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

2021 ICSC Message Four

The Intrinsic and Organic Building up of the Church as the Body of Christ

Message Four

 The Intrinsic Fellowship of the Churches for Their Organic Relationship

OPENING WORD OF THE PROPHESYING MEETING

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard we report also to you that you also may have fellowship with us, and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Rev. 22:1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street.

Word of Appetizer

What’s the intrinsic fellowship of the churches?

The fellowship is the flow of the eternal life within, through, and among all the members of the organic Body of Christ; it is illustrated by the flow of the water of life proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the New Jerusalem.

The fellowship of the Body of Christ, which is the fellowship among the churches, is the fellowship of the apostles; to have fellowship with the Triune God in the apostles’ fellowship is to put aside our private interests and join with the apostles and the Triune God for the carrying out of God’s purpose.

Spiritual Burden

The divine fellowship is the reality of living in the Body of Christ in the oneness of the Spirit; the divine fellowship blends us; that is, it adjusts, harmonizes, tempers, and mingles us together into one Body.

We need to imitate the apostle to bring the local churches into the fellowship of the Body of Christ and follow the apostle’s footsteps to bring all the saints into the blending life of the entire Body of Christ.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

We need to see and enter into the intrinsic fellowship of the churches; the fellowship of the Body of Christ, which is the fellowship among the churches, is the fellowship of the apostles.

We need to see and enter into the organic relationship of the churches; a local church is a part of the unique Body of Christ, and the fellowship of the Body is universally one.

The divine fellowship is the reality of living in the Body of Christ in the oneness of the Spirit; we must have the reality of the fellowship and blending of the Body of Christ; the purpose of the blending is to usher us all into the reality of the Body of Christ.

The Experience of Life

The divine fellowship blends us; that is, it adjusts, harmonizes, tempers, and mingles us together into one Body; our horizontal fellowship with the saints brings us into vertical fellowship with the Lord; then our vertical fellowship with the Lord brings us into horizontal fellowship with the saints.

In this divine fellowship God is interwoven with us; this interweaving is the mingling of God and man to bring the divine constituent into our spiritual being for our growth and transformation in life.

Practice and Application

We enter into the vertical aspect of the divine fellowship by the divine Spirit, the Holy Spirit; this aspect of fellowship refers to our fellowship with the Triune God in our loving Him; we enter into the horizontal aspect of the divine fellowship by the human spirit; this aspect of fellowship refers to our fellowship with one another by the exercise of our spirit in our loving one another.

By being restricted in the divine fellowship, the Body of Christ is kept in oneness, and we should not do anything without fellowshipping with the other saints who are coor­dinating with us; fellowship requires us to stop when we are about to do something.