November 18, 2019

Msg. 7: LS of First Thessalonians

Today’s message is titled, “The Church in the Triune God (1).”

This chapters covers the following verses: 1 Thes. 1:1; 2 Thes. 1:1; Matt. 28:19; Acts 19:5; Rom. 6:3; Gal. 3:27; Rev. 1:11-12.

The sections in this message are:

I. THE FATHER, THE LORD, AND JESUS

II. THE SPIRIT IMPLIED

III. IN THE TRIUNE GOD ORGANICALLY AND IN LIFE

IV. VEILED BY TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS

V. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOD AND THE TRIUNE GOD

 

32 thoughts on “Msg. 7: LS of First Thessalonians

  1. “Hallelujah, WE ARE SONS OF GOD IN LIFE! Having been born of God, we are now God’s sons in life, and HE IS TRULY OUR FATHER. :))))
    What a great matter this is!”

    Wow the Lord made so much for us…! “In crucifixion, He accomplished redemption, the termination of the old creation, and the destruction of Satan and death. In resurrection, He germinated the new creation.
    Now He is the life-giving Spirit as the ultimate consummation of the Triune God. THE CHURCH IS IN SUCH TRIUNE GOD.”

  2. Praise the Lord for the Father,
    I was enlightened to see that,it is a matter of great significance to know the Father, and much more it is a great thing to know God, but it is an even greater thing to know the Father. And we are related to the Father, because he is our Father-in-life, not our step-father or father-in-law. I just give my self just to know the Father. I also enjoyed the fact that the church is in the Trinue God, The Father, The Son and The Spirit. I really enjoyed this portion : “We do not adequately understand the way of life, but God does understand it in full. Furthermore, only God can do something in the way of life. In a way that is organic and of life, God has made it possible for the church to be in the Triune God.” and “For the church to be merely of God, it is sufficient that God be merely our Creator. But for the church to be in God, God must become our Father, and we need to have a life relationship with Him. Likewise, for the church to be in the Lord Jesus Christ, Christ must be the Lord and Jesus to us.”

  3. A man, even a Nazarene, has become LORD of all!!

    God has no intention to become our Father by adoption, our stepfather, or our father-in-law. On the contrary, He is our FATHER-in-life!

  4. Saints, how we than the Lord that we are indeed in the Truine God, the God who had gone through a wonderful process of incarnation, human living, crucifixion and resurrection, where He accomplished redemption for us, terminated the old creation and destroyed satan and death. In resurrection, He germinated the new creation, He became the all-inclusive, compound, life giving, indwelling and seven-fold intensified Spirit, the ultimate consummation of the Truine God. We are in such a Truine God. What a mercy and salvation this is, may we all in reality experience being in Him moment by moment for His satisfaction. Oh Lord, Amen, Hallelujah.

  5. Through this message I gained a fuller appreciation of the term ‘Lord’ as applied to the Lord Jesus. “The title Lord implies incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. It was through such a process that the man Jesus was made Lord of all” How wonderful our Lord is the processed Triune God. As the church, we are in this one! “Through the steps of His process, He as the Christ, has fulfilled this commission and has accomplished God’s purpose. We are in this one!

  6. God has no intention to become our Father by adoption, our stepfather, or our father-in-law. On the contrary, He is our Father-in-life. This means that we have received God’s life.

    In Christianity I always heard we are adopted but Hallelujah this is not the truth!!! We are BORN OF GOD, WE HAVE HIS LIFE AND NATURE!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!

  7. If we merely speak of “God”, this is to regard Him as not having been processed! But our Triune God has gone through a wonderful process. He is not merely “God” to us, but God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. How meaningful this is!
    Thank You, Lord, for revealing Your name to us!

  8. The expression “the church in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Is in 1 Thess. 1:1 and 2 Thess. 1:1. For the church to be in God we need to have a life relationship with Him. God must become our Father. He is our Father in Life. Praise the Lord for we have His Life and His nature.
    For the church to be in the Lord Jesus Christ, Christ must be the Lord and Jesus to us. His divine life was released through His death. This released divine Life was imparted to His believers for the formation of the church.

  9. Amen! I also really enjoyed that the church is in the Triune God! It is so much more meaningful than to say that the church is in God!

