Pray that the saints would be perfected in their personal fellowship with the Lord, learning to inquire of Him, listen to His speaking, and behold Him in order to be infused with Him and transformed into His image (Gen. 18:17, 20-25; 1 Kings 19:11-12 and note 121; Psa. 27:4; 2 Cor. 3:18; Hymns, #784, ss. 2, 5, 6, and chorus).
Gen. 18:17, 20-25—And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do…And Jehovah said, The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah, how great it is; and their sin, how very heavy it is! I shall go down and see whether they have done altogether according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham remained standing before Jehovah. And Abraham came near and said, Will You indeed destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed destroy and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing, to put to death the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked. Far be it from You! Shall the Judge of all the earth not do justly?
1 Kings 19:11-12—And He said, Go out, and stand upon the mountain before Jehovah. And suddenly Jehovah passed by, and a great, strong wind rent the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before Jehovah—Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake—Jehovah was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake, a fire—Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a gentle, quiet voice.
Psa. 27:4—One thing I have asked from Jehovah; / That do I seek: / To dwell in the house of Jehovah / All the days of my life, / To behold the beauty of Jehovah, / And to inquire in His temple.
2 Cor. 3:18—But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1956, vol. 3, “The Meaning and Purpose of Prayer,” ch. 2, pp. 238-239 and CWWL, 1958, vol. 1, “How to Enjoy God and How to Practice the Enjoyment of God,” ch. 5, p. 412.
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