Pray that the Lord would continue to preserve the United States for the preparation of His bride and that the saints would bear their responsibility to live Christ, to have Christ as the reality, the real contents of the church life, so that the Body life may reach the reality of Romans 12 as the spontaneous preparation of Christ’s bride for His coming back (Phil. 1:21a; Rom. 12:1-2, 5; Rev. 19:7).
Phil. 1:21a—For to me, to live is Christ.
Rom. 12:1-2, 5—I exhort you therefore, brothers, through the compassions of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect…So we who are many are one Body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Rev. 19:7—Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.
Today [God] has prepared the U.S.A., not just for the preaching of the gospel, nor just for the teaching of the truth, nor just for scriptural meetings, but for the preparation of the bride.
We must realize our tremendous responsibility with these four things. First, we must preach the gospel properly, adequately, and genuinely. Second, we must teach people the Bible, bringing them to the full knowledge of the truth. We must be a people who really respect and know God’s divine Word. Third, we must drop all kinds of religion and practices and come together according to the Bible. We have to be genuine, biblical, bonafide, regenerated, saved, blood-washed Christians coming together to meet in the name of the Lord Jesus according to the Bible, with no organization.
However, although all these help, they still cannot satisfy God’s desire. What is His desire? It is for us to live Christ, to have Christ as our living, to have Christ as the reality, the real contents of the church life, making every local church a golden lampstand. The Body life will reach the reality of Romans 12, and this will be the spontaneous preparation of the bride for His coming back. From the very beginning, even from eternity, this is what the Lord has desired. This is the goal of the Lord’s recovery. This has been missed and neglected today, so it is toward this that the Lord is working.
The world situation has been prepared for this very purpose. The world situation under the leadership of the United States is fully for this purpose. America has been preserved for this. This is why God has blessed the United States with riches and influence. This is why so many people can easily come here…
It surely does not seem that there is time for God to raise up another country and take another step after this. I believe this is the last opportunity for God to prepare the bride. May we all see the seriousness of this time and realize our responsibility. (CWWL, 1981, vol. 1, “The World Situation and God’s Move,” pp. 308-309, 311)
© Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.