2018 ICSC Message Two

Message Two

Being Renewed in the Spirit of the Mind

for the Practical Existence of 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:

That you put off, as regards your former manner of life, the old man, which is being corrupted according to the lusts of the deceit, And [that] you be renewed in the spirit of your mind And put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality—Eph. 4:22-24

For also in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all given to drink one Spirit1— Cor. 12:13

Word of Appetizer

Everything that the Lord is doing in this present age is to usher in the practical existence of the one new man; What is the only way that the one new man can be realized practically?

The only way that the one new man can be realized practically is by our mind being renewed; The one new man cannot be realized by our being corrected or taught but by the Spirit of God permeating our mentality. Ephesians 4:23 is vital and crucial to us. The key to putting off the old man and putting on the new man is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind.

Spiritual Burden

The key to the practical existence of the one new man—to putting off the old man and putting on the new man—is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind. Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting.

We need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind actually and daily in our living; otherwise, there is no way for the Lord to have the one new man; Daily we need to put off the old man and put on the new man; for this we need to drink of the one Spirit so that we may be renewed in the spirit of

our mind in every area of our daily life.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

Everything that the Lord is doing in this present age is to usher in the practical existence of the one new man; this is the Lord’s move on earth today.

In our experience as believers in Christ, we should cooperate with the Triune God to put off the old man, which was terminated on the cross, and put on the new man, which was created through Christ’s death and resurrection.

The key to putting off the old man and putting on the new man is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind.

The renewal of the mind is for the practical existence of the one new man.

The Experience of Life

Our natural and national mentality was educated and built up according to our racial and cultural background; this is the greatest hindrance to the practical existence of the one new man; and for the existence of the one new man, this mentality must be renewed; When we drink of the Spirit, He saturates every part of our being; the first part of our soul that He saturates is our mind; If we drink of the Spirit, we will be renewed in the spirit of our mind.

Practice and Application

Daily we need to put off the old man and put on the new man; for this we need to drink of the one Spirit so that we may be renewed in the spirit of our mind in every area of our daily life.

In our prayer we need to have a desire to enter into the practicality of the one new man, and thus, we need to ask the Lord to renew our mind and transform our inner being; We all need to open ourselves up to the Lord and pray, “Lord, I am here. I want my mind to be fully opened to You. Come in and fill me up. Permeate, saturate, and possess my entire inward being.”

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

Key Verses (1)

That you put off, as regards your former manner of life, the old man, which is being corrupted according to the lusts of the deceit—Eph. 4:22

And put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of

the reality—Eph. 4:24

I. Everything that the Lord is doing in this present age is to usher in the practical existence of the one new man

II. In our experience, we should cooperate with the Triune God to put off the old man, and put on the new man

To put off the old man, which was terminated on the cross, and to put on the new man, which was created through Christ’s death and resurrection.

Regarding our former manner of life, we must put off the old man; 1. In baptism we put off the old man; The former manner of life was a walk in the vanity of the mind; The old man “is being corrupted according to the lusts of the deceit”.

We need to “put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality”. In baptism we put on the new man; the new man is of Christ; it is His Body created in Him on the cross; To put on the new man is to put on the community life of the one new man; the reality is God; it was in the righteousness and holiness of the reality that the one new man was created.

Key Verses (2)

And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect—Rom 12:2

And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind—Eph 4:23

III. The key to putting off the old man and putting on the new man is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind

When the life-giving Spirit, who dwells in and is mingled with our regenerated spirit, spreads into our mind, this mingled spirit becomes the spirit of the mind; it is by this mingled spirit that our mind is renewed.

To be renewed in the spirit of our mind is inward and intrinsic; the renewing in the spirit of our mind revolutionizes our logic, philosophy, thought, concept, and psychology.

The only possibility of God’s purpose being fulfilled in this age is that we all would be willing to be renewed in the spirit of our mind.

Key Verses (3)

And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind—Eph 4:23

And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him—Col 3:10

For also in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether

slaves or free, and were all given to drink one Spirit—1 Cor 12:13

IV. The renewal of the mind is for the practical existence of the one new man

The only way that the one new man can be realized practically is by our mind being renewed; We need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind actually and daily in our living.

The focal point of our being renewed in the spirit of our mind is the one new man.

Throughout our life, our national and racial mentality has been built up, and for the existence of the one new man, this mentality must be renewed.

In our prayer, we need to have a desire to enter into the practicality of the one new man.

Daily we need to put off the old man and put on the new man; for this we need to drink of the one Spirit so that we may be renewed in the spirit of our mind in every area of our daily life.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The building of the church depends upon the existence of the new man.(Matt.16:18;Eph.2:15)

(Please explain that in His New Testament economy God is going to get a new man. )

T2 Regarding our former manner of life, we must put off the old man.(Eph.2:22)

(Please explain that the former manner of life was a walk in the vanity of the mind.)

D2

T1 To put on the new man is to put on the community life of the one new man.(Eph.4:24)

(Please explain in detail that in the church we have the best community life.)

T2 The new man was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality.(Eph.4:24)

(Please explain that this reality is God realized and expressed.)

D3

T1 being renewed in the spirit of our mind(Eph.2:22-24)

(Please explain that the  key to putting off the old man and putting on the new man is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind.)

T2 Such a mingled spirit spreads into our mind, thus becoming the spirit of our mind.(Rom.10:12; Eph.4:23)

(Please explain with examples that to be renewed in the spirit of our mind is inward and intrinsic.)

D4

T1 The renewal of the mind is for the practical existence of the one new man. (Col. 3:10-11)

(Please explain that our mind needs to be renewed not only for our spiritual conduct but for the existence of the one new man.)

T2 let the Spirit spread into their mind(Eph.4:23-24)

(Please explain with examples that how much renewal we need in all the matters of our daily life.)

D5

T1 We need to drink of the one Spirit so that the Spirit can saturate our mind. (1Cor.12:13)

(Please explain that when the Spirit spreads into our mind, it becomes the spirit of our mind.)

T2 Our natural and national mentality must be renewed.(Col.3:10-11)

(Please explain that what  is the greatest hindrance to the practical existence of the one new man.)

D6

T1 Daily we need to put off the old man and put on the new man.(Eph.4:22-23)

(Please explain in your experience that if you are really renewed, this will be seen in your practical, daily life.)

T2 As long as we have the constant drinking, we will also have a thorough renewal.(1Cor.12:13)

(Please explain in your experience that when we drink of the Spirit, He saturates every part of our being.)