2018 MDC Message One


The Spiritual Warfare Of The Church As The New Man

Message One

The Church as the New Man Engaging in Spiritual Warfare

to Defeat God’s Enemy and to Bring In the Kingdom 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:

For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies.- Eph 6:12

Your people will offer themselves willingly / In the day of Your warfare, / In the splendor of their consecration. …Psa 110:3a

Word of Appetizer

What is The responsibility of the church?

The responsibility of the church is to continue the warfare that Christ fought on the earth; the church must continue the victorious work that Christ has carried out against Satan; as the church, our fighting is to subdue the satanic will and defeat God’s enemy.

The church as the corporate new man is the corporate warrior to defeat God’s enemy and to bring in the kingdom of God.

Spiritual Burden

In order to defeat God’s enemy and accomplishes God’s eternal purpose and bring in the kingdom of God, church as the new man must engage in the spiritual warfare.

 

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The church as the new man accomplishes God’s eternal purpose.

In order to know God’s economy, we need to see the spiritual things behind the physical things, the spiritual world behind the physical world.

Spiritual warfare is necessary because Satan’s will is set against God’s will.

The purpose of spiritual warfare is to bring in the kingdom of God.

The Experience of Life

In We know that what usurps people, make people do not love the Lord is not the human sympathy ,nor the world, nor the flesh, but the power of darkness of Satan.

Practice and Application

Your people will offer themselves willingly / In the day of Your warfare, / In the splendor of their consecration. ….
we are now in the day of Christ’s warfare, and for this we need to be a voluntary offering, a freewill offering. .In order to engage in spiritual warfare to defeat God’s enemy and bring in the kingdom of God, we need an absolute and thorough consecration to the Lord.

 

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

Key Verses (1)

And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.- Gen 1:26.

Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil, -Eph 6:11.

I. The church as the new man accomplishes God’s eternal purpose

.God’s intention in His creation of man was to have a corporate man to express Him and represent Him.

.God created a corporate man to represent Him by having dominion over all things.

. If man has not restored the earth from the usurpation of Satan, he has not yet achieved God’s purpose in creating him.

.The church as the corporate new man is the corporate warrior to defeat God’s enemy and to bring in the kingdom of God.

Key Verses (2)

For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies . –Eph.6:12.

And the great dragon was cast down, the ancient serpent, he who is called the Devil and Satan, he who deceives the whole inhabited earth; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.- Rev 12:9.

Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth. -Matt 6:10.

II.we need to see the spiritual things behind the physical things

III. Spiritual warfare is necessary because Satan’s will is set against God’s will

.In our fighting we deal not with things that appear on the surface but with the power of darkness behind these things.
.Revelation 12 presents a great vision concerning the war in heaven—the warfare in the universe between God and His enemy.

.in the universe there are three wills—the divine will, the satanic will, and the human will.

.Spiritual warfare has its source in the conflict between the divine will and the satanic will; the human will must stand with the divine will.

.As the church, our fighting is to subdue the satanic will and defeat God’s enemy.

Key Verses (3)

And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.- Rev 11:15.

Your people will offer themselves willingly / In the day of Your warfare, / In the splendor of their consecration. ….- Psa.110:3a.

IV.The purpose of spiritual warfare is to bring in the kingdom of God

V.“Your people will offer themselves willingly / In the day of Your warfare……

. Spiritual warfare is the warfare between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan.

.The kingdom of God will not come automatically; in order for the kingdom of God to come, there is the need of spiritual fighting.

.The responsibility of the church is to continue the warfare that Christ fought on the earth; the church must continue the victorious work that Christ has carried out against Satan.

.The kingdom of God is the exercise of the divine will and the overthrowing of the power of Satan by the power of God.

.In order to engage in spiritual warfare to defeat God’s enemy and bring in the kingdom of God, we need an absolute and thorough consecration to the Lord; in the eyes of God, such a consecration is a matter of splendor.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 God has two intentions(Gen1:26、28)

(Illustrate God’s intention in His creation of man was to have a corporate man to express Him and represent Him)

T2 God created a corporate man to represent Him by having dominion over all things(Gen1:26.28)

(Illustrate what is the purpose of God to give man the authority.)

D2

T1  Dealing with Satan is for the satisfies God’s need.(Gen. 1:28)

(Illustrate If man has not restored the earth from the usurpation of Satan, he has not yet achieved God’s purpose in creating him)

T2The church as the new man is a warrior fighting against God’s enemy(Eph4:24,Eph6:11,13)

(Illustrate The church as the corporate new man is the corporate warrior to defeat God’s enemy and to bring in the kingdom of God)

D3

T1See the spiritual world behind the physical world(Dan10:2~21,Eph6:12)

(Illustrate the spiritual warfare between two spirits in the sky when Daniel prayed, according to Dan.10)

T2Revelation 12 presents a great vision concerning the war in heaven(vv. 1-4, 7-9, 13, 17.)

(Illustrate the vision in this chapter unveils the true situation in the universe—the view that God’s enemy is fighting against Him)

D4

T1in the universe there are three wills—the divine will, the satanic will, and the human will(Matt. 6:1)

(Illustrate Spiritual warfare has its source in the conflict between the divine will and the satanic will with instances)

T2 God wants His creature man to deal with His fallen creature Satan(Gen. 1:26)

(Why does God throw Satan into the abyss and into the lake of fire by Himself.)

D5

T1The purpose of spiritual warfare is to bring in the kingdom of God(Rev12:10)

(Illustrate the kingdom of God will not come automatically; in order for the kingdom of God to come, there is the need of spiritual fighting)

T2The responsibility of the church is to continue the warfare that Christ fought on the earth(—Heb. 2:14; 1 John 3:8b)

(Illustrate the church must continue the victorious work that Christ has carried out against Satan.)

D6

T1The kingdom of God is the overthrowing of the power of Satan by the power of God(Matt12:28)

(Illustrate whenever Satan leaves, there will be the kingdom of God.)

T2     “Your people will offer themselves willingly / In the day of Your warfare, / In the splendor of their consecration”(Psa. 110:3a)

(Illustrate in the eyes of God, such a consecration is a matter of splendor.)

 

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