2017 ITEROF Message Six


The Recovery Of The Church

Message Six
Jehovah’s Commanded Blessing of Life on Brothers
Who Dwell Together in Oneness

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity! It is like the fine oil upon the head That ran down upon the beard, Upon Aaron’s beard, That ran down upon the hem of his garments;—Psa133:1~2.

Like the dew of Hermon that came down upon the mountains of Zion. For there Jehovah commanded the blessing: Life forever.—3.

Word of Appetizer

What does the dwelling together in oneness be likened to two things, In Psalm 133?

To the precious ointment on the head of Aaron and to the dew of Hermon on the mountains of Zion. These two adjectives point to two aspects of oneness. The oneness is good and pleasant: good as the precious ointment and pleasant as the descending dew;The brothers’ dwelling together in oneness is likened to the inestimable goodness of the precious ointment on the head of Aaron and to the incalculable pleasantness of the dew of Hermon on the mountains of Zion.

Spiritual Burden

The blessing that is commanded whenever brothers are united under the anointing is a “life forever,” a full, free, unceasing stream of life;The brothers’ dwelling together in oneness is likened to the inestimable goodness of the precious ointment on the head of Aaron and to the incalculable pleasantness of the dew of Hermon on the mountains of Zion;The genuine oneness is constituted of the spreading ointment and the descending dew for the gradual building up of Christ’s Body in the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The unique ground of Jerusalem, the place where the temple as God’s dwelling place was built on Mount Zion, typifies the unique ground of God’s choice, the ground of oneness.

Psalm 133 is the praise of a saint, in his going up to Zion, concerning Jehovah’s commanded blessing of life on brothers who dwell together in oneness; the blessing that is commanded whenever brothers are united under the anointing is a “life forever,” a full, free, unceasing stream of life.

As the conclusion to Psalm 133 and as the last of the Songs of Ascents, Psalm 134 is the praise of a saint, in his going up to Zion, concerning the charge and the blessing of the children of Israel to the serving priests in the house of God.

The Experience of Life

Day by day in the church life, all the ingredients of the divine and mystical compound ointment are being wrought into us; through the application of these ingredients to our inward being, we are spontaneously in the oneness;By remaining in the church life, we are preserved in the Lord’s grace;In the church life we are daily anointed and graced; the anointing of the Spirit and the supply of grace make it possible for us to live in oneness.

Practice and Application

when we are in the Body and are diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit, we have the anointing of the Spirit;We cannot live without the supply of the Body; therefore, we must constantly avail ourselves of the fellowship of the Body.

By remaining in the church life, we are preserved in the Lord’s grace;The Christian living must be the living of grace, the experience of grace.

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

Key Verses (1)

But to the place which Jehovah your God will choose out of all your tribes to put His name, to His habitation, shall you seek, and there shall you go.- Deut.12:5

the unique ground of one church for one locality

I. The unique ground of Jerusalem, the place where the temple as God’s dwelling place was built on Mount Zion, typifies the unique ground of God’s choice, the ground of oneness

• In the ancient time all the Israelites came together three times a year at Jerusalem; it was by this unique place of worship to God, Jerusalem, that the oneness of His people was kept for Generations.

• In the New Testament the proper ground of oneness ordained by God is the unique ground of one church for one locality.

• The church is constituted of the universal God, but it exists on earth in many localities; in nature the church is universal in God, but in practice the church is local in a definite place.

Key Verses (2)

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell in unity! It is like the fine oil upon the head that ran down upon the beard, Upon Aaron’s beard, That ran down upon the hem of his garments; -Psa.133:1~2

Being diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace.- Eph.4:3

Psalm 133 is the praise of a saint, in his going up to Zion,
Concerning Jehovah’s commanded blessing of life on brothers
who dwell together in oneness

The blessing that is commanded whenever brothers are united under the anointing is a “life forever,” a full, free, unceasing stream of life:

• The brothers’ dwelling together in oneness is likened to the inestimable goodness of the precious ointment on the head of Aaron and to the incalculable pleasantness of the dew of Hermon on the mountains of Zion.

• the genuine oneness is constituted of the spreading ointment and the descending dew for the gradual building up of Christ’s Body in the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity.

• Psalm 133 is equivalent to Ephesians 4; when we are in the Body and are diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit, we have the anointing of the Spirit; the anointing oil as the compound ointment is a type of the processed Triune God, the all-inclusive compound spirit .

Key Verses (3)

Like the dew of Hermon that came down upon the mountains of Zion. For there Jehovah commanded the blessing : Life forever .- Psa133:3

Bless Jehovah now, all you servants of Jehovah Who stand by night in the house of Jehovah. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless Jehovah . May Jehovah, who made heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. -Psa134:1~3

The dew of Hermon descending on the mountains of Zion;blessing

The dew of Hermon descending on the mountains of Zion signifies the descending, refreshing, watering, and saturating grace of life, the Triune God as our life supply for our enjoyment:

• The mountains of Zion typify the local churches;Grace is God in Christ as the Spirit experienced, received, enjoyed, and gained by us.

As the conclusion to Psalm 133 and as the last of the Songs of Ascents, Psalm 134 is the praise of a saint, in his going up to Zion, concerning the charge and the blessing of the children of Israel to the serving priests in the house of God:

• This psalm indicates that the highest people, those who are in Zion, can bless everyone and teach everyone.

• The blessing comes from Zion, from the highest peak, from the ones who have attained to the top, to the position of the overcomers.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The unique ground of Jerusalem typifies the unique ground of God’s choice, the ground of oneness(Deut. 12:5; Ezra 1:2-3)

(Please illustrate that the return of Israel to Jerusalem from their captivity was crucial in four points)

T2 The church has two aspects: the universal and the local.(Rev.1:11)

(Please illustrate that in the New Testament the proper ground of oneness ordained by God is the unique ground of one church for one locality)

D2
T1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity!( Psa. 133:1-2)

(Please illustrate that the unity spoken of here is a picture of the genuine oneness in the New Testament. )

T2 the ointment and the dew ( Psa. 133:2-3)

(Please illustrate that according to the picture in this psalm, the genuine oneness is constituted of the spreading ointment and the descending dew.)

D3
T1 Psalm 133 is equivalent to Ephesians 4(Eph.4:3-6)

(Please illustrate that when we are in the Body and are diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit, we have the anointing of the Spirit )

T2 The anointing oil is a type of the processed Triune God(1John 2:20;27)

(Please illustrate that in the church life , all the ingredients of the divine compound ointment are being wrought into us)

D4

T1 The ointment poured upon Aaron’s head flowed down to the body. ( Psa. 133:1-2)

(Please illustrate that the ointment is not for individuals; it is for the Body. )

T2 Paul lived in the Body(Phil.1:19)

(In Philippians 1:19 indicates that apparently Paul was in prison; actually he was in the Body.)

D5
T1 The dew signifies the grace of life( Psa. 133:3; John 1:14; 16-17)

(Please illustrate that this grace—the Triune God processed and consummated to be our life supply for our enjoyment.)

T2 to experience Christ as grace(1 Tim.1:4; 2Tim. 4:22)

(Please illustrate that the Christian living must be the living of grace, the experience of grace)

D6
T1 We are perfected into one. (John 17:23)

(According to John 17:23 please illustrate that this is the mingling of the processed Triune God with the believers.)

T2 The blessing comes from Zion, from the highest people.

(Please illustrate what Psalm 134 indicates)

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