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The Vision of the Age and Its Effect

Proverbs 29:18a, “Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint.”
Ephesians 1:16-17, “[I] do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him.”
In the Bible vision denotes an extraordinary scene; it refers to a special kind of seeing—a glorious, inward seeing—and to the spiritual scenery we see from God. God’s visions are His revelations, which enable us to see divine, spiritual, heavenly things. In order to have a vision, we need revelation (unveiling), light, and sight. The heavenly vision governs us, restricts us, controls us, directs us, preserves us, revolutionizes us, keeps us in the genuine oneness, and gives us the boldness to go on. (Southern California Blending Conference, msg 1, I, I.A,B,D)
Daniel 11:32b, “The people who know their God will show strength and take action.”
Lord, we open our whole being to see what You want to show us in this age!

Oak Glen

The Southern California Blending Conference concluded with a presentation about Oak Glen. The recovery has used this camp in many ways in the past 18 months. Many improvements are in progress; some are near completion. We have paid $3.6 million of the $8 million price; we have $511,000 interest. The quicker we finish paying the remaining $4.4 million, the less interest we will pay. Our next payment is due June 30. There is a considerable shortfall of offerings for that payment. Please pray for the Lord to grace us in giving this month, and also in the coming months.

BfA in Oxnard and Ventura

Saturday, June 17, there will be a BfA Bible distribution at a Walmart store in Ventura, followed by a five-part series of weekly fellowship meetings with new seeking ones on Knowing and Enjoying the Bible. Please pray that:

  • Many seeking ones from the Ventura/Oxnard area will be drawn to receive Bibles;
  • The Lord’s word will touch the hearts of many who receive Bibles, increase their hunger to know the Lord in a more intimate way and bring them into fellowship with other believers for the building up of the Body of Christ in this area.

BfA Podcasts

Last year, BfA began to offer podcasts at http://biblesforamerica.org/podcast/, based on posts from the BfA blog. They address common questions such as “What Is the Bible About?” and “What Is Christian Growth?” Since its launch, 100 episodes have been made available and the podcast has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. We’ve received a number of positive comments.
Please pray for more people to find and share these podcasts about God, the Bible, and the Christian walk. Please also pray that this resource would be used by the Lord to give more of God’s children a taste and hunger for the ministry of the age.

France

The first round of the French parliamentary elections were June 11; runoffs are June 18. All 577 seats in the lower, more powerful house of the Parliament are part of the election. “It is I [Jehovah] who made the earth, and the people and the animals who are on the face of the earth, by My great power and by My outstretched arm; and I give it to whomever it seems right in My own eyes” (Jer. 27:5).
Lord, we agree on earth: give the French Parliament to Your choice for Your move in Europe!

The Caribbean

The 2017 International Conference of the church in St. George’s, Grenada is June 16 to 18.

India

From April 24 to May 7 there was a two-week propagation in four cities by 45 trainees from FTT New Delhi and 28 from FTT Hong Kong together with local saints. We proclaimed the gospel on campuses and in communities. A total of 113 got saved, and every New Delhi trainee bore at least one fruit.
Pray for the continued shepherding of these 113 so that they can be established in the growth of life and be ushered into the church life. Pray also for 25 new trainees to join the fall term in New Delhi.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: REPEAT Week 10 in Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel (Winter Training). After the summer training we begin Special Conference, The World Situation and the Lord’s Move.
  2. Audios and videos of the Southern California Blending Conference will be available a few days after the conference at http://tinyurl.com/2017SoCalBlendingConference.
  3. Information about Germany and Europe: (this list is included once a month)