the house, on the south of the altar.– Ezek. 47:1

And every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes shall live, and there will be very many fish when this water comes there. — Ezek. 47:9

Word of Appetizer

God’s ultimate move is His move in man to deify man by saturating man with all that He is in His life, nature, element, and essence for the glory, the expression, of God; How can we participate in God’s ultimate move?

In order to participate in God’s ultimate move, we need to experience the flow of life out from the house of God.

Spiritual Burden

For the increase of the flow of life, we need to be measured by the Lord as the man of bronze.

The more we are measured by the Lord, the more we are restricted and limited by the flowing of the grace of life until eventually we are lost in and carried along by the flowing Triune God as a river in which to swim; in one sense we lose all our freedom, but in another sense we are really free.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In order to participate in God’s ultimate move, we need to experience the flow of life out from the house of God.

Our enjoyment of Christ as the flow of life, the lifegiving Spirit, is for us to be sowers, planters, waterers, begetters, feeders, and builders with the ministry of life for the marvelous organic building of God, the magnificent house of God.

The Experience of Life

If we draw closer to the Lord and have more contact with Him, there will be an opening that will allow the living water to flow out from the church.

The more we allow the Lord to examine, test, and judge us to possess us, the deeper the flow becomes; the depth of the flow depends on how much we have been measured by the Lord.

Practice and Application

The water flows out from the right side of the house; The flow of life must have the preeminence within us, becoming the controlling factor in our living and work..

Our enjoyment of Christ as the flow of life, the lifegiving Spirit, is for us to be sowers, planters, waterers, begetters, feeders, and builders with the ministry of life for the marvelous organic building of God, the magnificent house of God.

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

Key Verses (1)

Then He brought me back to the entrance of the house, and there was water flowing out from under the threshold of the house to the east (for the house faced east); and the water flowed down below the south side of the house, on the south of the altar.– Ezek. 47:1

When the man … measured thousand cubits; and He led me through the water, water that was to the ankles. Then He measured a thousand cubits and led me through the water, water that was to the knees. Then He measured a thousand cubits and led me through the water, water that was to the loins. Then He measured a thousand cubits, and it was a a river that I could not pass through…– 3~5

I. In order to participate in God’s ultimate move, we need to experience the flow of life out from the house of God(1)

God’s ultimate move is His move in man to deify man by saturating man with all that He is in His life, nature, element, and essence for the glory, the expression, of God.

•The water flows out from under the threshold;In order for the water to flow, there must be a threshold, an opening.

•The flow is toward the east; The river of God flows in the direction of God’s glory.

•The water flows out from the right side of the house; the right side is the highest position, the first place.

•The flowing is by the side of the altar, showing that we need the dealing of the cross and a full consecration to enjoy the flow of Life.

•For the increase of the flow of life, we need to be measured by the Lord as the man of bronze; The more we allow the Lord to examine, test, and judge us to possess us, the deeper the flow becomes;

Key Verses (2)

Then said He to me, This water flows out toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah and goes to the sea….And every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes shall live, and there will be very many fish when this water comes there….And fishermen will stand beside the sea from En-gedi even to En-eglaim; it will be a place for the spreading of nets…– Ezek. 47:8-10

But its swamps and its marshes will not be healed; they shall be left for salt.– Ezek. 47:11

I. In order to participate in God’s ultimate move, we need to experience the flow of life out from the house of God(2)

•The river causes everything to live; Where the river flows, everything shall live and be full of life. The flow of the river produces trees, fish, and cattle.

•The river waters the desert and heals the Dead Sea; The river waters the dry, parched land and heals the death waters. This watering and healing are for the purpose of producing life.

•The river is unable to heal the swamps and marshes; swamp or marsh is a neutral place, a halfway place, a place of compromise and lukewarmness; For the flow of life and for the church life, we need to be absolute.

Key Verses (3)

Who has also made us a sufficient as ministers of a new covenant, ministers not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. –2 Cor. 3:6

I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth. So then neither is he who plants anything nor he who waters, but God who causes the growth.– 1 Cor. 3:6-7

…In Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.– 1 Cor. 4:15

I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, for you were not yet able to receive it…– 3:2

According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds upon it. But let each man take heed how he builds upon it. –10

II. To be sowers, planters, waterers, begetters, feeders, and builders with the ministry of life for the marvelous organic building of God, the magnificent house of God:

•A sufficient minister of the new covenant is a person who ministers life to others in order to help them grow in life.

•A minister of life is a sower who sows spiritual seeds.

•A minister of life is a planter who plants Christ into God’s People.

•A minister of life is a waterer who waters people with Christ.

•A minister of life is a begetter, a father, who imparts life to his children, whom he begets.

•A minister of life is a feeder; feeding is a matter of life; it differs from teaching, which is a matter of knowledge.

•A minister of life is a builder who builds with gold, silver, and precious stones.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The river issues forth the house and flows toward the east; the east is the direction of the glory of the Lord (Ezek.47:1b, 43:2)

(Please explain that Everything in the church life should be for God’s glory.)

T2 The water flows out from the right side of the house—(Ezek. 47:1; Col1:18)

(Please explain that e flow of life must have the preeminence within us, becoming the controlling factor in our living and work)

D2

T1 To be measured is to tested, examined, taken over , possessed by the Lord (Ezek. 47 :3~5)

(Please explain that in Ezekiel 47 the only need is to be willing to be measured again and again and again and again)

T2 the depth of the flow depends on how much we have been measured by the Lord(cf.1 John1:5、7)

(Use your experience to explain that The more we allow the Lord to examine, test, and judge us to possess us, the deeper the flow becomes)

D3

T1 The river waters the desert and heals the Dead Sea(Ezek. 47 :8)

(Please explain that This watering and healing are for the purpose of producing life.)

T2 Where the river flows, everything shall live and be full of life.(Ezek. 47:9)

(Concerning to Eezk47:9~12 Please explain that this river is the river of life ,and only life can cause things to live)

D4

T1 The river is unable to heal the swamps and marshes(Ezek. 47 :11,Rev3: 15~16)

(Please explain that A swamp or marsh is a neutral place, a halfway place, a place of compromise and lukewarmness .)

T2 It is possible for one to be in the church life without being absolute(Rev3: 15~16,22:11)

(Concerning In Revelation 3:15-16 and 22:11 the Lord Jesus says, please explain that Lord Jesus desires and requires absoluteness.)

D5

T1 A minister of life is a sower who sows spiritual seeds(1Cor9: 11)

(Concerning In books of matt 13,Please explain that The Lord Jesus came as a Sower to sow Himself as the seed of life into the human race.)

T2 A minister of life is a planter who plants Christ into God’s people(2Cor3:6)

(Please explain that The believers, who have been regenerated in Christ with God’s life, are God’s cultivated land, God’s farm, in God’s new creation)

D6

T1 A minister of life is a feeder(1Cor3:2)

(Use your experience to explain that feeding is a matter of life; it differs from teaching, which is a matter of knowledge)

T2 A minister of life is a builder who builds with gold, silver, and precious stones (1 Cor. 3:12)

(Please explain that We should be both the builders and the building material of the house of God)

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