In order for us to bear the ultimate responsibility in God’s move to match God in His ultimate recover, we need to know and experience Christ as the center of the divine administration according to God’s eternal economy.
In His mercy, the Lord has revealed to us that He has an ultimate move, which is His ultimate recovery, and that today’s situation is the ultimate world situation. We need to be those who bear the ultimate responsibility related to the world’s ultimate situation, God’s ultimate move, and God’s ultimate recovery.
First, our ultimate responsibility is that we would be saturated and permeated with Christ for the church as the Body of Christ, the one new man. We need to be living witnesses of Christ in our daily living, and we need to meet in our locality in such a way that we may be the Body of Christ, the one new man, the lampstand, and the bride.
Second, our ultimate responsibility is to bear the testimony of Jesus (Rev. 1:2, 9). The church is the reproduction of Christ, the corporate expression of Christ, who is the embodiment and expression of the Triune God.
Third, our ultimate responsibility is to spread the testimony of Jesus by establishing local churches as golden lampstands (Rev. 1:11-12). We need to plant “church trees” as golden lampstands especially in Europe before the Lord returns, so that God would have a corporate expression practically manifested in the local churches.
We need to see that we all need to be personally involved and participate in God’s move, and on a personal level we all need to bear the ultimate responsibility for the Lord’s ultimate move. There can’t be anything corporately or collectively manifested if the saints personally don’t enter into the reality of the Lord’s move.
There has to be a connection between our life – our human life, our spiritual life, our Christian life, and our church life – with God in His eternal purpose and His ultimate move.
Outwardly we are going through the human life, fulfilling our responsibilities and doing our duty, not being exempt from afflictions and our share of sufferings, and inwardly we simultaneously live in a different realm – the divine and mystical realm.
We may never physically move to Europe and in particular to Germany for the Lord’s move, but inwardly, our spirit and heart is toward the Lord’s move, and our prayers and finances are available to the Lord for His ultimate move.
We need to Know and Experience Christ as the Center of the Divine Administration
As we are learning to participate in the Lord’s ultimate move by bearing the ultimate responsibility, we need to know and experience Christ as the center of the divine administration according to God’s eternal economy (see Rev. 4:2; 5:6; 22:1).
We need to see that, through the transmission of the Spirit, we are always connected to Christ as the center of the divine administration. We live by the grace of God under the administration of God carried out by the Son of Man on the throne.
We can never emphasize enough the need to have a subjective experience and enjoyment of Christ, but at the same time we pray that we would be lifted out of ourselves and carried away in spirit on a high mountain to see something beyond what we have seen, something from God’s point of view.
We need to be saved from focusing on our own things, our own situation, our condition, and things related to us. May the Lord have mercy on us to save us from ourselves so that we may see there’s a throne of administration, and the God-man is on the throne administering the whole universe!
He is also directing our own personal life, arranging things in a detailed way, so that we may do His will in His way and in His time, and so that we may live by the Lord in our spirit and on the throne.
The Man on the throne is the Ruler of the Kings of the earth, directing everything in the world; we need to know Christ as the center of the divine administration, being under His authority and not making any decisions apart from Him.
The Lord Jesus has been enthroned to execute God’s governmental operation in the universe, and right now He is on the throne carrying out God’s administration for the accomplishment of God’s economy. He is the Lamb with seven eyes in Rev. 5:6, standing (not sitting) and His eyes are flashing; He is not finished in His carrying out of God’s administration.
As the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world He finished the work of redemption and sat down at the right hand of God on the throne, but as the Lion-Lamb He is now standing, working, and administrating in ascension to be the center of the divine administration and carry out God’s economy.
The redeeming Lamb is now standing at the center of the universe, before the throne of God; He is the Administrator of the universe, executing God’s economy. Hallelujah, Christ in His ascension has been enthroned to execute God’s administration, His governmental operation (Heb. 12:2; Rev. 3:21; 22:1; 5:6).
Christ as the embodiment of God is now the administrator of the universe and of the entire earth; all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him (Matt. 28:18). God has made Jesus, the Nazarene, both Lord and Christ in His ascension (Acts 2:36); as God, He has always been the Lord, but now as Man, He was inaugurated to be the Lord of the universe in His ascension!
Now we can call, Lord Jesus! and we can say, Jesus is Lord! – for a Man, Jesus Christ, is the Lord of the universe!
