2018 ITEROS Message Five

Taking Christ as our person and living Him in and for the church life

Message Five

Knowing the Significance of Loving the Lord,

Loving the Lord Jesus Christ in Incorruptibility,

and Walking in Love and Light

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength”—Mark 12:30

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility—Eph 6:24

For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light (For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth)—Eph 5:8-9

Word of Appetizer

What is the the significance of loving the Lord?

To love the Lord is to allow Him to live in us and for us and is to realize that He desires a dwelling place so that He can be expressed.

To love the Lord is to be stopped from our doing and is to let Him take full possession of our being. The best way to express our love toward the Lord is to say, “Lord Jesus, I open to You. Take full possession of me. Lord, I love You. I present myself to You. I am open to You. Possess me more and more until You reach every part of my being and make Your home in me.”

Spiritual Burden

In the Lord’s recovery we need to love our Lord Jesus Christ in all the divine, spiritual, heavenly, and incorruptible things revealed in Ephesians concerning the Triune God, the divine life, what Christ is to us, what He has done, and the church.

The more we love the Lord in incorruptibility, the more we, as children of God, will walk in love and light.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

We need to know the significance of loving the Lord; To love the Lord is to allow Him to live in us and for us and is to realize that He desires a dwelling place so that He can be expressed.

“Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility”; To love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility means to love Him in the new creation and according to all the incorruptible things revealed in Ephesians.

The more we love the Lord in incorruptibility, the more we, as children of God, will walk in love and light.

The Experience of Life

As the children of God, we are God-men, born of God, possessing the life and nature of God, and belonging to the species of God; As the children of God, we should walk in love and light;

In the condition and atmosphere of love, we are saturated with God to be holy and without blemish before Him.

Practice and Application

The best way to express our love toward the Lord is to say, “Lord Jesus, I open to You. Take full possession of me. Lord, I love You. I present myself to You. I am open to You. Possess me more and more until You reach every part of my being and make Your home in me.”

As the children of God, we should walk in love and light; Love is the inner substance of God, and light is the expressed element of God; Our daily walk as children of God should be constituted with both the loving substance of God and the shining element of God; this should be the inner source of our walk.

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

Key Verses (1)

And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength”—Mark 12:30

But as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard and which have not come up in man’s heart; things which God has prepared for those who love Him“—1 Cor 2:9

I. We need to know the significance of loving the Lord

  • To love the Lord is to allow Him to live in us and for us and is to realize that He desires a dwelling place so that He can be expressed.
  • To love the Lord is to be stopped from our doing and is to let Him take full possession of our being.
  • According to 1 Corinthians, in order to love the Lord, we need to take Him as our portion for our enjoyment, allow Him to grow in us, and realize that we are one spirit with Him.
  • We love the Lord by being fully occupied by Him and loving His appearing.

Key Verses (2)

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility—Eph 6:24

II. “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility

  • According to the usage of incorruptible in the writings of Paul, this word refers mainly to God and the things of God; everything natural is corruptible, but God, the divine life, and all things that are in resurrection are incorruptible
  • To love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility means to love Him in the new creation and according to all the incorruptible things revealed in Ephesians.
  • In the Lord’s recovery we need to love our Lord Jesus Christ in all the divine, spiritual, heavenly, and incorruptible things revealed in Ephesians concerning the Triune God, the divine life, what Christ is to us, what He has done, and the church.

Key Verses (3)

And walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor—Eph 5:2

For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light (For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth)—Eph 5:8-9

III. The more we love the Lord in incorruptibility, the more we, as children of God, will walk in love and light

  • As the children of God, we are God-men, born of God, possessing the life and nature of God, and belonging to the species of God.

Our daily walk as children of God should be constituted with both the loving substance of God and the shining element of God; this should be the inner source of our walk; walk in love and light: The fruit of the light must be good in nature, righteous in procedure, and real in expression, that God may be expressed as the reality of our daily walk.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1.  To love the Lord is to allow Him to live in us and for us.(Mark 12:30; 1 Cor. 2:9)

( Please explain what the significance of loving the Lord is.)

T2. Believing into the Lord and loving Him are the two basic requirements for us to participate in His riches.(Mark 12:30 )

( Please use your experience to illustrate that the more we tell the Lord that we love Him, the more He will show us how lovely He is.)

D2

T1. First Corinthians reveals how to love the Lord.(1 Cor. 1:2; 3:6; 6:7 )

(According to 1 Corinthians, in order to love the Lord, which three things do we need to realize?)

T2. To love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.(Eph. 6:24)

(Please explain that the meaning of to love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.)

D3

T1. As the children of God, we are possessing the life and nature of God.(John 1:12; 2 Pet. 1:4)

(Please explain that as the children of God, what the difference between us and Adam is .)

T2. Sinners could be made children of God.(1 John 3:1, 9;)

(Please explain that the greatest wonder in the universe is that human beings could be begotten of God and that sinners could be made children of God.)

D4

T1. Love is the inner substance of God, and light is the expressed element of God.(1 John 4:8, 16; 1:5)

(Please explain that As the children of God, we should walk in love and light.)

T2. We, the children of God, should be love because God is love.(1 John 4:8, 16)

(Please explain that since we become God in life and in nature, we also should become love)

D5

T1. Love is the most excellent way.(1 Cor. 12:31b)

(Please explain that if we do not love the bed man, ultimately we have nothing to do.)

T2. God is light, and Satan is darkness.(1 John 1:5; Eph. 5:8 )

(Please use your experience to illustrate that when we are in the light, we are outside the realm of right and wrong.)

D6

T1. “for the Fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness truth”.(Eph. 5:9)

(Please explain that spiritual significance of goodness, righteousness, and truth.)

T2. The fruit of the light in goodness, righteousness, and truth is related to the Triune God.(Matt. 19:17; Rom. 5:18; John 16:13)

(Please explain that the proof that we are walking as children of light is seen in the bearing of such fruit.)