Pray that the saints would learn to closely follow the Spirit to speak only concerning God’s economy—Christ and the church—to care for the atmosphere and flow of the meeting, and to maintain the sweet and pleasant feeling in the meeting (1 Tim. 1:3-4; 1 Cor. 14:29-33a, 3, 26).
1 Tim. 1:3-4—Even as I exhorted you, when I was going into Macedonia, to remain in Ephesus in order that you might charge certain ones not to teach different things nor to give heed to myths and unending genealogies, which produce questionings rather than God’s economy, which is in faith.
1 Cor. 14:29-33a—And as to prophets, two or three should speak, and the others discern. But if something is revealed to another sitting by, the first should be silent. For you can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged. And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; for God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
1 Cor. 14:3—But he who prophesies speaks building up and encouragement and consolation to men.
1 Cor. 14:26—What then, brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1985, vol. 5, “Speaking for God,” ch. 6, pp. 257, 261, 266-268.
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