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Revolutionized by Realizing That We Are God-men

“And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…” (Gen. 1:26)

“…We know that if He is manifested, we will be like Him because we will see Him even as He is.” (1 John 3:2)

When we think of ourselves as God-men, this thinking, this realization, revolutionizes us in our daily experience…. After hearing that God wants a group of God-men, how can you be content to be anything else? What do you want to be? Do you want to be a typical Chinese or a typical American? Do you want to be merely a Christian or a believer in Christ? We should all declare that we want to live the life of a God-man. Eventually, the God-men will be the victors, the overcomers, the Zion within Jerusalem. This will bring in a new revival which has never been seen in history, and this will end this age. (Life-study of 1 & 2 Chronicles, pp. 27-28)

Let us all pray for the proper realization that we are God’s kind and that our experience of Christ would be revolutionized.

Responding to Christ as a House of Prayer

“If therefore you were raised together with Christ, seek the things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.” (Col. 3:1)

In His heavenly ministry Christ is interceding, ministering, and executing God’s administration, and we need to be those who respond to Christ’s activities in His heavenly ministry by our prayers in the church as the temple of God, a house of prayer.

Through our prayer Christ, the Head, is given a way to carry out His administration through His Body. As the Head is working in heaven by interceding, ministering, and administrating, we, the Body, are working on earth by responding to the heavenly ministry of Christ and reflecting what He is doing.

If we seek the things which are above and have one life and one living with Christ, we will be wholly occupied with the Lord’s interest. Our heart will be with Him in heaven, where He is interceding for the churches, supplying the saints, and administrating God’s government. (ITERO, msg. 5 outline, II.F.1-2)

Church in Los Angeles Joint Meeting

The whole church in LA—all halls, districts, and languages—will meet together on Lord’s Day, November 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. There will be translation to Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. The Zoom information will be communicated later. Please pray for a healthy attendance and participation, and for much blending and mutual encouragement.

LA Gospel Meeting in Korean

The Korean-speaking saints in Hall 1 will hold an online gospel meeting on Friday, October 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. The messaged will be based on John 4:14a: “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever.” In our vital groups, we have been praying for gospel friends and backsliding ones; we have at least 53 names of contacts we are burdened to invite. Please pray for:

  • the saints to be in one accord to bind the enemy and release these contacts (and more) to attend;
  • the Lord to visit each of these ones to soften their hearts;
  • the Lord to bless the gospel meeting and pour out the Spirit on all the participants.

United States

With the elections approaching on November 3 and early voting already taking place in many areas, we pray to release on earth the authority of the “Ruler of the kings of the earth” (Rev. 1:5) for His choice of elected officials. Pray that the heavens will rule and that the outcome will advance the Lord’s move on earth to prepare His bride and bring in the King with His kingdom.

Bibles for America

BfA will host a special webinar this Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00 pm to present a behind-the-scenes tour of our new distribution center in Anaheim and give an update of our operations and the current focus of our labor. If you would like to attend, you can register at http://biblesforamerica.org/webinar-oct2020 to receive the Zoom link. Translation into Spanish will be available. If you are unable to attend live but would like to watch later, please still register and we will email a recording to all registrants afterward.

Please pray that this webinar would impart a deeper burden for the spread of God’s Word and the gospel of the kingdom to all who attend.


  1. Morning Revival: Week 6 of Crystallization-study of Jeremiah and Lamentations.

  2. The Thanksgiving Conference will be online from November 26 to 29. No registration required; details will be announced closer to the date.

  3. Ministry & Gospel: The last Ministry & Gospel Meeting (English-speaking) for this month will take place at 11:00 am this Lord’s Day, October 25. The entire series may be viewed and shared at http://youtube.com/churchinlosangeles.

  4. Interim Instructions for Giving: Instructions for where to mail checks and options for online giving, which includes Zelle, are at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.

  5. Interim guidelines for in-person meetings are posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/covid19.