Week of July 3

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July Semiannual Training

The July Semiannual Training taking place this week in Anaheim (in-person) and LA (webcast) will cover the crystals in 1 and 2 Kings. Please pray that the Lord will richly anoint the release and receiving of His word and take a further step in His move on earth to build up His Body and prepare His bride for His coming back.

May we all enter into the divine truths in the Word that the Lord has released through His ministry by means of this training until we are constituted with these truths, enjoy the Lord as life according to these truths, and minister Him to others for the fulfillment of God's eternal purpose.

The Warring Christ and the Warring Church

"Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And it was given to her that she should be clothed in fine linen, bright and clean." (Rev 19:7-8a)

"His name is called the Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven followed Him on white horses, dressed in fine linen, white and clean." (Rev. 19:13b-14)

The church is both the bride who is presented to Christ and the warrior who fights with Him against God's enemy. At His coming again, the Lord Jesus firstly will meet His bride. After receiving the bride, Christ and the overcomers will enter into battle against the enemy.

In Revelation 19:7 and 8 we see that the bride is clothed in "fine linen, bright and clean." Then in verse 14 we see that the armies which follow the Lord into battle are "dressed in fine linen, white and clean." These verses indicate that the bride's wedding garment will also be the uniform she wears as God's army to fight against His enemy.

In Ephesians 5 and 6 we see the church as the bride and as the warrior. In Revelation 19 we also have these two aspects of the church… As the bride, we must be beautiful, without spot or wrinkle, and be clothed in fine linen. As the warrior, we must be equipped to fight against God's enemy. (Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 814-815)

FTTA

Last weekend, 89 trainees graduated from the FTTA, 15 from FTTA-XB, and 45 from FTTA-MA. Please continue to pray for all these ones to follow the Lamb wherever He may go, including the newly announced GTCA target cities and campus teams (see below). Pray also for many college graduates, young working saints, and middle aged saints to answer God's call to go to the training next term.

GTCA Cities

Please continue to pray for the migration of burdened saints and the strengthening of the Lord's testimony in our 2022-2023 target cities (Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; Normal, IL; Omaha, NE; Tampa, FL; and Virginia Beach, VA) and campus teams (Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Lexington, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbia SC; St. Louis, MO; and Tampa, FL).

Ukraine

A reminder from the footnote on 1 Kings 8:48: "No matter for whom we are praying, our prayers should be aimed at the interests of God, i.e., at Christ and the church as God's interests on earth, for the fulfilling of God's economy." Continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation!

Europe

Continue to pray for the migration of burdened saints to six designated European cities—Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Rome, and Zurich. More details on these cities can be found at lme.org/reports and http://amanatrust.org.uk/page/reports.

Updated information, reports, and prayer burdens related to the Lord's move in Germany are available at http://germanyreports.info.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 11 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 2.
  2. No Tuesday Prayer Meeting: The church prayer meeting on July 5 is canceled to make way for the semiannual training.
  3. No Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: The series will resume in late August after the FTTA's summer break.
  4. LA Truth School: July 22 to 30. Registration is now open to all YP, serving ones, and parents.
  5. Free e-Booklets: Living Stream Ministry offers a series of free e-booklets to read and share at http://www.lsm.org/booklets. The newest release is "Life's Satisfying – the Need of the Immoral."
  6. LSM Newsletter: The June issue of "Having This Ministry…" contains edifying and enlightening articles such as "Brother Witness Lee's Intrinsic Burden for Conducting the Semiannual Trainings."
  7. A Timely Speaking of Supply: Each week LSM posts a free video from messages given by Brother Lee at http://lsm.org/timely-speaking.html. This week's message is on "The Spirit Himself with Our Spirit."
  8. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of June 19

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Spiritual Metabolism and the Organic Building

"But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit." (2 Cor. 3:18)

God's economy is to work Himself into us so that we may experience a metabolic process of spiritual digestion and assimilation that produces transformation as a gradual and intrinsic metabolic change in our natural life; this is for the building up of the Body of Christ to consummate the New Jerusalem.

In order for God's building to take place, we need to receive, digest, and assimilate the organic, pneumatic Christ, who is the life-giving Spirit, as our spiritual food, drink, and breath. When we enjoy Christ by eating, drinking, and breathing Him, a metabolic process, a spiritual digestion and metabolism, takes place within us, and Christ is constituted into our being; this inner metabolism is transformation, and transformation is the building.

The organic building up of the church as the Body of Christ through the process of spiritual metabolism is actually what Jehovah prophesied to David in the way of typology in 2 Samuel 7:12-14a. (CS 1 and 2 Samuel, msg. 9, II.E-F)

July Semiannual Training

The upcoming July Semiannual Training will be held in-person in Anaheim from July 4 to 9 and by webcast in Los Angeles and around the world. The training will cover the crystals in 1 and 2 Kings. Please pray that the Lord will richly anoint the release and receiving of His word and take a further step in His move on earth to build up His Body and prepare His bride for His coming back.

2022 Truth School

This summer's Truth School for our young people in Los Angeles will be held from July 22 to 30. Registration is now open to all YP, serving ones, parents and college students. Some of the details are still being worked out, so contact the local serving ones for more up-to-date information. Please pray for our young people to stay connected, have many experiences of the Lord, and register for the Truth School.

Northeast College Training

This summer, five regional college trainings will be held around the US with a total expected attendance of over 1100 saints. Each college training is five days in length and has high potential for greatly deepening the Lord's work in the attending college students, especially the incoming freshmen. The title for the college training is "As in the Days of Noah."

The Northeast College Training takes place this week from June 20 to 24 in New York. Around 180 saints are expected. Pray that the Lord would flow out in a mighty way to all of the attendees and that they would be inspired to be today's Noahs, building the ark to fulfill God's purpose and turn this age!

