Having This Ministry
A Digital Newsletter from Living Stream Ministry

October 2023, Issue No. 25

The Leading of the Spirit in the Ministry Literature Journey in North India

And when they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, yet the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. And bypassing Mysia, they came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul during the night: A certain man, a Macedonian, was standing and entreating him and saying, Come over into Macedonia and help us. And when he had seen the vision, we immediately endeavored to go forth into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to announce the gospel to them. (Acts 16:7-10)

The literature service in India has been translating the ministry books into twelve Indian languages, out of which Hindi is the most spoken and read all over North India. The serving ones have been traveling to introduce and distribute Hindi ministry books to all the Hindi-speaking states.

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Recovery Version Translation Notes: ‘shall have life and live’ / ‘shall live’—Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38

The apostle Paul’s rallying verse for God’s New Testament economy is drawn from Habakkuk 2:4 and quoted in three places in the New Testament. The Recovery Version translates the same Greek quotation in two different ways: “shall have life and live by faith” (Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11) and “shall live by faith” (Heb. 10:38). But why?

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Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

Principles for Using the Hymns: “Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs”

In a previous article we considered a few principles for using the hymns in the Lord’s table meeting. In this article we will consider the principle of using hymns in our speaking to one another, especially in smaller settings such as in home meetings and group meetings. While we are surely aware that the hymns in our hymnal are for singing, we may be less aware that these hymns are not only for singing but also for speaking, and it may come as a surprise that our speaking the hymns to one another is even more important than singing them.

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Ministry Excerpts from Recent Conferences and Trainings

2023 International Memorial Day Blending Conference / July 2023 Semiannual Training

A Precious and Loveable Death

The death of Adam is terrible, and we loathe it. The death of Christ, however, is precious and lovable, and we all should treasure it (CWWL, 1978, vol. 1, “The Experience of Christ,” p. 457).

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Washed by Water in the Word

In a very real sense, the Word of God is a laver. According to the Old Testament, the priests who served God in the tabernacle had to have their sins dealt with by the blood on the altar, and they had to have their defilement dealt with by washing in the laver…The church is cleansed by the laver of the water in the Word.

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Informative Videos

Getting the Most out of the Recovery Version App

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