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Loving God for the Preparation of the Bride

Revelation 19:7-8 says, “Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And it was given to her that she should be clothed in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints.”
The entire Bible is a divine romance, a record of how God courts His chosen people and eventually marries them. The Lord’s recovery is for the fulfillment of Matthew 16:18 and Revelation 19:7-8—the building up of Christ’s church and the preparation of Christ’s bride.
As God’s people love God and spend time to fellowship with Him in His word, God infuses them with His divine element, making them one with Him as His spouse, the same as He is in life, nature, and expression. (The Direction of the Lord’s Move Today, Week 4 Outline, I, I.A,H)

A Vision of the Lord’s Ultimate Move

“The mystery of Christ…in Christ Jesus the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the Body and fellow partakers of the promise through the gospel….According to the eternal purpose which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Eph. 3:4b, 6, 11)
God’s ultimate move [and the Lord’s ultimate recovery] is the fourth step of His move to accomplish His eternal purpose. The first three steps are preaching the gospel, teaching the Bible, and meeting according to the Bible. The fourth step is His gaining a good number of believers who know how wonderful Christ is, who have Him as their life and live Him, who are filled, permeated, and saturated with Him, who grow in life and are transformed by His flowing life within them, and who are built up with fellow believers to be the golden lampstand in their locality; this is what the Lord is after today. (Special Conference, msg 3, III.B.5-5.b)
Lord, cause many of us to be this kind of believer!

Bibles for America

BfA has a new website design. This new, simplified design will keep BfA’s online presence fresh and aims to increase the number of website visitors who complete an order for a free NT Recovery Version. Additionally, the new design features an expanded digital distribution of materials with seven ministry books available for free download in e-book format. http://www.biblesforamerica.org

Europe

The Netherlands has a national election Wednesday, March 15. The outcome of this election will influence the political climate in Europe and specifically the French national election in April. These events could influence the German national election in September. This atmosphere and these election results will influence people’s openness to the Lord.
Lord, You are “the Ruler of the kings of the earth” (Rev. 1:5). We agree with Your sovereignty over the earth for these elections and we ask You for a European political climate beneficial for Your move.

German Brothers’ Meeting

Responsible brothers, and those learning to bear responsibility, from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will meet March 18 to 19 in Berlin.

Croatia

A conference was held in Croatia February 4 to 5. Ten Rhema literature recipients joined about 90 others for the conference. A five-minute video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxMLWcV72-0.
Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on the first Lord’s table in Split, Croatia, on April 23, for the raising up of the Lord’s testimony in other cities of Croatia, and for strengthening the multinational brothers’ coordination meetings.

India

The current issue of News of the Churches in India is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. It describes a three-day video training where 135 saints gathered to stay together and to pursue the ministry corporately. It also reports on the January propagation in India by FTT Taipei trainees and other saints; this resulted in 169 baptisms.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 4 in The Direction of the Lord’s Move Today (Thanksgiving Conference). After week 6 we will use Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel.
  2. High School Brothers Conference is April 7 to 9 at Oak Glen. Registration is due March 26.
  3. Information about Germany and Europe:
  4. The International Memorial Day Conference will be May 26 to 29 in White Plains, New York. Information about the conference and hotels is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. Saints from L.A. who plan to attend are asked to RSVP before April 30 at http://www.tinyurl.com/memdayla (adults) and http://www.tinyurl.com/memchildrenla (children).
  5. There will be a conference in Atlanta May 5 to 7 on the gospel to all the nations. The burden is to find a way to contact, labor among, and gain people of African descent to be part of His expression in the Body. For more information, contact churchinatlanta@gmail.com.