Ukraine

Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens so that:

  • The saints in Russia and Ukraine will be kept in the oneness of the Body and the reality of the new man, where Christ is all the members and in all the members.
  • The shipment of Russian NT Recovery Versions that are held up in customs will be released and be distributed among the refugees in Europe.
  • The Lord will use the shepherding gospel trips to Warsaw and Krakow, Poland, in June and July to bring many newly saved refugees into the church life, where they can be perfected to be living and functioning members for the building up of the Body.
  • The tripartite being of saints in besieged cities will be protected and preserved for the Lord's interests.

As the Lord leads, saints may give through the Church in Los Angeles designated for 'Ukraine'.

Laos

At present, there are four local churches in Laos. The number of saints in the church life is about 290, with the average number attending the Lord's Day meeting being around 150. There is an urgent need for shepherding. May the Lord perfect the saints to grow in life and exercise their organic function that the Body of Christ might be built up and expanded.

A year ago, a family and two sisters received the burden to migrate from the capital Vientiane to Luang Prabang, the fourth-largest city in the country, for the propagation of the Lord's testimony. Since then, despite the pandemic and a difficult environment, the saints faithfully labored in one accord until they experienced a breakthrough and gained one family in a solid way and some gospel friends on the campus. On April 24, the church in Luang Prabang had its first bread-breaking meeting. May the Lord continue to bless His testimony in this city for the advance of His move in Laos.

Lastly, please pray for the literature work in Laos, particularly that the Rhema books, already translated, would be proofread and published this month. May the Lord also bless the translation, proofreading, and publication of all the other materials (including a preliminary translation of the verses and footnotes of the NT Recovery Version) for the saints to receive the timely and rich supply.

To read more, see the May 2022 issue of the Lord's Move to Asia newsletter in English and Chinese.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 9 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 2.
  2. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
  3. FTTA: The graduation meeting for the Spring Class of 2022 will be in Anaheim on July 2 at 9:30 am.
  4. Bibles for America's latest post at http://blog.bfa.org is entitled "The Lord Jesus Is Our Shepherd."
  5. LSM Newsletter: The June issue of "Having This Ministry…" contains edifying and enlightening articles such as "Brother Witness Lee's Intrinsic Burden for Conducting the Semiannual Trainings" and "A History of the Persian Publication Work."
  6. A Timely Speaking of Supply: Each week Living Stream Ministry posts a free video from messages given by Brother Lee at http://lsm.org/timely-speaking.html. This week's message is "To Enter Into the Mystical Realm of Christ's Heavenly Ministry" from The Divine and Mystical Realm.
  7. Free e-Booklets: Living Stream Ministry offers a series of free e-booklets to read and share at http://www.lsm.org/booklets. The latest release is "Life's Regenerating – the Need of the Moral."
  8. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of May 29

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Taking the Way of Enjoying Christ as the Tree of Life

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God." (Rev. 2:7)

"Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter by the gates into the city." (Rev. 22:14)

The tree of life typifies Christ who imparts life to man and who pleases and satisfies man. Eating the tree of life, that is, enjoying Christ as our life supply, should be the primary matter in the church life. (Life-study of Genesis, p. 141; Memorial Day Conference, key statement 1)

God's intention for man was to give Himself as the tree of life to man for man to enjoy. To see that God wants us to enjoy Him and that He does not want us to do anything for Him is to see that the Christian life is a matter of enjoyment…If our concept is changed so that we see these two points, it will be easy for us to live a life of enjoying God.

We should consider our former way of pursuit. We must have a drastic change of concept. We need to have a controlling vision. (The Vision of the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, pp. 51, 60)

Learning the Lessons of the Cross under God's Sovereignty

"Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day." (2 Cor. 4:16)

In the history of David, we need to see God's sovereignty and David's learning the lessons of the cross. Under God's sovereignty, David took the lessons of the cross, and eventually, he was not a loser but a gainer and a winner, not a sufferer but an enjoyer.

David's life signifies a life of brokenness. The breaking of the outer man is the breaking of our natural disposition, our self. The goal of the discipline of the Holy Spirit is for us to be a broken man. God puts us in a place of total inability and helplessness so that He can have the free way to work Himself with all His unsearchable riches into us. (CS 1 & 2 Samuel, msg. 6, I, B.10-11)

FTTA – High School Junior/Senior Day

This Saturday, June 4, high school juniors and seniors are invited to join the Full-time Training in Anaheim for a morning class, lunch, and tour of the training center. This time is a chance to experience and learn more about FTTA. Many of our young people may know someone who has been to the FTTA, and this is their opportunity to get a taste of what the FTTA is and ask any questions they may have.

May the Lord bless this visit and plant in each young person a desire to be trained for His purpose.

London Seminar

We continue to receive almost daily new requests for shepherding of seeking ones who have received a NT Recovery Version. The best way for this shepherding is by the saints according to the geography of both the seeking ones and the saints. We have our last afternoon seminar this Lord's Day, June 5 in five areas of London with the view of helping the saints in these areas to meet these contacts.

Please pray for these events which historically have helped the contacts who are reading the ministry to become more solid and to enter into the church life. Their being in the enjoyment of the Lord with the saints in the church life has great impact.

Germany

The 2022 Pfingstkonferenz (Pentecost Conference) will be held in person in Frankfurt this weekend, June 4 to 6. The general subject is from the Spring ITERO: "God's Economy in Faith."

Please pray for the Lord to release as many saints as possible, including some of our students and new ones, to attend this gathering. Pray that this time would be a rich feast and that the Lord would bless the release of the word and the fellowship and mingling among all the saints. Pray that the saints would set the time aside and pay the price to come together in the Lord's name, in spirit, and in oneness to participate in the Lord's move through the conference.

Bangladesh

Please pray for the propagation in Dhaka, the capital and largest city of Bangladesh, and the eighth or ninth largest city in the world with 8.9 million residents and over 21.7 million people in the greater metropolitan area. May the Lord open the door of the gospel through the saints' persistent door-knocking, contacting young people on campus, and establishing gospel home meetings with them.

