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God Becoming Man to Make Man God

“Concerning His Son,…who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Rom. 1:3-4)

“Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers.” (Rom. 8:29)

Through His incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection, Christ, the Son of God, became the firstborn Son, and the many sons, who are the brothers of Christ, are being conformed to His image. In Romans 1:3-4 Christ, the Son of God, is the prototype, whereas in 8:29 the many brothers are those who have been “mass-produced” from the prototype and, by being saved in life, will be conformed to the image of the firstborn Son.

This brings us to the matter of deification and implies that God’s intention in His economy is to make Himself man so that, in Christ, we, the believers in Christ and children of God, may become God in life, in nature, and in constitution (but not in the Godhead); such an implication is exceedingly great, and eventually, the Bible consummates with this matter. (CS 1 and 2 Samuel, msg. 8, V.E.1-3)

July Semiannual Video Training Registrations

For saints in Los Angeles, the firm registration deadline for the upcoming Semiannual Video Training is Tuesday, June 14 ($130). Information and registration are at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla.

The general subject of this training will be on 1 and 2 Kings. In preparation, saints are encouraged to read the Recovery Version with footnotes and the Life-studies as their time allows.

May the Lord grant us to treasure these trainings and seize every opportunity to attend them not only to see the intrinsic essence of the divine revelation but also to serve as a proper audience for the unhindered release of the crystals in the Word of God. (“The History and Significance of the Life-study and Crystallization-study Trainings,” in the April 2022 issue of “Having This Ministry…“)

LA Young People

As our young people enter into their summer break, please pray for them to stay connected, have many experiences of the Lord, and attend the church in LA’s 2022 Truth School from July 22 to 30.

FTTA Middle-Age Training

The Fall 2022 term of the FTTA-MA will be from September 12 to December 24. All classes are given in English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish and designed with a full year in view in two 15-week terms. Saints may also attend on a short-term basis.

Please pray for more saints in the Lord’s recovery to seize this opportunity to be perfected. All applications must be received by the training office no later than August 23.


A reminder from the footnote on 1 Kings 8:48: “No matter for whom we are praying, our prayers should be aimed at the interests of God, i.e., at Christ and the church as God’s interests on earth, for the fulfilling of God’s economy.” Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens so that:

  • 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.

  • The shipment of Russian NT Recovery Versions that are held up in customs will be released and be distributed among the refugees in Europe.

  • The Lord will use the shepherding gospel trips to Warsaw and Krakow, Poland, in June and July to bring many newly saved refugees into the church life, where they can be perfected to be living and functioning members for the building up of the Body.

  • The tripartite being of saints in besieged cities will be protected and preserved for the Lord’s interests.

As the Lord leads, saints may give through the church in Los Angeles designated for ‘UKRAINE’.

Sri Lanka

The official languages in Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and English is widely used in formal contexts. For translation of the ministry, we mainly focus on Sinhala and obtain materials in Tamil from India. Since the Sinhala NT Recovery Version project began in May 2021, the team has completed all verses, footnotes, and outlines of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The entire project is scheduled to finish in five years. We are also distributing Rhema books online in both Sinhala and Tamil.

Four saints in Sri Lanka have completed the two-year full-time training. One of them serves on Bible translation, two serve full-time with the trainees and young people, and one takes a job while continuing to be active in the church services.

Please pray for:

  • The stabilization of the political and economic situation, particularly for the government to be able to deal with the current economic crisis; for the saints who are in need during this time; and for many college students to be open to the gospel and to our shepherding in a time of drastic change.

  • The seven current full-time trainees and for Lord to release more young people to be trained to become useful vessels to the Lord.

  • The translation of the Sinhala Recovery Version Bible and the printing of the Gospel of Matthew.

  • The online distribution of Rhema books that more readers could be gained through our Facebook ads, and for the team of saints tasked with caring for our 2,565 subscribers.

Read more in the May 2022 issue of the Lord’s Move to Asia newsletter in English and Chinese.


  1. Morning Revival: Week 8 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, vol. 2.

  2. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: Live broadcast this Wednesday 7:25 pm at http://lsm.org/live in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.

  3. A Timely Speaking of Supply: Each week Living Stream Ministry posts a free video from messages given by Brother Lee at http://lsm.org/timely-speaking.html. This week’s message is “To Know This Age” from The Divine and Mystical Realm.

  4. Bibles for America continues to offer easy-to-use resources for telling people about God’s salvation. Visit http://gospel.bfa.org (English) or http://gospel.bfa.org/es (Español).

  5. Free e-Booklets: Living Stream Ministry offers a series of free e-booklets to read and share at http://www.lsm.org/booklets. The latest release is “Life’s Regenerating – the Need of the Moral.”

  6. 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.