Pray for the saints to become God in life, nature, expression, and function (but not in the Godhead) so that they may shepherd others according to God (1 Pet. 5:2a and note 24; 2 Pet. 1:4a; 1 John 4:16; Eph. 5:8; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; 2 Cor. 5:21).
1 Pet. 5:2a—Shepherd the flock of God among you, overseeing not under compulsion but willingly, according to God.
2 Pet. 1:4a—Through which He has granted to us precious and exceedingly great promises that through these you might become partakers of the divine nature.
1 John 4:16—And we know and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God abides in him.
Eph. 5:8—For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light.
1 Pet. 1:15-16—But according to the Holy One who called you, you yourselves also be holy in all your manner of life; because it is written, “You shall be holy because I am holy.”
2 Cor. 5:21—Him who did not know sin He made sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1994-1997, vol. 5, “The Vital Groups,” ch. 7, p. 114.
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