What is God's work and where do we come in?
God has His work. And this work is not your work or mine, nor the work of this mission or that group. It is God's own work. The church is called to be a co-worker with God, but can we labor with God if we are still ignorant of what His work is? Many today work for God, but who is working with God?
"The average church today is concerned mainly with the saving of souls; but in the New Testament—and right here in Ephesians—this is just not so. Christ has given some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers. Why? For the perfecting of the saints. The church's main concern today seems to be the saving of people from hell, from punishment, from sorrow and loss. This is good, but it is not God's thought for the church. It is not His work for the church. His appointed task for the church is 'the perfecting of the saints,' because His work and the church's work is the forming and edifying of the body. It is said that in view of the incarnation of the Lord Jesus God purposed for Him a body; even so, the Lord God is also preparing a body for Him today."
Watchman Nee, God's Work
In God's Work, Watchman Nee helps us to see what God's work is, how it must come from revelation and be answered with absolute surrender, what builds up the body of Christ most, and how we can minister in this life. Nee also covers the basic ministries of the prophets and the priests in the work of God. The messages contained in this little book are vital to all who desire to work together with God!