When we walk from here to there we don’t need wheels, but when we go to specific places we need some wheels. God has a special move, He wants to accomplish something, and His extraordinary move is by the great and high wheels.
It is not by ourselves, by our own strength, but by God as our supply and power. The Triune God is a living, moving, and working God, working tirelessly to carry out God’s economy.
We are little people, earthen vessels, very small, but God in His move has reached us in His recovery and He has brought us into the local churches. In the church there is only one move of God, and as we go to work, to school, at home, or anywhere we are, we have the move of God with us.
We may be little people but we can pray in a big and bold way to bring the high and awesome wheel of the move of God’s economy with us!
This move bears God’s appearance – when others see us, they see God! When others come to meet with us, they see God among us!
Lord, may all the local churches have a great and awesome wheel with them, the move of God! Save us from having any appearance that is unique and distinct – we want to bear the appearance of God. Lord, be with us at work, at school, on the street, while driving, and in everything we do. Accompany us with Your move, Lord, and make us fully one with You that we may bear Your expression!
God’s Move for His Purpose By His Strength
In Ezekiel 1:15-21 we see a great vision concerning the four living creatures who are moving all over the earth, and each one had a great and high wheel, all bearing the appearance of beryl.
The living creatures had four faces and four wings; the wings signify God’s strength and grace covering us and empowering us to soar. We as the living creatures may not be that high or big, but we are strengthened and supplied by God.
We should not look at ourselves – we are not the source, but God is the source of His move.
Our God is living (see 1 Tim. 3:15; Heb. 3:12), our Lord is moving (Matt. 16:18), and the Spirit is working (Rev. 5:6b) to carry out God’s eternal economy. The Triune God is more than vital – living, moving, and working – and we are joined to this One in our spirit!
We may be little people, not having high degrees or being extremely smart, but we can pray to God in a bold way to bring the high and awesome wheel of the move of God’s economy!
We should pray big prayers – not just prayers for our needs, but prayers for the Lord’s testimony to be all over the earth and especially to gain Europe city by city so that one day there may also be a Lord’s Table meeting recovered in Jerusalem, Israel! As long as we are one with the Lord, this is NOT impossible!
Today we all, wherever we are and whatever we do, should have a high and awesome wheel with us (see Acts 13:1-4). Both as individual Christians and as the local church, we should have the high and awesome wheel of God’s move with us!
God Needs a Move On the Earth!
In the heavens God has the angels and His armies, but on earth He has man whom He created in His image and likeness to be one with man and make man fully one with Him for His move. On earth today where we are God wants to move.
The appearance of God’s move is like beryl (Ezek. 1:16), which in Daniel 10:6 is the appearance of the Lord when He was moving. Within the move of the wheels is the appearance of the Lord – God moves in us, among us, and through us.
It is us as Christians, human beings with God living in them, that go to work, go to school, study in university, seek for jobs, live the family life, etc. but it is God who is expressed through us. The more we all enjoy Christ the more we express Christ – and we all bear the image of Christ!
God needs such a move on the earth today – both in many individual believers and in many local churches spreading all over the earth one with God in His move!
The Lord’s Move has the Same Appearance in Every Church
All the wheels in Ezek. 1 have the same likeness, which means that, just like the 7 golden lampstands in Revelation 1, we bear the same likeness, the same expression, the same appearance!
We should not seek to be different in our expression as a local church but rather just enjoy Christ and let Him be expressed through us!
I have visited many local churches on the earth and I can testify that whether the saints are in Taiwan, USA, Canada, Romania, England, Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, China, or Poland, the expression of the local churches is the same! The saints bear the image and expression of Christ, and there’s the move of God with the local churches in the Lord’s recovery!
God has only one move, God gives us only one thing to enjoy – Christ, and God has only one expression all over the earth!
There is no need to “turn” by following a certain special leader or dominating brother – we just go on following the Lord’s move on earth today! We move in coordination, in oneness, and in our move God is moving.
The high and awesome rims are full of eyes (Ezek. 1:18), which means that if we are one with the Lord in His move today, we will have His insight and His revelation!
Just as Paul prayed, we will have the eyes of our heart enlightened that we may see what God’s move is and what is He doing today (Eph. 1:17). Just stay in God’s move, just be one with the Lord in His move, and there will be a lot of seeing, revelation, and vision.
The Lord’s Move with Watchman Nee and Witness Lee
There is much to say about these two ministers of the Lord and how they saw God’s move, were in God’s move, and furthered God’s move on the earth, and here are a few such manifestations.
When brother Lee went to Taiwan, the Lord moved in his moving: in max. 5-10 years there were hundreds of churches on the island of Taiwan, and there was a great spiritual awakening. Then brother Lee saw the importance of the USA in the spreading of the truths in the Lord’s recovery, and he moved there in the 1960’s, when he himself was almost 60 years old.
He started in the USA by praying for three weeks with some brothers, and the Lord began to move. The Lord opened up the heavens to His recovery, and today we have the life-study of the Bible and many other books opening the deeper truths in God’s word.
In 1991, after many years of prayer among the saints in the local churches and all over the world, Witness Lee was one with the Lord in sending some saints to move to Russia after the Communism fell. Now there are more than 200 churches in this country, and the hunger for the truth is great.
Recently, the Lord has continued to move in His recovery toward Europe – many local churches are being established, the free Rhema literature is being distributed in almost all European countries, and there are hundreds of seeking believers desiring more fellowship.
The Lord is really moving – whether through great moves, small moves, outward moves, inward and house-to-house moves… He is moving today! Oh, that all believers would see the wheel of the great move of God’s economy today and pray for it, be in it, and be one with God to move in His move today!
Lord, open our eyes to see God’s move today. We want to be one with You in Your move. Lord, You are the source, the supply, and the strength for us to move and do anything. May You be expressed through us, and may we bear Your likeness at work, at school, at home, in the church, and wherever You have placed us. Lord, may Your kingdom come on the earth. Recover the earth, Lord, and gain many people today for Your testimony, for Your move!
References and Further Reading
- Sharing inspired by brother James Lee’s sharing in this message, and portions in, Life-study of Ezekiel (msg. 8), as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on Prayer and the Lord’s Move, week 5 (entitled, Being One with the Triune God in the Move of the Great Wheel of His Economy).
- Buy this morning revival book online via Living Stream Ministry.
- Further reading: The Ground of the Church and the Service of the Body (ch. 9).
- Hymns on this topic:
# When God wants to move, / He must gain an instrument; / Overcomers separated from the current age.
# Do you see them in the cities, / Meeting on the local ground? / They’re the local, golden lampstands, / Where the Lord His home has found.
# By our passing through this cycle, / Living creatures we become / To express the life of Jesus; / He with whom we’ve been made one.
# We are for the great migration, / And, O Lord, we seek Thy face. / Who? and when? and where? Lord Jesus, / Grant us now Thy blessed grace.
- Pictures source: with permission via, Inspiration Unlimited (Prayer and the Lord’s Move set).