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(1 John 3:16-18 NKJV)  By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?  My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 

Official Newsletter of  LOVE                                       April 2006

Dr. Douglas Wing Leung

All of us at LOVE and SCP are so grateful for Dr. Wing for his obedience to God by coming to Vietnam to train us and to treat us and the poor children and orphans. He has taught us about teeth: dental hygiene, examining, cleaning, applying sealants, and being dental assistants.

Teaching volunteers

Attentive students

Dr. Wing oversees volunteers

Volunteers practicing how to interview and examine

Helping volunteers practice their lessons

Volunteers applying sealant to children’s teeth

Volunteers work in dental office with Dr. Wing

 

SCP invites us all to a farewell dinner for Dr. Wing

Mr. Ran presents a gift from SCP.

Below is an excerpt from a book I read many years ago and am currently reading again. I encourage you to read the book or at least the part below. If you can only scan over it then at least read and pray over the parts highlighted. The word is Spirit and if we are to truly understand it, we must study it with our regenerated spirit, not our mind. Prov. 3:5

Search the Scriptures by Watchman Nee p26-30

To have our body full of light we are told by the Lord of one condition, which is, that our eye must be single. What is meant by singleness of eye? Though we have two eyes, the focus is one; for both eyes look at the same thing simultaneously. Suppose a person has eye trouble. Instead of being single, the two eyes produce two foci, thus seeing two things concurrently though seeing neither clearly. For the eyes to see anything accurately there can be but one focus, never two. Now in order to receive light, the matter of whether the eyes can see or not is as much a problem as whether there is light. There will be no light if we have not received grace and mercy; but light is already in us if we have received grace and mercy. So our difficulty now is not concerned with light but with the eyes. If the eyes be evil, light will not be manifested. Unfortunately the eyes of many are not single; they see two things instead of one thing or see one thing as two things. As a consequence light is either dim in their lives or else they are totally in darkness. "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other" (v.24). The reason many cannot see light is because of their eyes being evil, which in turn is due to their lack of consecration before God. What is consecration? Consecration means: I will serve the Lord alone. A man cannot serve two masters. If he respects the one he will despise the other. If he hates the one he will love the other. It is absolutely impossible to serve two masters well. There is no way to strike a balance. No one can serve the Lord on the one hand and serve mammon on the other. Sooner or later he who serves two masters will encounter this dilemma. And he will finally come to love the one and hate the other. If a person does not consecrate himself' fully to the Lord he will be serving mammon wholly. The Lord insists that the eyes need to be single, which means that our service and our consecration must be single. The singleness of a man's eyes expresses itself in the singleness of his service.

       May God enable us to see this basic principle: that if we wish to study the Bible, to understand its teaching and to acquire the revelation therein, we have a responsibility before the Lord, which is, that we must consecrate ourselves absolutely and entirely to the Lord. Then shall we be able to see the light in the Scriptures. Whenever our consecration becomes doubtful, our vision becomes unclear. If our seeing becomes clouded our consecration must be faulty. Let us thoroughly learn that a man cannot serve two masters. The other master is called mammon. What this term represents is riches or wealth. How the light of the Bible is impaired by mammon! Owing to the veil that is put on by mammon, many are not able to see the light in the Bible. They do not see the truth of the Word because they have this problem of mammon in them. They will not deny themselves the pursuit of wealth when they find the truth in conflict with their personal gain. If people could lay aside their personal gain or loss and pursue after the truth at whatever cost, they would quite naturally come to know the Bible. But due to the problem of mammon remaining unsolved, many have compromised the teaching of the

Bible. Were Christians to have mammon fully dealt with, the number of those obeying God would be greatly increased. For this reason, then, we need to take this warning to heart, for whenever we become careless and care somewhat for our own se1fish gain, the light of God will immediate1y be veiled. In order to see light we must not serve mammon. We cannot have two interests – our own as wel1 as God’s. We can only consider one interest, which is God's. If we intrude our own interest we will instantly have two masters, and our eyes will not be single. The double-minded is unable to know the Bible; he who wishes to preserve his own interest is automatically disqualified. Only the single-eyed can truly study the Bible. How can our eyes be single? "Where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also" (v.21). This is quite singular: that if we are able to control mammon, we shall be helped instead of harmed by it. Our heart naturally loves mammon. It is quite difficult for us to incline our heart towards God and not towards gain. Yet if we could control our wealth, we would also control our heart. We should therefore learn to send out our treasure. For the Lord says here that "where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also." When one dispatches his treasure to the Lord's side, his heart will just naturally gravitate to the Lord. By sending his treasure to heaven the believer sends his heart to heaven as well. Where our treasure is, there will be our heart. So by surrendering all to God our heart will spontaneously be all towards Him. And thus shall our eyes be single.

     For us to understand the Bible we need to have a perfect consecration. How can our heart be inclined towards God if there is no consecration? Consecration produces a special action; that is, it sends our heart to God. When we consecrate our all to Him our heart cannot help but go to Him, because our treasure has already been dispatched there. Two different situations may happen at consecration: one person's heart may go first, whereas

another person's heart may follow afterwards. Some are moved in their heart before they consecrate, while others consecrate and are then moved in their heart. Regardless what our heart condition may be, let us consecrate ... Let us send forth the thing we are most reluctant to part with. In the name of the Lord, let it be dispatched to the needy. As we send it off, our heart will go to the Lord's side. When all things are sent to His side, our eyes spontaneously turn single.

     As the eyes become single they begin to see clearly and are then able to be enlightened. "Thy whole body", says the Lord, "shall be full of light" (v.22). What is meant by having the whole body full of light? It means having sufficient light to teach our feet to walk, our hands to work, and our mind to think. In other words, we have light on all sides. Light will flood our emotion, our will, our mind, our love, our walk, and our way. No area about us remains unseen if our eyes are single. We have already stated that only the spiritual can study the Bible. We will now add that only the consecrated can know the Bible. Except a person is consecrated, he will never be able to study the Word well. When he reads the Scriptures he will encounter this or that area where he has not yet consecrated, and darkness will be upon him. As he reads on, he will be confronted with more unconsecrated areas and more darkness. With darkness upon him, he is incapable of obtaining anything from God. And hence it behooves him to be absolute before God. He cannot serve the Lord on the one hand and expect to go his own way on the other. Someone may say: I really want to know the will of God, but I just do not know what the Bible teaches on this matter. That is his excuse; it is not true. He knows not because he has no desire to go the Lord's way. If he truly-wishes to walk in the way of the Lord he shall see the path clearly marked out ahead of him. Only one kind of people is unclear—those whose eyes are not single.

God’s promise:(Deu 15:10-11 NASB)  "You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings. "For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'

 

 

The children here in Vietnam need your prayers and your help!

 

 

PLEASE HELP A CHILD THIS MONTH

 

 

 

Blessings,

 

Reggie, Bao Chi & Hannah

in

Vietnam

 
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