You can all prophesy one by one… —1 Cor. 12:31

2019 ITEROS Message One

The Development of the Kingdom of God
in the Christian Life and the Church Life

Message One
The Development of the Kingdom of God into a Realm
over Which God Rules in His Divine Life

 

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God—John 3:5.

Therefore, brothers, be the more diligent to make your calling and selection firm, for doing these things you shall by no means ever stumble. For in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly and bountifully supplied to you—2 Pet. 1:10-11.

Word of Appetizer

What is “the kingdom of God”?

The kingdom of God is God Himself; God’s kingdom has God as its content; God Himself is everything as the content of His kingdom; the life of God is the kingdom of God and also our entrance into the kingdom of God.

To enter into the divine realm, the realm of the divine species, we need to be born of God to have the life and nature of God, thereby becoming God-men in the kingdom of God; we were regenerated of God to be the species of God and enter into the kingdom of God.

Spiritual Burden

We need to experience the development of the divine life and the divine nature contained in the divine seed that has been sown into us so that we may have a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom.

As those who have been born of God to enter into the kingdom of God, we need to be recovered to the direct rule of God by the intuition of our spirit.

 

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The kingdom of God is God Himself; the kingdom of God is the realm of the divine species, in which are all the divine things; the kingdom of God is the realm of the divine life for this life to move, work, rule, and govern so that life may accomplish its purpose.

The kingdom of God is Christ Himself as the seed of life sown into His believers, God’s chosen people, and developing into a realm over which God rules as His kingdom in His divine life.

The Experience of Life

We need to experience the development of the divine life and the divine nature contained in the divine seed that has been sown into us so that we may have a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom.

When we live by our intuition and are controlled by our intuition, we are living in the presence of God and are ruled directly by Him; the sense of life makes us know whether we are living in the natural life or in the divine life, whether we are living in the flesh or in the spirit.

Practice and Application

All the divine riches are in this seed, but we must be diligent to develop them; to grow to maturity is to develop what we already have; we should be diligent to pursue the growth and development of the divine life and divine nature for a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom.

As those who have been born of God to enter into the kingdom of God, we need to be recovered to the direct rule of God by the intuition of our spirit.

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

Key Verses (1)

…The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn near. Repent and believe in the gospel—Mark 1:15.

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God—John 3:3.

Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God—v. 5.

The kingdom of God is God Himself

The kingdom of God is the realm of the divine species, in which are all the divine things

    • God’s kingdom has God as its content; God Himself is everything as the content of His kingdom; God is life, having the nature, ability, and shape of the divine life, which forms the realm of God’s ruling.
    • The life of God is the kingdom of God and also our entrance into the kingdom of God; God’s reigning over us is not an outward matter but a matter of the innate ability of the divine life.
    • To enter into the divine realm, the realm of the divine species, we need to be born of God to have the life and nature of God, thereby becoming God-men in the kingdom of God.
    • We were regenerated of God to be the species of God and enter into the kingdom of God.

Key Verses (2)

The kingdom of God does not come with observation; …For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you—Luke 17:20-21.

And He said, So is the kingdom of God: as if a man cast seed on the earth, And sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and lengthens — how, he does not know—Mark 4:26-27.

Therefore, brothers, be the more diligent to make your calling and selection firm, for doing these things you shall by no means ever stumble. For in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly and bountifully supplied to you—2 Pet. 1:10-11.

The kingdom of God is the realm of the divine life

The kingdom of God is Christ Himself as the seed of life

We need to experience the development of the divine life and the divine nature

    • The kingdom of God is the realm of the divine life for this life to move, work, rule, and govern so that life may accomplish its purpose.
    • The kingdom of God is Christ Himself as the seed of life sown into His believers, God’s chosen people, and developing into a realm over which God rules as His kingdom in His divine life; the kingdom of God is a wonderful person.
    • We need to experience the development of the divine life and the divine nature contained in the divine seed that has been sown into us so that we may have a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom; we should be diligent to pursue the growth and development of the divine life and divine nature.

Key Verses (3)

For who among men knows the things of man, except the spirit of man which is in him? In the same way, the things of God also no one has known except the Spirit of God—1 Cor. 2:11.

Because of this I also exercise myself to always have a conscience without offense toward God and men—Acts 24:16.

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace—Rom. 8:6.

As those who have been born of God to enter into the kingdom of God, we need to be recovered to the direct rule of God by the intuition of our spirit

    • In the dispensation of innocence we see the principle of God’s rule; in the dispensation of conscience, the principle of self-rule; and in the dispensation of human government, the principle of man’s rule.
    • Because man has been degraded from God’s rule to human rule, God, in saving man, must recover him from human rule to divine rule so that once again man may live before God in simplicity and under His direct authority.
    • The final goal of dealing with the conscience is not merely to restore us to self-rule but to bring us back to God’s rule and to recover us to God Himself and, thus, to live in the presence of God.
    • When we are under God’s rule, we live by the intuition of our spirit according to the sense of life.

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1   The kingdom of God is God Himself(John3:3)

(Please explain that The life of God is the kingdom of God and also our entrance into the kingdom of God)

T2   God is life, having the nature, ability, and shape of the divine life(John3:15)

(Please explain that God’s reigning over us is not an outward matter but a matter of the innate ability of the divine life)

D2

T1   The kingdom of God is the realm of the divine species(John3:3、5)

(Please explain that How can we become the species of God and enter into the kingdom of God.)

T2 all the children of God are in the divine realm of the divine species. (John1:12、13)

(Please explain that The believers, who are born of God by regeneration,are more in God’s kind than Adam was.)

D3

T1 The regeneration is the unique way to enter into the kingdom of God(John3:5、15)

(Please explain that What is the kingdom of God)

T2   The kingdom of God is Christ Himself(Luke17:22、24)

(Please explain that Wherever Savior is, the kingdom of God is.)

D4

T1 The seed of life is already within us; it simply needs to grow and develop. (2Pet1:5~7)

(Please explain that we see the development of the divine life in us through a number of steps.)

T2 for a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom (2Pet1:4~11)

(Please explain that We should be diligent to pursue the growth and development of the divine life and divine nature for a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom)

D5

T1   divided the Bible into seven dispensations(Gen2:16~17,Acts24:16,Gen9:6)

(Please explain that In the dispensation of innocence we see the principle of God’s rule; in the dispensation of conscience, the principle of self-rule; and in the dispensation of human government, the principle of man’s rule.)

T2   In God’s plan of recovery man must retrace his steps from human rule to God’s rule, passing through self-rule in between(Matt5:3、8,6:33)

(Please explain that the self-rule is the step between human rule and God’s rule.)

D6

T1   The final goal of dealing with the conscience is to bring us back to God’s rule(Matt5:3)

(Please explain that Self-rule and God’s rule differ greatly.)

T2   God’s rule means that we live by the intuition of our spirit, being responsible to God(Rom8:6)

(Please explain that the Many brothers and sisters are living in a condition that is a combination of the three kinds of government with experience.)