Nov 23, 2009

Messages on Corporater Prayer and Intercession

Lance Lambert was invited to Memphis of Tenneesses of USA to speak on Corporate Prayer and Intercession last November.

The audio files can be downloaded in these websites:

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Sep 10, 2009

Common problems in corporate prayer

Recently I have been proofreading the translation of a book called The School of Prayer, which is a transcription of a series of spoken messages by Lance Lambert. This book was published by Christian Tape Ministry in 1993.

Message on prayer is the strength of Lance Lambert and prayer is the emphasis of his ministry.

The first message in this book pinpoints some common problems on the matter of corporate prayer.

For instance, he said that in many prayer meetings, the saints were just praying their own prayers as if they didn't hear the one who prayed before them. It seems that the prayers of the saints in the meetings were not related. He said perhaps it would be better to distribute the prayer items to us to pray at home individually and that would save us plenty of time.

I think this is the real situation of many church prayer meetings.

He also points out some other things we have to avoid in corporate prayer:

.horizontal prayer (only speak to men but not to God)
."shopping list" prayer or "world tour" prayer
.long prayer
.mechanical noise
.praying into your hands (the voice is too small)

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Aug 28, 2009

Books by Watchman Nee

Perhaps Watchman Nee was the first christian from China who has global spiriutal impact. His open ministry only lasted for twenty some years. During that time, he only wrote a few books and articles but his messages of life had great influences in a wider circle. The reason behind was that he made good use of literary work.

Watchman Nee started Gospel Book Room for publishing his messages in China. He published christian periodicals for free. Many christians subscribed these periodicals. Most of the articles in these periodicals were written by Watchman Nee himself. Some of his coworkers also took notes of his spoken messages and put them into written form. Some other coworkers did the editing work. In this way, many books and booklets were published. Some of these were translated works from very good authors. All of these literary works were in Chinese.

During Watchman Nee's visits to Europe, he delivered messages in English. Angus Kinnear took notes of some of these messages and edited them into books. The first book published was The Normal Christian Life. This book has had great impact on the spiritual life of many christians, both individual and corporate, since its first publication. And then, some more books were published - Sit Walk Stand, Love Not the World, Changed Into His Likeness, What Shall This Man Do? , etc.

Stephen Kaung, one of Watchman Nee's coworkers, moved to USA in 1952. He started to translate Watchman Nee's Chinese books into English and published through his own publishing company, Christian Fellowship Publishers in 1968. The first translated book was The Spiritual Man. These translated works introduced the ministry of Watchman Nee to English world in a fuller way.

The works of Watchman Nee were also translated into many other languages. That's the reason why his messages have global spiritual influence.

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Aug 21, 2009

The Prison where Watchman Nee was imprisoned

I've visited Shanghai for two days this week. I went with two brothers. One morning, the brethren in Shanghai drove us to visit some places relating to Watchman Nee and his ministry. Without their help and guidance, we could not have visited these historical places in such a short time.

Here is a photo of the prison in which Watchman Nee was imprisoned for some time.

(I don't know why the photo was taken away. 20120607)

Watchman Nee was not perfect but he commited himself in the hands of God and was like a bread broken to become provision to many. He placed himself on the altar and be burnt to ashes to become an offering of fragrance before God. He broke the vessel to pour all the ointment upon the Lord, its fragrance is still be smelled until now.

He was imprisoned for many years for the Lord. Just before the time of release, he died in a labour camp, being with the Lord he loved so dearly.

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Jul 28, 2009

Brother Bakht Singh of India (3) : Hearing the voice of the Lord

In the biography Bakht Singh of India, the author T. E. Koshy pointed out some salient features of Brother Bakht Singh. One of them is that he learned to hear the voice of the Lord.

When Bakht Singh was a new convert, he read the book of Genesis and found that it said of "God said, God spoke" many times. Phrase of this kind appears in the five books of Moses 558 times. So he prayed to God and asked Him to speak to him. He began to learn to hear the voice of the Lord. The voice of the Lord he heard of oftentimes was in spirit, not physical voice listened by physical ears. There were several times he heard voice of God with physical ears. Of course, the vocie of God must be in line with the Bible. Otherwise, that voice is certainly not of God.

One day, Bakht Singh saw a person passing by. God said to him, "Go to stop him." So, he stopped that person. That person stopped and asked him why he stopped him and then he continued to walk. Bakht Singh stopped him again. That person said the same words and asked him why he wasted his time. Bakht Singh said, " It is because the Lord has sent me." That person said, "I don't believe. Don't waste my time anymore."

Bakht Singh went after him again and asked him to stop. Then that person told him that he was tired of his life and was going to commit suicide. Bakht Singh asked him to give him half an hour and went together to a park nearby. Bakht Sing brought with his Bible and prayed to God first. Then he shared the gospel with that person. That person told Bakht Singh that his desire to commit suicid was gone. After that, he visited Bakht Singh once or twice more and he became a Christian and was born again.

