The Grace of God in the Economy of God
Receiving Grace upon Grace for Grace to Be Enthroned
within Us So That We May Reign in Life to Become
God’s Poem, the New Jerusalem, as the Ultimate and
Consummate Product of the Grace of God in His Economy
OPENING WORD OF THE PROPHESYING MEETING
Reading the verses in each day.
Reading the main points in the outlines.
Pray-reading the verses:
Heb. 4:16 Let us therefore come forward with boldness to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace for timely help.
John 1:16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
Rev. 22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.
Word of Appetizer
How can we come to the throne of God and of the Lamb, Christ, in heaven while we still live on earth?
The secret is our spirit, referred to in Hebrews 4:12; the very Christ who is sitting on the throne in heaven is also now in us, that is, in our spirit , where the habitation of God is. At Bethel, the house of God, the habitation of God, which is the gate of heaven, Christ is the ladder that joins earth to heaven and brings heaven to earth; since today our spirit is the place of God’s habitation, it is now the gate of heaven, where Christ is the ladder that joins us, the people on earth, to heaven, and brings heaven to us; hence, whenever we turn to our spirit, we enter through the gate of heaven and touch the throne of grace in heaven through Christ as the heavenly ladder.
The consummate and ultimate product of the grace of God in His economy is the Body of Christ as God’s poem to be the New Jerusalem as the consummation of God’s righteousness in the new heavens and new earth; the riches of God Himself for our enjoyment surpass every limit and will be publicly displayed for eternity.
Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting
The Revelation of the Truth
The main purpose of the record of Genesis is not to show the fall but to show how much God’s grace can do for fallen people.
The consummate and ultimate product of the grace of God in His economy is the Body of Christ as God’s poem to be the New Jerusalem as the consummation of God’s righteousness in the new heavens and new earth; the riches of God Himself for our enjoyment surpass every limit and will be publicly
displayed for eternity.
The Experience of Life
Day by day and moment by moment, we need to be those who receive the Lord as grace upon grace, as the abundance of grace, for our enjoyment so that grace may reign in us for us to reign in life. The Lord Himself is the throne of glory and the throne of grace (Isa. 22:23; Heb. 4:16); when we allow grace to reign in us, grace is enthroned within us as God’s ruling presence for our enjoyment so that we may reign in life.
Practice and Application
The flesh is the very presence of Satan, and grace is the very presence of God; in order for us to face the presence of Satan, we need the presence of God. In the Old Testament Amalek typifies the flesh, we fight against Amalek by the interceding Christ and the fighting Spirit; in the battle against Amalek, we need to cooperate with the Lord by praying in order to be one with the interceding Christ and by putting the flesh to death in order to be one with the fighting Spirit.
PROPHESYING TOPICS—TWELVE TOPICS PER WEEK
T1 We need the Lord’s grace every minute (Heb. 4:16)
(Please illustrate with experiences that without the Lord’s grace, we simply cannot bear anything.)
T2 The throne of God’s administration has become the throne of grace to us believers (Rev. 22:1; 2 Tim. 4:22)
(Please illustrate that how can we come to the throne of God and of the Lamb, Christ, in heaven while we still live on earth? )
T1 The main purpose of the record of Genesis is to show how much God’s grace can do for fallen people (Gal. 5:16-17)
(Please illustrate that the falls portrayed in the book of Genesis are the background of a very positive picture.)
T2 The Bible reveals that the strongest and most evil enemy of God is our flesh (Exo. 17:8; Gal. 5:17)
(Please illustrate that the fighting between Amalek and Israel depicts the conflict between the flesh and the Spirit within the believers.)
T1 “But Noah found favor [grace] in the sight of Jehovah” (Gen. 6:8)
(Please illustrate that thr grace here does not mean that God gave Noah many things. It means that God was with Noah.)
T2 We need the grace to be today’s Noah (John 1:17; Rev. 22:21)
(Please illustrate with experiences that how we need grace! for there is too much temptation.)
T1 At the bottom of man’s fall, there is always a “but” (Dan. 1:8; Gen. 6:8)
(According to the scriptures, illustrate that when Satan hasdone his bestto damage the situation, there have always been some who found grace in the eyes of God to become ones who turned the age.)
T2 Grace is God Himself enjoyed by us and helping us to face the situation of the flesh (Heb. 4:16)
(Please illustrate with experiences that the flesh is the very factor that compels me to come to the throne of grace.)
T1 The dew signifies the grace of life (Psa. 133:3; 2 Cor. 12:9)
(Please illustrate with experiences that by the grace we can live a life that is impossible for people in the world to live.)
T2 Simply by being in the meetings, we are under the watering dew (Psa. 133:3)
(Please illustrate with experiences that the more we come to the meetings of the church, the more we are preserved in the Lord’s grace.)
T1 The church, the Body of Christ, is God’s poem (Eph. 2:7, 10a)
(Please illustrate that the product of the grace in God’s economy is a poem.)
T2 To work out our own salvation (Gen. 7:7; Phil. 2:12)
(Please illustrate that why we need to work out our salvation when we have already been saved.)