Also pray for the Lord's testimony to be raised up in Cumilla, the second-largest city in eastern Bangladesh and one of the three oldest cities in the country. There is currently a full-time serving family there. In January, five saints visited Cumilla for four days of intensive propagation. May the energizing Triune God continue to move in this city and establish home meetings in open homes through the follow-up visits and shepherding care of the brothers and sisters.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 6 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 1.
  2. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
  3. Memorial Day Conference: Audio and video recordings of last weekend's conference messages may be accessed on a per-message or subscription basis at http://www.lsmwebcast.com.
  4. July Semiannual Training: The general subject will be on 1 and 2 Kings. Registration for webcasts in LA ($130) is still open until Tuesday, June 14. Information and registration for LA saints are at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla. In preparation, saints are encouraged to read the Recovery Version with footnotes and the Life-studies as their time allows.
  5. Free e-Booklets: Living Stream Ministry offers a series of free e-booklets to read and share at http://www.lsm.org/booklets. The latest release is "Life's Regenerating – the Need of the Moral."
  6. LSM Newsletter: The April issue of "Having This Ministry…" contains enriching articles such as "Knowing the Time That We Are in and the Lord's Work of Recovery" and "The History and Significance of the Life-study and Crystallization-study Trainings."
  7. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of May 15

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Running the Christian Race by Looking Away unto Jesus

"Therefore let us also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, put away every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us and run with endurance the race which is set before us, looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God." (Heb 12:1-2)

The Christian life is a race. Every saved Christian must run the race to win the prize (1 Cor. 9:24). We need to run with endurance, asking the Lord to direct our hearts into the love of God and into the endurance of Christ (2 Thes. 3:5).

We can live the Christian life, run the Christian race, by looking away unto Jesus with undivided attention by turning away from every other object. Jesus is the Author of faith, the Originator, the Inaugurator, the source, and the cause of faith. In our natural man we have no believing ability, but when we look away unto Jesus, He as the life-giving Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45b) transfuses us with Himself, with His believing element. Then spontaneously, a kind of believing arises in our being, and we have the faith to believe in Him. This faith is not of ourselves but of Him who imparts Himself as the believing element into us that He may believe for us. (Spring 2022 ITERO, God's Economy in Faith, msg. 4, I.B-C, II.A-C)

Lord, in this final stretch of the race, continue to infuse every member of the church in Los Angeles with more faith!

Memorial Day Conference

The 2022 International Memorial Day Blending Confer­ence will be held both in person in Anaheim on the LSM campus and online via webcast. All the saints are invited and encouraged to attend. The first message is on Friday, May 27 at 7:00 pm and the last message is on Monday, May 30 at 10:00 am. The general subject is "Taking the Way to Enjoy Christ as the Tree of Life." Saints may download the conference outlines beginning May 24 at http://conf.lsmwebcast.com.

Please pray for the Lord to take more crucial steps in the advancement of His purpose during this gathering and for many saints to be released and empowered to attend. Pray also for the Lord's wisdom and grace to those overseeing all practical and logistical preparations.

Campus Retreat Follow-up

Thank you, saints, for all of your prayers for last week's campus team retreat from May 9 to 12. Over 320 full-timers from around the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico came together for fellowship and blending. The Lord's presence was with us in each session, and many were encouraged through the Lord's speaking. May the Lord continue to move among and through all those laboring with the next generation in all of the churches!

Ukraine

"During the Babylonian captivity Daniel prayed toward the Holy Land, the holy city, and the holy temple three times a day by opening his window toward Jerusalem (Dan. 6:10). This indicates that God will listen to our prayer when our prayer to God is toward Christ, the kingdom of God, and the house of God as the goal in God's eternal economy. This means that no matter for whom we are praying, our prayers should be aimed at the interests of God, i.e., at Christ and the church as God's interests on earth, for the fulfilling of God's economy." (Footnote on 1 Kings 8:48)

Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that:

  • The shipment of Russian NT Recovery Versions will be released to pass through customs and be distributed among the refugees in Europe.
  • The gospel teams who labor among the refugees will be filled with the Spirit inwardly and outwardly and will lead the chosen ones to receive the Lord as their dynamic salvation and to enter the church life.
  • The saints in Ukraine and the refugees in the European countries will receive the supply of the resurrection life and will rise up to live and proclaim the gospel to their fellow Ukrainians.
  • The tripartite being of the saints who are under attack, including the brothers fighting in the army, will be protected and preserved.
  • The Ukrainian families that have been separated by the war will be preserved and eventually reunited for God's economy.
  • Those who care for the Ukrainian refugees in Europe will enjoy the Lord as their bountiful supply of grace, wisdom, and endurance.
  • Satan and the authority of darkness over Europe will be bound, and God's move in His economy will advance.

As the Lord leads, saints may give through the Church in Los Angeles designated for 'Ukraine'.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is currently in the midst of an economic crisis, resulting in fuel and medicine shortages and anti-government protests. Please pray for the Sri Lankan government to solve the economic crisis so that the saints may lead a quiet and peaceful life. Also pray for this generation of university students to be captured by the Lord during this time of drastic change.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: REPEAT Week 4 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 1.
  2. July Semiannual Training: The general subject will be on 1 and 2 Kings. Registration for webcasts in LA ($130) is still open until Tuesday, June 14. Information and registration for LA saints are at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla. In preparation, saints are encouraged to read the Recovery Version with footnotes and the Life-studies as their time allows.
  3. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday beginning at 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Outlines will be posted on the same site.
  4. Bibles for America continues to offer easy-to-use resources for telling people about God's salvation. Visit http://gospel.bfa.org (English) or http://gospel.bfa.org/es (Español).
  5. LSM Newsletter: The April issue of "Having This Ministry…" contains enriching articles such as "Knowing the Time That We Are in and the Lord's Work of Recovery" and "The History and Significance of the Life-study and Crystallization-study Trainings."
  6. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of May 1

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Being According to God's Heart to Carry out His Economy

"And I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in My heart and in My mind; and I will build him a sure house; and he will go before My anointed continually." (1 Sam. 2:35)

Samuel was faithful to God to do according to what was in God's heart and mind. His whole being and person, not just his doing, living, and work, were according to God. Samuel's being and God's heart were one… God's mind was Samuel's consideration. He had no other thought, consideration, or thinking. His living and working were for the carrying out of whatever was in God's heart. As a consequence, Samuel was one who turned the age.