Jul 27, 2009

West Coast Christian Conference 2009

West Coast Christian Conference is a conference organised by some churches at the west coast of USA and Canada. It has been held yearly since 1986. As far as I know, the emphasis and focus of this conference is placed on God's eternal purpose. Main speakers in this conference in these years include Stephen Kaung, Lance Lambert, Christian Chen, Hoseah Wu, Dana Congdon, Godwin Sun and Kwok-Hin Wong. The conference is usually held in Los Angeles, Seattle or San Francisco. The languages used are English and Chinese.

The conference is held in summer. This year it was in San Francisco and just ended on 26 of July. The theme was "Recovering the Testimony of Christ". The speakers were Lance Lambert, Christian Chen, Stephen Kaung, Kwok-Hin Wong, Godwin Sun and Dana Congdon.

The messages are now available for download as MP3 file:

I've downloaded all the files except the last message of Stephen Kaung since it is not available yet.

Some audio messages and transcripts of previous years can also be found in:

Jul 23, 2009

The Life and Ministry of T. Austin Sparks(3)

In the messages on the life and ministry of T. Austin Sparks, delivered by Hoseah Wu, he shared about the book The School of Christ by Brother Sparks.

I bought this book over eleven years. In the Preface to the third and revised version (1964), Sparks wrote, "Of all the books that have issued from this ministry, I regard this one as that which goes most deeply to the roots and foundations of our life in Christ with God."

There are eight chapters in this book. All the messages were delivered in a conference:

1. The foundation of spiriutal education
2. Learning the truth
3. Learning by revelation
4. The House of God
5. The Light of Life
6. An open heaven
7. Learning under anointing
8. The governing law of divine love

Sparks said, "Then, my advice is that not too much, indeed not a lot, should be attempted at once. Almost every page requires thinking about, and weariness can only overtake if too much is read without quiet meditaion."

Why? because "the ministry contained in this little book has been wrought on the anvil of deep and drastic dealings of God with the vessel. It is not only doctrinal; it is experiential".

"Only those who really mean business with God will take the pains demanded to read it."

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Jul 17, 2009

Christian Family Conference 2009

Christian Family Conference has been held every year in Richmond, Virginia of USA since about 1975.

The word "Family" doesn't mean that this conference only puts the emphasis on the matter of family. It just means that this conference is suitable for family members of different ages.

As far as I know, this conference is now organized by some fellowships in the States, including fellowships in Richmond of Virginia, Memphis of Tennessee, South Jersey of New Jersey, Washington D.C., etc.

I attended this conference in 1992 and 1996. At that time, the ministry time and group sharing were mainly for the adults. There were some classes for the kids, with similar emphasis on the main theme.

Besides, there were also another group sharing for the young adults and youth. All meetings were in English. In 1996, they provided simultaneous interpretation into Chinese. Those in need were given wireless earphones. The interpretator was an elderly sister. She translated the English messages into Mandarin in a remarkable way.

Usually the conference is held in summer time. The conference for this year has just ended on July 2. The theme was Preparing for and Hastening the Return of the Lord and the main speakers were Christian Chen, Stephen Kaung, Dana Congdon and Lance Lambert.

The following website provides records in audio and video form. These can be listened and watched on line and mp3 files can be downloaded for free.

Jul 15, 2009

Lance Lambert's Personal Testimony

Sometime ago, I found a file of "Personal Testimony of Lance Lambert" on the website of and this was an audio record of his personal testimony shared to a group of young people in Seattle Chrsitian Assembly last July (

Lance shared about his family background. His father and many members of his family, who were all Jews, died in Holocaust in Austria. Before this, his father told his mother to go to Britain. She went with Lance and Lance's younger sister who was in mother's womb at that time. In this way, they survived in Britain. However, his mother didn't tell Lance that he was a Jews until he grew up.

Lance also shared how he got saved and how he had a burden for China. Then he saw God's eternal purpose. He prepared himself to serve in China but he could not go there. He stayed in Richmond, Surrey.

In the fifties of last century, God used him and some other saints to raise up a church in Richmond. He also shared what lessons they learned on prayer and faith.

He said they had to find a meeting place at that time. So they prayed together and had a word from the Lord. From that word given by the Lord, they found a place called Halford House. However, they were all young people and did not have much money. Before the deadline of payment, they prayed in one accord to ask God to provide for them. In the meantime, God provided the money in a very wonderful way.

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Jun 28, 2009

Lance Lambert's Middle East Update

Uniqueness of Israel
Lance Lambert is a Jews and a Christian. He lives in Jerusalem. He is the author of Uniqueness of IsraelBattle for Israel, etc.  He has had his own website since 2007: Its content includes different aspects of his ministry in audio visual form and written form. Among these, there is a quarterly audio recording Middle East Update, which gives his unique perspective on current events in the Middle East, in the light of God's word. This update is available on this website and also being transcribed into written form.

