Crystallization-Study of Job
Gaining God to Be Transformed by God for the Purpose of 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. 3:16-18 But whenever their heart turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit.
Word of Appetizer
What is God’s purpose in dealing with us?
As unveiled in Paul’s Epistles, God’s purpose in dealing with us is to strip us of all things and to consume us so that we may gain God more and more; God’s intention with His seekers is that they may find everything in Him and not be distracted from the absolute enjoyment of Himself.
God’s intention in His economy is to make Himself man in order to make man God in life and in nature but not in the Godhead.
God’s purpose in dealing with His holy people is that they would be emptied of everything and receive only God as their gain; the desire of God’s heart is that they would gain Him in full as life, as the life supply, and as everything to their being.
God’s economy is God becoming a man in the flesh through incarnation that man might become God in the Spirit through
transformation for the building of God into man and man into God to gain a corporate God-man.
Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting
The Revelation of the Truth
God’s intention with Job was for him to become a person who lived in the heavenly vision and the reality of God’s economy.
God’s economy is God becoming a man in the flesh through incarnation that man might become God in the Spirit through transformation for the building of God into man and man into God to gain a corporate God-man.
Ministry is the issue of revelation plus suffering—what we see is wrought into us through suffering; hence, what we minister is what we are.
The Experience of Life
God poured out Himself as love in our hearts with the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us, as the motivating power within us, that we may more than conquer in all our tribulations; therefore, when we endure any kind of tribulation, we are not put to shame but live Christ for His magnification.
The more we look at Him as the consummated Spirit in our spirit, the more we receive all His ingredients into our being as the divine element to discharge our old element so that our whole being becomes new.
Practice and Application
We can remain in the daily process of transformation by turning our heart to the Lord so that we can behold and reflect Him with an unveiled face; an unveiled face is a heart that turns to the Lord.
Transformation is carried out in us as we experience the discipline of the Holy Spirit; we should cooperate with the inner operating Spirit and accept the environment that God has arranged for us.
TWELVE TOPICS PER WEEK
T1: The divine revelation in the Bible is progressive (Job 1:5; 42:8).
(Why didn’t Job’s three friends have knowledge and understanding concerning the purpose of what had happened to Job?)
T2: God’s purpose in dealing with us is that we would be emptied of everything and receive only God as our gain (Phil. 3:8).
(Please explain that Paul received a full and explicit revelation of things concerning which Job and his friends had no understanding.)
T1: The most marvelous and all-inclusive transformations of the eternal God in His becoming a man (Micah 5:2; John 1:14; 1 Cor. 15:45).
(Please explain that although God is complete, perfect, and unchanging, what transformations has He had?)
T2: Christ became the embodiment of the Triune God, bringing God to man and making God contactable, experienceable and enjoyable (John 1:14; Col. 2:9).
( Which three main things has Christ accomplished in His resurrection?)
T1: God’s love is divine, but it reaches us in the cords of a man, that is, through Christ’s humanity (Hosea 11:4).
(Please explain that the cords through which God draws us include Christ’s incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension.)
T2: It is by all these steps of Christ in His humanity that God’s love in His salvation reaches us.
(Please explain that apart from Christ, God’s everlasting love could not be prevailing in relation to us).
T1: But whenever their heart turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away (2 Cor. 3:16).
(How do we open our heart to the Lord?)
T2: And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Cor. 3:17).
(Please explain according to your own experiences that if someone says that a meeting is boring, we must realize that it is he himself who is bored within.)
T1: Transformation transfers us from the form of the old man to the form of the new man (2 Cor. 4:10, 16).
(Please explain that the Lord accomplishes this transformation work by the killing of Christ’s death.)
T2: Transformation is carried out in us as we experience the discipline of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:2, 28-29).
(Please explain according to your own experiences that everything related to us is under the Lord’s sovereign arrangement.)
T1: Ministry is the issue of revelation plus suffering (2 Cor. 4:1).
(Please explain that what we see is wrought into us through suffering; hence, what we minister is what we are.)
T2: Tribulation is the incarnation of grace with all the riches of Christ (Rom. 5:3-4).
(Please explain according to your own experiences that tribulation and suffering are for our good and transformation.)