Titus 1:9 - Holding to the faithful word, which is according to the teaching of the apostles, that he may be able both to exhort by the healthy teaching and to convict those who oppose.

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Excerpts from the Ministry of Witness Lee
Pertinent to the Present Situation in the Lord's Recovery

Dear Brothers,

In the aftermath of the last major turmoil in the Lord's recovery, which took place in the late 1980s, Brother Witness Lee spoke extensively in a number of elders' meetings and ministry conferences on what he then referred to as the "present rebellion." He addressed in detail the source of the turmoil and the way to deal with it. Today his ministry on this matter can be found in no less than ten books published by Living Stream Ministry.

Similar to the way that Moses recounted the rebellions of the Israelites in the book of Numbers and the way that Paul recorded the opposition of ungodly men in 2 Timothy, Brother Lee reviewed the history and unveiled the intrinsic nature of the problems in the recovery, and with frank words of warning and admonition, he provided instruction for their scriptural remedy. In a time of dissension and confusion, the saints in the recovery will do well to prayerfully read and study his words in order to be able to discern their situation and face it properly. The help our brother's writings can render to the saints and the churches, with the wisdom, truth, and principles contained in them, is incalculable.

Below you will find a list of seventeen books that include messages given by Brother Lee from 1984 to 1996 on issues pertinent to the present situation in the Lord's recovery. Attached to this letter are excerpts from some of these books. We strongly recommend these writings to all the co-workers, elders, and seeking saints in the Lord's recovery.


The blending co-workers in the Lord's recovery
October 7, 2006

Title Chapters Date Spoken
Elders' Training, Book 1: The Ministry of the New Testament 1-2 Feb. 1984
Elders' Training, Book 4: Other Crucial Matters Concerning the Practice of the Lord's Recovery 3-5 Feb. 1984
Elders' Training, Book 7: One Accord for the Lord's Move All Feb. 1986
Elders' Training, Book 8: The Life-pulse of the Lord's Present Move 8, 11 Feb. 1986
The Vision of the Age All Mar. 1986
The Present Turmoil in the Lord's Recovery and the Direction of the Lord's Move Today 1 Nov. 25, 1989
Elders' Training, Book 10: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (2) 1-7 Nov. 25, 1989
Mar. 9-10, 1990
July 7, 1990
The Intrinsic Problem in the Lord's Recovery Today and Its Scriptural Remedy All Mar. 9-10, 1990
A Brief Presentation of the Lord's Recovery "A Supplementary Word" July 7-8, 1990
Messages to the Trainees in Fall 1990 Pages 124 to 129 Fall 1990
Further Consideration of the Eldership, the Regions of Work, and the Care for the Body of Christ All July 6-7, 1991
Elders' Training, Book 11: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (3) 12-13 July 6-7, 1991
The Practice of the Church Life according to the God-ordained Way 1-3 Feb. 22 - June 13, 1992
The Ministry of the New Testament and the Teaching and Fellowship of the Apostles All Jan. 2-3, 1993
The Problems Causing the Turmoils in the Church Life All Aug. 13-15, 1993
The Divine and Mystical Realm 6 Apr. 9-11, 1996
A Word of Love to the Co-workers, Elders, Lovers, and Seekers of the Lord 3-4 Aug. 19 - Sept. 16, 1996
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