We can see why Samuel was so useful in the hand of God. He had no self-seeking nor any thought of self-gain… He was happy to go wherever God wanted him to go and to do whatever God wanted him to do. He was a man according to God, a man according to God's heart. Therefore, he was a man whom God could use to carry out His economy. (Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, pp. 28-29, 45)

May the Lord produce us as such faithful and absolute ones who are according to God's heart, who care only for His interest, and who He could use to carry out His economy.

July Semiannual Training Registrations

Because of the importance of the best possible audience and atmosphere for the ministry of the word, it was necessary for the attendees of the semiannual trainings to be held to a high standard. Whereas conferences were open to all persons without restriction, the semiannual trainings required the attendees to register and be approved by the churches. Further, trainees were required to abide by a set of regulations, including rising and going to bed at proper times, arriving early for the meetings, and preparing to be tested. The trainees' adherence to these regulations not only helped them to be girded up in their spirit, to be saved from looseness, and to receive the greatest benefit from the trainings but also made them a suitable audience for drawing out the highest speaking from the ministry. ("The History and Significance of the Life-study and Crystallization-study Trainings," in the April 2022 issue of "Having This Ministry…")

For saints in Los Angeles, registration for the July 2022 Semiannual Training (July 4 to 9) is open until Tuesday, May 3 for the live in-person training in Anaheim ($205) and June 14 for webcasts ($130). Register online at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla.

Please ask the Lord to release as many saints as possible to provide the best possible audience and atmosphere for His speaking to the churches in this training!

Sixth Grade Conference

The conference is May 6 to 8 at Oak Glen. Please pray for the Lord to prepare the hearts of all of the sixth graders leading up to the conference, to give each of them a definite experience of salvation, and to companionize them as they go on as young people in the church life.

West Coast Korean-speaking Conference

There will be a West Coast Korean-speaking Conference this weekend. The two sessions about "God's Economy in Faith" are Saturday, May 7, 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Lord's Day, May 8, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm PST. The Zoom link is http://tinyurl.com/koreanconf2022.

Please pray for all the Korean-speaking saints in North America to join this conference and enjoy the reality of the Body through the blending in the up-to-date words of the ministry.

Bibles for America

On April 25, BfA began giving away free physical copies of Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vols.1-3. This new offer was first announced to our 49,500 blog subscribers that live in the United States. So far, over 3,000 orders have been placed by people all over the country.

Please pray that all those who receive these books would get into them and be nourished by the riches in the ministry. Pray also that many more hungry seekers will continue to respond to this offer.

Ukraine

Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that:

  • The teams going out to proclaim the gospel among the refugees in Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, and Romania will be protected from illness and will find many sons of peace who will receive the Lord and be gained for the church life.
  • The saints in Ukraine and the refugees in the European countries will receive the supply of the resurrection life and will rise up to live and proclaim the gospel to their fellow Ukrainians.
  • The tripartite being of the saints who are under attack, including the brothers fighting in the army, will be protected and preserved.
  • The Ukrainian families that have been separated by the war will be preserved and eventually reunited for God's economy.
  • Those who care for the Ukrainian refugees in Europe will enjoy the Lord as their bountiful supply of grace, wisdom, and endurance.
  • Satan and the authority of darkness over Europe will be bound, and God's move in His economy will advance.

As the Lord leads, saints may give through the Church in Los Angeles designated for 'Ukraine'.

Netherlands

The Dutch Conference will be held from May 6 to 8 in the Netherlands for the first time since May 2019. The topic will be "Living the Christian Life at the End of the Present Age." Pray for the saints to come with a heart to listen to the Lord and focus on the words of the ministry.

Azerbaijan

Pray for the distribution of the new Azerbaijani and Russian literature to find fertile ground, take root, and bear fruit. Pray also for the saints' gathering together to be kept and protected, according to the Lord's wisdom, that the church can be established and flourish until He comes, because a city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 3 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 1.
  2. July Semiannual Training: Registration is due Tuesday, May 3 for the live in-person sessions in Anaheim ($205) and June 14 for webcasts in LA ($130). Information and registration for LA saints are at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla.
  3. SAVE THE DATE: Lord's Day morning, May 15, we will have a meeting of the whole church in LA. Details will be announced in each hall.
  4. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday beginning at 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Outlines will be posted on the same site.
  5. Memorial Day Conference: Living Stream Ministry will host the live, in-person portion of this conference to all the saints from May 27 to 30 in Anaheim. The meetings will also be streamed online.
  6. Free e-Booklets: Living Stream Ministry has made a series of free e-booklets available to read and share with others at http://www.lsm.org/booklets. The latest release is "Living by the Law of Life."
  7. LSM Newsletter: The April issue of "Having This Ministry…" contains enriching articles such as "Knowing the Time That We Are in and the Lord's Work of Recovery" and "The History and Significance of the Life-study and Crystallization-study Trainings."
  8. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of April 17

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God's Economy Needing Man's Cooperation

"And she made a vow and said, O Jehovah of hosts, if You will indeed look upon the affliction of Your female servant and… give to Your female servant a male child, then I will give him to Jehovah for all the days of his life, and no razor will come upon his head." (1 Sam. 1:11)

"It was for this child that I prayed, and Jehovah has granted me my request that I requested from Him. Therefore I, for my part, have lent him to Jehovah; all the days that he lives, he is lent to Jehovah…" (1 Sam. 1:27-28)

"And working together with Him, we also entreat you not to receive the grace of God in vain." (2 Cor. 6:1)

