Pray that the saints would be perfected by the prophets, the gifted members of the Body, and would also pick up the burden to perfect others to prophesy (Num. 11:29b; 1 Cor. 14:24-25, 31; Eph. 4:11-12).
Num. 11:29b—Oh that all Jehovah’s people were prophets, that Jehovah would put His Spirit upon them!
1 Cor. 14:24-25—But if all prophesy and some unbeliever or unlearned person enters, he is convicted by all, he is examined by all; the secrets of his heart become manifest; and so falling on his face, he will worship God, declaring that indeed God is among you.
1 Cor. 14:31—For you can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged.
Eph. 4:11-12—And He Himself gave some as apostles and some as prophets and some as evangelists and some as shepherds and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints unto the work of the ministry, unto the building up of the Body of Christ.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1989, vol. 4, “The Advance of the Lord’s Recovery Today,” ch. 7, p. 104 and CWWL, 1988, vol. 4, “The Excelling Gift for the Building Up of the Church,” ch. 3, pp. 473, 475.
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