Prayer & Announcements


Prayer, Week of August 1

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Bringing the Lord Back by Becoming Pillars

"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)

"He who overcomes, him I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall by no means go out anymore, and I will write upon him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from My God, and My new name." (Rev. 3:12)

The governing vision of the Bible is the Triune God working Himself into His chosen and redeemed people in order to saturate their entire being with the Divine Trinity for the producing and building up of the church as the Body of Christ, consummating in the New Jerusalem. The overcomers produced by Christ as the sevenfold intensified, life-giving Spirit build up the Body in this age for the initial consummation of the New Jerusalem in the kingdom age and eventually for the full consummation of the New Jerusalem in the new heaven and new earth.

The Lord Jesus will make the overcomer in the recovered church a pillar built into the temple of God. In the church life today, the Lord is working Himself into us and making us, constituting us, into pillars in the temple of God. Without the overcomers the Body of Christ cannot be built up, and unless the Body of Christ is built up, Christ cannot come back for His bride. (Vital Factors for the Recovery of the Church Life, msg. 8, IV.A, I.A.2, III, III.A.2, I.A.1)

Pray that the Lord would make us all pillars in the temple of God in this age, overcomers who build up the Body, prepare the bride, and bring the Lord back!

FTTA Middle-Age Training

The fall semester of the FTTA Middle-Age Training starts on August 30 in Anaheim. Registration is still open. The application deadline is August 10.

After a long recess due to the pandemic, we are looking to the Lord for a new beginning in the spirit of a fresh consecration and a renewed sense of the Lord's imminent return. We pray that the Lord will stir in the hearts of many saints to rise up to redeem the years that the locusts have eaten (Joel 2:25) and seize the opportunity to be trained. In the Middle-age Training, saints of different races, nationalities, and languages, come together to be perfected in an atmosphere of blending to usher in the reality of the Body of Christ for the one new man.

Please pray that many saints in the Lord's recovery between the ages of 35 and 65 will seize this opportunity to be perfected. For more details, visit http://fttamidage.org.

Full-time Training in Anaheim

New and returning FTTA trainees are in Anaheim this week for orientation. During this period of significant adjustment, please pray for the preservation of each trainee and serving one's tripartite being. Pray for abundant grace to flow to strengthen each one to meet all the needs and demands. Pray for all to learn the secret of experiencing Christ in everything and in every place with His life that is able to fit all situations.

India – FTTND

The fall term of the Full-time Training in New Delhi began last week with 40 trainees, 20 of whom are new. Although the COVID situation in the area has improved, classes are still being carried out online, with first termers situated mainly in the training center and the others in nearby districts.

Please pray for the Lord to cover all the trainees and serving ones, that their spirit, soul and body would be preserved complete. Pray for the trainees' openness to be perfected at this particular time so that the Lord can gain them and become what He should be in all of them.

European YP Conference

This year's European Young People's Conference is being carried out regionally, in person and remotely, and at different times between July 26 and August 15. The topic is "Patterns of Living an Overcoming Life." Please pray for the Lord's continued blessing on the YP conferences in Europe, especially that the Lord will gain a group of young people who will be one with Him to consummate His eternal economy by building up His organic Body for His coming back.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 8 of Vital Factors for the Recovery of the Church Life (ITERO). Next week, we begin Knowing the Truth, Being Absolute for the Truth, and Proclaiming the Truth in the Present Evil Age (Memorial Day Conference).
  2. Living Stream Ministry is offering a free e-booklet, Life's Purpose—To Build the House of God. Formats include PDF, Kindle, Audiobook, and more! Visit http://www.lsm.org/lifes-purpose.
  3. Bible for America's latest blogpost asks, "What Does It Mean to Be Born Again?" To read the answer, visit http://blog.biblesforamerica.org.
  4. 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.