Prayer Burdens & Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of October

Prayer Burdens:

 

Myanmar
1. Pray for the 6 saints visiting the church in Yangon and teaching music at FTTY 9/30-10/10 that the divine life can flow through the music.
2. Pray for the 2 trainers from New Zealand teaching at FTTY 10/7-10/16; also pray for all the trainees to be constituted with the word of truth.

 

Vietnam
1. Pray for all the saints to faithfully pursue the Recovery Version Bible in the same schedule in a year.
2. Pray for the leading brothers in the churches to be strong and take the lead in gospel preaching to be the patterns of the flock.

 

Azerbaijan
1. Pray that the Lord continues to open the door for the spread of the gospel of the kingdom to gain proper vessels in this country.
2. Pray for the Lord to open a proper and effective channel for literature distribution.

Weekly Pursuit:

 

Verses:

Eph. 6:11-12 “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil, for our wrestling is not against blood and flesh….”

 

Excerpts:

We must be built together. We must be in oneness and harmony as the living Body, the living building, and the living house of God. Then we can be the army. Warfare is something of the Body, which is in Christ, in the Spirit, and in the heavenly places.

 

Spiritual warfare is not a fighting against humans, that is, against flesh and blood. Rather, we fight with the spiritual forces, the evil spirits. Evil spirits are working to damage the kingdom of God in order to frustrate the fulfillment of God’s purpose. This is a real fighting.

 

The real enemy is not the people. The real enemy is the evil forces behind the people. The people are merely the puppets of the enemy to be utilized by him. We should not fight the people; we should fight the evil forces behind them. The way to fight the evil forces is not by the flesh but by the Spirit, in the Spirit, and by prayer. The only way we can deal with the enemy who is working, fighting, behind certain people is to pray, to appeal to the throne in the heavens as the highest authority. Therefore, there is the need for real and prevailing corporate prayer. The church needs to come together to pray, not to deal with people. I have learned the lesson. We should not talk to people or explain things to them. We should simply go to the Lord and appeal to the highest authority. Through the throne we deal with the evil forces which are behind the blood and flesh. (Basic Principles for the Practice of the Church Life, ch. 6)