The central thought of 1 and 2 Samuel is that the fulfillment of God's economy needs man's cooperation—the principle of incarnation. The principle of incarnation is that God enters into man and mingles Himself with man to make man one with Himself. Thus, God is in man and man is in God, having one life and one living. We need to be deeply impressed with the fact that the fulfillment of God's economy requires our cooperation. To cooperate with God means to be bound together with God. (Crystallization-Study of 1 and 2 Samuel, msg. 1, I, A-B)

God chose Hannah because she was willing to cooperate with Him. God answered her prayer and opened her womb, and Hannah conceived and bore a son. Then according to her vow, she offered her son to God, placing him in the custody of Eli. From this we see that Hannah, Samuel's mother, was one who cooperated very much with God. Her case shows us the kind of persons God expects to have today….There is the need for some to make a vow like Hannah. I hope that many of the young people will make such a vow. You need to say, "Lord, I am Yours. I just lend myself to You." God will take your heart and accomplish something to fulfill what you vow to Him. (Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, pp. 6-7)

July Semiannual Training Registrations

Registration for the July 2022 Semiannual Training (July 4 to 9) is open until May 3 for the live in-person training in Anaheim ($205) and June 14 for webcasts in LA ($130). Saints in LA should register online at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla and follow payment directions.

May the Lord grant us to treasure these trainings and seize every opportunity to attend them not only to see the intrinsic essence of the divine revelation but also to serve as a proper audience for the unhindered release of the crystals in the Word of God. May we all, by the Lord's mercy, highly value and enter into all the divine truths in the Word that He has released through His ministry by means of the life-study and crystallization-study trainings until we are constituted with these truths, enjoy the Lord as life according to these truths, and minister Him to others for the fulfillment of God's eternal purpose to produce and build up the Body of Christ, consummating in the New Jerusalem. ("The History and Significance of the Life-study and Crystallization-study Trainings," in the April 2022 issue of "Having This Ministry…")

Please ask the Lord to release as many saints as possible to participate in His speaking to the churches in this training!

SCYP Spring Junior High Conferences

The Junior High Sisters Conference is this weekend from April 22 to 24. The gathering will be held in a hybrid format with options to join online or in person at Oak Glen. The messages on "The Precious Blood of Christ" will help to solve three problems—separation from God, guilt in our conscience, and accusation from the enemy—so that we can partake of God as our portion.

We encourage all the saints—especially the parents, serving ones and college students—to pray for the Lord to open and soften the hearts of our young people to be good receivers this coming weekend!

France

The annual French-speaking conference will be April 22 to 24 in Paris. This will be a joyful return to in-person meetings (with a Zoom option). This will be one of the first times messages will be spoken by local French-speaking brothers rather than by English-speaking co-workers from other places. Over 1,100 invitations were sent to those who have ordered Bibles and ministry books. We are expecting up to 100 first-time attendees. We pray that "God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ" (Col. 4:3); for all who attend to receive and treasure this word; and for many first-time attendees to enter into direct fellowship with the churches.

The same weekend, on April 24, will be the presidential run-off election in France for the top two candidates from the initial presidential election earlier this month. We have no preference among these two. Our prayer is that the will of God be done on earth for His move here. He is the One who "deposes kings and causes kings to ascend" (Dan. 2:21).

Ukraine

Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that:

  • The teams going out to proclaim the gospel among the refugees in Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, and Romania will be in good health and will find many sons of peace who will receive the Lord and be gained for the church life.
  • The saints in Ukraine and the refugees in the European countries will receive the supply of the resurrection life and will rise up to live and proclaim the gospel to their fellow Ukrainians.
  • The tripartite being of the saints who are under attack, including the brothers fighting in the army, will be protected and preserved.
  • Those who care for the Ukrainian refugees in Europe will enjoy the Lord as their bountiful supply of grace, wisdom, and endurance.
  • Satan and the authority of darkness over Europe will be bound, and God's move in His economy will advance.

As the Lord leads, saints may give through the Church in Los Angeles designated for 'Ukraine'.

India

Pray for the final printing of the NT Recovery Version in the Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Mizo languages. The final print files have already been sent to LSM, so please pray that the printing can be done without delay and for the Bible distribution afterwards in the various states of India.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 1 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 1.
  2. July Semiannual Training will take place in-person July 4 to 9 in Anaheim. Registration is open until May 3 for the live sessions in Anaheim ($205) and June 14 for webcasts in LA ($130). No late registrations. Saints in LA are invited to register at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla.
  3. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday beginning at 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Outlines will be posted on the same site.
  4. Sixth Grade Conference: In-person at Oak Glen, May 6 to 8 (registration due April 24).
  5. Memorial Day Conference: Living Stream Ministry is now able to open the live, in-person portion of the 2022 International Memorial Day Blending Conference to all the saints in the Lord's recovery from May 27 to 30 in Anaheim. The meetings will also be streamed online.
  6. Free e-Booklets: Living Stream Ministry has made a series of free e-booklets available to read and share with others at http://www.lsm.org/booklets. The latest release is "The Law of the Spirit of Life."
  7. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of April 10

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Experiencing and Enjoying the Divine Trinity in Full

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." (2 Cor. 13:14)

"But by the grace of God I am what I am…" (1 Cor. 15:10)

To enjoy the Divine Trinity in full is to participate in the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Second Corinthians 13:14…shows that the Divine Trinity is not for the doctrinal study of theology but for our experience and enjoyment….Love is God the Father, grace as the outflow of love is Christ the Son, and the fellowship is the transmission of the Holy Spirit to transmit what the Son is as grace and what the Father is as love. The Holy Spirit transmits the divine riches into our being, and this transmission is the fellowship. Today we have the Divine Trinity operating in us in such a wonderful way.

