Beloved of God,
Space permits of only a few lines. The question which is occupying
the minds of many of the Lord's people in these times is, "What is
the object which God has in view particularly?" and therefore "What
is the message for the hour?" While we will not claim to possess any
special knowledge in this matter, with some conviction we would
present the following for serious consideration.
(1) God's object in this dispensation has never changed, and is the
same as ever.
(2) From time to time His emphasis has rested more particularly upon
different phases of that object, and He has thus sought to recover
(3) At the end of the dispensation there will be a Divine
concentration upon the whole object, and less upon mere
aspects of it.
(4) The inclusive object is His Son and "the One New Man": Christ as
Head and the "called out company" as "Body" = one corporate man:
organic, living, related, interrelated, interdependent, and
spiritually authoritative under the One anointing - Head and
(5) To this all "things" must give place, whether they be
teachings, traditions, institutions, missions, organisations, etc.
The Lord will not be interested in anything only in so far as it directly
and immediately ministers to His sole and utter purpose.
God is after a Man, a Race-Man, a Corporal Man; "conformed to the
image of His Son"; to "have dominion"; and this demands that - as
not since the beginning - Christ should come into His place as Lord
and Head. The great 'movement' at the end should be a "Christ
Movement"! Everything in the world points to this necessity.
The Lord give us a new apprehension of the greatness of Christ!
Yours in His fellowship,