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Coming Forward to Christ As the Propitiation Place

“And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not ours only but also for those of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2)
“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God set forth as a propitiation place through faith in His blood” (Rom. 3:24-25a)
“Let us therefore come forward with boldness to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace for timely help.” (Heb. 4:16)
In His ascension Christ is the propitiation place, the propitiation cover, for God to meet with us. In Hebrews 4:16 this place is called the throne of grace. The throne of grace is the cover of the Ark on which Christ sprinkled the blood He shed on the cross for our redemption. Because of the sprinkling of His redeeming blood, the cover of the Ark has become a propitiation cover, a place where God may contact us and where we may enjoy His grace in full. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, p. 3028-3029)
         Mercy now is flowing, oh, the grace—
         That I find of Him to run the race!
         Boldly now I come again to taste
            My glorious Lord. (Hymns, #1208 chorus)

College Conference A

This weekend, November 2 to 4, is the first of three Southern California college conferences this month. Saints from the USC area are attending this first conference. Saints from the CSUN area will attend the second conference, November 9 to 11, and saints from UCLA will attend the third conference, November 16 to 18. The general subject is “Christ the Living Word of God.”
Please join us to fight in prayer:

  1. For a total of at least 90 students from LA to overcome academic, work, financial, and personal challenges to attend these conferences!

  2. For each one personally to have a vision of Christ as the Word that would impact their daily living.

  3. For each one to be refreshed by releasing their spirit and touching the Lord, especially in the singing.

  4. That the atmosphere would be full of shepherding and all of the needs would be met for all of the practical services.

Bibles for America

Beginning November 1, an ad offering free copies of the NT Recovery Version from BfA will run five evenings per week on Spanish radio stations throughout California and in other areas of the country. The ad will air during the Spanish broadcast of Life-study of the Bible with Witness Lee.
Please pray that many Spanish-speaking radio listeners would hear the ad and order a free study Bible. Pray for the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant those who read the Recovery Version a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him.

United States Elections

Elections will be held Tuesday, November 6. All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be decided. There will also be a multitude of state and local elections and issues voted on.
As God’s people, we “know that the heavens do rule” (Daniel 4:26). Lord, You are “the Ruler of the kings of the earth” (Rev. 1:5). We agree with Your sovereignty and pray for the heading up of “all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth” (Eph. 1:10). Have Your way in these elections for Your move in this country and over the whole earth!

Balkan Regional Conference

In November 2012, after five years of church life in LA, David and Elda Chang, along with their two daughters, migrated to Tirana, Albania for the Lord’s move. With a population of just under 3 million people, this small country is located in the Balkan Peninsula, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy; to its east is Macedonia and to its southeast is Greece. Over the years, many saints from LA have had the blessing of visiting the Chang family there.
The Balkan Regional Conference will take place in Tirana, Albania this weekend from November 2 to 4. There are over 15 saints from the LA area who will be traveling to blend during this special conference. Pray for the spread and strengthening of the Lord’s testimony in this region. May the Lord bless this gathering for His further move in the Balkans, Europe, and the whole earth!

Kraków, Poland

From October 25 to 28 there was an international book fair in Kraków, which had over 70,000 visitors last year. Bibles for Europe and Fundacja Strumien Zycia rented a small booth as a shared space for the four days. It is in the religious publishers section (all the neighboring booths are Catholic).
Please pray for the follow-up with all contacts, for the enemy to be bound, and for the chosen vessels to be released for the propagation of the resurrected, ascended, and all-inclusive Christ as the development of the Kingdom of God in Poland.

UK University Conference

There will be a conference for university students in Oswestry, UK from November 2 to 4. Young working saints and unbelieving friends are also welcome to attend. May the Lord gain an attendance of unbelievers at this conference such as there has not been before and save them!

Utrecht, Netherlands

In recent years there has been a particular burden to help and encourage saints in their 20s, 30s and 40s to participate more in the building of the Body of Christ—even in the midst of caring for their work and raising their children. On November 3, there will be a one-day fellowship in Utrecht for this group of saints from Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as Düsseldorf, Germany, to blend with one another and fellowship concerning these matters and the future of the Lord’s recovery.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: week 18 of Crystallization-Study of Leviticus, Vol. 3.

  2. Audio of the October 14 joint meeting of the church in LA is available at http://tinyurl.com/gospelspirit.

  3. The Winter Training will be December 24 to 29 in Anaheim and by local webcasts in LA. Registration including payment for the webcast ($105) is due December 2. Late registration requests for the live training ($255) should be made as soon as possible before that date. Saints from LA should register at http://tinyurl.com/wintertrainingla and submit payment either online or to their district’s designated registration coordinator.

  4. The Thanksgiving Conference will be in Charlotte, North Carolina from November 22 to 25. Saints from LA who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by October 31. Childcare registration required. Information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

  5. Information on Germany and Europe, see the right side of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.