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Old 02-21-2017, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Resumption of the Lord's Table in Mississauga, Ontario

02/21/2017

Announcing the resumption of the Lord's table in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

To the Churches in the Lordís Recovery:

We are full of thankfulness to the Lord and His Body in announcing to you that after much prayer and fellowship with the co-workers and the nearby churches, Mississauga will resume the Lordís Table on the Lordís day of March 5, 2017 as a genuine local church in the Lordís recovery.

As many of the saints may aware, there was a turmoil among the churches in the Great Lakes area during the last decade that caused much confusion and division. Numerous attempts were made by the co-workers to fellowship with those responsible for the rebellion. Sadly, because of their unwillingness to heed the fellowship of the Body, a decision was made in 2006, to quarantine those rebellious ones. Subsequent to the ITERO fellowship at Whistler BC in 2006, a quarantine letter was sent out to all the churches.

When the letter was received by the churches, Mississauga as a local church at that time did not heed the fellowship but rather continued to invite these rebellious ones. This brought in much confusion among the saints. Some of the saints felt that they could no longer meet in this divisive situation and because of conscience sake had to leave.

In the past 10 years, various groups of the clear and seeking saints who left, continued to pray and meet locally in homes and in nearby local churches such as: Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, and Toronto. Since that time, there has always been a longing in the saints that a proper testimony could again be raised up in Mississauga.

Despite attempts from various co-workers and saints in the recovery to contact the distracted leading brothers in Mississauga, there has not been the willingness to fellowship, repent, and return to the proper fellowship in the Body of Christ. Instead, they continue to receive the quarantined divisive workers and thus have voluntarily cut themselves off from the fellowship with other genuine local churches in the Lordís recovery. Therefore, these ones by their divisive stand and cutting themselves from the fellowship of the Body can no longer be considered a genuine local church but a local sect.

Due to the number of saints present in Mississauga desiring the proper church life, the brothers in Toronto responded by establishing the Wednesday night prayer meeting in Mississauga in the month of December 2014 and the churches in Canada echoed to have our first GTCA (Gospelize, Truthize, Churchize America) in Mississauga. The local saints enjoyed the blending with the FTTA trainees in the homes, at Bible distributions in UTM (University of Toronto in Mississauga), and gospel preaching in the neighborhoods. Due to this blending, many of the local saints were revived.

After GTCA 2015, the weekly prayer meeting continued and saints rented a facility for weekly gatherings to shepherd the contacts from UTM and the neighborhoods. There were often 30-40 saints participating in this gathering for outreach and shepherding. Eventually there was a realization that this meeting needed to be smaller and also brought into the homes of the saints. The FTTA trainees upon returning to Anaheim, continued to have a weekly time of prayer for Mississauga and the full time college serving ones and saints from Toronto continued to visit the campus and homes on a weekly basis.

Mississauga had its second GTCA in 2016. By this time more families had moved to Mississauga from other localities. The local saints again enjoyed the time of blending with the FTTA trainees, especially in the homes. In addition to the university, two Flea market venues were open for Bible distributions. This was a wonderful time of blending between the local saints, FTTA trainees, and numerous saints from the seven churches in southern Ontario participating in this event.

Since GTCA 2016, more saints, continued to move to Mississauga. We all felt that this was the sovereign arrangement of the Head in His care for the testimony in Mississauga. Mississauga presently has weekly prayer, college, Korean speaking, Chinese speaking and English speaking home gatherings. Under the fellowship of the core brothers in Canada, the saints from Mississauga began to meet in the Toronto meeting hall as a district from April to Sep. of 2016. In September 2016, in the fellowship, the saints began to meet as a district of Toronto in Mississauga for the Lordís Table meeting in the homes of the saints. This meeting has continued until now.. We also have a regular weekly brothers meeting. There were 9 brothers who attended the first year ďTraining on EldershipĒ and 10 brothers have joined for this second year.

Currently there are 10 families who meet regularly on the Lordís day with an average of 35 saints attending the Lordís table meeting. In addition to these core group, there are additional saints being shepherded in the weekly home gatherings. The weekly meeting schedule goes out to approximately 80 saints.
After further fellowship with the co-workers and nearby churches in southern Ontario, and subsequent fellowship with all the churches in Canada during the all-Canada brothersí conference in Richmond, BC last year and additional fellowship with more coworkers during the winter training, we have selected the date of March 4-5 to have our first official Lordís table in Mississauga. We warmly welcome your presence for this joyous declaration.

On Saturday evening, we plan to have a love feast. We are therefore requesting from each family in the nearby churches to provide a meal and dessert. Thank you saints in advance for your service. This is truly a Body matter.

