Prayer, Week of July 14

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Praying to Bring in the Kingdom of God

“Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.” (Matt. 6:10)

“…The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.” (Rev. 11:15)

The work of the church is to bring in the kingdom of God. The church bears the responsibility of bringing the kingdom of God to the earth.

The church should pray to bring in the kingdom of God. The coming of the kingdom is not automatic; if there is no prayer, the kingdom cannot come. The prayer of the church is the most effective means of curbing Satan. The church must be the outlet of heaven, allowing heaven’s authority to be expressed on earth. Genuine prayer is a joint labor with God to bring His kingdom to the earth and to carry out His will on earth. Hence, prayer is a spiritual battle.

The church needs to utter prayers of warfare in order to bring in God’s kingdom and to drive out God’s enemy. Such prayer indicates that we are standing on God’s side and are opposed to God’s enemy. Fighting prayers drive away the power of darkness, bring in God’s authority, and enable God to have His will done on earth. Whether or not the kingdom of God can come to the earth and God can rule on earth depends on whether or not we pray fighting prayers, prayers of spiritual warfare. (The Development of the Kingdom of God, msg. 6, III.C,D)

North America College Training

This week, July 14 to 20, the North America College Training is taking place in Champaign, Illinois. In addition to over 1900 students attending the training, some 900 saints are also joining to speak, serve, pray, and care for the practical needs of the students and the training. Here are some prayer burdens:

  1. Please pray for everyone involved and their families; pray especially that they would be protected from any attacks from the evil one in these days of warfare.

  2. Pray for protection from God’s enemy—that Satan, the ruler of this world, would have no ground in the atmosphere on campus or in the beings of all those attending the training.

  3. Pray as the Body with the helmet of salvation, especially to fight for the minds and hearts of the youngest and newest ones among us; pray that the enemy would have no ground in their minds concerning any matters of truth or practice.

  4. Pray that the Lord Jesus would appear to each student, and that His appearing would give them a vision; pray that the vision they see of Christ as the real jubilee would result in each student receiving a commission from the Lord to contact their fellow students.

May the Lord do a prevailing work in the hearts of all the attendees to raise up an army of young ones for His move on earth!

Pursue 2019

This summer’s special camp from August 10 to 17 in Los Angeles for our junior high and high school students is called Pursue 2019. This week, please pray for:

  • The practical coordination of the serving ones for this time.

  • The serving ones to serve the young people in newness of spirit and not in oldness of letter (Rom. 7:6).

Nordic Conference

The annual Nordic Conference will take place July 19 to 22 in Oslo, Norway. This conference is a yearly highlight for the saints in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, as well as from the Baltic States. A small group of saints will take a tour after the conference to three cities in southern and western Norway to visit the local saints and the ministry readers. Please pray for:

  • The Lord’s speaking and rich supply at the conference.

  • Our gospel contacts who have been invited to this conference.

  • The post-conference visit to groups of ministry readers who are already known to the saints.

  • The establishing of contacts with other ministry readers during the post-conference trip.

Romania

In Romania there are approximately 130 saints meeting in eight localities. The serving ones have been concentrating on producing the Life-studies with the view of preparing for the translation of the Recovery Version of the New Testament into Romanian. Please pray this translation work!

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 6 of The Development of the Kingdom of God in the Christian Life and the Church Life (April ITERO).

  2. Audio of the May 12 joint meeting of the church in LA is available at http://tinyurl.com/LAnextgen.

  3. Audio/video of June 2019 SoCal Blending Conference messages are at http://www.socalblending.org.

  4. Spanish language radio broadcast: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 9:30 pm. LA County 100.3 FM; San Fernando Valley and Ventura County 90.3 FM.

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