2017 WT Message One


Crystallization-Study of Leviticus (1)

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Message One

God Training His People to Worship and Partake

of Him and to Live a Holy, Clean, and Rejoicing Life

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Then Jehovah called to Moses and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying,– Lev.1:1

But this One, having offered one sacrifice for sins, sat down forever on the right hand of God,– Heb.10:12

Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am Jehovah your God.—Lev.20:7

Word of Appetizer

We need to ask a question where is God in Leviticus?

In Genesis God was in the heavens. In Exodus God came down to stay on Mount Sinai to do a work to build up His habitation on earth. Now in Leviticus God is in the tabernacle, which is the Tent of Meeting, and speaks in the Tent of Meeting. This Tent of Meeting is the oracle, the place of God’s speaking. today the preciousness of the church is the speaking God and God’s speaking.

Spiritual Burden

The entire book of Leviticus is a record of God’s speaking in  the tabernacle, which is a building. The preciousness  of the tabernacle was God’s speaking; today the preciousness of the church is the speaking God and God’s speaking

God trained  His people to worship and partake of Him through speaking in the tabernacle to live a holy, clean, and rejoicing life

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In Leviticus God was in the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, and spoke in the Tent of Meeting.

God trained  His people to worship and partake of Him through the offerings and the priesthood to live a holy, clean, and rejoicing life

God trained His people to live a holy, clean, and rejoicing life.

The Experience of Life

Christ is the reality of the offerings.The offerings solve our problems and  bridge the gap between us and God. The offerings are good for us to enjoy God, to be  mingled with God, and to become our constituent.Through Christ as the offerings, we can dwell in God, and God can dwell in us.

Practice and Application

God trained His people to live a holy, clean, and rejoicing life.

We must put off the old life and put  on the new life.

We need to be  cleansed from  all unclean discharges from the  human being; We also need the water of  life, which is the washing, cleansing Spirit of  life embodied in the word

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

 

Key Verses (1)

Lev.1:1  Then Jehovah called to Moses and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying

Lev.20:34  These are the commandments which Jehovah commanded Moses on Mount Sinai for the children of Israel.

I   Now in Leviticus God is in the tabernacle, which is the Tent of Meeting, and speaks in the Tent of Meeting.

  • The entire book of Leviticus is a record of God’s speaking in the tabernacle, which is a building.
  • God’s speaking today is in His tabernacle, and this tabernacle is the church. This Tent of Meeting is the oracle, the place of God’s speaking. The preciousness of the tabernacle was God’s speaking; today the preciousness of the church is the speaking God and God’s speaking.

 Key Verses (2)

Heb. 10:9 He then has said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second

12 But this One, having offered one sacrifice for sins, sat down forever on the right hand of God

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us full of grace and reality

  1. God trained His people to worship and partake of Him through the offerings and the priesthood
  • Christ is the reality of the offerings: the burnt offering, the meal offering, the peace offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, the wave offering, the heave offering the drink offering
  • We need to experience Christ as the reality of the offerings; The offerings solve our problems and bridge the gap between us and God; The offerings are good for us to enjoy God, to be mingled with God, and to have God assimilated into our being to become our constituent
  • God’s people were trained to worship and partake of God through the priests, who typify Christ as God’s Priest offering Himself to God for us
  • According to the record in the holy Word, the reality of the universe is Christ as the tabernacle and the offerings. As the God-man, Christ is the tabernacle to be the dwelling place for God and man, and He is the offerings for man to enter into God

Key Verses (3)

Lev.20:7  Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am Jehovah your God.

1Cor.5:17  So then if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, they have become new.

Phil.4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

III.  God trained His people to live a holy, clean, and rejoicing life:

  • God charged His people to have a holy living according to His holy nature; Being holy because God is holy signifies walking according to God’s holiness, living a holy life.
  • In Leviticus 12—15 God trained His people to live a clean life: We need the cross of Christ to end our old life and the resurrection of Christ to give us a new beginning
  • God trained the people of Israel to live a rejoicing life, a happy life. The weekly Sabbath was the principal denotation of all the annual feasts; these feasts were a Sabbath, which was for God’s redeemed people to rest with God and with one another. our God wants us to be “Hallelujah people,” who rejoice in the Lord always

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1   The entire book of Leviticus is a record of God’s speaking in the

tabernacle, which is a building (Lev.1:1;27:34).

(Please explain that God’s speaking today is in His tabernacle, and this tabernacle is the church)

T2  Christ is the reality of all kinds of the offerings (Heb.10:7-9)

(Please explain that in the Old Testament there were many offerings, but in the New Testament there is one unique offering—the wonderful person of Christ.)

D2

T1 .  Christ is the reality of the offerings (John 1:29)

(Please explain that how the burnt offering, the meal offering, the peace offering and the sin offering typify Christ)

T2 Christ is the reality of the offerings (John 1:29)

(Please explain that how the trespass offering, the wave offering, the drink offering typify Christ)

D3

T1 . We need to experience Christ as the reality of the offerings (John 1:29;

16:13)

(In which aspect can we experience Christ as the reality of the offering?)

T2  The reality of the universe is Christ as the tabernacle and the offerings(John 1:14, 29; 14:6):

(Please explain that Christ as the tabernacle brings God to man, and Christ as the offerings brings man to God)

D4

T1 God trained His people to live a holy life (Lev. 11:44-45; 19:2; 20:7, 26; Exo. 19:6; 22:31; Deut. 14:2; 26:19; 28:9):

(Why God charged His people to have a holy living according to  His holy nature?)

T2 God chose us that we should be holy(Eph.1:4)

(What is the way that God can make us holy?)

D5

T1 God trained His people to live a clean life(1Cor.5:7;Eph.5:26)

(According to the typology in the old testament and the revelation in the new testament how can we get cleansed?)

T2 God trained His people to live a rejoicing life(Phil.4:4)

(Please explain that in our Christian life we need a weekly, monthly, and annual enjoyment of Christ.)

D6

T1 Our life, the Christian life and the church life, is according to God’s good

pleasure. (Phil.4:4)

(In the Leviticus how can we get to know that we have to  be “hallelujah people,” who rejoice in the Lord always? )

T2 The Christian life should be a rejoicing life.( The chorus of Hymns, #308)

(Please explain that a rejoicing life is a life of enjoying God in Christ as everything)

 

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