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Living in Resurrection for the Reality of the Body of Christ

“On the next day Moses went into the Tent of the Testimony, and there was the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi: it had budded; it even put forth buds and produced blossoms and bore ripe almonds…. Then Jehovah said to Moses, Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony.” (Num. 17:8, 10a)
God “raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:6)
The church is absolutely of the element of Christ, absolutely in resurrection, and absolutely in the heavenlies. Aaron’s rod inside the Ark as an eternal memorial means that resurrection is an eternal principle in our service to God. Resurrection means that everything is of God and not of us; it means that God alone is able and that we are not able. If a man has never realized his own inability, he can never experience God’s ability; resurrection means that we cannot make it and that God is the One who has done everything. (Thanksgiving Conference, msg. 2, III.A, II.C, C.1, 3)
O Spirit of Reality, lead me, the saints around me, and the people I care for more into the reality of resurrection!

Hall 4 Annual Oak Glen Retreat

This weekend, January 25-27, more than 100 English-speaking adults, young people, and children from Hall 4 will go to Oak Glen for our annual retreat. Please pray that:

  • all those attending will be prepared in their whole being for this time and be wide open to the Lord;

  • the Lord would freshly speak to every age group at the retreat, including all of the newer ones among us, giving us a way to progress and advance in 2019;

  • we as the household of the faith would be built together in love to be the Lord’s corporate testimony and be formed into an army to defeat His enemy!

FTTA Gospel Trips in North America

A total of 133 trainees and serving saints from FTTA will make North American gospel trips in 25 teams. Two trips began last Friday; the others begin various days this week; durations are 14 to 18 days. Some teams will stay in one city, others will split their time between two or more cities.
The three teams in California will visit Fresno/Clovis (10 miles apart), Hayward, and Palo Alto.
Please pray for:

  • local saints to be released to participate and to be blended with FTTA saints;

  • FTTA saints to have fresh experiences of Christ in the environment outside the training center;

  • many people to be open to the gospel and the ministry and to be willing to have follow-up appointments.

FTTA Gospel Trips to Europe

A total of 139 trainees and serving saints from FTTA will join gospel trips to 17 European countries. They will arrive in London for an orientation (January 24 to 26) before going out in 24 teams of 5 to 8 saints to their destinations and will reconvene in London (February 5 to 7). Please pray that:

  • the trainees and serving ones from the FTTA will be blended with the local saints;

  • many people will be saved and brought into the church;

  • every trainee will receive a burden to pray for, give to, or migrate for the Lord’s move in Europe.

Bibles for America – Spanish Blog

In 2018, BfA blog posts in Spanish received over half a million visits from people all over the world. We are currently working on editing and compiling the Spanish blog posts to make them more easily accessible and navigable. Please pray that the Lord would bless this labor and would continue to reach many Spanish speakers through these posts.

Nordic-Baltic Blending Conference

From January 25 to 27 a blending conference between Nordic and Baltic countries will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. The Nordic countries include Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. There are six lampstands with 100 saints in these five countries. The Baltic countries include Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. There are seven lampstands with around 150 saints in these three countries. This is a first official blending between these two regions.
Historically, the Baltic countries have been related to Russia. However, since their independence in 1991, a gradual but steady process has brought them closer to Europe, culminating in their becoming members of European Union in 2004.
May the Lord move in these regions and advance in a renewed and prevailing way. May He send seasons of refreshing to the churches and burst forth as the resurrection life from within His precious saints!

Azerbaijan

An L.A. prayer topic in November was about a couple in Azerbaijan who are the only representatives of the recovery in this nation of ten million people. Several co-workers will visit Azerbaijan January 23 to 27. Lord, show Your way forward in Azerbaijan for Your recovery and specifically for this couple.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 2 of The Reality of the Body of Christ (Thanksgiving Conference).
    Keep your copy of Material Offerings and the Lord’s Move Today. We will use it again.

  2. The International Chinese-speaking Conference is February 15 to 17 in Anaheim. Information is at http://www.2019icsc.org (Chinese) and http://www.2019icsc.org/en (English) and at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer. All saints are welcome, and there will be translation via FM radio. For Chinese-speaking students and working saints, please register for the special afternoon fellowship sessions before January 31. Since children’s service is only provided for out-of-town families, arrangements have been made with the church in Cerritos for the Lord’s Day morning meeting only; pre-register with your district’s registration coordinator before February 3.

  3. Information on Germany and Europe is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/information-about-germany-and-europe/.