Prayer Burdens & Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of November

Prayer Burdens:

 

Cambodia
1. Pray for the gospel move with 10 FTTS trainees in Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham from 10/30-11/19.
2. Pray for the propagation on Saturday morning in the church in Siem Reap and may the Lord raise up more local saints to participate in this propagation.

 

Sri Lanka
1. Pray for the God-man family exercise in all the families and may the Lord gain the whole households to serve Him and gain new families each year in each locality.
2. Pray for the saints to pick up the burden to preach the gospel and nourish the new ones every week.

 

Myanmar
1. Pray for the translation of the Old Testament Recovery Version, the Life-studies, the Holy Word for Morning Revival and other ministry books and may all the translators receive the wisdom of God.
2. Pray for the International Blending Conference in the capital city Nay Pyi Daw from 12/1-3 and may the Lord lead and bless all the attendants from here and abroad.

 

Weekly Pursuit:

 

Verses:

Gal. 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

 

Excerpts:

What is the life for us to practice the church, and what is the proper way for us to practice the church life? Very few realize that Christ as our life is for us to practice the church life. This life is not just for victory or for sanctification. This life is for a definite purpose, that is, for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ. Simply speaking, this life is for the church.

 

In order to have the church life, we need to go to the cross and take care of Christ, who is the wonderful Spirit within us. We need to take care of our inner feeling, inner guidance, inner shining, and inner registration. If we would go to the cross and realize Christ within us, we will be clear. All problems are solved by the cross. This is why in 1 Corinthians 2:2 the apostle Paul told the believers that he did not determine to know anything among them except Jesus Christ and this One crucified. The church life is a transformed life, not a natural life. It is Christ Himself, not as an objective doctrine but as the subjective Spirit living within us.

 

Do not try to change yourself outwardly. That is false. You have to be transformed from within to become a living member of the Body; then you will realize the genuine church life. This is what we need today. (The Life and Way for the Practice of the Church Life, chaps. 7-9)