2017 WT Message Two


Crystallization-Study of Leviticus (1)

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Message 2

Taking Christ as the Burnt Offering

for God’s Satisfaction and Expression

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him, to make expiation for him. And he shall slaughter the young bull before Jehovah; and Aaron’s sons the priests shall present the blood and sprinkle the blood on and around the altar that is at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. And he shall skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces.—Lev.1:4-6

 

Word of Appetizer

Do you realize that God is hungry, that He needs food, that He needs to eat?

God is hungry and needs food. the offerings are God’s food . The burnt offering is for God’s satisfaction to fulfill His desire. The fact that the entire offering is burned on the altar indicates that it is received by God. We may say that the fire which consumes the burnt offering is God’s “mouth.”

Spiritual Burden

We need to take Christ as our burnt offering daily so that we may experience Christ in His experiences as the burnt offering, not imitating Christ outwardly but living Him in our daily life. The more we take Christ as our burnt offering, the more the outward expression of His beauty is ascribed to us for His magnification and the more we enjoy Christ as our enveloping power to cover, protect, and preserve us.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The burnt offering, which was wholly for God’s satisfaction, as food for God, signifies Christ as God’s pleasure and satisfaction, as the One whose living on earth was absolutely for God :

The more we enjoy Christ as our burnt offering, the more we realize how sinful we are; then we can take Him as our sin offering more deeply than ever, and this causes us to enjoy Him more as the burnt offering.

By laying our hands on Christ as our burnt offering, we are joined to Him and He and we become one

We need to worship the Father with Christ as the burnt offering for God’s satisfaction:

We are being reduced to ashes to become the New Jerusalem for God’s expression

The Experience of Life

By laying our hands on Christ as our burnt offering, we are joined to Him and He and we become one.   In such a union, such an identification, all our weaknesses,defects, and faults are taken on by Him, and all His virtues become ours

The more we take Christ as our burnt offering, the more the outward expression of His beauty is ascribed to us for His magnification and the more we enjoy Christ as our enveloping power to cover, protect, and preserve us.

Practice and Application

We need to take Christ as our burnt offering daily so that we may experience Christ in His experiences as the burnt offering, not imitating Christ outwardly but living Him in our daily life.

We need to worship the Father with Christ as the burnt offering for God’s satisfaction: God wants us to worship Him with Christ as the reality of the offerings; the offerings are for pleasing God and making Him happy

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

Key Verses (1)

And he shall slaughter the young bull before Jehovah; and Aaron’s sons the priests shall present the blood and sprinkle the blood on and around the altar that is at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. And he shall skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces.—Lev.1:5-6

And we labor, working with our own hands. Reviled we bless; persecuted we endure; Defamed we exhort. We have become as the offscouring of the world, the scum of all things, until now.—1Cor.4:12-13

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,–Phil.2:5

The burnt offering– wholly for God’s satisfaction

The burnt offering, which was wholly for God’s satisfaction, as food for God, signifies Christ as God’s pleasure and satisfaction, as the One whose living on earth was absolutely for God in His being brought to the slaughter, in His being slaughtered, in His being skinned, in His being cut to pieces, to experience Christ in His wisdom, to experience Christ in His being a delight(fat) to God, to experience Christ in the inward parts of His being; to experience Christ in His walk; to experience Christ in His being kept by the Holy Spirit from defilement

IV  We need to take Christ as our burnt offering daily so that we may experience Christ in His experiences as the burnt offering, not imitating Christ outwardly but living Him in our daily life

Key Verses (2)

And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him, to make expiation for him.—Lev.1:4-6

Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered the sin offering shall be slaughtered before Jehovah; it is most holy.– Lev.6:25

And the priest who presents anyone’s burnt offering, that priest shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has presented.– Lev.7:8

The more we enjoy Christ as our burnt offering, then we can take Him as our sin offering more deeply than ever

By laying our hands on Christ as our burnt offering, we are joined to Him

The more we take Christ as our burnt offering, the more the outward expression of His beauty is ascribed to us

  1. The more we enjoy Christ as our burnt offering, the more we realize how sinful we are; then we can take Him as our sin offering more deeply than ever, and this causes us to enjoy Him more as the burnt offering.

