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The Crucified Christ

“For I did not determine to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, and this One crucified.” (1 Cor. 2:2)
“But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Cor. 1:23-24)
The death of Christ has become God’s power to eliminate all the problems in the universe. Thus, Christ crucified is God’s power to abolish all negative things and carry out His plan. The human way of solving problems is to negotiate, but God’s way is to terminate. The best way to solve problems among people is to terminate everyone involved.
The crucifixion of Christ has silenced the entire universe and simplified the extremely complicated situation in the universe. When we experience the crucified Christ, all that we are, all that we have, and all that we can do are completely terminated, and His resurrection life is imparted through us into others. (Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel, msg. 19, III)

College Conference

This weekend, November 10 to 12, students from USC, CSUN, and CSU Channel Islands will go to Oak Glen for the college conference. The general subject is “Christ’s Deep Longing and Good Pleasure.” Please pray that the Lord would reveal to each student what is on His heart so that their hearts may become a duplication of His.

Europe

Following last month’s ITERO in Leipzig, more than 1,100 saints participated in 30 different blending trips across Europe. The local churches there were greatly strengthened by the flow of life brought by so many visiting saints. Over 35,000 NT Recovery Versions and thousands of pieces of literature were distributed. Many seeking contacts were met, and much prayer is needed that the local saints would have the capacity to shepherd and care for these ones.
The trips concluded with regional conferences in 9 cities with a total attendance exceeding 4,100. For at least 200, this was their first conference. Both Copenhagen, Denmark, and Krakow, Poland, had their first Lord’s table on October 15. Please pray:

  1. That all the saints will respond to the Lord’s rich speaking with much and thorough prayer that the recovery of the church and the church life would be realized all over Europe.

  2. That the Lord would continue to blend His Body and that there would be a prevailing one accord among all the saints in the local churches.

  3. That all the local saints will be supplied and strengthened to shepherd (1) the many new contacts that have been gained through the Bible and literature distributions and (2) the new ones who attended a conference for the first time.

  4. That the golden lampstands across Europe will shine brightly as the testimony of Jesus in each locality.

England

On November 11, in a suburb of London, Amana Trust will host their concluding seminar on a Journey through the Gospel of John.
The Life-Study of Revelation series is twice a month from September through November in Manchester, Sheffield, and Leeds.

Pakistan

The National Blending Conference is November 11 and 12 in Islamabad.

Bangladesh

The Lord’s recovery came to Bangladesh in 2008. Since then, 140 local churches have been raised up and the saints are more than 10,000 in number. There is a great need to strengthen the spiritual condition of the saints and the practice of the church life. Reports from a one-week training and a ten-day fellowship about the God-ordained Way are here:
http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/E-2017-10.pdf (English)
http://lmasia.org/temp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Asia-2017-10.pdf (Chinese)

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 19 in Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel, vol. 4.

  2. The Thanksgiving Conference will be in Phoenix Thursday night, November 23 to Lord’s Day noon, November 26. Information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.

  3. The Winter Training will be December 25 to 30 in Anaheim and by local webcasts in LA. Registration for the webcast training ($105) is open until December 3. Saints from LA should register at http://tinyurl.com/wintertrainingla and give payment to their district’s designated registration coordinator.

  4. The International Chinese-Speaking Conference will be February 16 to 18, 2018 in Taipei. Those who wish to attend must register and pay $100 for the conference, which includes hospitality if you need it; organized church visitations trips are also available at an additional cost of $150. Saints from Los Angeles must register before Tuesday, November 28 at http://tinyurl.com/ICSC2018LA and give their payment (cash or check only, designated “2018 ICSC”) to their district’s registration coordinator.

  5. Information about Germany and Europe: