Prayer Burdens & Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of December

Prayer Burdens:

 

Bhutan
1. Pray for the saints to stand firm for the Lord, to grow in life and to gain more people.
2. Pray for the seeking ones to enter into the printed ministry and see the Lord’s recovery.

 

Sri Lanka
Pray for the coming young people’s training 12/9-12/16; may the Lord gain the young ones thoroughly and perfect them to be useful vessels for His move in Sri Lanka.

 

Bangladesh
Pray for the gospel preaching in Khulna, Satkhira and Jessore; may the Lord gain more solid fruit.

 

Cambodia
Pray for the translation of HWMR.

 

Turkey
Pray that the Lord would speak to a sister who is from a denomination and guide her to choose the right way for her Christian life.

 

Weekly Pursuit:

 

Verses:

Col. 1:25 “Of which I became a minister according to the stewardship of God, which was given to me for you, to complete the word of God.”

 

Excerpts:

Although the divine revelation was completed through the apostles, especially through Paul, in a practical sense it also needs to be completed through us today. This means that as we contact people, we must progressively preach the word in full.

 

In the Lord’s recovery we need more stewards who are able to complete the word of God. We all must bear the burden for this. We need to spend more time in the Lord’s presence so that He may become our portion for our enjoyment and so that we may have the riches of Christ to minister to others. In this way we shall become those who complete the word of God. The Body is built up as all the members carry out the stewardship of ministering the riches of Christ. May there be such a mutual stewardship among us. You minister the riches of Christ to others, and they minister Christ to you.

 

There is still the need for its completion in a practical way among Christians today. The enemy may allow Christians to preach what is revealed in the Old Testament, in the Gospels, and in the Acts. But he cannot tolerate the teaching concerning Christ as the all-inclusive life-giving Spirit or concerning the church as the mystery of Christ. Anyone who ministers along this line will be attacked by the enemy. It is the subtlety of the enemy to veil the word which was completed through Paul. For this reason, we are burdened for the completion of the word of God. (Life-study of Colossians, msgs. 11, 13)