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Prayer, Week of March 17

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The Lord’s Jealousy over the Church as His Wife

“You shall not go after other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you—for Jehovah your God is a jealous God in the midst of you.” (Deut. 6:14-15a)

“For I am jealous over you with a jealousy of God; for I betrothed you to one husband to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.” (2 Cor. 11:2)

Jealousy is usually regarded as a negative thing, but it is one of God’s attributes. The jealousy of God is like the jealousy of a husband over his wife. The most jealous one in the universe is God. His name is Jealous (Exo. 34:14). He wants us to love Him uniquely, singly, wholly. God is jealous whenever we love anything or anyone in place of Him. As a jealous Husband, God wants us to serve Him and Him alone.

Knowing that God is jealous, we should let His jealousy become ours so that we would care only for Him and allow no one and nothing to replace Him. (CS Numbers, msg. 4, III.B.1-4)

“And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.” (Mark 12:30)

College Conference Registrations

The Spring College Conference (April 19 to 21 in Anaheim) provides college students a significant opportunity for blending, not only with other students, but with many families in Southern California who will provide hospitality. The conference title is “That I May Gain Christ.” Early registration ends April 7; late registration ends April 14. Please pray for the Lord to motivate and release more college students to attend so that they may indeed gain more Christ!

UCLA Spring Break Blending Trips

Every year, the students at UCLA go on blending trips to various parts of the US to have their vision of the Body of Christ enlarged and refreshed. This year, from March 23 to 27, a group of 18 students and 4 serving ones will visit Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona. Six students will attend FTTA short-term either during finals week or spring break; of this number, three will attend both trips. Please pray:

  1. For the bountiful supply to the saints in Phoenix in their receiving us and that this kind of pattern would have a definite impact on our students and be reproduced.

  2. For safe travels and that the times in the vehicles would be filled with the enjoyment of Christ.

  3. That the blending would usher in an enlarged and refreshed vision of the Body of Christ.

  4. That the saints short-terming would receive the maximum benefit in their time in the training.

High School Brothers Conference

The Spring 2019 High School Brothers Conference at Oak Glen will take place from March 22 to 24. The general topic is “A New Heart and a New Spirit.” Please pray:

  1. For the Lord to prepare the hearts of all of the high school brothers in Southern California;

  2. That they would know their spirit and its importance in fulfilling God’s purpose;

  3. That they would be open to deal with their hearts to have a proper relationship with the Lord; and

  4. That the issue of dealing with their hearts would be a personal seeking after Christ to develop a personal, affectionate and romantic relationship with Him.

Germany

The Leipzig Book Fair will be March 21 to 24 with 300,000 visitors expected. Bibles for Europe will be there for the first time to present ministry publications and distribute copies of the NT Recovery Version. Please pray for the giving out of more than 5,000 German NT Recovery Versions.

Scotland

Scotland is a constituent country of the United Kingdom. There are currently two lampstands, Glasgow and Edinburgh; the ground was taken in both localities in 2011. In 2014, a meeting hall was purchased in Glasgow, but for various reasons, work on the building was not started until last year. The main renovations to the hall will be completed by the time of the church in Glasgow’s Mini-Conference this weekend, March 23 to 24.

Many saints throughout the UK have participated financially in the purchase and renovation of the hall. Therefore, all the saints in the UK have been invited for this time of blending and rejoicing. We expect up to 140 adults and 15 children. We will cover the main points from the recent feasts on The Reality of the Body of Christ and The Crystallization-Study of Numbers. On Saturday afternoon we will hand out flyers in the neighborhood to invite local residents to the church’s “open house” on April 6.

Please join us in prayer for the Lord to bring the local saints and new ones to the conference and bless the time with His rich speaking and much blending. Also pray for the Lord to bring people to the open house on April 6. May the Lord gain much more ground in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and all of Scotland!

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 4 of Crystallization-Study of Numbers, vol. 1.

  2. Southern California Blending Conference will be June 8 and 9 in Anaheim.

  3. LA Chinese-Speaking Retreat will be March 29 to 31 in Thousand Oaks.

  4. Junior High School Conferences at Oak Glen: for sisters, April 12 to 14 (registration due March 31); for brothers, March 19 to 21 (registration due April 7).

  5. Memorial Day Conference will be May 24 to 27 in Seattle, WA. Conference and hotel information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer. Saints from LA attending should RSVP no later than April 28 at http://tinyurl.com/memdayla (adults) and http://tinyurl.com/memchildrenla (children).

  6. Information about Germany and Europe: see http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/information-about-germany-and-europe/.