Pray that God in His sovereignty would use the present chaos to help and further His divine economy (John 6:70-71; 13:18b, 21, 23-27; 19:34).

John 6:70-71—Jesus answered them, Was it not I who chose you, the twelve? Yet one of you is a devil. Now He spoke of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, would betray Him.

John 13:18b, 21, 23-27—I know whom I have chosen, but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, “He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against me”…When Jesus had said these things, He became troubled in His spirit, and He testified and said, Truly, truly, I say to you that one of you will betray Me…One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining on Jesus’ bosom. Simon Peter therefore nodded to him to inquire who it might be about whom He was speaking. Then he, while reclining thus on Jesus’ breast, said to Him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, It is he for whom I will dip the morsel and to whom I will give it. And dipping the morsel, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And at that moment, after the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus therefore said to him, What you do, do quickly.

John 19:34—But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1993, vol. 2, “The Problems Causing the Turmoils in the Church Life,” p. 85.

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