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 26

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Eating at the King's Table Continually

"And Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem because he ate at the king's table continually. And he was crippled in both his feet." (2 Sam. 9:13)

"Looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith." (Heb. 12:2a)

All of us are like Mephibosheth, the grandson of King Saul (2 Sam. 4:4). Mephibosheth was lame; he was unable to walk. King David preserved his life, restored to him all his inheritance, and invited him to feast with him at the same table (9:1-13). After Mephibosheth received grace from David, he only looked at the riches on David's table; he did not look at his two lame legs underneath the table.

Whenever we look at ourselves, we discover that we are lame, and we become discouraged. After we have been saved, we should forget about our two lame legs and sit at the table of our King, Jesus Christ, to enjoy Him with all His unsearchable riches. We should only look at the riches on the Lord's table and enjoy them. By our enjoyment of the unsearchably rich Christ, He will transform us. (CWWL, 1965, vol. 2, "The Tree of Life," p. 200)

July Semiannual Training

The goal of Brother Lee's burden to hold semiannual trainings was to release the riches of Christ for the producing and the building up of the church as the testimony of Jesus and the reality of the Body of Christ. Brother Lee said, "If the saints are not properly constituted with the truth, they cannot live a proper life. If they only live by inspiration and not by the constitution of the truth, I do not trust in that kind of living to be a testimony of the Lord" (Elders' Training Book 3, p. 144).

It is only by having the divine truth in the Word thoroughly wrought into us that we can live and magnify Christ in our daily life, preach the gospel to the unbelievers, and present the truth and minister life to the seeking believers, thereby becoming the prevailing testimony of Jesus, the living Body of Christ. (See the June 2022 issue of LSM's digital newsletter, "Having This Ministry...")

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.

FTTA Graduations

"Because out from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen." (Rom. 11:36)

This Saturday, July 2 at 9:30 am, the graduation meeting for the 2022 Spring Class of the FTTA, including a recognition of the FTTA-XB (Boston Extension) trainees, will be held at the Ministry Conference Center on the LSM campus. This meeting will also be streamed live at http://www.ftta.org.

In the afternoon, beginning at 4:00 pm, the graduation meeting for the FTTA-MA (Middle Age) will be held at 1855 W Ball Rd in Anaheim. This meeting will also be streamed live on Zoom.

Please pray for the Lord's leading of:

  • all graduating trainees—89 FTTA, 15 XB, and 45 MA—to follow the Lamb wherever He may go;
  • some to join in His move in one of the GTCA cities and cities with new campus teams;
  • many college graduates, young working saints, and middle aged saints to answer God's call to go to the training next term.

GTCA

The burden to "gospelize, truthize, and churchize" America continues! Since 2020, a total of 375 saints have migrated to strengthen the Lord's testimony in 10 target cities and eight new campus teams began to function—five are complete and three are still building. This move has been supported through prayer, fellowship in one accord, and financial giving from the saints and churches.

Please pray that many saints, families, and full-timers will respond to the call to migrate to the following new target cities and campus teams:

2022-2023 Cities: Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; Normal, IL; Omaha, NE; Tampa, FL; Virginia Beach, VA

2022 Campuses: Cincinatti, OH; Lexington, KY; Pittsburgh, PA

2023 Campuses: Columbia, SC; Columbus, OH; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL

More information and a recording of the special update from June 26 are posted at http://gtca.us. A weekly fellowship on the burden of migration will begin on September 18.

Please continue to pray for the spreading in life of the universal vine!

Ukraine

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

  • The Lord will use the shepherding gospel trips to Warsaw and Krakow, Poland, in June and July to bring many to believe into Christ and lead many newly saved ones into the church life, where they can be perfected to be living and functioning members for the building up of the Body.
  • 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 distributed among the refugees in Europe.
  • 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'.

Kenya

In the East African country of Kenya, there are currently 7 localities and over 200 saints enjoying the church life. For a detailed report with photos, as well as an update on Madagascar, see the May issue of the Lord's Move to Africa newsletter in English or Chinese at http://www.lmafrica.org.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 10 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 2.
  2. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: This Wednesday, June 29 at 7:25 pm will be the final ministry meeting broadcast of the current semester of the FTTA. Saints may watch the meeting free of charge at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
  3. LA Truth School: July 22 to 30. Registration is now open to all YP, serving ones, and parents.
  4. 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."
  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 "The Divine and Mystical Realm of the Consummated Spirit and the Pneumatic Christ."
  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 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 June 12

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God Becoming Man to Make Man God

"Concerning His Son,...who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord." (Rom. 1:3-4)

"Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers." (Rom. 8:29)

Through His incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection, Christ, the Son of God, became the firstborn Son, and the many sons, who are the brothers of Christ, are being conformed to His image. In Romans 1:3-4 Christ, the Son of God, is the prototype, whereas in 8:29 the many brothers are those who have been "mass-produced" from the prototype and, by being saved in life, will be conformed to the image of the firstborn Son.

