The Practice of Prophesying for the Building Up of the Church as an Exceedingly Great Army
Scripture Reading: Ezek. 37:4-10; Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 14:4b; Acts 5:20; 6:4
I. Prophesying (speaking for the Lord and speaking forth the Lord into one another) in the meetings of the church fulfills the greatest prophecy in the Bible, which is to build up the church (in oneness as an exceedingly great army) (Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 14:4b; Ezek. 37:4-10).
II We need to live a prophesying life by loving the Lord to the uttermost.
III. By taking the way of PSRP (pray-reading, studying, reciting, and prophesying), we will be able to nourish people with the unsearchable riches of Christ.
IV. The opening and closing words of the prophesying meetings are very important.
V. We must see the three constituting elements of prophesying (cf. Acts 5:20; 1 Tim. 4:6-7; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; 1 John 1:3; Acts 4:20; 22:15).
VI. We must learn and be perfected to organically prophesy (to speak the Lord into others) with the constituting elements of prophesying for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 14:4b).