Also this one from Austin Sparks, “..yes we must preach, witness, testify; but the essential thing is that the Lord must BE there.” He goes on, “being there, standing there, being in close touch with heaven there.” This is our “job”. Not always to speak about, but to live from and in Jesus.
“God’s object is to get into the nations a corporate expression of the lordship of His Son-to have His place there.”
To be “the foothold of the heavenly Lord in the nations.” Just to be there, to be a place where he can show up!
“..not because of what God’s people say, but because they are here.”