The Living to Him Podcast

 

Our Response (2)
Commission, Commitment, Companionship

Commission, commitment, and companionship. These three words summarize how we, as beneficiaries of the co-workers’ fellowship, can rise up to respond to the Lord’s burden for our generation.
In this episode, we continue our series entitled “Our Response,” featuring testimonies from saints who have taken definite steps to live out the God-man living and carry out the God-ordained way.
May we all receive the Lord’s commission, make a commitment to Him and to one another, and form companionships to answer the Lord’s call for our generation.
You can find the original recording on livingtohim.com here. The December 2007 fellowship referenced in the speaking can be found here.

Our Response (1)
A Review of the Burden

There are many obstacles that hinder us from having a vital living, and we often try to overcome them by ourselves, only to fail. The secret is to face the obstacles together –  by praying together, fellowshipping together, researching the ministry together, and addressing them together – so that we can enter into a vital living.
In this episode, we begin a new series entitled “Our Response,” with excerpts taken from a time of fellowship in the Spring of 2008 in Anaheim, California. In this meeting a number of young adults or working saints gave their testimonies of how they endeavored to enter into a vital living. We hope that by listening to these sharings, we would all be encouraged to pursue what we have heard thus far. You can find the original recording on livingtohim.com here.
The 3 fellowship times referenced in this episode are included in the first two series of this podcast, “Being Vitalized” and “Our Commission”, and their full recordings can be found on livingothim.com: first, second, and third fellowship times.

Our Commission (5)
The Way to Carry Out Our Commission

This week concludes the series on our commission as working saints in the church life. After hearing the Lord’s speaking to us throughout this series, how can we find a direction forward in our present circumstances? In this final segment, brother Minoru Chen presents a number of items on how we can apply this fellowship to make our consecration practical and effective.
This is episode 5 of 5 of the series entitled “Our Commission,” with excerpts taken from brother Minoru Chen’s message given to working saints (or young adults) in Irvine, CA on February 6th, 2008. His burden was to help us see the role and commission of the working saints based on the principles set forth in Numbers regarding the Levitical service. You can find the original recording on livingtohim.com here.

Our Commission (4)
Five Items of a Productive and Fruitful Living

In last week’s podcast, brother Minoru Chen cautioned us regarding the dangers of being idle and unfruitful as revealed in 2 Peter Chapter One. This week, brother Minoru shares further from Peter’s words a comprehensive antidote to such a condition. God has provided everything we need to live a fruitful life in His kingdom. By recalling, responding, being renewed, receiving, and resolving we can practically apply this provision in our experience.

This is episode 4 of the series entitled “Our Commission,” with excerpts taken from brother Minoru Chen’s message given to working saints (or young adults) in Irvine, CA on February 6th, 2008. His burden was to help us see the role and commission of the working saints based on the principles set forth in Numbers regarding the Levitical service. You can find the original recording on livingtohim.com here.

Our Commission (3)
The Danger of Becoming Idle and Unfruitful

In episodes 6 and 7 of our previous series, “Being Vitalized,” brother Andrew Yu warned us regarding the problems of leaking and drifting. In this episode, brother Minoru Chen speaks of the danger of becoming idle and unfruitful according to 2 Peter 1:8. Such conditions, if not avoided, will have a devastating impact on our Christian life and church life.
This is episode 3 of the series entitled “Our Commission,” with excerpts taken from brother Minoru Chen’s message given to working saints (or young adults) in Irvine, CA on February 6th, 2008. His burden was to help us see the role and commission of the working saints based on the principles set forth in Numbers regarding the Levitical service. You can find the original recording on livingtohim.com here.

Our Commission (2)
Uplifting Our View of the Working Saints

The way we view ourselves dictates our actions and behavior. Therefore, we need an uplifted view, the divine view, to see that as working saints we should be the core of the church. If we realize this, we will take the lead to pick up the burdens of the church, and the whole church will benefit.

In this episode, we continue the series entitled “Our Commission,” with excerpts taken from brother Minoru Chen’s message given to working saints (or young adults) in Irvine, CA on February 6th, 2008. His burden was to help us see the role and commission of the working saints based on the principles set forth in Numbers regarding the Levitical service. You can find the original recording on livingtohim.com here.

Our Commission (1)
Our Role and Commission

In the book of Numbers, God asked Moses to number His people according to their age. In particular, God charged a specific group of Levites “to do the work of service and the work of bearing burdens in the Tent of Meeting (4:47).” Although these age groups are Old Testament types and not to be applied literally in the New Testament, we can apply their spiritual principles to the church life today.

In this episode, we begin a new series entitled “Our Commission,” with excerpts taken from brother Minoru Chen’s message given to working saints (or young adults) in Irvine, CA on February 6th, 2008. His burden was to help us see the role and commission of the working saints based on the principles set forth in Numbers regarding the Levitical service. You can find the original recording on livingtohim.com here.

Being Vitalized (9)
Setting Proper Goals – Pt. 2

Being Vitalized for a Normal Christian Life and Service. Sometimes when we find ourselves drifting in our spiritual life, we may want to blame the current of the world. However, the real reason we drift is because there is no direction in our Christian life. Therefore, even a small current will eventually carry us away if we do not set proper goals.

In this episode, brother Andrew Yu challenges us to get the direction of our life under control by setting waypoints and having our companions check us. This practical fellowship can help us avoid the leaking and drifting away in our Christian life.

The accompanying reading material used in this meeting is Brother Watchman Nee’s message entitled “Leaking and Drifting” from The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, Volume 21.

