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A New Revival: Living the Life of a God-man

We need to see that we are God-men, born of God and belonging to God’s species. This is the beginning of the God-man living. (WL, The God-man Living, p. 9)
The Lord’s God-man living set up a model for our God-man living—being crucified to live God so that God might be expressed in humanity (Gal. 2:20). We must deny ourselves, be conformed to Christ’s death, and magnify Him by the bountiful supply of His Spirit (Matt. 16:24; Phil. 3:10; 1:10-21a). The One who lives the life of the God-man is now the Spirit living in us and through us; we must reject self- cultivation and the building up of our natural man and allow nothing other than this One to fill us and occupy us so that we may live Him and express Him personally and corporately in the church, which is His Body (Eph. 3:16-19; 1:22-23). (HWMR, Week 4 outline)

UCLA

The Lord richly blessed our Fall Orientation Week with our own students. They were impressed with their status as men of God, those exercising themselves unto godliness and fanning their spirits into flame. For the entire week, they were revived every morning, nourished with the healthy teaching, and mutually supplied through visiting saints in their homes.
Please pray that the Lord would grant us a corporate God-man living and a spirit of pursuing and laying hold of Him corporately. Also pray for our face-to-face follow-up with new incoming freshmen (300+ names) and that the Lord would solidify these connections. Finally, please pray that the Lord would bring at least 30 new freshmen to our Fall Retreat at Big Bear from October 3-4.

Oak Glen

“We make known to you, brothers, the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, that in much proving of affliction the abundance of their joy and the depth of their poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality; that according to their power, I testify, and beyond their power, of their own accord, with much entreaty they besought of us the grace and the fellowship of the ministry to the saints.” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)
The Southern California churches are buying Oak Glen Christian Conference Center. The sale of Oak Glen will be completed in October. At that time the $1.64 million down payment will be due. To help with this, please give to the church by Lord’s Day, September 27, designated for Oak Glen. Let us ask the Lord

  • to grace us abundantly that we may participate in this purchase with joy and beyond our power, and

  • to complete this purchase and the subsequent sale of Engedi in a timely manner.

Europe and the Refugees

“The world situation has always been the indicator of the Lord’s move on earth.” (WL, The World Situation and the Direction of the Lord’s Move, ch. 1) In recent months there has been an increasing crisis in Europe due to the huge influx of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. Both due to the human situation in their homelands and due to their false religion, these refugees are stripped and beaten, half dead (Luke 10:30). They need the oil and wine from the Good Samaritan and then they need to be brought to an inn (v. 33-35).
Rhema Literature Distributors is gathering all their Arabic language literature and is about to go out to meet these refugees. Please pray for a rich supply to the Rhema brothers, an abundant flow of oil and wine to the refugees, and for many of them to be brought to an “inn.”

Balkan Countries

Please pray for the raising up of churches in Novi Sad (Serbia), Thessaloniki (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria), Split (Croatia), and in other cities in the Balkan countries.

European Universities

Most universities in the UK and other European countries have started or will start their new academic year soon. This is the most crucial time for making new contacts on campus. Please pray: 


  • to consecrate the new academic year, the students, the homes, and the labor on campus to the Lord 
 • that the Lord will raise up key students to co-labor on many campuses throughout Europe 

  • that the Lord will open the way to contact some seeking ones during this critical time and gain 
 them as remaining fruit.
    Israel

Pray for the raising up of churches in the Galilee. Continue to stand with those who are moving for the church life in both Netanya and Tiberius. Pray for those who are new to the church life, for all to see the vision of Christ and the church, and for the blending of the members of the Body.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 4 of The Need for a New Revival (Memorial Day Conference). After week 6 we will start Crystallization-Study of Exodus, vol. 3.
  2. The prayer emails for September 27 and October 4 will be edited by brother Justin Lim, justinlim@cantab.net. Please send inputs to him.
  3. A video of the August 22 meeting about Oak Glen is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese on http://www.socalblendingcenter.org/updates. A brief video about Oak Glen is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4AgX7zhiY.
  4. There will be a Children’s Work Perfecting Conference for parents and serving ones on October 10 from 9am to 3pm in Diamond Bar. More details at SCYP.com. Registration deadline is October 4.
  5. The whole church in Los Angeles will meet together Lord’s Day, October 18, at L.A. Trade Tech College (same location as May of this year and October of last year).
  6. The Thanksgiving Conference will be November 26–29 in Jacksonville, Florida. A detailed announcement is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.