Pray that those who receive the burden to serve the Lord full time would be brought into a heavenly vision of the Body and would be tempered together and built up as one Body in their service (Rom. 12:4-5; 1 Pet. 2:5; 1 Cor. 12:18, 20, 24-27; Hymns, #913, ss. 1-4, 8, and chorus).
Rom. 12:4-5—For just as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we who are many are one Body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
1 Pet. 2:5—You yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Cor. 12:18, 20, 24-27—But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, even as He willed…But now the members are many, but the body one…But our comely members have no need. But God has blended the body together, giving more abundant honor to the member that lacked, that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same care for one another. And whether one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member is glorified, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the Body of Christ, and members individually.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1969, vol. 1, “To Serve in the Human Spirit,” ch. 1, pp. 7-8.
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