The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1966, volume 3, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee in the Far East from October 18 through December 30, 1966. Beginning on October 1 Brother Lee spent six months in the Far East, visiting Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The contents of this volume are divided into six sections, as follows: 1. Thirteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, from October 18 through 22. These messages were previously published in Chinese under the title Living in the Spirit, Standing on the Church Ground, and Spreading the Gospel. 2. Fourteen messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 25 through 29. These messages were previously published in Chinese under the title The Revelation of Christ and the Reality of the Church. 3. Eleven messages given in Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from the end of October through the beginning of December. These messages were previously published in Chinese under the title The Transformation of Life and the Building Up of the Church. 4. Two messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, in October. These messages were translated from Chinese and are included in this volume under the title Lord's Day Messages in Taipei. 5. Five messages given in a series of gospel meetings held in Taipei, Taiwan, on November 5 through 9 and in Hong Kong on December 8 through 11. These messages were translated from Chinese and are included in this volume under the title Gospel Messages. 6. Eight messages given in a young people's conference in Baguio, Philippines, from December 25 through 30. These messages were previously published in Chinese under the title Made Full in Christ and Walking by the Spirit.
Born in 1905 in northern China, Witness Lee was raised in a Christian family and educated in English-speaking schools. At the age of 19 he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and consecrated himself to preach the gospel. Early in his service, Witness Lee met Watchman Nee and began to labor together with him. In 1949 Witness Lee was sent by Watchman Nee to Taiwan to ensure that the things delivered to them by the Lord would be preserved. In 1962 Witness Lee came to the United States and began to minister here. He ministered in weekly conferences, delivering several thousand spoken messages until 1997. He gave his last public conference in February 1997 at the age of 91. His major work, Life-Study of the Bible, comprises over 25,000 pages of commentary on every book of the Bible from the perspective of the believers' enjoyment and experience of God's divine life in Christ through the Spirit.