Announcements for November 12, 2023

  • We are sending a care package to our trainees in Anaheim: Joanne Chen, Minsu Gim, Xiaoyan Ma, Mariana Pop, Matt Tang. Please sign cards and bring treats no later than Tuesday, November 14th.
  • The Puget Sound conference will be November 10-12; brothers James Lee and Ted Williamson are joining us. The schedule for the Puget Sound Conference is as follows:
    • Message 1: Friday night (11/10), 7:30 pm
    • Message 2: Saturday morning (11/11), 10:00 am
    • Message 3: Saturday night (11/11), 7:00 pm
    • Message 4: Lord’s day morning (11/12) in Seattle (Greenlake meeting hall)
  • Registration is open for the December video training. Please register by December 10th:
  • The Thanksgiving Conference will be held in Dallas, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, from November 23-26 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Hotel information can be found at
  • We will continue with week 6 from the Holy Word for Morning Revival from the July Training on “An Overview of the Central Burden and Present Truth of the Lord’s Recovery before His Appearing”. Please pick up a copy in the bookroom.
  • The Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting is available for anyone with an LSM Webcast subscription can view the Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting from home.
  • The 2024 International Chinese-speaking Blending Conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, February 10-11, 2024. Registration for the conference is required to attend. The registration deadline is November 30, 2023. Please contact John Shih ([email protected]) to coordinate. The conference information link
  • We will read the Life-study of Matthew messages 15 and 16 this week.
    • The website ( provides great resources for how to get into the Life-study messages.
    • The new Life-Study mobile app is now available
  • The Life-Study of the Bible radio broadcast is every Lord’s day at 8:30 pm, KGNW 820 AM
  • Please refer to the table below for the cleaning schedule.

Cleaning schedule

Time PeriodFirst FloorSecond Floor
Clean before November 12Puget Sound Conference – all saints (11/9)Puget Sound Conference – all saints (11/9)
Clean before November 19Young PeopleHall team, Chinese-speaking
Clean before November 26East BellevueCentral Bellevue, Chinese-speaking
Clean before December 3Central BellevueOverlake/Factoria, Chinese-speaking
November 12PS Conference
November 17D
November 26A
December 3B
November 12PS Conference
November 173
November 264
December 31


  • Thanksgiving Conference, November 23-26
  • December training (Live), December 25 – 30
  • Bellevue video training, December 25 – January 2

Burdens for Prayer

  • Israel
  • Visas for the Chinese-speaking conference
  • Vital group church life in Bellevue
  • Lord’s move to Europe
  • World situation/Ukraine and China
  • Puget Sound Conference
  • The prayer ministry of the church

Prayer Meeting Ministry Excerpt, November 14 th The Widow This widow was helpless. The word widow shows her isolated situation. The husband on whom she depended for her living was gone, and she had become a widow. This is a good representation of a Christian on earth. Our Lord Jesus has ascended to the heavens. As far as the flesh goes, Christians are helpless and are like widows. The teaching of Matthew 5 tells us of the sufferings that Christians face on earth. They are the weak and have no power to resist anyone; everywhere they go, they are taken advantage of and ridiculed by others. Neither the Lord Jesus nor the apostles taught the believers to have great power or high position in the world. Instead, they should be humble, despised, and persecuted everywhere by others. They cannot base their reasoning with others on justice or the law. This is the portion of the Christians; it is the way that the Lord has prepared for them. If the Son of God was crucified without opposing or murmuring, why should His disciples expect to receive better treatment? Hence, this widow is a true representation of the Christians in this age.

The Opponent

The widow had an opponent. We Christians also have our opponent. This opponent is Satan. The meaning of the word Satan is adversary. An adversary is an opponent. First Peter 5:8 says, “Your adversary, the devil.” The devil is our adversary. We must clearly identify who our adversary is before we can know how to come to our Judge, God, to accuse him. How the devil became our adversary is a long story. Simply put, this hatred began from the garden of Eden. God said, “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Gen. 3:15). It is because of the devil’s deceiving of the world that God put a hatred in his heart and also a hatred in our heart. We know that the seed of the woman in Genesis refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is forever at enmity with the devil. This is what God has ordained. We who have believed in the Lord Jesus belong to His side. As such, we cannot help but take His adversary as our adversary. At the same time, the enemy of the Lord Jesus, Satan, will not let us go easily, with no opposition. He took the Lord Jesus as his enemy; hence, he has to take the disciples of the Lord Jesus as his enemies as well. Those who have not yet believed in the Lord Jesus are children of the devil (John 8:44), and naturally, he loves those who belong to him. But we have believed in the Lord Jesus and are joined to Him. Because he hates the Lord Jesus, he hates us also. This hatred grows deeper as the days go by. Satan is strong and forceful, while we are isolated and helpless like the widow. He oppresses us with his power, suppressing us and bringing great havoc upon us. In the end, we are even wrongly accused by him. The word avenge speaks of much suffering which we must endure under him. We have to pay close attention to this point. Even now, Christians are being wrongly accused by the devil. Unless this wrong is avenged, we will continually suffer loss. What a pity that many children of God are not even aware of their being wronged by Satan!

CWWN, Vol. 1, Prayer that Resists Satan. CWWN Vol 1, Chapter 8.
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