This brings us to the matter of deification and implies that God's intention in His economy is to make Himself man so that, in Christ, we, the believers in Christ and children of God, may become God in life, in nature, and in constitution (but not in the Godhead); such an implication is exceedingly great, and eventually, the Bible consummates with this matter. (CS 1 and 2 Samuel, msg. 8, V.E.1-3)

July Semiannual Video Training Registrations

For saints in Los Angeles, the firm registration deadline for the upcoming Semiannual Video Training is Tuesday, June 14 ($130). Information and registration are at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla.

The general subject of this training will be on 1 and 2 Kings. In preparation, saints are encouraged to read the Recovery Version with footnotes and the Life-studies as their time allows.

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. ("The History and Significance of the Life-study and Crystallization-study Trainings," in the April 2022 issue of "Having This Ministry...")

LA Young People

As our young people enter into their summer break, please pray for them to stay connected, have many experiences of the Lord, and attend the church in LA's 2022 Truth School from July 22 to 30.

FTTA Middle-Age Training

The Fall 2022 term of the FTTA-MA will be from September 12 to December 24. All classes are given in English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish and designed with a full year in view in two 15-week terms. Saints may also attend on a short-term basis.

Please pray for more saints in the Lord's recovery to seize this opportunity to be perfected. All applications must be received by the training office no later than August 23.

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." 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'.

Sri Lanka

The official languages in Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and English is widely used in formal contexts. For translation of the ministry, we mainly focus on Sinhala and obtain materials in Tamil from India. Since the Sinhala NT Recovery Version project began in May 2021, the team has completed all verses, footnotes, and outlines of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The entire project is scheduled to finish in five years. We are also distributing Rhema books online in both Sinhala and Tamil.

Four saints in Sri Lanka have completed the two-year full-time training. One of them serves on Bible translation, two serve full-time with the trainees and young people, and one takes a job while continuing to be active in the church services.

Please pray for:

  • The stabilization of the political and economic situation, particularly for the government to be able to deal with the current economic crisis; for the saints who are in need during this time; and for many college students to be open to the gospel and to our shepherding in a time of drastic change.
  • The seven current full-time trainees and for Lord to release more young people to be trained to become useful vessels to the Lord.
  • The translation of the Sinhala Recovery Version Bible and the printing of the Gospel of Matthew.
  • The online distribution of Rhema books that more readers could be gained through our Facebook ads, and for the team of saints tasked with caring for our 2,565 subscribers.

Read more in the May 2022 issue of the Lord's Move to Asia newsletter in English and Chinese.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 8 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. 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 Know This Age" from The Divine and Mystical Realm.
  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. 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. 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 5

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David Typifying Christ, the Real David

"He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of David His father, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." (Luke 1:32-33)

"For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath." (Matt. 12:8)

The Lord's word in Matthew 12:3-4 implies that He is the real David. David had followers, and Christ, the real David, also had disciples as His followers. All of this implies that David and his followers were a type, a prefigure, of Christ and His disciples. The Lord's word in Matthew 12:3-4 also implies a dispensational change from the priesthood to the kingship. (CS 1 and 2 Samuel, msg. 7, I.B.1, a-b, 2)

In ancient times the coming of David changed the dispensation from the age of the priests to the age of the kings, in which the kings were above the priests. In the age of the priests the leader of the people should listen to the priest (Num. 27:21-22). But in the age of the kings the priest should submit to the king (1 Sam. 2:35-36). Hence, what King David did with his followers was not illegal. Now by the coming of Christ the dispensation has also been changed, this time from the age of the law to the age of grace, in which Christ is above all. Whatever He does is right. The matter of keeping the Sabbath belonged to the old dispensation of the law. But in the age of grace Christ has the final word. It is not a matter of law but of Christ. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, p. 721)

Ukraine

Since the war began on February 24, more than 6.6 million refugees have fled, mainly into Eastern Europe. Poland has received the bulk of the refugees—about 3.5 million. Another 700,000 have gone to Germany. In response, the saints have ministered to them through seven gospel trips in April and May, the last one concluding on June 5.

Through our meeting facility in Warsaw, Poland, and conference center in Gut Elim, in the heart of Germany, most of the 300 saints who have been evacuated have found refuge and comfort. In addition, the white horse of the gospel has been running. As a result, many thousands of the refugees have been contacted, with hundreds being saved and now desiring the fellowship.

There is a great need to feed the lambs. Therefore, two additional trips are being planned to focus primarily on shepherding Ukrainian saints, local saints, and new ones. We will concentrate on only two cities—Warsaw and Krakow—so the Lord can strengthen these two important lampstands in Poland.

