2018 ST Message Four


Crystallization-Study of Leviticus (2)

Message Four

The Significance Of Eating And The Defeat Of Death

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

I am the living bread which came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread which I will give is My flesh, given for the life of the world. – John 6:51.

These are unclean to you among all the swarming things; whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. – Lev. 11:31.

Death, the last enemy, is being abolished. -1 Cor. 15:26.

Word of Appetizer

What is the significance of eating?

The first thing we need to consider in relation to discernment in diet is the significance of eating. To know this significance is to know the real meaning of eating in Leviticus 11.

To eat is to contact the things outside of us that could affect us inside. This especially refers to our contacting of people. When we…contact something that is outside of us,…[it] has nothing to do with us. However, if we eat that thing, it can affect us inside. In Leviticus 11 the things we eat signify people, and eating signifies our contacting of people.

Spiritual Burden

God wants us to eat, digest, and assimilate Him so that we become God in life, nature, constitution, and expression but not in the Godhead.

 

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth  

In order to know the real meaning of eating in Leviticus 11, we need to know the significance of eating; to eat is to contact things outside of us that could affect us inside.

Leviticus 11 is concerned very much with death; Death is abominable to God; in His eyes death is the most ugly thing, whereas life is the most precious thing; According to the Bible, death is more defiling and abominable than sin.

The Experience of Life

By eating the kingly Christ as the all-inclusive bread, we are cleansed inwardly; as our food, Christ is the best cleansing element; He washes our inner being, and we thereby experience the washing of our disposition.

Death reigned over us, and we were under its slavery, continually fearing death; Since the Lord destroyed the devil, we now have no more fear of death and are released from its slavery.

Practice and Application

We can be the reality of the kingdom of the heavens only by being nourished with Christ as our food; We all need an inward cleansing from the Lord—the cleansing that comes from eating Jesus; Eating Jesus is the secret of overcoming; the unique way to be an overcomer is to eat Jesus.

For the building up of the Body of Christ, we need to minister life; we experience and enjoy the resurrection life within and then minister this life by being a channel through which this life can flow into other members of the Body.

 

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

Key Verses (1)

And as they were eating, He took bread and blessed it, and He broke it and gave it to them, and said, Take; this is My body. – Mark 14:22.

I am the living bread which came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread which I will give is My flesh, given for the life of the world. – John 6:51.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God. – Rev. 2:7.

  1. In order to know the real meaning of eating in Leviticus 11,

    We need to know the significance of eating:

. To eat is to contact things outside of us that could affect us inside.

. Taking in the Lord to digest and assimilate Him so that He may become life to us is signified by our eating the bread of the Lord’s table.

. God wants us to eat, digest, and assimilate Him so that we become God in life, nature, constitution, and expression but not in the Godhead.

. The way for us to become the reality of the kingdom of the heavens is to eat Christ as the all-inclusive bread.

. Eating Jesus is the secret of overcoming; the unique way to be an overcomer is to eat Jesus.

. The fact that Leviticus 11 speaks of death in relation to diet indicates that our diet, our eating, is a matter of life or death.

Key Verses (2)

For if, by the offense of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. – Rom. 5:17.

These are unclean to you among all the swarming things; whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. – Lev. 11:31.

Death, the last enemy, is being abolished. -1 Cor. 15:26.

  1. Leviticus 11 is concerned very much with death(一)

. Death is abominable to God; in His eyes death is the most ugly thing, whereas life is the most precious thing.

. From Eden onwards, God’s controversy with Satan has been the issue of death and life.

. According to the Bible, death is more defiling and abominable than sin; Through the trespass offering, any sin could be forgiven immediately, but a person who touched the carcass of any animal was unclean until the evening

. Death is an exceedingly great power; apart from God, death is the greatest power in the universe.

. Death is allied with the devil.

Key Verses (3)

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall live. – John 11:25.

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, and might release those who because of the fear of death through all their life were held in slavery. –Heb2:14-15

…Our Savior Christ Jesus, who nullified death and brought life and incorruption to light through the gospel. – 2 Tim. 1:10.

  1. Leviticus 11 is concerned very much with death(二)

. The attack upon the church will come from the gates of Hades, from death.

. On the cross Christ tasted death, destroyed the devil, and nullified death.

. Through His resurrection the Lord Jesus overcame death and broke through death.

. Because the resurrected Christ as the life-giving Spirit dwells in us, we can reign in life over death; the divine life enthrones us as kings to reign in life over death.

. For the building up of the Body of Christ, we need to minister life; we experience and enjoy the resurrection life within and then minister this life by being a channel through which this life can flow into other members of the Body.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 To eat is to contact things outside of us that could affect us inside(John6:53~57)

(Illustrate the meaning significance of eating.)

T2 We all are a constitution of the food that we eat and digest(1Cor10:17)

(Illustrate the significance of eating the bread of the Lord’s table.)

D2

T1 we eat God as our food, we will be one with God(John 1:1、14; John 6:57)

(Illustrate God not only desires that man be His vessel to contain Him but also wants man to eat, digest, and assimilate Him.)

T2     The reality of the kingdom of the heavens is Christ Himself(Luke17:20~21)

(Illustrate the way for us to become the reality of the kingdom of the heavens is to

eat Christ as the all-inclusive bread)

D3

T1     As our food, Christ is the best cleansing element;(Matt23:25~27)

(Illustrate By eating the kingly Christ as the all-inclusive bread, we are cleansed

Inwardly with experiences.)

T2     Leviticus 11 is concerned very much with death(Lev11:2~4、9、24~25、39、47)

(Illustrate our eating, is a matter of life or death.)

D4

T1     All of God is characterized by life, all of Satan by death(Gen2:9、16~17,3:22)

(Illustrate From Eden onwards, God’s controversy with Satan has been the issue of death and life.)

T2     All dead things are unclean.(Lev11:31)

(Why is the death is more defiling and abominable than sin in God’s eyes?)

D5

T1     The attack upon the church will come from the gates of Hades, from death(Matt. 16:18;John11:25)

(Illustrate The church needs life, the resurrection life of Christ.)

T2     the only One who can overcome death is the Lord Jesus Christ(Heb2:14)

(Illustrate Satan ruled the world through death, but Christ destroyed Satan through

death )

D6

T1     the Lord destroyed the devil and nullified death(2 Tim. 1:10,Heb2:15)

(Illustrate we now have no more fear of death and are released from its slavery with experiences.)

T2     Through His resurrection the Lord Jesus overcame death and broke through death(Acts 2:24; Rev. 1:17-18)

(Illustrate Christ abolished death on the cross, and He overcame Hades in His resurrection.)

 

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