Prayer, Week of July 7

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Praying for the Formation of God’s Army

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

Spiritual warfare has its source in the conflict between the satanic will and the divine will; this is a warfare between the kingdom of Satan and the kingdom of God.

In the Lord’s recovery we are on a battlefield engaging in spiritual warfare; we need to see that the formation of the children of Israel into an army to fight for God typifies the New Testament believers’ being built up into the organic Body of Christ to fight for God and with God for the carrying out of His economy. (July 2019 Semiannual Training, msg. 12, I.A. and Key Statement 6)

Please pray for the proper and adequate response to the timely word released last week during the semiannual training. May we diligently pursue the growth and maturity in life required for the formation of God’s army to protect God’s testimony and fight for His move on earth!

Exercising the Keys of the Kingdom

“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.” (Matt. 16:18-19)

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his soul-life shall lose it; but whoever loses his soul-life for My sake shall find it.” (Matt. 16:24-25)

Matthew 16 reveals the way to build up the church and also reveals the enemy of the building. Christ, the Son of the living God, builds the church on Himself as the rock, with stones such as Peter, a transformed person. The gates of Hades, Satan’s authority or power of darkness, attack the church to frustrate the Lord from building up the church.

The building up of the church depends on the shutting up of the gates of Hades through the exercise of three keys. We need to learn to exercise the key of denying the self. We need to learn to exercise the key of taking up the cross. We need to learn to exercise the key of losing the soul-life. (The Development of the Kingdom of God, msg. 5, I.A,B; II.A,B,C)

Pursue 2019

For the next seven weeks we will have weekly prayer requests for the church in Los Angeles to enter into the burden to care for our next generation, specifically targeting this summer’s special camp from August 10 to 17 for our junior high and high school students called Pursue 2019. This week, please pray:

  • for all of the young people in Los Angeles to register for the camp
  • for their hearts to turn to the Lord and have the experiences they need to receive the most out of this camp (2 Cor. 3:16-18)

North America College Training

“In this year of jubilee each one of you shall return to his possession.” (Lev. 25:13)

From July 14 to 20, approximately 2000 college students, college-age saints, and newly graduated high school seniors from 41 countries will attend the NACT in Champaign, Illinois. Please pray:

  • That the Lord would sanctify this week unto Him to be a time of enjoying Him as the reality of the Sabbath year, a time of resting in Him and of separation from the world, so that He can bring everyone into the full experience of the jubilee.
  • That all of the students would be recovered to God as their lost divine possession, their portion, possessing Him by enjoying Him through the Word and by the Spirit.
  • That the students would live their lives in the age of the jubilee, the age of Christ as grace dispensed into us for our enjoyment by His words of grace, an age of ecstasy for our salvation.

To participate more through prayer, visit http://www.40daysprayer.com to receive daily prayer burdens and updates or http://collegetraining.org/2019/pray.php to sign up to pray 15 minutes one day or multiple days.

Middle America

At the end of the semiannual training, there was a special announcement concerning a growing burden to gain more people in Middle America, which includes the Heartland, the Bible Belt, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Mountain States. From 2020 to 2021, the focus will be on ten cities:

  1. Richmond, Virginia

  2. Charlotte, North Carolina

  3. Columbia, South Carolina

  4. Memphis, Tennessee

  5. St. Louis, Missouri

  6. Orlando, Florida

  7. Cincinnati, Ohio

  8. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  9. Lexington, Kentucky

  10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The call is for 300 saints to migrate, including 30 full-timers. Some of these cities already have churches, but need a campus team; others need strengthening. There will be a pre-migration training.

Please pray strongly over the next six months for the Lord’s will and the Lord’s way to be made known regarding this burden. Pray that by the December Semiannual Training, there will be more clarity concerning the direction. Pray for the Lord to move in and through the members of His body.

Europe

“An Update concerning Europe,” distributed at last week’s semiannual training, is available at http://www.amanatrust.org.uk/reports. The four-page PDF includes reports from 1) the Balkan countries, 2) the British Isles, 3) the Central and Eastern European countries, 4) the Dutch-speaking areas, 5) the French-speaking areas, 6) the German-speaking areas, 7) the Iberian Peninsula, 8) the Italian-speaking areas, 9) the Nordic and Baltic countries, and 10) the Russian-speaking areas, as well a report on two key factors in the Lord’s propagation in Europe—the Recovery Version and training.

India

Please pray for all the preparation for the upcoming October ITERO in Bangalore, that the Lord can head up all the arrangements for the release of His speaking.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 5 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. Receive prayer and announcements by email weekly; sign up at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

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