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

  • The Lord will use the shepherding gospel trips to Warsaw and Krakow 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 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 New Testament Recovery Versions that are held up in customs will be released and be distributed among the refugees in Europe.
  • The tripartite being of saints in besieged cities will be protected and preserved for the Lord's interests.
  • The Ukrainian families that have been separated by the war will be preserved and eventually reunited for God's economy.
  • The spiritual forces that seek to destroy the Lord's interests will be shattered, 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'.

LA Young People

As our young people enter into their summer break, please pray for them to stay connected, have many experiences of the Lord, and attend the church in LA's 2022 Truth School in late July.

European Young Peoples' Conference

This summer from July 31 to August 6 will be is the first in-person gathering of young people from across Europe in three years. Please pray for the Lord's leading, guidance and wisdom in all the considerations and preparations. May all the practical needs, including flights, be taken care of, and sufficient burdened serving ones be released. May the Lord meet the particular needs of the young people after the long period of isolation.

Bibles for America

The BfA Blog at http://blog.biblesforamerica.org currently has over 58,000 subscribers from all over the world. Blog posts cover topics related to the Bible and the Christian life, including categories such as Peace vs. Anxiety, Experiencing Jesus, Understanding God's Word, and many more. They highlight key footnotes from the NT Recovery Version and conclude with an offer for a free copy for those who reside in the US. Readers outside the US have still been able to receive the riches of the ministry through the blog posts and downloadable e-books.

Please pray that all those who read these blog posts will continue to feed on the riches in the ministry and grow in the divine life.

Madagascar

Madagascar is an island country off the east coast of Africa. There is currently one lampstand in the capital city, Antananarivo, where a property was purchased in 2020 and a meeting venue built in 2021. There are also saints meeting in four other cities.

Last December, a student training was held in Antananarivo with 40 young saints enjoying messages on "Shepherding for the Building Up of the Body of Christ." Many genuinely received the word of the ministry and enjoyed it. Please pray for the Lord to gain, train and equip many young people in Madagascar!

To see photos as well as read an update about Kenya, see the May issue of the Lord's Move to Africa newsletter in English or Chinese at http://www.lmafrica.org.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 7 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 2.
  2. July Semiannual Training: The general subject will be on 1 and 2 Kings. Registration for webcasts in LA ($130) is only open until next 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 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
  4. Memorial Day Conference: Audio and video recordings of conference messages may be accessed on a per-message or subscription basis at http://www.lsmwebcast.com.
  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 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 22

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Praying and Putting the Flesh to Death to Cooperate with Christ

"Thus says Jehovah of hosts, I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they set themselves against them in the way as they came up out of Egypt." (1 Sam. 15:2)

"But they who are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and its lusts." (Gal. 5:24)

In typology, the Amalekites signify the flesh, the fallen man. The flesh denotes the totality of the fallen old man, our entire fallen being. In the entire universe God's unique enemy, in a practical sense, is not Satan but the flesh.

In the battle against Amalek, we need to cooperate with the Lord by praying and by putting the flesh to death. When we pray, we are one with the interceding Christ. When we put the flesh to death, we are one with the fighting Spirit. On the one hand, we must pray with Christ. On the other hand, we must slay the flesh by the fighting Spirit. Crucifying the old man was God's responsibility. Crucifying the flesh is our responsibility.

When Amalek is dealt with, the kingdom of God immediately comes in (Exo. 18:1-26). If we follow the Lord's word to utterly destroy the flesh and live and walk according to the spirit, we will have the kingship and will be in God's kingdom. (CS 1 & 2 Samuel, msg. 5, II, B, C.2, III.B.2, c-d, VI.C-D)

International Memorial Day Blending Conference

The 2022 International Memorial Day Blending Conference will be held in person in Anaheim at the Ministry Conference Center (1200 N Hubbell Way, Anaheim, CA 92801) as well as streamed online at http://conf.lsmwebcast.com. All the saints are warmly invited. The general subject is "Taking the Way to Enjoy Christ as the Tree of Life." Message outlines may be downloaded beginning May 24.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Meeting 1: Friday, May 27: 7:00 pm
Meeting 2: Saturday, May 28: 10:00 am
Meeting 3: Saturday, May 28: 7:00 pm
Meeting 4: Lord's Day, May 29: 10:00 am
Meeting 5: Lord's Day, May 29: 7:00 pm
Meeting 6: Monday, May 30: 10:00 am

Please pray for the release of the Lord's present speaking to His recovery and for the blending of the entire recovery in that speaking. We hope that all the churches and all the saints will prepare for this upcoming time of ministry and sanctify these days for the hearing of faith among us. May this conference turn out to be a real memorial among us to the shame of God's enemy and to the glory of God's grace!

