Pray that the saints would realize that as Christ, the firstborn Son of God, is the Word of God—God’s oracle for the speaking and dispensing of God—they, His brothers, as members of the Word of God, are also God’s oracle, speaking and dispensing God for the spreading of God and the increase of Christ (Rom. 8:29; John 1:1; 3:29a, 30, 34; 6:63; Eph. 4:29 and note 293; Col. 4:6; 1 Pet. 4:11a).

Rom. 8:29—Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers.

John 1:1—In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 3:29a, 30, 34—He who has the bride is the bridegroom…He must increase, but I must decrease…For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for He gives the Spirit not by measure.

John 6:63—It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Eph. 4:29—Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but only that which is good for building up, according to the need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Col. 4:6—Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

1 Pet. 4:11a—If anyone speaks, as speaking oracles of God.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1994-1997, vol. 5, “The Vital Groups,” ch. 3, pp. 82-83, 86.

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