God started to recover the original intention for His church by revealing certain aspects, of His most treasured possession, to certain individuals that gave themselves to His heartís desire. This restoration process started to be greatly manifested in the 1920ís when the Lord raised up a special vessel in the person of Watchman Nee. A brother who had the insight and perseverance to speak out and transcribe revelation, utilizing a form of media that helped establish and solidify a view for the church to those around him as well as many more throughout the world that read his writings.
With the core basis for this view being the Holy Spirit operating through manís spirit, Godís present speaking included certain crucial truths for the church to go on in the proper nature. These recovered truths included the oneness that has always existed based on the unique ground of Christ in each locality, Godís economy as a household administration dispensing Himself into man, and the body of believers truly being His Body on the earth today. Not in a figurative or abstract way, but in a very spiritual, yet practical lived-out way. Not as an organization, but as an organism living and breathing by way of all the members functioning as a royal priesthood. These truths along with many others formed the vision that the Lord handed down to brother Nee concerning the church as the One New Man.
In the 1960ís this vision came to the United States by way of brother Neeís closest co-worker, Witness Lee. Through continued revelation, Lee spoke at many conferences and trainings throughout the country. He touched on many fundamental beliefs that had been lost in the past two centuries. Beliefs concerning this practical corporate living called the church. Serving and reading the Bible in the way of Life, exercising and releasing our spirit, having an awareness of the true nature of religion as death, producing hymns based on Biblical truths, and many more practices were recovered during this time.
After brother Leeís death towards the end of the 1990ís, the Lordís Move and Recovery has continued to grow and become more manifested in all parts of the world. His burden has been carried by many individuals that have given their lives to the Lord and their entire being to His beloved church. It is only through this way that the Vision can continue to spread by a sounding out of genuine believers that want nothing other than Godís Will, which is Christ and the Church.
Due to the efforts of one such individual carrying the burden for the Lordís Recovery in this city, in 2009 an awakening happened. Local leaders, of various congregations, came together to talk about this Vision that had been shared with them. A conference was held celebrating the oneness on this local ground for the furthering of His Church in Toledo.
This is the ground we stand on today.
The incarnation of the church in Toledo! ~ The personified church-ing in Toledo!
Pray for the revival of the saints that we would have an organic ground of the
Oneness for the church in Toledo
Acts 13:1a "Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was."
Now there were at Toledo, in the church that is!
The irrefutable proof of God's manifestation and dwelling among His Church.
His living on the earth today through His body...the saints. How He has revealed Himself alive to us in these days.
Psa 90:12 Teach us then to number our days That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
A virtual house for virtual fellowship and sharing ~ a true daily living together!
This door is always open, and a light...His light...is always shining.
So, come in and stay awhile. Open a nice virtual book or recording and enjoy.
Have a question? He always has the answer.
Only have time to stop in and say Hi? Well, you can do that too.
But if you aren't limited by time, please share a testimony.....or two!
Son 5:1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends; Drink, and drink deeply, O beloved ones!
The rich testimonies of God's beloved who sleep in Him awaiting His return.
Heb 11:39-40 And these all, having obtained a good testimony through their faith, did not obtain the promise, Because God has provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
In this section you will find the biographies of those brothers and sisters that have given their lives for the Lord's interest.
VRS is just one of the many formats which acts as a vehicle carrying the
Lord's present speaking in the Toledo area.
Especially sounding out the oneness of the church in Toledo, Kingdom-realm living,
building the organic function of the Body-life, preparation of the Bride, and
an overcoming Corporation for the Lord's coming back.
There are many truths of the Bible still not yet fully recovered among the saints in the
Toledo area, and these truths are our main topics in this VRS.
We will try whatever format will work for the Lord's interest in this city today.
Eternal moments captured in time!
2Co 3:18 But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit.
Eph 1:18 The eyes of your heart having been enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints
This section holds a virtual album of those precious and candid moments that can never be duplicated. The Lord's family photo album of this generation.
Praises of God's Shulamite and the psalms of His warriors!
Eph 5:19 Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord
In this section you will find our most beloved and treasured hymns and songs that have been handed down thoughout the centuries, yet still remain fresh and new in our hands today. They have truly touched God's Heart and have won His Favor
He is our true food and our true drink ~ Daily manna and living water
This section includes a Book Service, Twelve Baskets Full, The Life Study, Views and Insights on "church-ing", and Children and Young People in Serving
God's speaking and flowing through all the members of His organic body!
Act 14:3 Therefore they spent a considerable amount of time speaking with boldness in the Lord, who testified to the word of His grace by granting signs and wonders to be done through their hands.
For inquiries of the church in Toledo, please contact...
Tony at 419-595-0068