This and the original audio recording can be accessed on our website here.

Being Vitalized (8)
Setting Proper Goals – Pt. 1

Being Vitalized for a Normal Christian Life and Service. The book of Hebrews was written to all of us. As those who believe in the Lord Jesus, we have left the world behind us and are pursuing toward something before us. In order to arrive at our destination, we have to set proper goals in our life to keep us on the right track.

In this third episode taken from a fellowship in 2008, brother Andrew Yu concludes the reading of Brother Watchman Nee’s message entitled Leaking and Drifting”, with an exhortation to the working saints to commit to changing the way we live by setting up waypoints and being accountable to companions.

This and the original audio recording can be accessed on our website here.

Being Vitalized (7)
The Danger of Drifting Pt. 2

Being Vitalized for a Normal Christian Life and Service. In Hebrews 2:1, the apostle Paul admonished the Hebrew believers to “give heed more abundantly to the things which have been heard lest perhaps we drift away.” The Greek word for drift conveys both the meaning to leak or slip away, as well as to drift away with the current and become lost.

In this second of three episodes taken from a fellowship in 2008, brother Andrew Yu leads the reading of Brother Watchman Nee’s message entitled “Leaking and Drifting” from The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, Volume 21. Watchman Nee is burdened that believers would not allow the things of Christ to leak away. This and the original audio recording can be accessed on our website here.

Being Vitalized (6)
The Danger of Drifting Pt. 1

Being Vitalized for a Normal Christian Life and Service. In the Bible there are three kinds of living: the living that was in Egypt before salvation, the living in the wilderness after salvation, and the living in the good land as the goal of our salvation. In this first of three episodes taken from fellowship given by brother Andrew Yu in 2008, our brother was burdened that we, as the real Hebrews or river crossers, would not get stuck wandering in the wilderness but would enter into the good land, signifying a new kind of living, a vital living.

The accompanying reading material used in this meeting is Brother Watchman Nee’s message entitled Leaking and Drifting” from The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, Volume 21. This is episode 6 of 9 in the series on “Being Vitalized for a Normal Christian Life and Service”. Original message recording and reading material can be accessed on our website here.

Being Vitalized (5)
Companion Prayer

“Nothing is real to you until you bring it to prayer. Everything you hear is inspiration. Until you pray, it’s not yours.” In this fellowship from 2008, brother Andrew Yu challenges us to all find a vital companion in the new year and get together with them weekly to pray. “If two or three see this revelation, touch the power of Christ’s resurrection, and pray in one accord, they will shake the ends of the earth—Matt. 18:18-20; Acts 1:14; 4:23-33” (Crystallization-Study Outlines—Acts, Chapter 1, Section 1). This is episode 5 of 9 in this series.

Original message can be found here.

BONUS
Special New Year Fellowship

In this special new year fellowship, brother Minoru Chen shares with us his personal experience and practice of spending a longer period of time with the Lord at the beginning of each new year. During such a time with the Lord, our brother encourages us to practice 6 things: recall, rehearse, reflect, repent, renew, and reset. He also encourages us to gather our family together for a dedicated time in the Lord’s presence and reaffirm that our household is for the Lord.

May the Lord gain our fresh consecration as we start this year and begin a new chapter with Him. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” – James 4:8a

Video link can be found here

Being Vitalized (4)
Redeeming the Time

As believers, we need to realize the importance of the period of time between our 20’s and 40’s in determining our usefulness to the Lord. In this fellowship from 2007, brother Gerald Chan shares his burden for those of us going through this stage of life to redeem the time so that there could be a progressive manifestation of our function in the Body of Christ. This is episode 4 of 9 in this series.

Original message can be found here.

Being Vitalized (3)
Seven Points of Vital Living (Part 2)

“There should not be a condemnation of where they are, but an aspiration of where they want to be!” In this episode, brother Andrew Yu continues his fellowship on “7 Points of Vital Living,” and how we must practice to have an exercised, vital living. This is episode 3 of 9. Original message and speaking notes are available here.

Being Vitalized (2)
Seven Points of Vital Living (Part 1)

What is it to have a vital living? In this fellowship, brother Andrew Yu shares “7 Points of Vital Living”: (1) Schedule for living (2) Morning revival (3) Pursuit of the truth (4) Companion prayer (5) Contacting people (6) Church meetings, and (7) Sanctified finances. This is episode 2 of 9.Original message and speaking notes are available here.

Being Vitalized (1)
Having a Normal Life and Service

As Christians, how should we live our lives today? “A Normal Life and Service” is the subject of the concluding chapter of Messages Given to the Working Saints (Witness Lee). In this episode, taken from a fellowship in 2007, brother Andrew Yu draws on that message and shares his burden for the next generation of working saints to have a consecrated living and service. This is episode 1 of 9. Original message and speaking notes are available here.

Trailer – January 2021

 

In 1988, brother Witness Lee released messages which were later published in the book Messages Given to the Working Saints. This burden was revisited by the co-workers of brother Lee starting in 2007, encouraging the working saints to live and function as what brother Lee called the “backbone” of the church. One of the very first lines of fellowship released at that time focused on 7 practical steps to have a vital living according to the God ordained way. This fellowship will be encapsulated in this first series of podcasts, Being Vitalized for a Normal Christian Life and Service. We hope you will subscribe and follow along, that together we would be strengthened and equipped to live to the Lord. The Living to Him Podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, as well as here on this dedicated page on LivingToHim.com.