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Praying and Putting the Flesh to Death to Cooperate with Christ

“Thus says Jehovah of hosts, I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they set themselves against them in the way as they came up out of Egypt.” (1 Sam. 15:2)

“But they who are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and its lusts.” (Gal. 5:24)

In typology, the Amalekites signify the flesh, the fallen man. The flesh denotes the totality of the fallen old man, our entire fallen being. In the entire universe God’s unique enemy, in a practical sense, is not Satan but the flesh.

In the battle against Amalek, we need to cooperate with the Lord by praying and by putting the flesh to death. When we pray, we are one with the interceding Christ. When we put the flesh to death, we are one with the fighting Spirit. On the one hand, we must pray with Christ. On the other hand, we must slay the flesh by the fighting Spirit. Crucifying the old man was God’s responsibility. Crucifying the flesh is our responsibility.

When Amalek is dealt with, the kingdom of God immediately comes in (Exo. 18:1-26). If we follow the Lord’s word to utterly destroy the flesh and live and walk according to the spirit, we will have the kingship and will be in God’s kingdom. (CS 1 & 2 Samuel, msg. 5, II, B, C.2, III.B.2, c-d, VI.C-D)

International Memorial Day Blending Conference

The 2022 International Memorial Day Blending Conference will be held in person in Anaheim at the Ministry Conference Center (1200 N Hubbell Way, Anaheim, CA 92801) as well as streamed online at http://conf.lsmwebcast.com. All the saints are warmly invited. The general subject is “Taking the Way to Enjoy Christ as the Tree of Life.” Message outlines may be downloaded beginning May 24.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Meeting 1: Friday, May 27: 7:00 pm
Meeting 2: Saturday, May 28: 10:00 am
Meeting 3: Saturday, May 28: 7:00 pm
Meeting 4: Lord’s Day, May 29: 10:00 am
Meeting 5: Lord’s Day, May 29: 7:00 pm
Meeting 6: Monday, May 30: 10:00 am

Please pray for the release of the Lord’s present speaking to His recovery and for the blending of the entire recovery in that speaking. We hope that all the churches and all the saints will prepare for this upcoming time of ministry and sanctify these days for the hearing of faith among us. May this conference turn out to be a real memorial among us to the shame of God’s enemy and to the glory of God’s grace!


Please continue to pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that:

  • The shipment of Russian NT Recovery Versions will be released to pass through customs and be distributed among the refugees in Europe.

  • The saints in Ukraine, the refugees in the European countries, and the gospel teams from abroad will be filled with the Spirit inwardly and outwardly and will lead the chosen ones to receive the Lord as their dynamic salvation and shepherd the newly saved ones into the church life.

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

  • The Ukrainian families that have been separated by the war will be preserved and eventually reunited for God’s economy.

  • The full-timers and local saints who care for the refugees will enjoy the Lord as their bountiful supply of grace, wisdom, and endurance.

  • The spiritual forces that seek to destroy the Lord’s interests will be shattered, and God’s move in His economy will advance

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


We are strongly praying and laboring for this ministry to spread all over Ethiopia so that the Lord may strengthen His move. Currently there are 8 churches in the country and over 50 localities where saints meet regularly. Twenty of these localities began to meet during the pandemic. This month, the Lord’s Table is being established in two more major cities, Nekemte and Gimbi. We are also praying for the raising up of lampstands in Dembidolo and Burayu soon after that. Currently full-time serving brothers are laboring to strengthen the saints by staying with them for a month or two in these cities.

To read more about the campus, children and young people, and the saints’ enjoyment of the ministry, see the April issue of the Lord’s Move to Africa newsletter in English or Chinese at http://www.lmafrica.org.


  1. Morning Revival: Week 5 of Crystallization-study of 1 & 2 Samuel. Next week, after the Memorial Day Conference, we will proceed to Week 6 (this is an update from some previous announcements).

  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. July Semiannual Training: The general subject will be on 1 and 2 Kings. Registration for webcasts in LA ($130) is still open until Tuesday, June 14. Information and registration for LA saints are at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla. In preparation, saints are encouraged to read the Recovery Version with footnotes and the Life-studies as their time allows.

  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. 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.