Pray that at the start of this new year the saints would enter into the spiritual significance of the new year by spending time with the Lord to have a proper ending, a new preparation, and a new beginning in Him (Col. 2:16-17 and notes 163 and 164; Ezek. 45:18 and 181).

Col. 2:16-17—Let no one therefore judge you in eating and in drinking or in respect of a feast or of a new moon or of the Sabbath, which are a shadow of the things to come, but the body is of Christ.

Ezek. 45:18—Thus says the Lord Jehovah, In the first month, on the first day of the month, you shall take a bull of the herd without blemish, and you shall purify the sanctuary.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1957, vol. 1, “God’s Need and God’s Goal,” ch. 4, pp. 120-122, 124.

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