Pray that the Lord would operate to cause the whole Body to rise up to serve and would recover the function of every member of His Body (Eph. 4:16; 1 Cor. 12:18-22; Rev. 2:6 and note 61).

Eph. 4:16—Out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.

1 Cor. 12:18-22—But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, even as He willed. And if all were one member, where would the body be? But now the members are many, but the body one. And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. But much rather the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

Rev. 2:6—But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1991-1992, vol. 2, “The Practice of the Church Life according to the God-ordained Way,” ch. 13, pp. 632-633; CWWL, 1986, vol. 1, “Three Crucial Matters for the Increase and Building Up of the Church—Begetting, Nourishing, and Teaching,” ch. 10, p. 433; and CWWN, vol. 61, “Matured Leadings in the Lord’s Recovery (1),” ch. 9, p. 105.

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