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Being in One Accord for the Formation of an Army

“Being diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit.” (Eph. 4:3-4a)
“That with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom. 15:6)
In the Lord’s recovery we are on a battlefield engaging in spiritual warfare. We need to see that the formation of the children of Israel into an army to fight for God typifies the New Testament believers’ being built up into the organic Body of Christ to fight for God and with God for the carrying out of His economy. (Crystallization-study of Numbers, Key Statement 6)
In Numbers 31:13-54 we see a beautiful picture of the one accord among God’s people who had been formed into an army ready for battle. The entire situation among the different categories of people was peaceful, pleasant, and harmonious because they were all in one accord. The genuine one accord in the church is the practice of the oneness of the Body, which is the oneness of the Spirit. (msg. 24, II.E,1-2)
Please pray that all the saints we would be brought into the genuine one accord and that all the churches would voice the same thing, trumpet the same thing, teach the same thing, and be the same in practice so that the Lord may use the church to defeat His enemy.

December Semiannual Training

The December Semiannual Training takes place next week in Anaheim. It will be on the book of Deuteronomy, which unveils Christ as the Instructor and Leader of the people of God that they may be able to enter into the heavenly territory and participate in His riches. Please pray that the Lord would advance in His recovery by instructing and leading all the saints, infusing them with His up-to-date burden through the live training messages and the video training in many localities, including LA.

FTTA Graduation

The FTTA graduation will be this Saturday, December 21 at 9:30 am at the Ministry Conference Center in Anaheim. Please pray that each of the 36 graduates—including two sisters from LA—will follow the Lamb wherever He goes, that all current trainees will be supplied to continue, and that the Lord will bring more saints to the Spring 2020 term beginning in February.

Middle America

There is a need for our labor to gain more people in Middle America. The FTTA gospel trips in January and February will focus on this region. There is also a burden for 300 saints to migrate, including 30 full-timers. There will be a pre-migration training, probably in summer 2020.
Please pray strongly for the Lord’s will and the Lord’s way to be made known regarding this burden. Pray that at the Semiannual Training there will be more clarity concerning the direction. Pray for the Lord to move in and through the members of His Body, including 100 among the 300 to be from SoCal.

European Winter School of Truth

From December 26 to 31, the Winter School of Truth will take place simultaneously in the UK, Netherlands, and Spain (http://truthschool.eu). Please pray that the Lord will gain this generation of young people in Europe for His testimony.

Germany

More than 10,000 Recovery Version NTs have been received by people in Germany this year. Beseech the Lord to motivate many to read, to receive life and light from their reading, and to actively seek fellowship with the churches.

Hong Kong

Pray for the mass movement participants and the law enforcement officers. Ask the Lord to protect them in peace, that anger would subside, violence would cease, and that they would return to peaceful and rational discussions (Matt. 5:9; James 3:18).
Pray also for the general public for them to know and receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and life and to become God’s children. Ask the Lord to recover and cure this city so that the citizens would be healed (John 1:12; Rom. 10:9; Jer. 33:6a).

India – FTT New Delhi

There are currently 48 trainees in the FTTND. Please pray that especially through the campus work in the major cities, many young vessels would be gained, and many would answer the Lord’s call after graduation to join the FTTND. Pray for many college students to attend the FTT short-term.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 24 of Crystallization-Study of Numbers, vol. 4.
    Monday, December 23: this week use training verses or repeat week 24.
    Monday, December 30: begin Material Offerings and the Lord’s Move, week 1.
    Monday, January 6: begin Material Offerings and the Lord’s Move, week 2.
    Monday, January 13: begin Knowing and Experiencing the All-inclusive, Extensive Christ, week 1 (Thanksgiving Conference).

  2. December Semiannual Training (December 23 to 28) will be on Deuteronomy. Those who would like to prepare themselves are encouraged to read the verses, footnotes, and Life-Study messages.

  3. New website: The co-workers in North America have launched http://shepherdingwords.com to address misinformation about the Lord’s recovery and certain critical issues facing the recovery.

  4. The Southern California Spanish Speaking Conference and the Southern California Young People’s Blending Conference will both be Friday night, January 17 to LD noon, January 19 in Anaheim. Information in English is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer y en Español en http://www.socalspanish.org.