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Living Out and Working Out the New Jerusalem

“Great is Jehovah, and much to be praised in the city of our God, in His holy mountain. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” (Psa. 48:1-2)
“But holding to truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, Christ, out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.” (Eph. 4:15-16)
The Lord’s recovery is to build up Zion as the reality of the Body of Christ by living out and working out the New Jerusalem. To live out the New Jerusalem is to grow up “into the Head” by the mingling of God with man, and to work out the New Jerusalem is to function “out from the Head” for the oneness of the Body of Christ. Whatever is ascribed to the New Jerusalem should be both our personal and corporate experience for us to become the New Jerusalem and build the New Jerusalem by the mingling of God with man for the oneness of the Body of Christ to fulfill the eternal purpose of God.
To live out and work out the New Jerusalem to build up Zion as the reality of the Body of Christ requires spiritual warfare. We need to stand against the stratagems of the devil by fighting the battle in the Body with fighting prayers, praying at every time in spirit to put on the whole armor of God to build up the Body of Christ as the house of God for the glory of God and as the kingdom of God for the dominion of God for the complete fulfillment of the economy of God. (The Reality of the Body of Christ, I, II, III.I.3)

Memorial Day Conference

The 2019 International Memorial Day Conference will be May 24 to 27 in Seattle, WA. Conference and hotel information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer. Saints are encouraged to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible if they do plan to attend, and to only reserve the number of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Seattle that they intend to use, because cancelled rooms will no longer be available to others at the discounted group rate.
For saints from LA who plan to attend, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/memdayla (adults) and http://tinyurl.com/memchildrenla (children) by April 28.
Please pray that the Lord will take more crucial steps in the advancement of His purpose during this gathering. Also pray that many would be released and empowered to attend.

FTTA

The spring term begins this week on February 18. Lord, richly infuse Yourself into each trainee, in their classes and studying, in corporate living, in gospel teams, in service, and in blending with the churches!

GTCA Follow-Up

The GTCA sowing trips concluded last week. The participating saints in each of the 26 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada have all given encouraging reports. Each gospel team experienced the Lord’s rich blessing on the prayer, coordination, and spreading of the gospel of the kingdom.
Many gospel tracts, Bibles, and ministry books were given away on campuses and in communities in each city, and a number of people prayed to receive the Lord. Please pray that:

  • the Bible/book recipients who are open to further contact would be shepherded;

  • those who were regenerated would receive ongoing care, grow in life, and become functioning members of the Body; and

  • the local saints would be strengthened with power to pray and labor in one accord.

For more specific prayer burdens, you can find detailed reports at http://www.gtca.us/reports.

Germany

The gaining of university students on the campuses by shepherding them into the church life and guarding them against all opposition and negative speaking from the enemy.

India

Pray for the new term of FTT New Delhi, that the Lord will strengthen the nine new trainees beginning first term. Pray also for all the continuing trainees to be perfected and to advance further in truth, life, service and character in order to be useful to the Master.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 6 of The Reality of the Body of Christ (Thanksgiving Conference).
    After week 6 we will use Crystallization-Study of Numbers, vol. 1 (December Semiannual Training).

  2. High School Conferences at Oak Glen: for sisters, March 9 to 11 (registration due February 25); for brothers, March 23 to 25 (registration due March 11).

  3. Information on Germany and Europe, see the right side of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.