Pray that the saints would be perfected to speak with the three constituting elements of prophesying, the first of which is the knowledge of the Word of God—the human element of learning (Luke 1:46-50 and note 461; 1 Tim. 4:6; 2 Tim. 3:15-17).
Luke 1:46-50—And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has exulted in God my Savior; because He has looked upon the low estate of His slave. For behold, from now on all generations will count me blessed, because the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is unto generations and generations, unto those who fear Him.
1 Tim. 4:6—If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed.
2 Tim. 3:15-17—And that from a babe you have known the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through the faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1988, vol. 4, “The Excelling Gift for the Building Up of the Church,” ch. 3, pp. 471-472; CWWL, 1988, vol. 4, “The Present Advance of the Lord’s Recovery,”ch. 4, p. 564; CWWL, 1987, vol. 3, “The Scriptural Way to Meet and to Serve for the Building Up of the Body of Christ,” ch. 18, p. 434.
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