Pray that the saints would not be cold toward the gospel but that the fire of the gospel would burn in all the churches, that all the saints would be filled with the proper zeal for the gospel, and that they would become those who are filled with the economical Spirit to be full of power in the gospel (Rom. 12:11; Mark 16:20; Acts 4:29-31; 5:42).
Rom. 12:11—Do not be slothful in zeal, but be burning in spirit, serving the Lord.
Mark 16:20—And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the accompanying signs.
Acts 4:29-31—And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings and grant Your slaves to speak Your word with all boldness, while stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may take place through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus. And when they had so besought, the place in which they were gathered was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 5:42—And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and announcing the gospel of Jesus as the Christ.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1985, vol. 2, “The Vision, Living, and Work of the Lord’s Serving Ones,” ch. 2, pp. 228-229 and CWWL, 1960, vol. 2, “The Elders’ Management of the Church,” ch. 13, p. 307.
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