2018 ICSC Message Four

The goal of the Lord’s Recovery-to bring forth the one new man
Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Message Four

Experiencing Christ as Our Life,

Our Person, for the One New Man

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God, When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory. -Col 3:3.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and to him I will give a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knows except he who receives it.- Rev 2:17

Word of Appetizer

First what do we need to see to experiencing Christ as our Life, and our person, for the one new man?

Colossians Chapters 3 verse 1 to 4 indicate we have one position, one life, one living, one destiny, and one glory with Christ; In order to experience Christ as our life, our person, we need to see that we have one position, one life, one living, one destiny, and one glory with Christ; The new man is the spontaneous issue of our taking Christ as our life and living Him.

Spiritual Burden

That Christ is our life is a strong indication that we are to take Him as life and live by Him, that we are to live Him in our daily life;Christ must be our life in a practical and experiential way; day by day we need to be saved in His life.

The new man is the spontaneous issue of our taking Christ as our life and living Him.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In order to experience Christ as our life, our person, we need to see that we have one position, one life, one living, one destiny, and one glory with Christ.

Our life is the Christ who dwells within us, and this life is hidden with Christ in God; the Christ hidden in God is typified by the manna hidden in the golden pot.

That Christ is our life is a strong indication that we are to take Him as life and live by him that we are to live Him in our daily life.

The Experience of Life

.Our position is that we are in Christ; because we are in Him, we are where He is—sitting at the right hand of God; whenever we turn to our spirit, we enter through the gate of heaven and touch the throne of grace in heaven through Christ as the heavenly ladder.

Our life is the Christ who dwells within us, and this life is hidden with Christ in God; when we eat Christ as the hidden manna, we are incorporated into Him for the mutual abode of God and man.

Practice and Application

That Christ is our life is a strong indication that we are to take Him as life and live by Him, that we are to live Him in our daily life;Christ must be our life in a practical and experiential way; day by day we need to be saved in His life.

We should join ourselves to the Lord who is the interceder, the heavenly Minister and the universal Administrator. We should live a life to seek the things which are above and set our mind on them.

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

Key Verses (1)

Col 3:1-2 If therefore you were raised together with Christ, seek the things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God, Set your mind on the things which are above, not on the things which are on the earth.

Col 3:3 -4For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory.

  1. In order to experience Christ as our life, our person, we need to see that we have one position, one life, one living, one destiny, and one glory with Christ

Our position is that we are in Christ; because we are in Him, we are where He is—sitting at the right hand of God.

The life of God is the life of Christ, and the life of Christ has become our life .

To seek the things which are above and set our mind on them is to join ourselves to the Lord in His heavenly ministry, His divine enterprise; this is to live Christ, to have a living that is one with Christ’s living for the one new man .

Our destiny is glory ; Christ is leading us into glory for us to be manifested with Him in glory.

Key Verses (2)

Rev 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and to him I will give a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knows except he who receives it.

John 14:17 Even the Spirit of reality, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him; but you know Him, because He abides with you and shall be in you.

14:20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

  1. Our life is the Christ who dwells within us, and this life is hidden with Christ in God; the Christ hidden in God is typified by the manna hidden in the golden pot

Christ as the hidden manna is in God the Father as the golden pot; the Father is in Christ as the Ark with His two natures, divinity and humanity; and Christ as the indwelling Spirit lives in our regenerated spirit to be the reality of the Holy of Holies.

When we eat Christ as the hidden manna, we are incorporated into Him for the mutual abode of God and man.

Key Verses (3)

Rom 5:10 For if we, being enemies, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled.

Rom 12:5 So we who are many are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Rom 8:29 Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son.

Col 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, Where there………but Christ is all and in all.

III. That Christ is our life is a strong indication that we are to take Him as life and live by Him, that we are to live Him in our daily life

Christ must be our life in a practical and experiential way; day by day we need to be saved in His life.

.from the slavery of sin, the law of sin, the present age of the world, our natural being, individualism, self-likeness, our body of humiliation.

.to reign in the divine life, will result in the victory over Satan.

The new man is the spontaneous issue of our taking Christ as our life and living Him.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1.  Experiencing Christ as Our Life, Our Person(Col. 3:1-4)

(Please explain that we see that we have one position, one life, one living, one destiny, and one glory with Christ from Col. 3:1-4. )

T2. The very Christ who is sitting on the throne in heaven is in our spirit(2 Tim. 4:22)

(Please explain that It is when we are in the spirit that we are in Christ, in the Father, and in heaven practically.)

D2

T1. Christ is our life(Col. 3:4)

(Please explain what Christ to be our life means? )

T2.The life of Christ has become our life(Col. 3:4)

(Please explain the three characteristics of Christ as the believers’ life.)

D3

T1. We have a living that is one with Christ’s living(Col. 3:1-2)

(Our living should be a kind of living in which we seek these heavenly things and set

our mind on them.)

T2. To seek the things which are above and to set our mind on them is to join ourselves to the Lord in His ministry in heaven(Heb. 8:1-2).

(Please explain that Christ today is living as the High Priest, the heavenly Minister, and the universal Administrator.)

D4

T1. Our life is hidden with Christ in God(Col. 3:4;Rev. 2:17)

(Please explain that the Christ hidden in God is typified by the manna hidden in the golden pot.)

T2. The tabernacle in the Old Testament is a sign of the universal incorporation(John 6:57;63)

(Please explain that the way to be incorporated into the tabernacle is to eat the hidden manna.)

D5

T1. Christ is our objective Savior and also is our subjective Life (Col. 3:3-4)

(Please give some examples to illustrate day by day in which aspects we need to be saved in His life)

T2. Transformation is by the renewing of our mind(Rom. 12:2b)

(Please explain that Transformation is not merely a change in outward appearance.)

D6

T1. Reigning in the divine life (Rom. 5:17)

(Please use your experience to illustrate that the more we livein the divine life, the more we reign in the divine life.)

T2. The desire of God’s heart is to have the new man(Col. 3:10)

(Please explain that The new man is the spontaneous issue of our taking Christ as our life and living Him.)