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The Will of God to Head Up All Things in Christ

The Spring ITERO this past weekend had eight video messages and two small group study times. The general subject was The Will of God.
“He caused [His grace] to abound to us in all wisdom and prudence, making known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Himself, unto the economy of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth, in Him.” (Eph. 1:8-10)
We need to understand what the will of the Lord is (Col. 1:9). God’s will is what He wants and what He intends to accomplish. Ultimately, God’s will in the universe is to head up all things in Christ through the church as the Body of Christ.
The first step in the heading up of all things in Christ is for God to bring His chosen ones, His sons, out of the universal collapse and to place them under the headship of Christ. When the church takes the lead to be headed up in Christ, God has a way to head up all other things.
“Holding to truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, Christ.” (Eph. 4:15)
In order to be delivered from the heap of collapse in a practical way, we need to grow in life; the more we grow in life, the more we will be headed up and the more we will be rescued from the universal collapse. (ITERO msg. 1, I., II., VI., VI.D.1.c, D.2, E.4)

The One New Man Praying with One Accord

In light of the current world situation, the co-workers in the Lord’s recovery feel that now is the time to call on the saints in every place to pray in one accord as the one new man for the Lord’s interests on the earth. To facilitate this burden, we have set up a new website, http://unceasinglypray.org. Please go to this site to join this prayer labor. (The co-workers’ complete letter is at the end of this prayer email and posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer)
This is a time for saints from every continent, nation, and locality to pray with watchfulness and perseverance so that the Lord will have a way to advance the divine history within human history unto His return. Let us beseech the Lord that all in Los Angeles will participate in this unique opportunity!

Seizing the Opportunity to Do What Is Good

“So then, as we have the opportunity, let us do what is good [mainly ministering material things to the needy] toward all, but especially toward those of the household of the faith.” (Gal. 6:10 and note)
Let us redeem our time by seizing the current unique opportunity to do good in the Lord—helping those isolated at home and giving monetary gifts for the needy. More at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings

Los Angeles Young People

The SCYP Spring Pursuit, which began on March 21, is a 4-week conference with weekly live sessions, pre-recorded messages, group times, and special fellowships for both Junior High and High School students across SoCal. The topic is “Being Watchful in Life and Faithful in Service.” Please pray for all of our young people in Los Angeles who are participating in this virtual conference.
The LA YP are also gathering weekly for online fellowship via Zoom on Monday and Wednesdays. We ask all the saints and the parents to pray strongly for these gatherings that the young ones would be encouraged, supplied, and helped practically by them.

Europe

More than 1100 people from about 50 nations viewed at least one video message and/or participated in question and answer times and/or group sessions of the Virtual European University Conference this past weekend. Lord, may the word sown in this conference bear fruit to greatly advance Your current move in Europe!

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Crystallization-study of Deuteronomy, week 6.

  2. Giving to the church at this time, see http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings

Online Resources

  1. The Church in Los Angeles website has frequent updates on resources and fellowship related to our church life in the present situation. http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/covid19

  2. The Bible Tells Me So is posting daily videos from Monday to Friday for the next five weeks. The purpose is to foster a “Family Time” in each household. http://www.thebibletellsmeso.com/familytime

  3. LSM Christian Radio broadcasts hymns and messages of the ministry 24 hours each day. http://lsmchristianradio.com

  4. GTCA has a redesigned website to present ongoing burdens and updates about the ten target cities for migration this year. Participate by praying, giving or going! http://gtca.us

  5. Living to Him provides a forum for dialogue, study and prayerful exploration with a goal of helping young working saints to practically enter into a vital living for the building up of the Body of Christ. http://livingtohim.com

A Letter from the Co-workers Concerning 21 Days of Prayer

Dear saints,

In light of the current world situation, the co-workers in the Lord’s recovery feel that now is the time to call on the saints in every place to pray in one accord as the one new man for the Lord’s interests on the earth. To facilitate this burden, we have set up a new website, http://unceasinglypray.org
This site is intended to foster round-the-clock, global prayer for 21 days, from April 1 to April 21, 2020. Visit http://unceasinglypray.org to:
Sign up to receive prayer burdens and reminders via email

  • Read an introductory letter from the co-workers
  • Select 15-minute daily time slots to pray
  • Pray over 21 suggested points for the saints’ intercession
  • Confirm participation in this prayer ministry

If we avail ourselves of this opportunity, even while we are under restriction outwardly we will increase our spiritual capacity to carry out the most important service of the church, which is prayer. We believe that because of the strong one accord and rich blending among the co-workers and the churches, we, as the Lord’s Body, are more able than ever before to put on the whole armor of God to stand for the Lord’s interests against all the spiritual forces of evil.
To meet the need at this crucial juncture, we call on all the saints from every continent, nation, and locality in the Lord’s recovery to pray with watchfulness and perseverance so that the Lord will have a way to advance the divine history within human history for the fulfillment of His purpose at the end of this age. Please spread the word so that as many saints as possible can join in this global prayer of the one new man.
The brothers coordinating the affairs for the 21 days of prayer