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Living According to the Principle of Life

“That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit.” (Rom. 8:4)

“For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.” (Rom. 8:6)

The two trees in Genesis 2:9—the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil—represent two principles of living. The two trees show that a Christian can live according to two different principles—the principle of right and wrong or the principle of life. When we received the Lord Jesus and gained a new life, we obtained another principle of living—the principle of life. If we do not know this principle, we will set the principle of life aside and follow the principle of right and wrong. Being a Christian is not a matter of asking whether something is right or wrong. It is a matter of checking with the life inside of us whenever we do something.

In order to live according to the principle of life, we need to follow the inner sense of life. The sense of life is subjective, personal, and practical. The sense of life on the negative side is the feeling of death. The sense of life on the positive side is the feeling of life and peace, with a consciousness of strength, satisfaction, rest, brightness, and comfort. We need to pray ourselves into the sense of life and live under its controlling, guiding, and directing element day by day. The more we walk according to the spirit and follow the sense of life, the more we will live according to the principle of life. (Taking the Way of Enjoying Christ as the Tree of Life, msg. 2, I, B-D; IV, A, 1-2, E-F)

Southern California Labor Day Conference

From September 2 to 4, the churches in Southern California will participate by clusters in an online conference. The general subject will be “The Lord’s Coming.” Outlines and Zoom meeting information will be communicated by halls and languages. The meeting schedule is as follows:

Meeting 1: Friday, Sep 2………….. 7:30 PM
Meeting 2: Saturday, Sep 3……. 10:30 AM
Meeting 3: Saturday, Sep 3……… 7:30 PM
Meeting 4: Lord’s Day, Sep 4…. 10:30 AM

Please pray for as many saints as possible to participate. Let us sanctify this weekend by setting aside our time and presenting our tripartite beings to hear what the Spirit would speak to the churches.


Cal State Northridge begins classes this week. During the pandemic, we have not had much presence on the campus and our club is an unofficial one. And yet seeking students continue to contact us through our club website and email. In this new academic year, although we only have a handful of students and a few gospel friends, there is a renewed desire to establish something more regular and solid into which we can bring contacts in cooperation with the Lord to gain remaining fruit for His building. Please pray:

  • For the Lord to continue to blend our own students together.
  • For the gospel friends to be connected and find a home with the saints.
  • For the resumption of the campus club and the weekly Bible study.

FTTL – Bower House

The need for enlarged facilities for the training center in Europe is now growing as the Lord’s move in Europe advances. Country by country and city by city, the Lord is gaining this continent and raising up young people from among the children of the saints and from the college campuses. The fields are white, and the need is greater than ever for a group of trained saints, constituted with the riches in the Word and in the ministry to be raised up and thrust out.

At present, our heart is simply to present this burden and to open it in a fresh way to the Lord’s recovery for your prayer and fellowship. May the Lord bless and strengthen the Full-time Training in London and continue to raise up an army for His move in Europe.

Zürich, Switzerland

It is with great joy that the saints in Zürich are anticipating the resumption of the Lord’s table in that city. They are thankful for the prayers of the saints and churches throughout the years. The meeting will be on Lord’s Day, November 6 with a mini-conference that weekend. For saints who wish to attend, conference and hotel information are posted at http://en.zurich2022.info and registration is due September 25.

Pray for the Lord’s blessing in establishing more of His shining lampstands in many other cities in Switzerland, Europe, and all over the earth for the building up of the Body and the preparation of the Bride for His return.


Please continue to pray that:

  • The 32 Ukrainian young people who attended the European Young People’s Conference will remain in the Lord’s word and be prepared as God’s overcomers.
  • The Warsaw extension of FTT Moscow will be under the Lord’s blessing as the new semester begins.
  • The Lord will use the fourth cycle of the gospel and shepherding trips, from September 8 to 25, to care for the Ukrainian refugees in Poland in Warsaw, Krakow, and Wrocław.
  • The local saints and serving ones will be blended with the Ukrainian refugees for the strengthening and building up of the Lord’s testimony in key European cities.
  • 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.


Please pray for the church life in Istanbul; may the English-speaking, Turkish-speaking and Chinese-speaking saints remain in the enjoyment of the word of God with their time and whole being released to participate the church life and be strengthened, grounded and perfected for the building up of the Body.


  1. Morning Revival: Week 2 of Taking the Way of Enjoying Christ as the Tree of Life.

  2. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live.

  3. Thanksgiving Conference: All the churches and individuals are invited from November 24 to 27. Saints from LA planning to attend the in-person sessions in Washington, DC should RSVP no later than October 31 at http://tinyurl.com/thanksgivingconfla (adults) and http://tinyurl.com/thanksgivingchildrenla (children). More conference and hotel information is posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

  4. A Timely Speaking of Supply: Enjoy a free weekly video from messages given by Brother Lee at http://lsm.org/timely-speaking.html. The current series is The Secret of God’s Organic Salvation—”the Spirit Himself with Our Spirit”.

  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.