The scheduled times and places of this mini-conference weekend are as follows:
March 4, 2017 (Saturday): 6:00 PM Love feast, 7:00-9:30 PM Meeting Address: the Church in Toronto Meeting Hall, 108 Carnforth Rd, North York, ON M4A 2K7
March 5, 2017 (Lord's Day): 9:30 AM Lord's Table 10:30 AM Meeting & Fellowship followed by a simple lunch, Address: Grand Victorian Convention Centre, 175 Derry Road East, Mississauga ON, L5T 2Z7.

For the testimony of Jesus in Mississauga,
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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When the letter was received by the churches, Mississauga as a local church at that time did not heed the fellowship but rather continued to invite these rebellious ones. This brought in much confusion among the saints. Some of the saints felt that they could no longer meet in this divisive situation and because of conscience sake had to leave.
So a church splits probably 50/50 on either side of an issue, then 10 years later, they decide that they have once enough members to resume meeting, this time at a fraction of their original size.

Is it any wonder that the LCM is in the state that it's in? That's 10 years down the drain, only to start back at square one.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:13 PM   #3
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We are full of thankfulness to the Lord and His Body in announcing to you that after much prayer and fellowship with the co-workers and the nearby churches, Mississauga will resume the Lordís Table on the Lordís day of March 5, 2017 as a genuine local church in the Lordís recovery.
What really makes me laugh are phrases like:

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Mississauga will resume the Lord's table.
There was no Lord's table in the city for the intervening years? Anywhere?

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as a genuine local church
The other assemblies in the area are not genuine?

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in the Lordís recovery
Ah. That makes it clearer. It is not a genuine local church to the exclusion of others, but is one that is part of the "Lord's recovery." And with that they have restated one of the names that they claim they don't have. And the reason I continue to refer to them as the LRC ó Lord's Recovery Church.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:09 PM   #4
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Announcing the resumption of the Lord's table in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
In today's jargon, this entire report is what we now call FAKE NEWS.
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In today's jargon, this entire report is what we now call FAKE NEWS.
Or anything pro-LSM near Cleveland, Toronto, Detroit, etc....can you say shadow government?
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That's incredible, I was actually in attendance at the ceremony mentioned in the letter where they resumed the Lord's Table in Mississauga, and nobody told me anything about the history. Up until now I've thought the LRC was somewhat misguided but mostly well-intentioned, but this is the first time I've become aware of outright willful deception. I specifically asked long-time members about the history of the Recovery in Mississauga, and was always given the same party line, that this was the resumption of the Lord's Table, there's nothing else to know, move along.

The idea that they tried to "quarantine" certain "rebellious" saints sounds pretty fishy, am I to understand that LSM actually demanded that the Local Church in Mississauga ban certain brothers that they deemed to be heretical?? What happened to all-inclusiveness and non-denominationalism??
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There were numerous born again and regenerated believers meeting as part of the body of Christ in the city of Mississauga in the year 2006. Only around 100 christians meeting on Lord's Day in that particular location in Streetsville, ON. Due to the disturbance and interference by LSM, approximately 10 left that congregation. Regardless of where they meet now, they are still dear brothers and sisters in the Lord.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:55 AM   #8
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In the LC/LSM, we held communion using the bread and wine elements on Sundays, their designated 'Lord's day'.

But communion is not just a 'corporate' practice. In the presence of David's enemies, God prepared a table before him. He feasted on the Bread and Wine God set before him in the presence of his enemies. His cup over flowed.

In the presence of Judas, His betrayer, Jesus broke bread and BLESSED it. He ate and drank the bread and wine in the presence of His enemy. .. 3 days later, Jesus RESURRECTED.

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lordís death until He comes. Jesus died so we could live and live abundantly in His Presence, in Resurrection in the presence of our enemies. Our enemies include depression, debt, fear, loneliness, rejection etc...

We don't need to wait for that one day of the week to have Communion and have it corporately! (Say what you will about the Catholic church and you all know I 'got no love for the RCC system) but at every mass they have communion! And it used to be very common for there to be mass everyday! I am sure there are 'churches' that still have mass every day.

the life of the flesh is in the blood,

The WORD became FLESH. God in Jesus put on Flesh. His Body, His Perfect Body was Flesh. Jesus is God's Flesh and through His Blood He shed, His Life now flows into our bodies and into our blood. When we take communion, we partake of everything HE is made of: Mercy, Love, Blessings, Strength, inner Healing even mortal healing. ( I am believing for the manifestion of my healing.) I just started having daily communion using bread and wine about a week ago. The Holy Spirit really did lead me to a deep teaching and understanding of the power of communion using bread and wine.

When Melchizedek King of Salem (PEACE) brought out bread and wine; 19 He blessed him and said,ďBlessed be Abram of God Most High.

This communion was not 'corporate'. It was just King Melchizedek (Jesus) and Abram. And this was BEFORE God changed Abram's name to Abraham.

Partaking of communion using the bread and wine is not a ritual to me...not anymore anyway.

Just saying...
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