2018 MDC Message Three


Message Three

The Victorious Christ

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

He who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil—1 John 3:8

And the living One; and I became dead, and behold, I am living forever and ever; and I have the keys of death and of Hades—Rev 1:18

Word of Appetizer

Why we said Christ is the victorious Christ?

In His earthly ministry the victorious Christ defeated the devil and destroyed his works; In His crucifixion the victorious Christ cast out the ruler of this world, destroyed the devil, caused the rulers and authorities to be stripped off, and nullified death. The resurrection of the victorious Christ declares that He is victorious over death; In His ascension the victorious Christ “led captive those taken captive”; The victorious Christ will come as the fighting General with His army to fight Antichrist, the kings under him, and their armies at Armageddon.

Spiritual Burden

As believers, we are now in the heavens, for when Christ ascended to the heavens, we were in the train of captives led by Him to “the height”.

Christ has released us from the usurping hand of Satan and brought us to the heavens where we are now sitting, not as captives but as sons of God and members of Christ.

In His ascension the victorious Christ has brought us to the highest place in the universe.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In His earthly ministry the victorious Christ defeated the devil and destroyed his works.

In His crucifixion the victorious Christ cast out the ruler of this world, destroyed the devil, caused the rulers and authorities to be stripped off, and nullified death.

The resurrection of the victorious Christ declares that He is victorious over death.

In His ascension the victorious Christ “led captive those taken captive”.

The victorious Christ will come as the fighting General with His army to fight Antichrist, the kings under him, and their armies at Armageddon.

The Experience of Life

As the living One, the Lord became dead, but now He is “living forever and ever”; Hallelujah, we have a living Christ who has overcome death! Our Christ, who is the resurrected Christ, is living in us and among us. He is living forever and ever.

Practice and Application

In the church life, the keys of death and Hades are in His hand. It is impossible for us to deal with death; we simply do not have the ability to handle it. Whenever death enters, it will deaden many. But as long as we give the Lord Jesus the ground, the opportunity, and the free way to move and act among us, both death and Hades will be under His control.

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

Key Verses (1)

He who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil—1 John 3:8

Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pangs of death, since it was not possible for Him to be held by it—Acts 2:24

And the living One; and I became dead, and behold, I am living forever and ever; and I have the keys of death and of Hades—Rev 1:18

In His earthly ministry the victorious Christ defeated the devil and destroyed his works;The resurrection of the victorious Christ declares that He is victorious over death

For Him to accomplish His ministry for the kingdom of the heavens, the Lord Jesus had to defeat God’s enemy, the devil, Satan.

In His ministry on earth, the Lord Jesus destroyed the works of the devil.

It was not possible for the Lord to be held by death; The Lord Jesus is both God and resurrection, possessing an indestructible life; death cannot hold Him.

The resurrected Christ is “the living One, ” and He has “the keys of death and of Hades”; The resurrected Christ has the keys of death and of Hades; death is subject to Him, and Hades is under His control.

Key Verses (2)

Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the ruler of this world be cast out—John 12:31

Since therefore the children have shared in blood and flesh, He also Himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death He might destroy him who has the might of death, that is, the devil—Heb 2:14

Stripping off the rulers and the authorities, He made a display of them openly, triumphing over them in it—Col 2:15

But now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who nullified death and brought life and incorruption to light through the gospel—2 Tim 1:10

In His crucifixion the victorious Christ cast out the ruler of this world, destroyed the devil, caused the rulers and authorities to be stripped off, and nullified death

In His work on the cross, Christ cast out the ruler of this world and judged the world.

In His crucifixion Christ destroyed the devil; the Greek word translated “destroy” can also be rendered as “bring to nought, make of none effect, do away with, abolish, annul, discard.”

In His work on the cross, Christ caused the angelic rulers and authorities to be stripped off, to be made a display of openly, and to be triumphed over in the cross by God.

Through His devil-destroying death, Christ nullified death, making it of none effect.

Key Verses (3)

Therefore the Scripture says, “Having ascended to the height, He led captive those taken captive and gave gifts to men”—Eph 4:8

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sits on it called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war—Rev 19:11

And He is clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and His name is called the Word of God—Rev 19:11

In His ascension the victorious Christ “led captive those taken captive”; as the fighting General with His army to fight Antichrist, the kings under him, and their armies at Armageddon

This indicates Christ’s victory over Satan, sin, and death; in His ascension there was a procession of vanquished foes, led as captives from a war for a celebration of Christ’s victory.

As believers, we are now in the heavens, for when Christ ascended to the heavens, we were in the train of captives led by Him to “the height”.

Christ is “called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war”.

The fighting General, the Warrior, is the Word, and His fighting will be the speaking of the word of God; as the Lord fights, He speaks for God and expresses God.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1.  For Him to accomplish His ministry for the kingdom of the heavens, the Lord Jesus had to defeat God’s enemy, the devil, Satan.(Matt. 4:1, 11)

(Please use verses to explain that Jesus stood as a man to confront the enemy of God, which is the devil, Satan.)

T2. “the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”(1 John 3:8 )

(Please explain how Jesus undo and destroy the sinful deeds of the devil.)

D2

T1. Seeing the all-inclusive death of Christ.(John 12:31; Heb. 2:14; Col. 2:15; 2 Tim. 1:10)

(Please use verses to explain that In His crucifixion the victorious Christ cast out the ruler of this world, destroyed the devil, caused the rulers and authorities to be stripped off, and nullified death.)

T2. In His crucifixion Christ destroyed the devil.(Heb. 2:14)

(what shall we do when we say“How could the devil have been destroyed when he is still so prevailing?” )

D3

T1. While Christ was on the cross, many things took place. (Col. 2:15.)

(Please explain colossians 2:15 that the warfare that took place at the time of Christ’s crucifixion.)

T2. Death was be nullified by Christ’s work in His death.(2 Tim. 1:10; Rev. 20:14)

(Please explain that to nullify death does not mean to remove death but to make it of no effect.)

D4

T1. It was not possible for the Lord to be held by death.(Acts 2:24)

(Please explain that the resurrection of the victorious Christ declares that He is victorious over death)

T2. The Lord is “the living One, ” (Rev. 1:18)

(Please explain that the Lord became dead, but now He is “living forever and ever”.)

D5

T1. In His ascension the victorious Christ “led captive those taken captive”.(Eph. 4:8)

(Please explain the meaning of “led captive those taken captive”.)

T2. “And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus”.(Eph 2:6 )

(Please explain that in His ascension the victorious Christ has brought us to the highest place in the universe)

D6

T1. Christ will judge and fight in righteousness. (Rev. 19:11)

(Please explain that Christ he judges by fighting. )

T2. The fighting of Christ is the speaking of the Word of God. (Rev. 19:13)

(Please explain as the Lord fights, He speaks for God and expresses God. )

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