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(PQ6)The Triune God’s Revelation and His Move

This week I want to find the answer about these questions below:

1) How do we receive revelation from the Word?

2) How do we receive vision?

3) What, if any, is the difference between the two approaches?

My thought

The revelation comes before vision, without the revelation there is no vision. The revelation is something that we realize. And the Vision is something we saw according to what we realize.

Above is just my thought before studying of the topic which is “The Way to Receive Revelation from the Holy Word and See Vision through Revelation”. I will get into those question to find out what revelation and vision are in this week. May the Lord give me the Spirit of the wisdom and the revelation.

 

The Priesthood in the New Testament

Rom. 15:16 That I might be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentles, a laboring priest of Gospel of God, in order that the offering of Gentiles might be acceptable, having been sanctified in the Holy Spirit.

The main sacrifices of the Old Testament priesthood were bulls and goats as types of Christ. Now in the New Testament, the main sacrifices are not only Christ but also Christ with the saved sinners. The main offerings of the Old Testament priests were types of Christ, but the main offering of the New Testament priests is the Christ experienced by the sinners. The sinners are offered to God in Christ, with Christ, and one with Christ as the very enlargement of Christ. In the New Testament, Christ is still very enlargement of Christ. In the New Testament, Christ is still offered to God, not in typology but in experience. Today we do not have a Christ in typology. The Christ that we have is in our experience. We are saved not only in Christ but also into Christ, so we all have been made good sacrifices. The New Testament priesthood offers sinners saved into Christ as the main sacrifices.

We have to offer these sacrifices every day. This means that the preaching of gospel of God is the daily life of a priest of the gospel in the New Testament.

 

 

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Walk by the Spirit

Galatians 5:16 But I say, Walk by the Spirit and you shall by no means fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:25 ‘If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

 

Both the walk in v.16 and the walk in this verse are by the Spirit and are regulated by the Spirit. The former refers to a general, daily walk; the latter, to a walk that takes God’s unique goal as the direction and purpose of life, and a walk that follows the Spirit as the elementary rule, the basic principle. Such a walk is cultivated;

(1) by living in the new creation (6:16 and note 2),

Gal. 6:16 And as many as 1walk by this 2arule, 3bpeace be upon them and mercy, even upon the 4cIsrael of God.

162 The rule of being a new creation, of living by the Spirit through faith, having the Triune God as our life and living, in contrast to keeping the law by observing ordinances. To walk by this rule is to walk by the Spirit (5:25).

(2) by pursuing Christ in order to gain Him (Phil. 3:12 and notes), and

Phil. 3:12 1Not that I 2have already aobtained or 3am already 4bperfected, but I 5cpursue, if even I may 6lay hold of 7that for which dI also have been 8laid hold of by Christ Jesus.

121 Paul had already obtained the believers’ common salvation by the believers’ common faith (1 Tim. 1:14-16), but he had not obtained the extra portion of resurrection. To obtain that portion he had to pursue, to run, and to finish his course triumphantly.

125 The same Greek word as for persecute, meaning also to press toward, to follow after. In such a way Paul ran the race to obtain the prize and reach maturity. Before he was saved, he persecuted Christ. After he was saved, he pursued Christ to such an extent that he persecuted Christ, but in a positive way.

(3) by practicing the church life (Rom. 12:1-5; Eph. 4:1-16),

Rom. 12:1-5 1 I exhort you therefore, brothers, through the compassions of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect. 3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every one who is among you, not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think, but to think so as to be sober-minded, as God has apportioned to each a measure of faith. 4 For just as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, 5 So we who are many are one Body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

thus fulfilling God’s intention in Christ for the church.

Rcv: Gal. 5:25 footnote 2b

 
 

Down from His glory – #82

Lyrics:William E. Booth-Clibborn Music:E. di Capua, arranged

  1. Down from His glory,
    Ever living story,
    My God and Savior came,
    And Jesus was His name.
    Born in a manger,
    To His own a stranger,
    A Man of sorrows, tears and agony. 

