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September 13, 2020 Testimonies

Updated: Sep 14

The saints serving on books would like to promote the books The Prayer Ministry of the Church and the Life-Study of Ephesians. The Prayer Ministry of the Church is particularly timely to our previous fellowship with brother Minoru on prayer. As a church, we are also getting into the Life-Study of Ephesians by reading two messages a week. Below are some enjoyments and highlights from these books:


From The Prayer Ministry of the Church:

“The amount that the church prays will be the measure of the amount that God’s power is manifested. Consequently, the church has to learn to pray big prayers and make big requests... Since the church is coming to such a rich God, there must not be small prayers and small requests.” (The Prayer Ministry of the Church, p. 22)


As the church, we have both the power and responsibility of praying big prayers, prayers that are according to God’s will that would advance His move on earth. Actually, if we neglect to do so, we will be hindering God’s move and our ministry of prayer. As such, we must see the three great principles highlighted in Matthew 18:18-20, which tells us that we must speak out God’s will, have harmony in the Holy Spirit with one another, and be gathered together to be in His midst. With these three principles we can release big prayers to manifest God’s power. Praise the Lord that we have a rich God and a rich ministry!

-- N. C.


From Life-Study of Ephesians:

Ephesians 1:6, "To the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He graced us in the Beloved."


“Finally, 1:6 says that God has graced us in the Beloved. Here Paul does not say “in Christ” or “in Him”; he says “in the Beloved.” The Beloved is God’s beloved Son in whom He delights (Matt. 3:17; 17:5). We have seen that for God to grace us is to make us an object in whom He delights. This is altogether a pleasure to God. In Christ we have been blessed by God with every blessing. In the Beloved we were graced, made the object of God’s favor and pleasure. As such an object we enjoy God, and God enjoys us in His grace in His Beloved, who is His delight. In His Beloved we also become His delight." (Life-Study of Ephesians, p. 52)


Praise the Lord! In the Beloved, whom God delights, we are placed in the position of God’s grace to enjoy all that He is and are made the object of His grace that He is pleased with. We have God as our joy and satisfaction, and God has us as His joy and satisfaction. This is not from the view of our natural condition, but rather a view from the heavenlies and eternity. The book of Ephesians speaks from God’s eternal purpose, His heart’s desire, where we are graced by God in the Beloved that God delights.


The Life-Study of Ephesians explores Ephesians 1:6—a verse that we may often glance through without much consideration—in great detail, answering what is God’s grace, what is the glory of His grace, what is the praise of the glory of God’s grace, and how it is related to the sonship told in verse 5. In like manner, the Life-Study of Ephesians closely examines every verse in the book of Ephesians in every phrase Paul wrote down and explains their meaning and significance in relations to the central subject of the book to reveal the mystery of God’s will concerning the church—the Body of Christ, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.

-- S. Z.


To Order:

To order copies of The Prayer Ministry of the Church, sets of the Life-study of Ephesians, or any other ministry books, fill out this form.


The Prayer Ministry of the Church is being offered at a 20% discount. The total cost including tax would be $8.52 per copy.


The Life-Study of Ephesians is being offered at a 40% discount. The total cost including tax is $25 per set.


After you submit your order, you will receive an email from the books service regarding how to pay, how much to pay, and how to pick up your order.

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