Prayer & Announcements


Prayer, Week of May 24

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A Vision of the World Situation and the Lord's Recovery

"Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth." (Rev. 1:5a)

"Immediately I was in spirit; and behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and upon the throne there was One sitting." (Rev. 4:2)

"…Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals. And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing as having just been slain…" (Rev. 5:5-6)

The book of Revelation is a book of God's administration, unveiling the throne of God for the divine administration. Apparently, the throne is invisible and is not realized by man; actually, the throne is behind the scene ruling over everyone and everything. (Memorial Day Conference, msg. 2, I.C, C.2)

We need to see a spiritual vision of the throne of God as the center of God's administration throughout the universe and realize that the sovereign God has the full capacity to carry out what He wants according to the desire of His heart and according to His eternal economy. (Key Statement 2)

We need to be in our spirit so that we can be men on earth with God's heart, men to whom heaven can be opened to see the vision of God concerning the destiny of the world. (Msg. 1, I)

Let us pray for saints in the LA area and over the whole earth to answer the Lord's call in this conference to be His dispensational instrument, His overcomers, His prepared bride, to turn the age. Lord, keep us in spirit and give us more vision of Your desire, Your ruling, and Your move on earth!

Church in Los Angeles Joint Meeting

The whole church in LA—all halls, districts, and languages—will meet together at 10:00 am this Lord's Day, May 31. We will end around 11:45 am. There will be translation to Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. Specific Zoom information will be communicated later this week.

Please pray for a healthy attendance and good participation. Pray for the Lord to gain a brighter testimony and expression of Himself in this city. For this end pray that flow of life and shining of light prevail to refresh and infuse all the saints and to encourage them to pursue the Lord more in these days.

LA Gospel – The Horse Race Continues

"I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he who sits on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer." (Rev. 6:2)

The first four seals opened by the Lamb-God give us a vision of world history from Christ's ascension to the end of this age. There has been a four-horse race continuing… until Christ's return…. The gospel has been going forth with Christ to conquer all kinds of opposition and attack. We need to pray with the full realization of God's view of human history by seeing that the gospel is speeded up and even maximized by war, famine, and death. (Memorial Day Conference, msg 1, III, III.A.2; V.B)

This weekend, there will be three gospel meetings in LA area:

  1. Friday, May 29, 7:30 pm: LA and Santa Clarita Korean language; http://tinyurl.com/KoreanGospelMeeting or Zoom ID: 653 338 8897, password 1234.
  2. Saturday, May 30, 5:00 pm: LA Spanish language; http://tinyurl.com/familiaLA.
  3. Saturday, May 30, 7:30 pm: Thousand Oaks Chinese language; Zoom ID: 861 5860 4969, password 952358.

Please pray for many invitations and many responding to attend and to receive the Lord Jesus as Savior and life. Pray also for continued shepherding of new people who came to previous gospel meetings.

Summer School of Truth – Teachers' Training

There will be a Teachers' Training this Saturday, May 30 morning for all the parents, serving ones, college students and burdened saints that will serve in the upcoming Summer School of Truth. May the Lord bless the fellowship and coordination for His move among the young people in Southern California!

Sixth Grade Baptism

We have been praying for all 16 of the sixth graders in LA to receive the Lord, and most of them have. This Saturday, May 30, at 8pm, we will have a special online baptism meeting for them to be fully transferred into the kingdom of God! We hope that many saints can join to rejoice together with them. To join the baptism, please see the invitation at http://tinyurl.com/May30baptism. Please pray for:

  1. Each 6th grader to make a personal choice to believe and be baptized.
  2. A good coordination among parents and serving ones to care for these ones.
  3. Many relatives and friends to join this meeting.
  4. The enemy to be bound and for each 6th grader to be fully covered this week so that they can be baptized into the Triune God!

May the Lord give each one the assurance of His forgiveness of their sins and of their salvation. May each new brother and sister have a good start to their Christian life and church life, including a regular time with to read the Bible and a weekly time of being shepherded.

SoCal College Summer Pursuit

The first Southern California College Summer Pursuit will take place next month. This program, called Pursue Life 2020, is open to all current college students (including incoming freshmen and recent graduates) and aims to help them develop their personal times with the Lord, prayer in two's and three's, and heart to care for others. We also hope that many will increase their participation in the church life as well as be involved in serving their generation. Pursue Life 2020 is not meant to compete with the SSoT but rather to complement it and strengthen our college students to rise up to help serve our young people.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 27. The program consists of 2 two-week sessions (June 1 to 13 and 15 to 27); sign-up for both or either session at http://tinyurl.com/lifepursuit2020.

This video explains this program and encourages students to sign up: http://youtu.be/akQbXGz14Qg.

Gospel to All the Nations

The next Gospel to All the Nations conference will be on Saturday, May 30, at 1:00 pm PST. All the people of every nation are invited to join. Those of African origin are specifically encouraged to join and to invite their friends, relatives, and colleagues. Please pray for many to participate and be saved or be brought on in their Christian life. More details and registration are at http://www.gospeltoallthenations.com.

Germany, Switzerland, Austria

The annual German-speaking conference will be via Zoom from Friday, May 29 to Monday, June 1. Six meetings will use the Memorial Day Conference messages plus a seventh meeting for fellowship about the Lord's move in the German-speaking nations.

Meanwhile, the mass mailing of gospel tracts in Berlin is going on, but we do not know how many households have received it already. By May 19 we had approximately 30 positive responses; this is way too few, but we have no control on this matter. Please continue to pray that all 854,000 tracts would reach a household. Bind the enemy and release the positive responses to the church for His own interest!

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: The Will of God, week 1 (March 2020 ITERO).
  2. The Semiannual Training for saints in Los Angeles will be held online as a video training beginning Monday, June 29. Registration ($100) will open this weekend and close on Saturday, June 13.
  3. Giving to the church at this time, see http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.
  4. The European Young People's Conference is on June 20, July 31 to August 3, and August 29. The Parents Conference will be June 5 to 7 (registration open until May 31) and the Family Conference will be June 26 to 28. All details at http://ypconference.eu.
  5. The Church in Los Angeles has a new YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/churchinlosangeles) to show videos from recent gatherings, such as gospel meetings and midweek perfecting fellowships.