    • O how I love Him! How I adore Him!
      My breath, my sunshine, my all in all!
      The great Creator became my Savior,
      And all God’s fulness dwelleth in Him.
  2. What condescension,
    Bringing us redemption;
    That in the dead of night,
    Not one faint hope in sight,
    God, gracious, tender,
    Laid aside His splendor,
    Stooping to woo, to win, to save my soul.
  3. Without reluctance,
    Flesh and blood His substance
    He took the form of man,
    Revealed the hidden plan.
    O glorious myst’ry,
    Sacrifice of Calv’ry,
    And now I know Thou art the great “I AM.”
 
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Posted by on 16/02/2011 in Hymn

 

The Age was changed to the new creation By Passing through four places

The Age was changed to the new creation

By Passing through four places

Gilgal – Bethel – Jericho – the river Jordan

2 Kings 2:1 -15

Gilgal was a place where God’s people dealt with their flesh (Josh 5:2-9) The children of those who came out of Egypt had not been circumcised, indication that their flesh had never been dealt with. When they crossed the Jordan to begin fighting to gain the good land, they first dealt with their flesh by being circumcised at Gilgal.

In Genesis 12, when Abraham came out of Chaldea (giving up the world) and came to Bethel, he built an altar to offer everything to God. This indicates that Bethel is the place to give up the world and turn to God absolutely, taking God as everything.

Elijah then led Elisha to Jericho. The first city that Joshua and the people of Israel had to defeat when they entered into the good land was Jericho. Jericho signifies the head of God’s enemy, Satan.

Finally, Elijah and Elisha went to the river Jordan, which signifies death. The New Testament baptism, putting people into death, began from the Jordan (Matt. 3:5-6, 13).

In order for us to be raptured like Elijah or receive the power of the Spirit like Elisha, and in order for the age to be changed from the Old Testament to the New Testament to the New Testament IN OUR EXPERIENCE, We must:

(1) Deal with our flesh by the Spirit of life (Gal. 5:16-17, 24),

(2) Give up the world and turn to God by the love of the Father (1 John 2:15-17),

(3) Defeat Satan through the word of the Son (Rev. 12:11; Matt. 4:4)

(4) Pass through death to die to the self by the power of resurrection for the Body of Christ (Rom. 6:3-4; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 3:10; Matt. 16:24)

Furthermore, we must “tear our clothes into two pieces” (2 Kings 2:12), indication that we no longer treasure what we are or what we can do (cf. Matt. 16:24)

Through all these steps we enter into a new age of the new creation, the age of God’s New Testament economy is grace, which is God doing everything for us by giving Himself to us as our enjoyment (John 1:1, 14-17)

 

[Week 2, Day 2,3] Crystalization – Study of Isaiah

 

Three Aspects of the experience of the Corss

Galatians 5:24 says:


But they who are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and its lusts.

The crucifixion of the old man in Rom. 6:6 and the crucifixion of the “I” in Gal. 2:20 were not accomplished by us.  But here it says that we have crucified the flesh with its passions and its lusts. The old man and the “I” are our being; the flesh is the expressioni of our being in our practical living. The crucifixion of our old man and the “I” is a fact accomplished by Christ on the cross, whereas the crucifying of our flesh with its passions and its lusts is our practical experience of the fact. This pracrical experience of the fact. This practical experience must be carried our through the Spirit by our executing of the crucifixion that Christ accomplished. This is to put to death by the Spirit the practices of our lustful body with its evil members( Rom. 8:13b; Col.3:5)

There are Three aspects of the experience of the cross:

(1) the fact accomplished by Christ (Rom. 6:6; Gal. 2:20);

(2) our application of the accomplished fact(v.24); and

(3) our experience of what we have applied, by bearing the cross daily (Matt. 16:24; Luke 9:23)

Recovery Version of the Bible: Gal. 5:24  footnote 2

 
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