2019 ITEROF Message Nine

The One New Man Fulfilling God’s Purpose in Creating Man

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Message Nine

Practicing the Church Life, Speaking the Same Thing,

and Doing the One Work in the Consciousness of the One New Man

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

Greet the brothers in Laodicea, as well as Nymphas and the church, which is in his house. And when this letter is read among you, cause that it be read in the church of the Laodiceans also, and that you also read the one from Laodicea.- Col. 4:15-16

Now I beseech you, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be attuned in the same mind and in the same opinion.- 1 Cor. 1:10

Word of Appetizer

All the local churches in the different countries are one new man; thus, How do we need to practice the church life in the consciousness of the One new man?

When the one new man has been brought into full existence, we will not speak of the differences between the churches or of the jurisdiction and autonomy of the local churches.

If we take Christ as our person and as our life, spontaneously we all will speak the same thing; then in a practical way we will be the one new man. Since the local churches are one new man, in deciding a matter in our local church, we need to consider the churches throughout the whole earth.

What is here in the Lord’s recovery is nothing but Christ, and this Christ is all and in all; this vision will rescue us from all things other than Christ.

Spiritual Burden 

We need to practice the church life in the consciousness of the new man; All the churches are not merely individual local churches but are the one new man; in deciding a matter in our local church, we need to consider the churches throughout the whole earth.

For the church as the universal one new man, we all need to take Christ as our person in the matter of speaking; Although we are many and come from many places, we all have one mouth and we all speak the same thing.

In the Lord’s move in His recovery, there should be only one work, not different works, whatever you do, you are building up the center, the reality, and the goal of the eternal economy of God, which will attain the New Jerusalem.

 

 

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In Colossians 4:7-17 we have a practical illustration of the revelation of the one new man and of the consciousness of the one new man.

All the local churches in the different countries are one new man; thus, they need to practice the church life in the consciousness of the new man.

For the church as the universal one new man, we all need to take Christ as our person in the matter of speaking; we need to consider one new man in Ephesians 2:15 together with one mouth in Romans 15:6 and speak the same thing in 1 Corinthians 1:10.

here should not be several works in the Lord’s recovery; all the co-workers in all the regions should do the same one work for the unique Body, the universal one new man.

The Experience of Life 

When we are about to speak, we need to resolve a basic question: In this matter of speaking, am I the person, or is Christ the person? If we take Christ as our person and as our life, spontaneously we all will speak the same thing; then we will be the one new man in reality and practicality.

Practice and Application

We need to practice the church life in the consciousness of the new man; Since the local churches are one new man in deciding a matter in our local church, we need to consider the churches throughout the whole earth.

we all need to take Christ as our person in the matter of speaking; In the one new man there is only one person, and only this person has the freedom to speak; the Lord Jesus has the absolute freedom to speak, and our natural man has absolutely no freedom to speak.

 

 

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

Key Verses (1)

Greet the brothers in Laodicea, as well as Nymphas and the church, which is in his house. And when this letter is read among you, cause that it be read in the church of the Laodiceans also, and that you also read the one from Laodicea.- Col. 4:15-16

Who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.- Rom. 16:4

…The crowd of cares pressing upon me daily, the anxious concern for all the churches.- 2 Cor. 11:28

Ⅰ In Colossians 4:7-17 we have a practical illustration of the revelation of the one new man and of the consciousness of the one new man

Ⅱ All the local churches in the different countries are one new man; thus, they need to practice the church life in the consciousness of the new man

. Both the saints in Colossae and Paul and those with him were members of the one new man in actuality and had the consciousness of the one new man.

. Paul’s word regarding the reading of the letters proves that there was no difference between the church in Laodicea and the church in Colossae.

. All the churches are not merely individual local churches but are the one new man; When the one new man has been brought into full existence, we will not speak of the differences between the churches or of the jurisdiction and autonomy of the local churches.

. Since the local churches are one new man, in deciding a matter in our local church, we need to consider the churches throughout the whole earth.

