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Recovering the Subjective Truths for the Church Life

“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)

“Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him.” (John 14:23)

The truths in the Holy Scriptures are always of two aspects: the objective aspect and the subjective aspect. We have to be clear that all the objective doctrines are for the subjective experience. If we pay attention only to the objective doctrines and neglect the subjective aspect, we will not be able to fulfill God’s eternal purpose, which is that He be expressed through the church. The objective doctrines are for the subjective truths, and the subjective truths are for the producing of the church… The practical church life is an issue of our experience of the subjective truths. When we have the experience of the subjective truths, the church is spontaneously produced.

Furthermore, all the subjective truths are linked to the Spirit and life. The Spirit and life are the substance of the subjective truths… Objective doctrines are composed of letters, whereas subjective truths are constituted with the Spirit and life, not with letters. Without the Spirit and life you do not have subjective truths. Therefore, it is by the Spirit and life that the church is produced. Because we live by the Spirit and in life, we have the experience of the subjective truths and therefore have the church life. (CWWL, 1977, vol. 3, “The Subjective Truths in the Holy Scriptures,” ch. 2)

May we pray for all the saints to experience the subjective truths for the sake of the church life!

Praying for Man’s Salvation

“I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men; on behalf of kings and all who are in high position, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all godliness and gravity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of our Savior God, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the full knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to be borne in its own times.” (1 Tim. 2:1-6)

Even as we pray for peace in our environment and in our heart and spirit for the sake of the church life, let us also pray to match our Savior God in His desire for many to be saved through Christ Jesus, “for He Himself is our peace” (Eph. 2:14) and “made peace through the blood of His cross” (Col. 1:20).

Gospel to All the Nations

The next gospel to all the nations session will take place online this Saturday, September 4 at 1:00 pm Los Angeles time. The fellowship will continue from the Gospel of John on “The Troubled World and the Peace-Giving Christ.” Registration is not required. The Zoom link is http://tinyurl.com/sep4gospel.

All the people of every nation are invited to join! Those of African origin are particularly encouraged to join and to invite friends, relatives, and colleagues. Come and see how the life of Christ meets the need of every person and enjoy the pure ministry of the Word as the gospel of the kingdom.


After a three-term hiatus due to the pandemic, the Middle-age Training in Anaheim begins its fall term this week on August 30. The goal of the training is to foster living, functioning, overcoming members of the Body of Christ for the fulfillment of God’s eternal purpose.

Pray for the Lord’s covering and blessing of all the trainees, serving ones, and their families. Pray for the Lord to release the saints from every restraint and grace them inwardly to give themselves to be perfected in an atmosphere of blending to usher in the reality of the Body of Christ for the one new man.

European Church History Trip

This year’s European church history trip is September 1 to 16. About 40 saints are participating; two-thirds or more are European university students and young adults. The first week will be to visit the sites of the seven churches to which the Lord spoke in Revelation 2 and 3. The second week will be on the island of Patmos (Rev. 1:9) where the saints will have the opportunity to pray and muse personally over what the Lord spoke to the churches and how we can participate today in His call to the overcomers.

Last year’s trip had a deep impact on the students. Please pray that this year’s trip will have the same or greater impact resulting in the producing of more overcomers.


  1. Morning Revival: Week 4 of Knowing the Truth, Being Absolute for the Truth, and Proclaiming the Truth in the Present Evil Age (Memorial Day Conference).

  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. Bibles for America has released a new gospel tract called “How Can I Know God Exists?” The digital version of the tract and the video are available at http://gospel.biblesforamerica.org and can be shared via text message, email, or social media.

  4. Living Stream Ministry has a monthly online newsletter called “Having This Ministry…” The August 2021 issue contains an encouraging report from the Cairo International Book Fair and a detailed introduction to LSM’s recent digital distribution endeavors. Go to http://newsletters.lsm.org/having-this-ministry/index.html.

  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.