We have two circulations within us. One circulation is the circulation of blood within our physical body, and the other circulation is the circulation of the Divine Trinity in our spirit. Without either of these circulations we would die either physically or spiritually. Second Corinthians 13:14 gives us a detailed description of this inner, spiritual circulation. This circulation is the supply in our Christian life and church life….We must see that the entire church life depends on 2 Corinthians 13:14. It depends upon the love of the Father, the grace of the Son, and fellowship of the Spirit to flow as a current within our spirit. (CWWL, 1988, vol. 1, "Living in and with the Divine Trinity," pp. 382-384)

May all the saints open to this transmission of the divine riches and exercise their spirit to participate in the Divine Trinity in full!

FTTA, FTTA-XB Gospel Trips & Ukraine

Due to the ongoing and changing situation in Eastern Europe, a number of trainees and serving ones from FTTA and FTTA-XB are traveling to Warsaw and Gut Elim to begin assisting the saints from Ukraine and the refugees in the region. As we all have been following the recent events unfolding in Europe, we have been impressed again with our need to cooperate with the Lord in prayer and by prayer.

Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that:

  • The teams going out to proclaim the gospel among the refugees in Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, and Romania will find many sons of peace who will receive the Lord and be gained for the church life.
  • The saints in Ukraine and the refugees in the European countries will receive the supply of the resurrection life and will rise up to live and proclaim the gospel to their fellow Ukrainians.
  • The tripartite being of the saints who are under attack, including the brothers fighting in the army, will be protected and preserved.
  • Those who care for the Ukrainian refugees in Europe will enjoy the Lord as their bountiful supply of grace, wisdom, and endurance.
  • Satan and the authority of darkness over Europe will be bound, and God's move in His economy will advance

As the Lord leads, saints may give through the Church in Los Angeles designated for 'Ukraine'.

Southern California College Conference Follow-up

Praise the Lord for His abounding grace! This past weekend, 70 of our students enjoyed seeing and experiencing "Abounding Grace!" at the Spring 2022 College Conference. Now we are looking to the Lord that the students would apply what they heard.

Please pray that our students would continue to experience grace as the academic quarter goes on—not only in the big things but also the small things—and be faithful ministers of grace this week to their classmates, friends, and family.

European Brothers' Training

From April 13 to 15 the leading brothers in Europe will have a training at Bower House in London. The content will include videos of messages given at ITERO in Anaheim April 1 to 3, and fellowship about the Lord's move in Europe. Please pray that all the brothers will receive the Lord's timely speaking for the advancement of His economy in Europe.

London International Blending Conference

This annual conference will be at a hotel in London on Saturday and Lord's Day, April 16 and 17. There will also be children's and young people's meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy being blended together with others while bearing various responsibilities. Please pray that all the saints in Europe will be strengthened and supplied by the Lord's rich speaking to give the Lord their highest cooperation in the carrying out of His economy in these crucial days.

India

From April 4 to 24, FTTND trainees are participating in a three-week intensified propagation in New Delhi, including both campuses of Delhi University and various neighborhoods in the city. This propagation includes preaching the gospel on the campuses by speaking concerning the mystery of human life, door-knocking in the neighborhoods, and baptizing new contacts. There is a burden for more saints to function and coordinate with the trainees in the gospel move, and to invite new ones to read the Bible with us and usher them into the homes of the saints.

Please pray for the Lord to strengthen the tripartite beings of all the trainees and that they can learn to bear remaining fruit through prayer, the Spirit, and the word.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 6 of Living in and with the Divine Trinity. Next week, we begin Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel.
  2. July Semiannual Training will take place in-person July 4 to 9 in Anaheim. Registration is open until May 3 for the live sessions in Anaheim ($205) and June 14 for webcasts in LA ($130). No late registrations. Saints in LA are invited to register at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla and follow the payment directions.
  3. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday beginning at 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Outlines will be posted on the same site.
  4. SCYP Spring Conferences: JH Sisters, April 22 to 24; Sixth Grade, May 6 to 8 (due April 24).
  5. Memorial Day Conference: Living Stream Ministry is now able to open the live, in-person portion of the 2022 International Memorial Day Blending Conference to all the saints in the Lord's recovery from May 27 to 30 in Anaheim. The meetings will also be streamed online.
  6. Free e-Booklets: Living Stream Ministry has made a series of free e-booklets available to read and share with others at http://www.lsm.org/booklets. The latest release is "The Law of the Spirit of Life."
  7. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of March 20

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Living in the Divine Trinity by Enjoying Christ as Our Food

"As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me." (John 6:57)

"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life." (John 6:63)

If we are going to live in the Divine Trinity, to abide in the Divine Trinity as our home, we must enjoy Christ as our food. We need to live by Christ as our life supply. He is our food. He is eatable because He is now in resurrection… Now Christ is good for us to eat. After accomplishing death and resurrection, He became perfected for us to eat Him. Because He is living in resurrection, He is good for us to eat organically. (CWWL, 1988, vol. 1, "Living in and with the Divine Trinity," p. 348)

We can eat Christ as our spiritual food in order to live because of Him. To eat Christ is to eat His words by exercising our spirit to both pray-read and muse upon His words so that His words become the gladness and joy of our heart (Jer. 15:16; Psa. 119:15-16; Josh. 1:8-9). To live not only by but also "because of" Christ means that the energizing element of Christ becomes the supplying factor for us to live Christ. (Living in and with the Divine Trinity, msg. 3, I.C)

May we exercise to eat Christ as our spiritual food by eating His words that we may be supplied to live Him!

SCYP Spring High School Conferences

The Spring High School Conference for brothers is this weekend, March 25 to 27. It will be held in a hybrid format with options to join online or in person at Oak Glen. The topic is "Samuel—A Man According to God," and will show the example of an overcoming Nazarite who, in the midst of an age of degradation, was consecrated, sanctified, and separated absolutely and ultimately to God.

We encourage all the saints to pray for the Lord to appear to every young person during these times that they would volunteer themselves to Him for His purpose!

