Prayer, Week of December 16

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Enjoying the Work of the Processed Triune God

“You shall keep My Sabbaths…” (Lev. 26:2a)

“Come to Me all who toil and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)

“Yet those who wait on Jehovah will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and will not faint; they will walk and will not become weary.” (Isa. 40:31)

We need to understand the intrinsic significance of the processed Triune God, the work that He has done entirely by Himself, and the result of His work—the church as the enlargement of Christ for God’s dwelling and eternal manifestation.

We need to learn to receive, regard, respect, and enjoy what God has done and not try to do something for ourselves. We should deny our work but honor God’s work and rest in Him. God wants us to stop our doing, be replaced by Christ, and keep away from the taste of anything other than Christ.

The way to enjoy the unsearchably rich Christ is to take Him as our real Sabbath rest, stopping ourselves with our living, doing, and activity, and receive Him as our life, person, and replacement. Then we will experience Christ as the power of resurrection to be transformed and to soar in the heavens far above every earthly frustration. (Crystallization-Study of Leviticus, msg. 24, Banner 4, III.A.1-3)

Winter Training

The semiannual training takes place next week in Anaheim. It will cover part of the book of Numbers. Please pray that the Lord would infuse all the saints with His up-to-date burden through the live training messages and the webcast and video training in many localities, including Los Angeles. May the Lord advance in His recovery during this week!

FTTA Graduation

The FTTA graduation will be this Saturday, December 22 at 9:30 am at the Ministry Conference Center in Anaheim. Please pray that each of the 44 graduates will follow the Lamb wherever He goes, that all current trainees will be supplied to continue, and that the Lord will bring at least 50 new trainees, including 25 brothers, to the spring term beginning in February.

Los Angeles Hall 1

Our God is living and moving, especially in the church as a corporate vessel. The Lord has been moving in the Korean-speaking saints in Hall 1 by gaining more people and strengthening His testimony in the Koreatown area. From 2004 to 2015 our Lord’s Day attendance increased steadily from 40 to 120 saints. Since then there has been some decrease, so we have been seeking the Lord for His leading.

After much prayer and fellowship, we realized that to take better care of the saints and bring them into function, there is the need for a new Korean-speaking district. The fellowship about the gospel and visitation from the recent LA joint meeting also encouraged us to plan in this direction. The saints are in one accord concerning this burden.

This districting will begin in January 2019. One district will focus on gaining young working people in Koreatown while the other district will focus on gaining young families through neighborhood children’s meetings. Many saints are regarding this districting as an opportunity to “migrate” for the gospel even though there may be no physical relocation.

Please pray for our smooth, organic transition into two districts. May the Lord bless this move by adding many new ones and raising up young saints for His one testimony in Los Angeles!

Bibles for America

Please pray for the thousands of people who receive a free Bible and/or books from BfA each month. May every recipient be granted a spirit of wisdom and revelation as they read the New Testament Recovery Version and ministry books.

Birmingham, UK

There is a burden among the churches in the United Kingdom to build up prevailing testimonies in the major UK cities, beginning with Birmingham as the UK’s second city and the key to central England by blending on a regular basis. We hope that as we visit, the Lord will burden many to migrate to Birmingham, either by working or studying there, and opening our home for the gospel and the rich enjoyment of the church life with all the saints. Please pray for the propagating of the resurrected, ascended and all-inclusive Christ as the kingdom of God in the whole of the Central England.

Sri Lanka

Pray for the translation of the NT Recovery Version verses into the Sinhala language to be completed by the end of September 2019.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 24 of Crystallization-Study of Leviticus, Vol. 4.
    After the winter training we will use weeks 3 and 4 of Material Offerings and the Lord’s Move Today.

  2. The Winter Training (December 24 to 29) will cover part of the book of Numbers. Those who would like to prepare themselves are encouraged to read the verses, footnotes, and Life-Study messages.

  3. The annual Southern California Spanish-speaking Conference will be Friday evening, January 18 through mid Lord’s Day, January 20, in Anaheim. The messages will be in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish; they are open to all the saints. Child care will be provided for kindergarten through 6th grade plus a room with a broadcast for parents with children younger than kindergarten.

  4. A Southern California Young People’s Blending Conference will be simultaneous with the Spanish-speaking conference. No meals or hospitality will be provided.

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