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The Water for Impurity

“…Tell the children of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which is no blemish and upon which a yoke has never come.” (Num. 19:2)
The heifer, the principal component of the water for impurity, signifies the redeeming Christ. The color red signifies the likeness of the flesh of sin, which is for the bearing of man’s sin outwardly. The heifer being without defect signifies that although Christ was in the likeness of the flesh of sin, He did not have the sinful nature. That the heifer was without blemish indicates that Christ was perfect. The heifer having never been under a yoke signifies that Christ was never used by anyone, especially by or for God’s enemy, Satan. (Footnote 1 on v. 2)
“And a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and place them outside the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the assembly of the children of Israel as water for impurity; it is a sin offering.” (Num. 19:9)
Ashes signify Christ reduced to nothing. These ashes were kept for the water for impurity; it was a purification of sin, or a sin offering.
The impurity in this chapter does not refer to sin but to death. Death issues from sin, and sin is the root of death. From the sin of rebellion, death became prevailing among the children of Israel. Thus, there was the need for the water for impurity. Only the working of Christ’s redemption, through His dignified and humbled humanity, with His death and the Spirit of His resurrection, could heal and cleanse the situation from the uncleanness of death. (Footnotes 1 and 2 on v. 9)

Joint LA Meeting

The whole church in Los Angeles will meet together on Lord’s Day, October 20 at 10:00 am at Hall 2 (8655 Haskell Ave). Brother Minoru Chen will be joining us for some special fellowship. After the meeting, we will stay to eat lunch together.
Please pray for a strong and healthy attendance of all the saints in Los Angeles. Pray for a rich time of blending among all the saints—across all the languages, ages, districts, and halls—for the Lord to gain His shining testimony and expression in Los Angeles. Also pray that there will be much blending through the exercise and release of the spirit in our gathering with the flow of life being prevailing to refresh and water all the saints.

Southern California Senior High Conferences

The Fall 2019 High School Conferences will be October 18 to 20. The sisters will be in Irvine and the brothers in Huntington Beach. Please pray that the high school young people would come to know the God who hides Himself (Isa. 45:15), and learn that in the midst of the challenges in their daily life, He is caring for them. Pray also that they would learn how to cultivate a hidden root life with the Lord. Lastly, pray they would be encouraged by and blended with other young people across Southern California.

National Campus and YP Serving Saints Fellowship

From October 15 to 17, about 150 brothers serving on college campuses and with young people across the United States will be gathered together in Charlotte, North Carolina for some important fellowship. We are seeking the Lord together for how to go on in the labor with the next generation in a more blended and coordinated way. Please pray that:

  1. The Lord would accomplish a solid blending work among all those gathered during this time.

  2. We would make significant advance in the way to care for young people And college students, including bearing much fruit in these age categories.

  3. We would have the wisdom in caring for all those serving with the next generation and have the clear direction under which we all can labor to release the lords blessing in an unprecedented way!

Germany – Frankfurt Book Fair

The annual Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade fair for books. Last year approximately 285,000 visitors attended, 70% from Germany. This year it is October 16 to 20. Bibles for Europe and Lebensstrom (LSM Germany) will co-sponsor a booth. They will have free Recovery Version NTs in multiple languages and German ministry books for sale. There will also be NT distributions outside the conference center.
“Pray concerning us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified.” (2 Thes. 3:1) And pray for the present reality of Acts 13:49, “The word of the Lord was carried through the whole region” of Germany, Europe, and the earth.
From the church in Frankfurt: we have a burden to gain local German people for the church life. Therefore, we included a small card with each NT to allow people to contact us if they would like to have a Bible study. May the Lord provide some sons of peace to contact us for fellowship.

European Brothers Training and Blending Conference

The European Brothers Training will be October 15 to 17 in the Netherlands. This is a three-day digestion of ITERO with viewing of three messages plus small study groups each day. There will also be times of fellowship about the Lord’s move in Europe. Following this training is the International Blending Conference for all saints in Europe, October 18 to 20.
Lord, bless both of these times with Your rich presence and clear speaking, and anoint much fellowship and blending among all who attend!

Southern Africa

October 18 to 20 in Pretoria, South Africa, is a Southern Africa Training for Elders and Responsible Ones. This will spread the messages from the October 3 to 5 ITERO to many in Southern Africa who could not go to India.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 17 of Crystallization-Study of Numbers, vol. 3. Next week, we will REPEAT Week 17 after the Joint LA Meeting.

  2. December Semiannual Training is December 23 to 28. Registration is open until October 27 for the live sessions in Anaheim ($205) and December 3 for webcasts in LA ($105). No late registrations. Saints in LA are invited to register at http://tinyurl.com/wintertrainingla and follow the payment directions.

  3. The Thanksgiving Conference will be in Houston, Texas from November 28 to December 1. Saints from LA who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by October 31. Childcare registration required. Information, including hotels, is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

  4. Spanish language radio broadcast: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 9:30 pm. LA County 100.3 FM; San Fernando Valley and Ventura County 90.3 FM.