European Spring University Conference

The Spring University Conference for students in the United Kingdom and Europe will take place March 25 to 27. The fellowship will be on "Living the Christian Life at the End of the Present Age." Please pray that all those who registered would not only come but also enjoy the Lord together. May the Lord use this time to gain many who love His appearing in this age.

London – Bower House

Thank the Lord that the current phase of construction at Woodland Camp, with capacity for more than 120 people, will be completed this summer. Attention will then turn to building a new full-time training centre at Bower House with flexible meeting facilities for 800 people, with the expectation that the Lord will bless us over the coming years with a significant enlargement in the training. This project is expected to take several years, with the first step being a clear design for the building. The application for an improved design is currently awaiting decision with the council planners.

Please pray that in our coordination with the council the Lord would release the best design possible according to His will by April, so that construction can begin next year.

Ukraine

Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that:

  • The tripartite being of the saints who are under attack, including the brothers fighting in the army, will be protected and preserved.
  • The saints who have escaped into Europe as refugees will be comforted and cared for.
  • The saints who are caring for the refugees will enjoy the Lord as their grace, wisdom, and endurance.
  • Satan's kingdom will suffer loss.
  • God's economy will advance in the spreading of the gospel and the building up of the Body.

Egypt

More than two million people attended the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair, which took place January 27 through February 7. Despite many challenges, this time was nevertheless a real victory to the Lord and a shame to the enemy. What a privilege to offer the ministry of the age, with a proper standing before God and man, to people from Egypt and the Middle East from all different religious backgrounds. Many hungry ones approached our booth, and regardless of how positive or negative they were, they did not leave the same. During this time we experienced the thirsty Savior calling the thirsty ones to come and drink the living water. (See the March issue of LSM's newsletter for testimonies.)

Please pray for:

  • The follow-up and the shepherding of new contacts that it would be according to God.
  • The ministry to operate in each person who purchased a book that the book would be read and would get into each person so that they would subjectively experience Christ.
  • The translation and publication work of the ministry books in Arabic, as well as for distribution channels in the Middle East.
  • The preparation for the next year's fair, which we expect will be in January 2023.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 3 of Living in and with the Divine Trinity (Thanksgiving Conference).
  2. Living Stream Ministry: The March issue of "Having This Ministry…" presents Watchman Nee's message on "World Wars and the Church" in English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
  3. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday beginning at 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Outlines will be posted on the same site.
  4. Opportunities for Giving: As the Lord leads, saints may give through the Church in Los Angeles designated for 'Ukraine' or 'Atlanta Meeting Hall'.
  5. Bibles for America's latest blog post is "How to Be Freed from Anxiety" based on Philippians 4:6.
  6. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of March 6

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The Divine Dispensing of the Divine Trinity

"They are saturated with the fatness of Your house, and You cause them to drink of the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light." (Psa. 36:8-9)

"And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Rev. 21:2)

The divine economy is God's household administration to dispense Himself in His Divine Trinity into His chosen people so that they may be transformed for the producing of the church, which is the Body of Christ, the house of God, the kingdom of God, and the counterpart of Christ, the ultimate aggregate of which is the New Jerusalem.

The entire Bible was written according to the controlling vision that the Triune God is working Himself into His chosen and redeemed people to be their life and life supply in order to saturate their entire being with the Divine Trinity, that is, with the Father as the fountain, the Son as the fatness, and the Spirit as the river. The Triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit—has been processed to become the life-giving Spirit so that we can drink of Him for Him to become our enjoyment. This is the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity. (Living in and with the Divine Trinity, msg. 1, I.A, C-D)

Ukraine

Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar, "Your kingdom will be assured to you after you have come to know that the heavens do rule" (Dan. 4:26). It is the heavens that rule, not Nebuchadnezzar or Cyrus or Alexander the Great or illness or turmoil or rebellion. The earth is under the rule of a heavenly administration. The heavens rule for us, and Christ is for us. Furthermore, we are under God's heavenly rule for Christ. The purpose of the heavenly ruling is to complete God's elect so that Christ may be preeminent, that He may be the first—the centrality—and everything—the universality. Because the heavens rule, Christ is with us in all our situations. When we are sick, He is with us. When we are in turmoil, He is with us. I can testify that we can enjoy His presence in the midst of turmoil and rebellion." (Life-Study of Daniel, ch. 12)

Pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that the saints will be preserved, Satan will suffer loss, and God's economy will advance in the spreading of the gospel and the building up of the Body. May the Lord help and train us all to ascend with Him, to pray from the position of His ascension, having His view and thought related to the current situation. May the Lord be merciful to us all.

Sacramento

Please continue to pray for the church in Sacramento and the neighboring churches in Northern California. Pray that the peace of God would guard the hearts and thoughts of all the saints in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:7), that the peace of Christ would arbitrate in the saints' hearts (Col. 3:15), and that the saints would put on the whole armor of God (Eph. 6:11). Pray that the saints would simply bring all their burdens to the Lord and cast all their anxiety on Him (1 Pet. 5:7).

May we all continue to take Christ as our King, Lord, Head, and Husband, recognizing that "the heavens do rule" (Dan. 4:26).

Bibles for America

Once a week, the Bibles for America staff is joined at the BfA distribution center by local volunteers to prepare and package free copies of the NT Recovery Version for shipment. We treasure their heart to serve in this capacity and are so thankful to the Lord for the practical help they are able to render in a regular way. Especially since orders for the Recovery Version have increased, their service has been invaluable, and the staff enjoys their time with the volunteers each week.

Please continue to pray for the BfA staff and all the volunteers as they faithfully prepare and send out these Bibles each week. Pray that they would be supplied spirit, soul, and body, and that their times of service would be filled with the enjoyment of the Lord.

SCYP Spring Conferences

As we prepare for the upcoming conference season in Southern California, we encourage all the saints—especially the parents, serving ones and college students—to pray for the Lord to appear to every young person during these times that they may know and experience Him more in their daily living!