. What is here in the Lord’s recovery is nothing but Christ, and this Christ is all and in all; this vision will rescue us from all things other than Christ.

Key Verses (2)

Now the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind toward one another…that with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.- Rom. 15:5-6

Now I beseech you, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be attuned in the same mind and in the same opinion.- 1 Cor. 1:10

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.- Eph. 2:15

Ⅲ For the church as the universal one new man, we all need to take Christ as our person in the matter of speaking

. we need to consider one new man in Ephesians 2:15 together with one mouth in Romans 15:6 and speak the same thing in 1 Corinthians 1:10.

. In the one new man there is one person with one mouth to speak the same thing; In the past there were too many mouths because there were too many persons.

. With one accord and with one mouth (Rom. 15:6) mean that even though we are many and all are speaking, we all “speak the same thing”.

. In the one new man there is only one person, and only this person has the freedom to speak; the Lord Jesus has the absolute freedom to speak, and our natural man has absolutely no freedom to speak.

. If we take Christ as our person and as our life, spontaneously we all will speak the same thing; then we will be the one new man in reality and practicality.

Key Verses (3)

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.- 1 Cor. 15:58

Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear; for he is working the work of the Lord, even as I am.- 16:10

Ⅳ There should not be several works in the Lord’s recovery; all the co-workers in all the regions should do the same one work for the unique Body, the universal one new man

. In the Lord’s move in His recovery, there should be only one work, not different works. Our situation is different from this. We have different works without any consciousness. This is dangerous.

. As God’s fellow workers, working together with Him, we should do only one work—the work of the Lord.

. You must have the assurance that, wherever you are and whatever you do, you are building up the center, the reality, and the goal of the eternal economy of God, which will attain the New Jerusalem.

. This will be the ultimate church life—a universal new man taking Christ as his person and living out Christ; this will conclude this age, usher in the kingdom, and bring the Lord back.

 

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 revelation of the one new man.(Col.4:7~17)

(Please illustrate that in this region near the Mediterranean, the new man had come into being.)

T2 the practical illustration of the new man.(Col.4:7-17.)

(Illustrate that Colossians 4:7-17 for the portrait of the living of the new man in these verses!)

D2

T1 Everything on this earth is for the perfection of the new man.(Col.3:10~11)

(Please illustrate that Today everything is ripe, ready, and prepared for the new man to come forth.)

T2 all the local churches in the different countries are one new man.(Col.3:10~11)

(Please illustrate that the ultimate church life, a universal new man living out Christ.)

D3

T1New man including all the saints as one in Christ,(Rom.16:4)

(Please illustrate that This vision will rescue us from all things other than Christ.)

T2 take Christ in this way as the person of this corporate new man.(1 Thes. 2:14)

(Illustrate with experience when you are deciding about a certain matter, we should think about the churches on the whole earth.)

D4

T1 In the one new man there is one person with one mouth to speak the same thing.(Eph.2:15,Rom.15:6,1Cor.1:10)

(What the intrinsic relationship of those verses, when we consider one new man in Ephesians 2:15 together with one mouth in Romans 15:6 and speak the same thing in 1 Corinthians 1:10)

T2 Practice to receive Christ as our person on the matter of speaking.(Rom.15:6,1Cor.1:10)

(Please illustrate that The entire Bible has one mouth and speaks the same thing.)

D5

T1 The condition of the new man being speaking(Rom.15:6,1Cor1:10)

(Illustrate with experience that how do you practice to receive the Lord as person. )

T2 In the one new man there is only one person. Only this person has the freedom to speak.(Rom.15:6,1Cor1:10)

(Please illustrate that in the church, especially in the new man, neither your natural man nor my natural man has freedom of speech.)

D6

T1 we should do only one work, the work of the Lord(2Cor.6:1a,1Cor.3:9a)

(Please illustrate that Although Paul and Peter worked in different regions, they did not carry out two works; instead, they had only one work.)

T2 take Christ as life and take Christ as person.(Col.3:4,Eph.2:15)

(Illustrate what is the difference between the old man with the new man in the universe.)