Prayer Burdens & Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of February

Prayer Burdens:

 

Nepal
1. Pray for the national blending conference on 3/8-3/9 and may the Lord speak to His churches and strengthen His testimony in Nepal.
2. Pray for the practice of daily Bible reading in the church life that all the saints may spend time to enjoy God’s word and be constituted by the truth.

 

Sri Lanka
1. Pray for all the saints to set aside 2 hours weekly to participate in gospel preaching to contact gospel friends, seekers and backsliding ones, and in the home meetings to perfect the new ones to function.
2. Pray for the burden of obtaining 15 million Rupees and purchasing proper land within one year.

 

Myanmar
1. Pray for the 92000 translation project, the translation of the Life-study of Genesis volume 3 and 4, the HWMR and other ministry books.
2. Pray for the bimonthly blending meeting of all the saints in Yangon from meeting hall 1-7 starting from 2/10.

 

Vietnam
Pray for the new term of the Nazarite training beginning on 2/25.

 

Weekly Pursuit:

 

Verses:

1 Thes. 5:23 “And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

Excerpts:

Because man is a tripartite being—having a body, a soul, and a spirit—he may be considered as a “human trinity.’’ Within the “human trinity’’ there is always fighting. Our body, lusts or fights against our spirit, which is mingled with the divine Spirit. Our flesh also fights with our mind. Due to the warfare within us, we must learn to cooperate with the Divine Trinity.

 

The Divine Trinity is the model of our Christian life. The Father is happy to exalt the Son, the Son is very willing to subject Himself to the Father, and the Spirit is willing to testify concerning the Son. Our “human trinity’’ needs to follow the indwelling Divine Trinity. Our soul should do things not according to its own will but according to the spirit’s will. This is our life after we are saved. Eventually, our entire being—spirit, soul, and body—will glorify the Divine Trinity. This cooperation with the indwelling Trinity will result in His glorification, His expression, and His manifestation.

 

The Christian life is the body, the soul, and the spirit mingled together with the Divine Trinity. In our Christian life, God uses four instruments to mingle us with the Divine Trinity: the divine life, the cross, the Spirit, and the Word. We must always have fellowship with the Spirit in the divine life through the cross and through the Word. We must join ourselves to the holy Word every day, accept the dealing of the cross, and be one with the Spirit so that we may participate in the divine life. (Messages to the Trainees in Fall 1990, ch. 6)