The Spring High School Conferences dates are March 18 to 20 for sisters and March 25 to 27 for brothers. Junior High Conferences are in April and the 6th Grade Conference is in May. These gatherings will be held in a hybrid format with options to join online or in person at Oak Glen.

Atlanta – Meeting Hall

Please continue to pray for the timely progress of the church in Atlanta's meeting hall building project and for the financial need to be met. As the Lord leads, saints may give through the church in LA designated for 'Atlanta Meeting Hall'. More information is posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

Sri Lanka

Pray for the Sinhala Recovery Version of the Gospel of Matthew to be released soon.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 1 of Living in and with the Divine Trinity (Thanksgiving Conference).
  2. Opportunities for Giving: As the Lord leads, saints may give through the Church in Los Angeles designated for 'Sacramento', 'Ukraine' or 'Atlanta Meeting Hall'.
  3. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday beginning at 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Outlines will be posted on the same site.
  4. Bibles for America's latest blog post responds to the question, "Why Does God Let Me Fail?"
  5. Living Stream Ministry: The February issue of "Having This Ministry…" includes fellowship on the need for training in the Lord's recovery and a report on the literature work in Turkey and Sri Lanka.
  6. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

 
 
 


Week of February 20

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Let Us Exhibit Christ!

"What then, brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up." (1 Cor. 14:26)

In the world today there are many exhibitions and fairs…. This is just what we are doing when we come together to worship God. We are meeting together to have an exhibition of Christ, not just the Christ whom God gave us but the Christ we have produced, the Christ upon whom we have labored and whom we have experienced. That is the Christ whom we all come together to exhibit. Brothers and sisters, this is what all our meetings should be—an exhibition, a fair, in which all sorts of the produce of Christ are displayed.

The life of God's people is first a life of laboring on Christ. Second, it is a life of having something of Christ to bring to the meetings to offer, to contribute. The proper life of Christians is to labor on Christ all the time. Then they will have the rich surplus of Christ to bring to the meetings for a rich exhibition of Christ. (CWWL, 1961-1962, vol. 4, "The All-inclusive Christ, pp. 346-347; CWWL, 1965, vol. 2, "Christ as the Content of the Church and the Church as the Expression of Christ," p. 376)

Grace Consummating God's Economy

"But by the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace unto me did not turn out to be in vain, but, on the contrary, I labored more abundantly than all of them, yet not I but the grace of God which is with me." (1 Cor. 15:10)

"That He might display in the ages to come the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." (Eph. 2:7)

When we experience the grace of God in the economy of God, which is the total living of experiencing the processed and consummated Triune God, we will have the growth in life. With this growth in life, there will be the manifestation of gifts and the perfecting of gifts producing the organic function of the members. When every member is functioning, we will have the stewardship of grace to overflow, to dispense, the unsearchable riches of Christ as the varied grace of God to others. When there is this ministry of the stewardship of grace, then God and us will have one corporate living in which we take Him as our life and person and we move with Him as one. Then we live in such a condition as the organic Body of Christ, an organism expressing God Himself.

This is the consummation of the issue of the enjoyment of the grace of God in the economy of God and the accomplishment of God's eternal economy. The consummate and ultimate product of all this is the Body of Christ as God's poem to be the New Jerusalem in the new heavens and new earth publicly displaying the riches of God's grace for eternity.

May we pray for such a work of grace to be carried out in every saint and church for the accomplishment of God's economy in a timely way.

LA College Students' Blending Trip

This weekend on Saturday, February 26, college students from our LA campuses will gather for a mini retreat to Riverside. This half-day blending event with college students in Riverside will consist of fun activities, lunch, and a short message to encourage the going on of all our students.

Please pray for a full release of the students—both inwardly and outwardly—that they may enjoy this time of fellowship and blending!

FTTA

The Spring 2022 term of the Full-time Training in Anaheim began this week on February 20 with around 230 trainees in total. Please pray for all of those serving the trainees, that they themselves would enjoy the Lord's serving of them as their abounding grace. Also, pray for a safe return for all the trainees and a healthy, strong beginning in the Lord together.

Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, which already has the English Recovery Version on permanent display, will soon present an exhibition on the life, work, words, and legacy of Watchman Nee. The exhibit will begin on March 6 and run for an entire year in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Brother Nee's martyrdom. Neither Living Stream Ministry nor Bibles for America have been involved with the exhibit; however, all visitors will be given free copies of The Normal Christian Life and Chinese-speaking visitors will receive a free copy of the Chinese Recovery Version of the Bible. In addition, at the request of the museum's curatorial staff, their gift shop will sell several titles by Brother Nee.

The museum is planning a formal ceremony to open the exhibit. Brother Wu, a former cellmate of Brother Nee, will be attending the ceremony as a featured guest. For more information, visit http://www.museumofthebible.org/exhibits/in-a-new-personal-stories-exhibit-opening-march-6.

Please pray for the impact of Watchman Nee's testimony on all visitors and for the spreading of the truth through the literature being distributed freely or available for purchase.

Azerbaijan

Pray for the further development of the publication work so that the ministry of the New Testament can continue to be translated into the local language, and that the Russian language publications can increase and spread here.

Pray that the Lord will sustain and build up the dozen college students and that in the coming semester He will graciously add three more local college students as remaining fruit.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 7 of Meeting God's Need and Present Needs in the Lord's Recovery. After next week, we will begin Living In and With the Divine Trinity (Thanksgiving Conference).
  2. Living Stream Ministry: The February issue of "Having This Ministry…" includes fellowship on the need for training in the Lord's recovery and a report on the literature work in Turkey and Sri Lanka.
  3. Atlanta Meeting Hall: Offerings for the church in Atlanta's building project may be given through the church in LA with designation for 'Atlanta Meeting Hall'. More information is posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
  4. Bibles for America continues to offer easy-to-use resources for telling people about God's salvation. Visit http://gospel.bfa.org (English) or http://gospel.bfa.org/es (Español).
  5. Ways to Give: Information about the church's online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.