    The Triune God denotes God in His process! The church is not merely in God the creator, but also the Son in His incarnation, human living, crucifixion and resurrection, and the Spirit of reality, the comforter, the life-giving Spirit who is the consummation of the Triune God!

    How wonderful! How rich it is to say and know that the church is in the Triune God! When we’re in a meeting gathered together, we have a glorious sense that we’re a group of people joined together in the Triune God! Hallelujah!

  10. Wow, there was so much in this message I haven’t seen before! Things, I thought I understood, but really didn’t. I’m so thankful to be a part of this saints. I especially enjoyed “what the Bible does not say is just as important as what it does say, if not more so. Often in our contact with the saints, we may refrain from saying something to them. This may be more important than what we do say to them.”
    I was really touched by this. I realize I need to be enjoying the Lord more to follow this, not just speaking from what I think is the right thing to say, but from my enjoyment of the Lord.

    Backtracking a bit to page 56, I SO enjoyed that by His crucifixion Christ has destroyed Satan and death! HALLELUJAH SAINTS! He has destroyed Satan and death in us! Wow, how wonderful this is! And, has “abolished every separation between God and man”. This is just so enjoyable.

  11. Wow, just the two title “God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” implies so much! It implies the Triune God! The church is in the Triune God! “the Lord Jesus” includes incarnation, human living, cruxifiction, resurrection, ascension! “Christ” implies that He is the anointed One, commissioned to accomplish God’s eternal purpose! Praise the Lord for 1 Thes. 1:1! There is a difference between God and the Triune God. God-not processed. Triune God- processed. The church is in the Triune God, the NT never says that the church is in God! (we cannot be in Triune God if He is still the “raw God” without process) Praise the Lord for the processed Triune God, the Father, the Son and the Spirit!

  12. I was so impressed that there is a difference between God and the Triune God! The Triune God is God in His process and is now to us the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Praise the Triune God!

  13. Praise the Lord! The Church is IN the Triune God! I enjoyed that this word ‘in’ is much more significant than the word ‘of’. This implies that God is more than just the creator! We are related in life. He is truly our father in life.

  14. Today two moms took our children to the park and ventured to read today’s Life Study there. We finished it 🙂 PTL! Sister Janeth shared with me how impressed she was that we are still enjoying all the riches in verse 1 of 1 Thessalonians 1. There still is a lot in the phrases “in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ…” that this ministry is unveiling to us. Hallelujah for this ministry, we would not be able to see all that we have seen so far anywhere else. Praise the Lord for the Life Studies! Saints we are blessed to have the Life Studies in our hands!
    In addition, what we enjoyed was that although the Spirit is not mentioned in word, brother Lee helped us to see that the Spirit is implied in verse 1. The Triune God is included in the words: “God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” We saw that when we say “Lord Jesus” the Spirit is implied because the title LORD includes all the processes Our God went through; incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection and assension. In resurrection He became the Spirit who gives Life. Brother Lee said also that in the expression “God the Father” Paul was including the Triune God because Paul first mentioned the Father, the first of the Trinity and “Whenever we have the first, we also have the second, the Son, and also the third, the Spirit. The very fact that Paul speaks of the Father is a strong indication that he is thinking of the Triune God.”

    Hallelujah we are IN the Triune God!

  15. Hallelujah!! Praise the Lord ~

    Someone would ask, Where is the Spirit in 1 Thessalonians 1:1? For me, it was the same situation not to find out the Spirit according to the verse. But, today I came to realize the Triune God in the verse 1:1 because of my reading today’s LS on and on. Just like Philip who asked the Lord to show him the Father, my natural concept is apt to be separated from the divine concept related with the Triune God. Our God is not just God who is in Genesis 1 as the Creator, but He is the Processed God, that is including human living, crucifixion, resurrection and ascention! Hallelujah ~ ~ So Our God is Triune God, God the Father and God the Son, God the Spirit. I’m not sure how many Christians understand and perceive the difference between the God and the Triune God clearly? Praise the Lord for the Ministry including the Life-study. Just like the apostle Paul who had a clear heavenly viewpoint of the Triune God in his ministry, I’m willing to pursue Him, the Lord Jesus Christ with the saints on and on.

  16. Hallelujah that the church is not just ‘of’ God, but ‘in’ God. This God is also not only the Creator to us, but He is our Father-in-life!

