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Make us those (Poland Camp review)

August 9th, 2011 Categories: pondering..., reporting..., singing... 8 comments

If you have been keeping an eye on the news, you will have heard about the riots taking place in London, which also spread to other UK cities. Actually, this brings together a few of the items I had been planning to mention, although not with the focus I had originally intended. I hope I have the utterance to convey this now.

The 17th European Young People’s Conference in Poland

Two weeks ago I participated in the 17th European Young People’s Conference in Poland. At least 26 countries were represented, including: Albania, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States of America. Praise the Lord! There were 437 saints and gospel friends attending the two conferences (for ages 13-15 and ages 16-19) with serving ones and helpers, and a further 86 attending the family camp.

As you can imagine, this was a marvellous time of blending, building, and much infusion of the Triune God. In total, we memorise 33,085 verses during the week, that is an average of 97 verses for all those who participated in verse memorisation. It was wonderful! And we greatly enjoyed singing with our hearts to the Lord with one of the banner songs from the Psalms Training, (sing along with us on this Facebook video):

If we have an affectionate love,
An affectionate love for the Lord Jesus,
Our tongue will be, will be the pen
Of a ready writer
Ready to write our love for Him
And our praise, our praise to Him
With our experience and enjoyment of Him
According to all, according to all,
According to all that He is.

Crucial Aspects of God’s Economy in the Book of Exodus (1)

The subject of the conference was on the first aspect of Exodus: salvation. It is so good to be unloaded and to be open to receive a fresh speaking – my concept was really blown away! I thought I knew what the conference would be about, having covered Exodus in recent College-Age Conferences, but my eyes were really opened during this time, as were those of those all around me. Briefly, I would say there were three things that really were impressed on me during this conference, and they all had to do with seeing something.

My Enjoyment: A Three-Fold Seeing

  1. Seeing and knowing the Lord
    When Moses was called by God, he wanted to know the name of the One who was calling him.

    And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you

    And God also said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial from generation to generation.

    How precious is it to know who the Lord is, to know the One who calls us! He is Jehovah, the One who was, who is, and who will be. He IS. He is the God of our fathers – meaning we have a history with God – He is not a stranger to us. He is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob – He is the God of resurrection, and He is the God of every kind of person, whether we are a friend of God, one who enjoys grace, or a crafty supplanter. Whatever we are, He is our God! He is the I AM WHO I AM – the self-existing and ever-existing One who is everything to us, who meets our EVERY need. What a reassurance to Moses to realise who Jehovah God was to him (in striking contrast to Pharaoh who refused to acknowledge God!). May we know our God!

  2. Seeing and exposing the world
    The messages concerning the plagues were completely unveiling. The plagues were not only to convince Pharaoh and the Egyptians to release the children of Israel, but they were also to expose the real situation in Egypt, which typifies the world. If we would only see what the world really is like – starting and ending with death; full of nuisance and unending trouble, discomfort and irritation; swarming with filthy and polluting flies; bringing under judgement that which is connected by association; being dealt with by God; even affecting the environment; and a thick darkness that can be felt. Do we really want to remain here? No! Let’s get out!
  3. Seeing and experiencing the way
    Like Moses at age 40, we may think we can do it; but like Moses at age 80, eventually we realise we can’t. We want to get out, but we can’t. We want to lose our taste for the things of the world, but we can’t. So how can we do it? This brings us back to point 1: I can’t, but God can. He IS! It is by our eating Christ as our real Passover that we are strengthened and supplied to leave Egypt. And not in a weak way, but as an army, strong and victorious, not leaving one person behind. Hallelujah, eating Jesus is the way! The reality is all in our spirit, so we just have to turn there, at any time and in any place. This is how we can be those who rise up to turn this age. Let us exercise our spirit to eat Jesus! Hallelujah!

