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Enlivened from Deadness and Joined Together

Chapter thirty-seven [of Ezekiel] reveals that the Lord comes to revive His dead and scattered people and to make them one….Because they had become dead, dry bones, they needed to be enlivened and joined together. (LS of Ezekiel, ch. 18, sec. 1)
Ezekiel 37:12 says, “Prophesy and say unto [these bones], Thus says the Lord Jehovah, Now I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, O My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.”
In John 5:25 the Lord Jesus says, “An hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.”
Lord, fulfill Your word in Ezekiel 37. By Your Spirit and Your speaking save us from every grave and every kind of deadness. Enliven us and join us together to be Your army.

L.A. Young People

Please pray that those who serve the young people would care for the young people with the careful attentiveness of a shepherd. Proverbs 27:23 says “Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds.” Pray that every young person in the church in Los Angeles would have a shepherd and that all the shepherds would learn the needs of the young people and pray for them in specific ways. Pray also that all our young people would be guarded against this evil age by the Lord strengthening them to open their mouth and speak the gospel. It is by our young people having their feet shod with the gospel of peace that they are separated from the earthly touch of the world.

Southern California High School Juniors & Seniors Fellowship

This fellowship is Saturday morning, September 30 to Lord’s Day lunch, October 1 at Oak Glen. It is critical in giving these YP a healthy view of the next few years of their life in the light of God’s purpose, and we believe they will find the fellowship relevant and practical.

After the Hurricanes

Please continue to pray for saints in Texas, in the Caribbean, in Florida and throughout the Southeast affected by multiple recent hurricanes and their aftermath. May they be strengthened and encouraged inwardly and may their material needs be met. Please pray for the people in these regions to receive the living and abiding Word of God and to set their hope on the One who is the Savior of all mankind.
Those who feel to give to saints whose homes were damaged can give to the church in LA, designated “Houston” or “Puerto Rico.”

Germany

October 5 to 7 our fall ITERO will be in Germany. The saints are preparing in many ways for post-ITERO distribution of thousands of New Testaments by hundreds of saints in dozens of cities, and preparing to serve at the conference in Stuttgart, for which over 1000 have registered. Let us beseech the Lord to:

  • abundantly supply the saints in Germany laboring in preparation for these events;

  • give grace to saints who are now migrating to Germany and for those beginning language schools;

  • uplift the hearts of all the saints there for maximum participation now and in October;

  • strengthen and spread His move in Germany through the events in October.

Europe

Saints in other parts of Europe are preparing for visitors on 24 post-ITERO blending trips, distribution of New Testaments, and seven regional conference. Lord, our petition is for a bountiful supply of the Spirit throughout the recovery in Europe.

India

The 2017 National Blending Conference will be September 30 to October 2 in Chennai, India.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 13 in Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel, vol. 3.
  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. Information about Germany and Europe: see September 10 prayer (“Older Entries” near bottom of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/).