Christ is the center of the divine administration, and He is crowned with glory and honor; man crowned Him with thorns in His death, but God crowned Him with glory and honor in His ascension. May we look away from anything else unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:2)!
Lord Jesus, we look away from anything unto You, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before You endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God! Hallelujah, Jesus Christ is Lord, and all authority in heavens and on earth has been given to this God-resurrected-and-glorified Man! Praise the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the center of the divine administration, who rules and reigns to arrange everything in the world situation for the carrying out of God’s economy!
Christ is on the Throne of Administration as the Ruler of the Kings of the Earth
According to Revelation, the throne on which the ascended Christ is sitting is the throne of the divine administration (see Rev. 4:2, 5; 5:6; 22:1). Jesus Christ is on the throne, determining things, deciding everything, and there’s a continual transmission from His throne into our spirit.
There’s a direct line right now from the throne of the divine administration to our spirit; we simply need to live in the mingled spirit and let Him direct our life in every aspect. The Lamb, the Redeemer, the One slain on the cross for our sins, is now on the throne carrying out God’s administration over the entire universe.
Our Lord Jesus was enthroned by God to execute His governmental administration in the universe, and He is the Heavenly Administrator in God’s universal government. Jesus Christ is the ruler of the kings of the earth, and all the affairs of the nations are under His rulership (Rev. 1:5).
After the flood, God established the human government for man to live under the indirect rule of God, the deputy authority of God; however, what human government did throughout the ages is to exalt man, worship idols, and rebel against God. Praise the Lord, Jesus Christ will return as a stone cut without hands to smash the human government and fill the whole earth with the divine kingdom!
Until that time, we honor the authorities God has placed above us where we live; we honor the president, the governor, the prime-minister, and the other deputy authorities God has arranged over us. They don’t know it, but God is the One who is on the throne, and He is the ruler of the kings of the earth.
God decided the Brexit vote, He decided that Donald Trump would be president in the USA and Emanuel Macron would be president in France, and He is the One deciding in the presidential elections in Germany.
We need to have the crucial realization that Christ is on the throne of divine administration, and we need to look beyond people to see there’s a Ruler of the kinds of the earth.
We vote for Him, we stand with Him, we bring every matter to His rulership, and we want to cooperate with Him in prayer to execute His administration by the seven Spirits of God as the seven lamps of burning fire!
We set aside our opinions, preferences, and concepts, and we want to be an outlet on earth for God’s administration on the throne. In God’s governmental administration, Christ is the Leader and the Savior, and He is the One who has the key of David (Acts 5:31; Rev. 3:7).
Christ opens a door that no one can shut; He used the key to open the door for the gospel to the Arabic world, and He is using the key to open up many cities in Germany for the gospel!
We are under Christ’s administration, He directs our every move, He is in our spirit, and we have a personal relationship with Him; we need to know and experience Christ as the Ruler, Leader, and Administrator.
Lord Jesus, we set aside our opinions, concepts, preferences, and political inclinations, and we just want to be an outlet here on earth for God’s administration on the throne. We enthrone You in our being, Lord, and we acknowledge You as the Ruler of the kings of the earth. Thank You, Lord, all the affairs of the nations are under Your rulership. You are the Leader and the Savior, and You have the key of David. Lord, we want to live under Your divine administration by having a personal relationship with You and by being properly related in the Body.
References and Hymns on this Topic
- Inspiration: the Word of God, my enjoyment in the ministry, the message by Ron K. for this week, and portions from, The Conclusion of the New Testament, pp. 4236, 2978-2979, 337-338 (by Witness Lee), as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on, Special Fellowship concerning the World Situation and the Lord’s Move, msg. 4 (week 4), Bearing the Ultimate Responsibility in God’s Ultimate Move.
- Hymns on this topic:
# Praise Him’ Christ hath now ascended! / God hath raised Him to the throne! / Far above all rule and power, / He the highest Name doth own! / All authority receiving / Till His foe is overthrown! (Hymns #124)
# Lord, as the God-exalted man, / The ruler of all kings, / Your government fulfills God’s plan, / Consummate headship brings. / You, as God’s heir, uphold all things. / Our heart in worship sings. / You make God’s substance known by all / As from Your throne life springs. (Song on the Man on the Throne)
# Look away! O look away! / Look to Jesus now today! / Look away from everything unto Jesus, / Look away from everything to Him! (Hymns #1206)