  17. “In the four Gospels we have the revelation not mainly of God, but mainly of God the Father.”

    Wao, what a revelation!!! I am a happy son of God my Father. This means that I am also in the Triune God. Do you see it!!!!

  18. Praise The Lord! “the Lord Jesus, the title Lord implies incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. It was through such a process that the man Jesus was made Lord of all”.

  19. In this message, we see that, “According to the Bible, there is no such thing as the church merely in God, but there is the church in the Triune God” (p. 59). This sentence is exceedingly precious and so full of meaning. The truth in this statement lies in the fact that (the Creator) God’s relationship with man is somewhat distant — that of Creator to creature. But the Triune God’s relationship with man is one of life — that of the Father (to many sons), of the Lord Jesus (the processed God who is our Lord and our Savior), and of the Spirit (who is another Comforter to us, the Spirit in our spirit, and the Spirit of reality guiding us into all the reality of who the Triune God really is). It is so wonderful to realize that we, as the church, cannot merely be in God because the church was not created. Actually, the church was produced in resurrection (LS John, Chapter 25). Hence, the church must be in the Triune God, the very God who became a man, lived a human life on earth, was crucified, passed through death, entered into resurrection, and ascended far above all. How marvelous. We are in such a sphere; this is the church in the Triune God!

  20. “In a way that is organic and of life, God has made it possible for the church to be in the Triune God.”

    Amen, we have an organic and life relationship with the Triune God! Our God is our Father and Jesus Christ is our Lord!

  21. The church is not merely in God, it is in the Triune God! The Triune God implies incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and Him being the life-giving Spirit dispensing Himself as life to us!

  22. Praise the Lord that the church is not merely in God but in the Triune God! The Triune God who is processed so that we can become His many sons. As His many sons, we have a life-relationship with Him. Hallelujah!

  23. I was mostly exposed in this message about how I do not have a deep appreciation or experience of the Triune God. But praise the Lord that the God we now experience is a processed God!

  24. I have a question for all you saints…

    I’ve been enjoying the messages, but there was something in message 7 that confused me a little. Maybe someone here can help me?

    Towards the beginning of this message, it says… “in 2 Thessalonians the blessing, ‘Grace to you and peace,’ is found in verse 2 instead of verse 1. This indicates that Paul’s opening word in 2 Thessalonians is a little stronger than the one in 1 Thessalonians. Certainly Paul was not careless in writing his Epistles. Everything he wrote was with a definite purpose.”

    But I thought that at the time of Paul’s writing, it just flowed as one long letter and his words were not divided into different verses. Since Paul didn’t purposely intend for his sentences to be divided up into the verse that we have now… how do we infer that the opening word in 2 Thes is stronger than in 1 Thes?

    1. Dora, my assumption is that Paul wrote I & II Thes. as one letter and in the order that we now see it (albeit, divided into verses for reference), but perhaps wrote it over a period of time or in installments, but within the same year.

    2. Dear Dora,
      That thought also came to me as I read that portion. First, we have to see that God was sovereign in the division of the chapters and verses. Thanks to all that was in brother Lee’s background, including brother Nee’s writings, his study of Darby’s Bible, the Brethren, and many more; he was able to present us these details and points that are very significant to our study of the Word and our seeing God’s ways.
      Also, by comparing the two introductions, we see that one 2 Thessalonians is more weighty, that’s why it had to be in two verses. It impressed me now that I am looking into it more that Paul included two times the phrase “God our Father” in the introduction of 2 Thess whereas in 1 Thess it was simply “God the Father.” Very interesting….

  25. “When we are in the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, we are in the place to enjoy all the things of God.”

    Essentially, we don’t really have a church life if we’re not living IN the Triune God where there is no self, natural man, old creation, wordliness, sinfulness and Satan. WOW. This is really some utterance. Amen Lord!

  26. “Only in a way that is organic and of life can the church be in the Triune God. We do not adequately understand the way of life, but God does understand it in full. Furthermore, only God can do something in the way of life. In a way that is organic and of life, God has made it possible for the church to be in the Triune God.”
    The church is in the processed Triune God!

  27. Impressed by the fact that God is our Father-in-life because we have received His life. we are no commoner!!! We are His sons. What an amazing status this is!! 😀 HALLELUJAH!!

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