In the beginning of this year, Lance Lambert published the January issue of Middle East Update. He gave his perspective on the reason behind the recent global financial turmoil. He saw it as the judgement of God. He said most nations' policy on the peace of Middle East was to ask Israel to divide her land to let Palestinians to have their own nation. He said according to the word of God, the land of Israel should never be divided again. So, God used the financial turmoil to judge all the nations.

The May issue of Middle East Update has been published both in audio and written form.

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Jun 26, 2009

Brother Bakht Singh of India(2)

I've read the biography of Bakht Singh, Bakht Singh of India, which was written by T. E. Koshy. I was so touched by the testimonies of Bakht Singh.

From the Acknowledgements, T.E. Koshy told us that Angus Kinnear of England had a plan to write a biography for Bakht Singh. After he knew that T. E. Koshy also had the same plan, he gave all the materials he collected to Koshy and gave him very precious advices.

Angus Kinnear was the author of The Story of Watchman Nee: Against the Tide. When Watchman Nee visited T Austin Sparks in Britain, Kinnear was ready to be a medical missionary to India. Nee’s advice for him was that as a missionary, he should have a learning attitude. Then, he went to India as a missionary and that’s why the first edition of Watchman Nee’s famous book The Normal Christian Life was published in Bombay. It was the first series of messages spoken by Watchman Nee that Angus Kinnear edited. While Kinnear was in India, he worked with Bakht Singh for a period of time. If he had written the biography for Bakht Singh, that would have been a very specail thing, namely, the biographies of the two servants of God raised up in Asia to be written by the same author.

Bakht Singh was born in 1903 and became a Christian in 1929. He went with the Lord in 2000. Brother Bakht Singh of India, the biography written by T. E. Koshy, was first published in 2003.

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Prophetic Ministry

In the Forward of the book Prophetic Ministry, T. Austin Sparks mentioned about two brothers. One was used by God to plant assemblies of considerable spiritual depth all around China. What Sparks spoke of was Brother Watchman Nee.

Another brother raised up many assemblies of New Testament character , bearing the testimony of the Lord according to the spiritual principles and example set in the Scriptures, in India. His influence extended beyond India and this brother was Brother Bakht Singh.

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The Life and Ministry of T. Austin Sparks(2)

In his sharing, Hoseah Wu mentioned a book about the life and ministry of T Austin-Sparks. The book is named Shaped By Vision which means that Brother Sparks was a man shaped by vision.

Hoseah Wu began with the family background of Brother Sparks. Brother Sparks met the Lord in his youth. Right after his conversion, he was zealous for preaching the gospel and pursuit of the Lord. Then, he showed a gift of preaching and became a pastor of a church. He also became a coworker of G. Campbell Morgan and Mrs. Jessie Penn-Lewis.

When he was the pastor of Honor Oak Baptist Church in Britain, God enlightened him and he saw the eternal purpose of God. Once he saw that, the direction of his life and ministry changed greatly. Seeing the light of truth, he could no longer serve in Baptist Church. He quited his pastorate and met at the other place on the same road. The new meeting place was named Honor Oak Christian Fellowship Centre and he started an influential global ministry both orally and literally. They published a free periodical called A Witness and A Testimony and Brother Sparks was the editor. Most of the messages in this periodical were delivered by Brother Sparks.

Hoseah Wu also shared about the influence of the ministry of T Austin-Sparks to the saints in USA and how he was invited to speak in the conferences in the States in the sixties of last century. The coworkers with T A Sparks in the conferences include Stephen Kaung and DeVern Fromke. There are many messages of T A Sparks, including those delivered in USA, available for free downloading at the website of Christian Testimony Ministry (

Frank Viola, an influential brother in the house churItalicch movement in the States, is the author of the books Rethinking the Wineskin, Pagan Christianity, Reimagining Church, From Eternity to Here, Finding Organic Church, etc. He uses the term “organic church”, as contrast to organizational church or institutional church, to describe the church life out of the life received from God. As he said in his blog, he adopted this term with the insight from the ministry of T A Sparks. He said the ministry of T A Sparks had the greatest influence on his life and ministry. It is reported that about 9% of christians in the States are now meeting at homes, learning to lead an organic church life or a simple church life.

From the biography of Brother Bakht Singh, Bakht Singh of India, we know that the ministry of T A Sparks also helped Bakht Singh very much, especailly on the revealation about the church. Among the coworkers of Bakht Singh, some of them was sent by Honor Oak Christian Fellowship Centre, including Fred Flack and Raymond Golsworthy. Lady Daisy Ogle, who supported T A Sparks' ministry, also supported Bakht Singh's ministry.

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The Life and Ministry of T. Austin Sparks

Here you can find 4 messages on the Life and Ministry of T. Austin-Sparks shared by Brother Hoseah Wu, who knew Brother Sparks personally:

Very inspiring!

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