1 Timothy 2:3-4 – … Our Savior God, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the full knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 3:15-16 – … The church of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth. And confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was manifested in the flesh ….
Colossians 2:2 – … Unto the full knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ,
Ephesians 3:4 – By which, in reading it, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ,
3:9-10 – And to enlighten all that they may see what the economy of the mystery is, … in order that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenlies the multifarious wisdom of God might be made known through the church,
Ephesians 5:32 – This mystery is great, but I speak with regard to Christ and the church.
Prophesying to build up the church
The prophesying meeting is not the centre of the church life, but it is extremely important. It is a critical aspect of the God-ordained way; in fact, in one sense, it can even be considered the goal of the God-ordained way: 1Co 14:4 … He who prophesies builds up the church. This is the only verse in the entire New Testament that tells us practically how to build the church: it is by prophesying. And it is not just some saints prophesying, but it is by everyone prophesying: 1Co 14:23-25 If therefore the whole church comes together in...read more