Pray that the saints would become desperate to be made vital—living and active—to produce believers who are Christ’s increase and who live in His Body, the church (John 15:5, 8, 16; cf. Hag. 1:8; Ezek. 36:37 and note 371).
John 15:5, 8, 16—I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing…In this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and so you will become My disciples…You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and I set you that you should go forth and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give you.
Hag. 1:8—Go up to the mountain and bring wood and build the house, and I will take pleasure in it and will be glorified, says Jehovah.
Ezek. 36:37—Thus says the Lord Jehovah, Moreover for this I will be inquired of by the house of Israel to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1991-1992, vol. 3, “Fellowship concerning the Urgent Need of the Vital Groups,” ch. 23, pp. 563-564 and ch. 25, pp. 580-581.
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