III.  By laying our hands on Christ as our burnt offering, we are joined to Him, and He and we become one

  • In such a union, such an identification, all our weaknesses, defects, and faults are taken on by Him, and all His virtues become ours
  • By such a union, Christ becomes one with us and lives in us, repeating in us the life that He lived on earth, the life of the burnt offering
  1. The more we take Christ as our burnt offering, the more the outward expression of His beauty is ascribed to us for His magnification, and the more we enjoy Christ as our enveloping power to cover, protect, and preserve us.

Key Verses (3)

But an hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truthfulness, for the Father also seeks such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.—John 4:23-24

And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen trousers he shall put on his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar. Then he shall take off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.—Lev.6:10-11

To worship the Father with Christ as the burnt offering

We are being reduced to ashes to become the New Jerusalem for God’s expression

  1. We need to worship the Father with Christ as the burnt offering for God’s satisfaction
  • God wants us to worship Him with Christ as the reality of the offerings; the offerings are for pleasing God and making Him happy.
  • God is hungry and needs food; the offerings are God’s food:
  • The burnt offering is for God’s satisfaction to fulfill His desire. Proper worship is a matter of satisfying God with Christ as the burnt offering. The Hebrew word translated “burnt offering” denotes something that is ascending; this ascending refers to Christ.

VII. We are being reduced to ashes to become the New Jerusalem for God’s expression

  • The ashes signify Christ reduced to nothing .The ashes are a sign of God’s acceptance of the burnt offering ,something that is sweet and pleasing to Him.
  • Putting the ashes at the east side of the altar, the side of the sunrise,is an allusion to resurrection. Eventually, the ashes will become the New Jerusalem.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 Christ is a burnt offering for God in His experience(Matt.27:31;Acts 2:23)

(Please explain that as the burnt offering, Christ was brought to the slaughter )

T2 Christ is a burnt offering for God in His experience(Matt.11;19; Mark 15:29-32)

(Please explain that as the burnt offering, Christ was skinned, and was cut into pieces)

D2

T1 Christ is a burnt offering for God in His experience(Luke 2:40;52)

(Please explain that Christ’s experience in being wisdom is signified by the head of the burnt offering)

T2 Christ is a burnt offering for God in His experience(Luke 2:40;52)

(Please explain that Christ’ s experience in the inward parts of His being is signified by the inward parts of the burnt offering )

D3

T1 Laying hands on the head of the offering signifies the union (Lev. 1:4;Gal.2:20)

(when we lay our hands on Christ, what kind of realization should we have?)

T2 we may experience Christ in His experiences as the burnt offering(Phil.3:10; 2Cor.4:11)

(In the church life and marriage life, we need to experience Christ in His being brought to the slaughter)

D4

T1   not imitating Christ outwardly but living Him in our daily life (Phil. 2:5)

(How can we experience Christ in the inward parts of His being?)

T2 We need to take Christ as our burnt offering daily (Titus3:5; John7:38-39)

(How can we experience Christ in His being kept by the Holy Spirit from

Defilement?)

D5

T1  We need to worship the Fat her with Christ as the burnt offering for God’s satisfaction.(Lev.1:9)

(Please explain that the burnt offering is God’s food so that He may enjoy it and be satisfied, and only He is allowed to eat it )

T2 The burnt offering denotes Christ’s being absolute for God’s satisfaction. (John 6:38)

(Please explain that the burnt offering is for God’s satisfaction to fulfill His desire)

D6

T1 The ashes signify Christ reduced to nothing (Mark 9:12; Isa. 53:3):

(Please explain that the ashes are a sign of God’s acceptance of the burnt offering )

T2 Putting the ashes at the east side of the altar, the side of the sunrise, is an allusion to resurrection (John 11:25;Rev.3:12)

(Please explain that eventually, the ashes will become the New Jerusalem)

 

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