Ukraine

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 saints in Ukraine, the refugees in the European countries, and the gospel teams from abroad will be filled with the Spirit inwardly and outwardly and will lead the chosen ones to receive the Lord as their dynamic salvation and shepherd the newly saved ones into the church life.
  • The tripartite being of saints in besieged cities will be protected and preserved for the Lord's interests.
  • The Ukrainian families that have been separated by the war will be preserved and eventually reunited for God's economy.
  • The full-timers and local saints who care for the refugees will enjoy the Lord as their bountiful supply of grace, wisdom, and endurance.
  • The spiritual forces that seek to destroy the Lord's interests will be shattered, 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'.

Ethiopia

We are strongly praying and laboring for this ministry to spread all over Ethiopia so that the Lord may strengthen His move. Currently there are 8 churches in the country and over 50 localities where saints meet regularly. Twenty of these localities began to meet during the pandemic. This month, the Lord's Table is being established in two more major cities, Nekemte and Gimbi. We are also praying for the raising up of lampstands in Dembidolo and Burayu soon after that. Currently full-time serving brothers are laboring to strengthen the saints by staying with them for a month or two in these cities.

To read more about the campus, children and young people, and the saints' enjoyment of the ministry, see the April issue of the Lord's Move to Africa newsletter in English or Chinese at http://www.lmafrica.org.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 5 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel. Next week, after the Memorial Day Conference, we will proceed to Week 6 (this is an update from some previous announcements).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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.

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 8

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Christ Being the Center and Content of the Church

"And they shall call His name Emmanuel (which is translated, God with us)." (Matt. 1:23b)

"And He is the Head of the Body, the church; He is the beginning, the Firstborn from the dead, that He Himself might have the first place in all things." (Col. 1:18)

"And the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle." (Exo. 40:34b)

Christ has gained us so that we might gain Him in order for God to be built into us and for us to be built into Him to become a corporate God-man, the reality of the church as the tabernacle of God, which is the house of the living God, the mutual abode of God and man.

In order to enter into the reality of the Body of Christ, we must see the intrinsic significance of the Ark. The Ark typifies Christ as the presence of the Triune God with His people for the carrying out of His economy to establish His kingdom on earth. The Ark was the center and content of the tabernacle, signifying Christ as the center and content of the church. The Ark being the first item mentioned in the vision of the tabernacle indicates that Christ occupies the place of preeminence in the church. (Crystallization-study of 1 and 2 Samuel, msg. 4, I, II, A-B).

The Church in Los Angeles

The whole church in Los Angeles will meet together this Lord's Day, May 15 at 10:00 am at Hall 1 and Hall 2. Please pray for a strong and healthy attendance so that together we may "run with endurance the race which is set before us, looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith" (Heb. 12:1-2). Pray for a rich time of blending among the saints—across all the languages, ages, districts, and halls—for the Lord to gain His shining testimony and expression in Los Angeles.

Campus Team Retreat

From Monday, May 9 to Thursday, May 12, more than 330 full-timers from around the US and Canada who serve with college students and young people will gather at Oak Glen. Please pray for:

  • The Lord to blend everyone together and harmonize us to invite God's blessing on the work with the next generation.
  • The Spirit to speak, lead, and guide us to advance in our care for all these ones.
  • The mutual encouragement and supply to be ministered all of the serving ones, strengthening and encouraging them in their service to the Lord.

Our Sixth Graders

This past weekend, 8 sixth graders from across Los Angeles participated in the in-person Sixth Grade Conference at Oak Glen. The main topic was "Where Are You?" with an emphasis on knowing your sinful condition before God, not hiding from God, and the salvation of God in the Church. Through the messages, singing, and group times each young person realized their need; all were convicted to pray to the Lord for their personal, definite and specific salvation.

The saints can pray for these "new ones" to:

  • Declare publicly their salvation by being baptized in the coming weeks.
  • Have a healthy and normal entrance into the church life and the practices of a normal Christian.
  • Pray to the Lord just as they are and to develop a healthy habit of reading the Bible.
  • Find companions and home meetings, even this week, to enter into the fellowship of the Body.

Ukraine

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'.

Italy

This weekend, May 14 to 15, there will be an international conference in Rome. We thank the Lord for the prayers of so many saints and churches throughout the earth, and welcome all the saints to blend with us so that together, as one Body, we might testify of the victory of Christ. The four messages will be given in English and translated into Italian simultaneously. There will also be young people's and children's meetings. Please pray for the Lord to bless this gathering for His further move in Italy, Europe, and the whole earth.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 4 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel. Next week, after the combined Lord's Day meeting, we will repeat Week 4.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 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."
  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 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.