Crystallization-Study of Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
The Intrinsic Divine Revelation concerning the Move
of God with and among Men in the Old Testament and
concerning the Move of God in Man in the New Testament
to Accomplish God’s Heart’s Desire
and to Meet Man’s Need before God
OPENING WORD OF THE PROPHESYING MEETING
Reading the verses in each day.
Reading the main points in the outlines.
Pray-reading the verses:
2 Cor. 5:17 So then if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, they have become new.
Acts 5:31 This One God has exalted to His right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Word of Appetizer
What’s the difference of God’s move in the Old Testament and in the New Teatament?
As a believer in Christ, man needs to grow in the divine life of Christ that he may be transformed into what Christ is through the lifedispensing Spirit, that he may be built up with the saints to be the Body of Christ, the organism to express the Triune God in Christ, and to be the new man as God’s new creation to carry out God’s eternal economy in the consummation of the New Jerusalem as a mingling of the processed Triune God with the glorified tripartite man, to be the corporate God-man’s manifestation in eternity.
Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting
The Revelation of the Truth
The move of God with men and among men is in the Old Testament; God’s move with men and among men was not the direct move to carry out His eternal economy for Christ and the church but the indirect move in His old creation for the preparation of His direct move in His new creation for His eternal economy.
The move of God in man is in the New Testament to meet man’s need before God; the move of God in man is from the first coming of Christ to the manifestation of the New Jerusalem in the new heaven and new earth; this move is unprecedented in human history.
The Experience of Life
God has regenerated us through the resurrection of Christ, and now He renews us, transforms us, and conforms us to His image of glory; in His renewing and transforming, He consumes us, putting us into His death for our fellowship of His sufferings, which work out for us an eternal weight of glory, that we may experience Him in His resurrection and gain Him in His unsearchable riches.
Practice and Application
We need to seek after God as a panting hart and to enjoy God with God’s people in God’s feasts so that God can be everything to us to replace all that we have attained and obtained.
Jesus lived a life in which He did everything in God, with God, and for God; God was in His living, and He was one with God; in His human living He has set His suffering life before us as a model so that we can copy it by tracing and following His steps.
TWELVE TOPICS PER WEEK
T1: God’s first step to move in the New Testament age was to enter into man (Micah 5:2; Matt. 1:23).
(What’s the biggest difference of God’s move in the Old Testament and the New Testament?)
T2: The small preposition in may be considered as the greatest word in the New Testament (2 Cor. 5:17).
(Please explain that in the New Testament whatever God did was mainly in man. )
T1: As the man created by God, man needed to take God as his life that he might express, and represent God (Gen. 2:9).
(According to the revelation concerning the move of God among men in the Old Testament, what are the needs of the created man and the fallen man respectively?)
T2: As a redeemed person, man needed to offer Christ as the burnt offering that he might be regarded, respected, by God (Gen. 4:4).
(According to the revelation concerning the move of God among men in the Old Testament, what are the needs of the called and chosen people of God?)
T1: The age of Job was in the primitive stage of the divine revelation (Job 1:5; Gen. 22:13).
(Why did we say that the revelation Job had received could reach, at most, only the level of the revelation in the age of Abraham?)
T2: To understand God’s intention in His appearing to Job, we need the entire Bible, especially the New Testament (Job 10:13; Eph. 3:9).
(What’s God’s intention in His appearing to Job?)
T1: Do not build up yourself in human virtues as Job did (Psa. 42:1-2).
(We need to seek after God as a panting hart and to enjoy God with God’s people in God’s feasts.)
T2: The first page of the New Testament is on incarnation, and the last page of the New Testament is on the New Jerusalem (Matt. 1:20; Rev. 21:1).
(What are the five steps and five issues that God took in His move in man?)
T1: Christ’s experience became our history (Acts 13:32; 5:31).
(Please explain that in His death, resurrection, and ascension Christ made all His believers one with Him.)
T2: As a believer in Christ, man needs to grow in the divine life of Christ (Col. 2:19).
(Please explain that a regenerated, transformed, and glorified saint in Christ has nothing to do with the natural man and does not need to build up himself with the natural virtues.)
T1: The gift that God intended to give Job is Himself in His Divine Trinity embodied in the Son and realized as the Spirit (John 14:16-20).
T2: God’s move on earth in man is always in the principle of incarnation (John 1:14).
(Please explain that this principle of incarnation should be applied to our entire Christian life.)