2017 WT Message Four


Crystallization-Study of Leviticus (1)

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Message 4

The Vision and Enjoyment of the Meal Offering

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And when anyone presents an offering of a meal offering to Jehovah, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it.—Lev.2:1

And this is the law of the meal offering: The sons of Aaron shall present it before Jehovah before the altar.– Lev.6:14

And what is left of it Aaron and his sons may eat; it shall be eaten without leaven in a holy place; in the court of the Tent of Meeting they shall eat it.–16

Word of Appetizer

The meal offering typifies Christ in His God-man living. What is it related to our Christian life?

The meal offering typifies our Christian life as a duplication of Christ’s God-man living. If we eat Christ as the meal offering,  we will become what we eat and live by what we eat. Christ’s life and our individual Christian life issue in a totality —the church life as a corporate meal offering.

Spiritual Burden

God desires that every local church be a meal offering to satisfy Him and fully supply the saints day by day; this means that we will eat our church life, for the church life will be our daily supply.

By exercising our spirit to touch the Spirit consolidated in the Word, we eat the human life and living of Jesus, we are constituted with Jesus, and the human living of Jesus becomes our human living.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The meal offering typifies Christ in His God-man living.

The meal offering typifies our Christian life as a duplication of Christ’s God-man living.

The meal offering typifies the church life as the corporate living by the perfected God-men.

We need to see the law of the meal offering; the laws of the offerings are the ordinances and regulations regarding the enjoyment of Christ as the offerings; since the reality of the offerings is Christ, the laws of the offerings correspond to the law of the life of Christ, which is the law of the Spirit of life; these laws indicate that even in the enjoyment of Christ we should not be lawless but should be regulated by the law of life.

The Experience of Life

If we eat Christ as the meal offering, we will become what we eat and live by what we eat.

The meal offering is our food for our satisfaction, a portion also being shared with God. The church life is a life of humanity oiled by and with the Spirit and joined to the Spirit. The grace of God which we are enjoying today is the resurrected Christ as the life-giving Spirit.

Practice and Application

By exercising our spirit to touch the Spirit consolidated in the Word, we eat the human life and living of Jesus, we are constituted with Jesus, and the human living of Jesus becomes our human living.

We must enjoy Christ as our unleavened banquet. In the enjoyment of Christ we should not be lawless but should be regulated by the law of life.

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

Key Verses (1)

And when anyone presents an offering of a meal offering to Jehovah, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it.—Lev.2:1

No meal offering that you present to Jehovah shall be made with leaven, for you shall not burn any leaven or any honey as an offering by fire to Jehovah.– Lev.2:11

And every offering of your meal offering you shall season with salt, and you shall not omit the salt of the covenant of your God from your meal offering; with all your offerings you shall present salt.–13

The meal offering typifies Christ in His God-man living.

I The meal offering typifies Christ in His God-man living.

  • Fine flour, the main element of the meal offering, signifies Christ’s humanity, which is fine, perfect, tender, balanced, and right in every way, with no excess and no deficiency; this signifies the beauty and excellence of Christ’s human living and daily walk.
  • The oil of the meal offering signifies the Spirit of God as the divine element of Christ.
  • The mingling of fine flour with the oil in the meal offering signifies that Christ’s humanity is mingled with the Holy Spirit.
  • The frankincense in the meal offering signifies the fragrance of Christ in His resurrection.
  • Salt, with which the meal offering was seasoned, signifies the death, or the cross, of Christ.
  • That the meal offering was without leaven signifies that in Christ there is no sin or any negative thing.
  • That the meal offering was without honey signifies that in Christ there is no natural affection or natural goodness .

 

Key Verses (2)

For if you live according to the flesh, you must die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.—Rom.8:13

For even as the body is one and has many members, yet all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ.—1Cor.12:12

Seeing that there is one bread, we who are many are one Body; for we all partake of the one bread.—10:17

II  The meal offering typifies our Christian life as a duplication of Christ’s God-man living. 

III.  The meal offering typifies the church life as the corporate living by the perfected God-men.

  • If we eat Christ as the meal offering, we will become what we eat and live by what we eat.
  • By exercising our spirit to touch the Spirit consolidated in the Word, we eat the human life and living of Jesus, we are constituted with Jesus, and the human living of Jesus becomes our human living.
  • Christ’s life and our individual Christian life issue in a totality —the church life as a corporate meal offering.
  • The meal-offering church life is seen in 1 Corinthians. We must enjoy Christ as our unleavened banquet. God desires that every local church be a meal offering to satisfy Him and fully supply the saints day by day; this means that we will eat our church life, for the church life will be our daily supply.

