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“Let Us Be Brought on to Maturity”

“Return, return, O Shulammite; return, return, that we may gaze at you. Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, as upon the dance of two camps?” (Song 6:13). In the maturity of Christ’s life, the lover of Christ becomes the Shulammite, signifying that she has become the reproduction and duplication of Christ to match Him for their marriage. (The Spiritual Warfare of the Church as the New Man, msg. 6, VI.)
“Let us be brought on to maturity.” (Heb. 6:1) The Lord wants to bring us on, but we must let Him do it. This is our willing cooperation with His gracious work. (note 3)
Only when we have reached maturity will Christ take us to be His bride. We must admit that in the Lord’s recovery we have not yet reached maturity; we are still too young to be presented to Christ as His bride. Thus, there is the urgent need for maturity. When Christ, the Bridegroom, sees that we have reached maturity, He will marry the bride and then come with her as His army to crush the human government. (LS of Daniel, chap. 13, sec. 3)
Lord, gain our full cooperation day by day that we may be brought on to maturity for Your satisfaction.

All-LA College Student Internship

We are having an all-LA internship for three weeks; it began Saturday, July 28. This year the internship is LA campus wide, including students from UCLA, CSUN, and USC. Around 30 interns signed up, of which about half are full-time participants. Some of them will be in Athens, Georgia for one week to help with the campus work there. Our burden for this internship is three-fold:

  1. Blending—that the Lord would blend us all (full-timers, students, and community saints in LA and Athens) into one loaf!
  2. Perfecting—that every student could be helped to enter into their function.
  3. Fruit-bearing—that everyone could experience the joy of fruit bearing.

Summer School of Truth

Beseech the Lord for His word spoken in the SSoT to continue to operate in all the YP and to gain definite positive responses from each one of them.

Bible Distribution in the Maritime Provinces of Canada

From August 1 to 7, the churches in Canada are coordinating for Bible distributions and seminars in the three Atlantic Maritime provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Forty-nine saints from across the country will participate. The seminars will take place in Saint John, New Brunswick (Aug. 2); Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Aug. 4); and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Aug. 6).
Please pray that many Bibles would be given out, that the seminars would be attended by seeking ones, and that the saints participating would enjoy being blended and built up. Also pray for the saints in the Maritimes to be encouraged in the gospel by having a good taste of speaking the word of God to sinners.

European Young People’s Conference

From July 29 to August 4, there are three conferences in a village in Poland. The Junior Conference is for ages 13 to 15, the Senior Conference for ages 16 to 19, and the Parents and Children’s Conference. Two L.A. families are participating. Please pray for:

  • the personal opening of the young people for the Lord’s speaking and calling to each one this week;

  • the binding of the enemy—against illnesses, accidents, and all his distracting tactics;

  • the serving ones to be supplied and brought into the Lord’s heart for the young people.

Germany

There will be a young adults conference for Germany September 28-30. Please ask the Lord to have many register, including those newly contacted this year. Pray also for their preparation to receive the Word of God at the conference so that the Lord may have a strong testimony in Germany.

Announcement

  1. Morning revival: week 4 of The Spiritual Warfare of the Church as the New Man (Memorial Day).
    Our next HWMR will be The Goal of the Lord’s Recovery—To Bring Forth the One New Man (February’s International Chinese-speaking Conference).