In addition to the main line of messages, I was very impressed with the special fellowship on the The World Situation and God’s Move. In going through the history of the Lord’s recovery, I was full of appreciation for our heritage. How much the Lord has been doing, particularly in the last hundred years, for the building up of the Body of Christ and the fulfilling of His economy. For this we need to consider the cost, and make a determination to pay the price. For this we need to open up our heart to the Lord only, and close up our heart to everything else, whether that be the love for the world and its pleasures, or premature relationships. For this we need to say “No!” to Satan – we will not let him into the church through looseness.

Full-Time Training in London, University Training, and London Riots

This brings me to the second part of this post. The Lord is doing something: the Full-Time Training in London began this week with the highest incoming first term in a few years, mostly of Europeans, and the University Training is going on simultaneously with a group of consecrating students who have the desire to be the dispensation instrument to turn this age. (Read snippets of the testimonies from the FTTL first term trainees)

The Lord is calling and raising up the young people to be the corporate Samuel to bring in the kingdom age. And of course God’s enemy Satan is doing his very best to destroy and delay that: the Norway attacks were a tragedy, and the London riots are sad and horrific. (For another presentation of this, see “the riots in the UK are not an accident on agodman.com“)

But these are serving to further expose the Satanic chaos in the world, reminding us to pray! Our prayer at the prayer meeting tonight was that the violence and rioting would be subdued, and that men would realise the frailty of human life and open up their hearts to the gospel.

Make Us Those Who Meet Your Need, the Nazarites

1. In this godless age
Lord, You need some Samuels
Burdened with a vision clear of Your economy
Where’s Your ark today?
And the ones who’d care for You,
E’en to put themselves aside to gain Your heart’s desire?

Raise up some to meet Your need, some Nazarites,
Prophets, priests, and judges, and men of prayer,
Speaking forth Your word, with Your authority,
A photo of Your heart for Your move.

2. Train us up today,
Full of vision, seeking You,
We’d await Your timing, fully subject to Your will,
Treasuring Your face,
Staying in Your presence, Lord;
E’en the very index of Your eye would we obey.

Raise up some to meet Your need, some Nazarites,
To bring in Your kingdom on earth today,
Taking You as King that You might return
To usher in the end of the age.

3. When God wants to move,
He must gain an instrument;
Overcomers separated from the current age.
They have joined themselves
Through His word to His desire.
Overcomers constituted with the Holy Word.

Raise up some to meet Your need, some Nazarites,
Voluntary consecrated ones,
Who through Your word are joined to Your desire;
Your living testimony on the earth.

4. God needs men who pray;
Those who lay the tracks for Him;
God’s economy is carried out through men of prayer.
They love not themselves;
But a willing sacrifice.
What they fear—offending God, losing His presence dear.

Make us those who meet Your need, the Nazarites.
Make us those through whom You’d close this age;
Who are one with You to bring the kingdom in,
Young people absolute for Your move.

Amen, Lord Jesus.

Edit 9/9/11: Audio of the Messages now on AgeTurners.com

You can now listen to all the messages from the conference online! You’ll need to create an account and log in on AgeTurners.com, then go to Media -> International YP Conferences -> Europe -> Crucial Aspects of God’s Economy in the Book of Exodus, and click on the message you want to listen to.

  1. mavis
    August 10th, 2011 at 19:57 | #1

    what a watering. truly, i’ve been washed by the watering in the word. ptl. i’ve learnt so much. OLJ, i open to Your working Yourself into me to make me of dispensational value to You for Your move. Lord, i want to eat … more & more. feed me till i want no more. amen.

  2. semyl
    August 12th, 2011 at 20:07 | #2

    @mavis Amen. Lord, make us those who meet Your need, by our eating of You.

  3. Rebekah
    September 25th, 2011 at 22:12 | #3

    Hi Sarah, you need to put www. on the link for ageturners, as it doesn’t work when clicking yours. Thanks for the update though :)

  4. semyl
    September 25th, 2011 at 23:12 | #4

    @Rebekah Ok, I did that, thanks!

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