Key Verses (3)

And this is the law of the meal offering: The sons of Aaron shall present it before Jehovah before the altar.—Lev.6:14

And what is left of it Aaron and his sons may eat; it shall be eaten without leaven in a holy place; in the court of the Tent of Meeting they shall eat it. It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of My offerings by fire; it is most holy, like the sin offering and like the trespass offering. Every male among the children of Aaron shall eat of it; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations from Jehovah’s offerings by fire; whoever touches them shall be holy.—16-18

Since the reality of the offerings is Christ, the laws of the offerings correspond to the law of the life of Christ, which is the law of the Spirit of life.

  • These laws indicate that even in the enjoyment of Christ we should not be lawless but should be regulated by the law of life.
  • Before Jehovah signifies that the meal offering is offered to God in His presence, and before the altar signifies that the meal offering is offered in relation to the redemption of Christ on the cross, the altar being a type of the cross.
  • Part of the flour and oil and all of the frankincense of the meal offering were God’s food ; this signifies that a considerable portion of Christ’s excellent, perfect, Spirit-filled, and resurrection-saturated living is offered to God as food for His enjoyment; this portion is so satisfying to God that it becomes a memorial; the remainder of the offering, consisting of fine flour and oil but no frankincense, was food for the serving priests:
  • Eating the priests’ portion of the meal offering without leaven in a holy place signifies that we enjoy Christ as the life supply for our service without sin (leaven) in a separated, sanctified realm; since the Tent of Meeting typifies the church, eating the meal offering in the court of the Tent of Meeting signifies that Christ should be enjoyed as our life supply.
  • The law of the meal offering refers us to the sin offering and the trespass offering.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The meal offering is made of fine flour. This fine flour signifies Christ’s humanity.(John 18:38;Luke 2:40; Isia.53:3)

(Please explain with the scriptures that His humanity is fine, perfect, balanced, and right in every way.)

T2 The oil of the meal offering signifies the Spirit of God as the divine element of Christ. (Lev. 2:1; Luke 1:35)

(Please explain that the significance of the mingling of fine flour with the oil in the meal offering.)

D2

T1 The frankincense in the meal offering signifies the fragrance of Christ in His resurrection.(Lev. 2:1-2; John 18:4-8; 19:26-27)

(Please explain by example that even when the Lord Jesus was arrested and crucified, He lived a life of humanity mingled with divinity and expressing resurrection.)

T2 The meal offering typifies Christ in His God-man living. (Lev. 2:1-16):

(What does it signify that the Salt, with which the meal offering was seasoned, and that the meal offering was without leaven and that the meal offering was without honey?)

D3

T1 The meal offering typifies our Christian life as a duplication of Christ’s God-man living (Rom.8:2-3; 11;13)

(Please explain that Roman 8 reveals that our Christian life should be a duplication, a xerox copy, of Christ’s life.)

T2 If we eat Christ as the meal offering, we will be constituted with Christ.(John 6:57; 63; 1Cor.10:17)

(How can we put it into practice that by our eating of Jesus’ human living, His living becomes ours?)

D4

T1 The meal offering can be in different forms.(Lev.2:2;4;1Cor.12:12)

(Please explain that the significance of the meal offering in the form of flour mingled with oil, and in the form of a cake. )

T2 The church life is the corporate meal offering. (Lev. 2:1:2;4; 1Cor.12:12;24)

(Please explain that the meal-offering church life is seen in 1 Corinthians)

D5

T1 The laws of the offerings are the ordinances and regulations regarding the enjoyment of Christ as the offerings(Lev.6:14-23;Rom.8:2)

(Please explain that in the enjoyment of Christ we should not be lawless but should be regulated by the law of life )

T2 Whereas the burnt offering is God’s food for His satisfaction, the meal offering is our food for our satisfaction God. (Num.28:2;Lev.2:2;John 4:24)

(Please explain that proper worship is a matter of satisfying God with Christ as the burnt offering and of being satisfied with Christ as the meal offering.)

D6

T1 Here the meal offering is mentioned in relation to the sin offering and the trespass offering.(Lev.6:17; 4:3)

(Please explain the reason that the law of the meal offering refers us to the sin offering and the trespass offering.)

T2 A continual meal offering(6:20)

(Please explain that the significance of that half of the meal offering was offered in the morning and half in the evening to keep it a continual offering.)

 

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