The Grace of God in the Economy of God
Experiencing the Grace of God in the Economy 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:
Gal. 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
1 Cor. 15:10 … the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace unto me did not turn out to be in vain, but, on the contrary, I labored more abundantly than all of them, yet not I but the grace of God which is with me.
Word of Appetizer
What is the mark of God’s economy?
The mark of God’s economy is that Christ today is the grace of God in our spirit. Our regenerated spirit indwelt by the Spirit is the focus of God’s promised blessing.It is in this spirit of ours that we experience and enjoy the Spirit as the focal blessing of the New Testament.If we do not know our human spirit, which has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, we have no way to enjoy Christ as the all-inclusive Spirit. We need to know how to exercise our spirit and how to walk in our spirit to enjoy the grace of Christ, which is Christ Himself for our enjoyment.
Receiving Christ as the Spirit of grace in our spirit is a lifelong, continuous matter; day by day a marvelous divine transmission should take place as the Triune God supplies the Spirit of grace bountifully, and we receive the Spirit of grace continually.
Grace is God’s visitation to us to stay in us and make Himself one with us; we need to grow in such grace for His glory today and unto the day of eternity.
Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting
The Revelation of the Truth
God’s eternal economy is to gain a group of people, that the Triune God may dispense Himself into them to be their life and everything so that they may be joined to Him as one, be filled and occupied with Him, and be one organic entity with Him on earth to be the Body of Christ, the church, for His corporate expression.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
By the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace unto me did not turn out to be in vain,…yet not I but the grace of God which is with me.
The Experience of Life
Grace, mentioned three times in 1 Corinthians 15:10, is the resurrected Christ becoming the life-giving Spirit to bring the processed Triune God in resurrection into us to be our life and life supply that we may live in resurrection.
Grace is God Himself as our life to be one with us, to save us, to make His home in us, and to be formed in us; to grow in grace is to grow in the increase of God.
Practice and Application
Our spirit is the only place where we can experience grace; in order to receive and enjoy grace, we need to turn to our spirit and remain there, recognizing the Lord as the Head and the King, respecting His position, honoring His authority, and seeing that the throne of grace is in our spirit.
The way to open ourselves to the heavenly transmission in order to receive the supply of the all-inclusive life-giving Spirit of grace is by exercising our spirit to pray and call on the Lord.
PROPHESYING TOPICS—TWELVE TOPICS PER WEEK
T1 The eternal economy of God is the central line of the entire Scripture (Eph. 1:10; 3:9)
(Please illustrate that what the eternal economy of God is. )
T2 The Christian life is the life in which the Christians live Christ corporately in their locality (Gal. 2:20; Phil. 1:21)
(Please illustrate that we live a life that is not just for the individual Christian life, but for the Body life.)
T1 The believers’ experience of the grace in God’s economy (Heb. 4:16; Gal. 6:18)
(Please illustrate that whenever we turn to our spirit, we touch the throne of grace with experiences.)
T2 Our spirit is the only place where we can experience grace (Gal. 6:18; John 3:34)
(Please illustrate that the receiving of Christ as the Spirit of grace is a lifelong, continuous matter.)
T1 Receiving the Spirit does not take place once for all (Gal. 3:5, 2)
(Please illustrate that God is continually supplying the Spirit, we need to receive the Spirit continually.)
T2 The grace of Christ is with our spirit (Gal. 6:18; 1 Cor. 6:17)
(Please illustrate that the Spirit of God and our spirit are both crucial for God’s economy.)
T1 The difference between God in czreation and God in Resurrection (1 Cor. 15:10)
(Please illustrate that apart from the Triune God being processed in Christ, He cannot be enjoyed by us as the grace of God.)
T2 Grace is the Triune God in resurrection (Gal. 2:20-21)
(Why is that the unprocessed God is not grace?)
T1 In such a Christ, Paul was empowered to do all things; this is the grace of God (2 Cor. 1:12; Phil. 4:13)
(Please illustrate that the grace that operated in him was not some matter or some thing but the resurrected Christ.)
T2 “By the grace of God I am what I am” (1 Tim. 1:15-16; 1 Cor. 15:10)
(Please illustrate that grace is God which is wrought into our being and which works in us and does things for us.)
T1 The grace in God’s economy in the believers’ experience (1 Pet. 5:10; Rev. 22:21)
(Please illustrate that the Christian living must be the living of grace, the experience of grace.)
T2 Grace is something living, something in which we can grow (2 Pet. 3:18; Col. 2:19)
(Please illustrate that how we can grow in grace with experiences.)