“Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem” (Nehemiah 2:20).
It is important to remember that all who are Christians have one life. In the sight of heaven there is only one life that matters before God — it is the life of the Lord Jesus, indwelling each of us by His Spirit. This is an amazing fellowship. Because we share that one life, we share one great purpose and one great work: it is the building of lives into the Kingdom of God, and in such a task one hundred per cent cooperation between Christian people is absolutely vital. The greatest menace to revival is the Christian who refuses to work with other people because his view of Christian togetherness is different and short-sighted.
Would it not make a great difference if each believer would say this before God, “Lord, I will make my own immediate locality my mission field. I will see to it that every family is regularly supplied with gospel literature, loved and urged to attend church“? Would it not make a great difference if every believer was an example to their family and to others that the prayer meeting is the most important meeting of the week night?
In the Christian work organizing and agonizing should go together. Alas, too often organizing has crowded out the agonizing. There is too much working before men and too little waiting before God. There is more and more motion and less and less unction. We wrestle with problems but we seldom wrestle on our knees before God against the real enemy, Satan. We should have a ready burden at all times for the work of 100% cooperation in this work! We have no room for the independent Christian; we are engaged in one supreme task, that of reaching this world for God, and it will take all of us. This is how our God works. Let’s allow the Lord Jesus to work in us and through us.