2018 ICSC Message Five

Message Five

Allowing the Peace of Christ to Arbitrate in Our Hearts,

Letting the Word of Christ Dwell in Us Richly,

and Persevering in Prayer for the One New Man

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And let the peace of Christ arbitrate in your hearts, to which also you were called in one Body; and be thankful. Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God .-Col 3:15-16.

Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving. – 4:2.

Word of Appetizer

According to revelation of the Colossian, How do we need to be the new man in reality?

As we are ruled by the peace of Christ and inhabited by the word of Christ through persevering in prayer, He permeates and replaces us with Himself until all our natural distinctions have been eliminated, and we become the new man in reality.

Spiritual Burden

As we are ruled by the peace of Christ and inhabited by the word of Christ through persevering in prayer, He permeates and replaces us with Himself until all our natural distinctions have been eliminated, and we become the new man in reality.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth    

We need to allow the peace of Christ to arbitrate in our hearts.

We need to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly.

We need to persevere in prayer.

As we are ruled by the peace of Christ and inhabited by the word of Christ through persevering in prayer, He permeates and replaces us with Himself until all our natural distinctions have been eliminated, and we become the new man in reality.

The Experience of Life

If we allow the peace of Christ to arbitrate in our hearts, this peace will settle all the disputes among us; we shall have peace with God vertically and with the saints hori-zontally.

We need to allow the word of the Lord to have the first place in us so that we may experience the functions of the word of God operating within us and ministering the riches of Christ into our being; The word of God enlightens, nourishes, and waters us to quench our thirst; The word of God strengthens, washes, and builds us up.

Practice and Application

for the One New Man, We need to persevere in prayer:

We need to allow adequate time for prayer, which will enable us to absorb more of the riches of Christ as the all-inclusive land.

We need to set aside definite times for prayer; our attitude should be that prayer is our most important business and that nothing should be allowed to interfere with it.

We need to remain in an atmosphere of prayer by continually exercising our spirit.

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

Key Verses (1)

Col 3:15 and let the peace of Christ arbitrate in your hearts, to which also you were called in one Body; and be thankful.

Eph 2:15 abolishing in His flesh the law of the commandments in ordinances, that He might create the two in Himself into one new man, so making peace.

I. We need to allow the peace of Christ to arbitrate in our hearts

The Greek term for arbitrate can also be rendered “umpire, preside, or be enthroned as a ruler and decider of everything”; the arbitrating peace of Christ dissolves our complaint against anyone.

Often we are conscious of three parties within us: a positive party, a negative party, and a neutral party; hence, there is the need for inward arbitration to settle the dispute within us.

If we allow the peace of Christ to arbitrate in our hearts, this peace will settle all the disputes among us; we shall have peace with God vertically and with the saints hori-zontally.

Key Verses (2)
Col 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God And whatever you do in word or in deed, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

II. We need to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly

When the peace of Christ arbitrates in us and keeps us in a situation full of oneness and harmony, we become the place of God’s speaking, His oracle.

We need to allow the word of the Lord to have the first place in us so that we may experience the functions of the word of God operating within us and ministering the riches of Christ into our being.

By allowing the word of God to inhabit us, we can become a proper human being, a God-man filled with Christ as the reality of the attributes of God.

Key Verses (3)
Col 4:2 Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving.

Col 1:9 Therefore we also, since the day we heard of it, do not cease praying and asking on your behalf…….

1 Thes 5:17 Unceasingly pray.

III. We need to persevere in prayer

We need to allow adequate time for prayer, which will enable us to absorb more of the riches of Christ as the all-inclusive land.

In order to fight on God’s side against Satan, we need to persevere in prayer.

We need to set aside definite times for prayer; our attitude should be that prayer is our most important business and that nothing should be allowed to interfere with it.

We need to remain in an atmosphere of prayer by continually exercising our spirit.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1     allow the peace of Christ to arbitrate in our hearts(Col 3:15)

(Please illustrate that What is the meaning of the Arbitrate?)

What is the meaning of the Arbitrate?

T2     inward arbitration to settle the dispute within us(Col 3:15)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that three parties within us: a positive party, a negative party, and a neutral party)

D2

T1The peace of Christ must be enthroned as a ruler and decider. (Col3:15)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that Through the arbitration of the peace of Christ, our

problems are solved)

T2     In us Christ is the supplying grace and the arbitrating peace(Col3:15)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that If we allow the enthroned peace of Christ to arbitrate in our hearts, our married life, family life, and church life will all be preserved in oneness.)

D3

T1     God’s speaking requires oneness(Lev 1:1)

(Please explain that division causes God’s speaking to diminish, even to cease altogether.)

T2The riches of Christ are in His word.(Eph. 3:8)

(Let the word of Christ dwell in us, and replace our concepts.)

D4

T1     allow the word of the Lord to have the first place in us(Col 3:16)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that If the word of Christ is to make its home in us, we must give it the full liberty, freedom.)

T2     functions of the word of God:enlightens、waters . quench、strengthens、washes、builds up、perfects and sanctifying(Matt.4:4,Eph.5:26)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that any two aspects of functions of the word of God which is above with experience.)

D5

T1     persevere in prayer(Col. 4:2)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that We need to allow adequate time for prayer, which will enable us to absorb more of the riches of Christ as the all-inclusive land.)

T2  set aside definite times for prayer(Dan. 6:10; Acts 12:5, 12)

(Please explain that our attitude should be that prayer is our most important business and that nothing should be allowed to interfere with it.)

D6

T1     pray without ceasing(Col.1:9)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that Because [prayer] is a battle, a fight, we must persevere in it.)

T2     To live Christ it is necessary to pray without ceasing.(Eph.6:18)

(illustrate concretely with experience how many benefits of persevering in prayer .)