Fellowship for Young People
How Many Have You Brought to the Lord? (Part 2 of 3)
When a young Watchman Nee agreed to deal with his sins in order to be able to bring men to the Lord, he set out confessing offenses, reconciling with people and paying his debts. At the same time, he received further help from Miss Groves to pray for his friends.
She asked him how he went about his preaching and he narrated to her his experience of speaking to people at random, caring little if they were paying attention or not. Accordingly, she pointed out the proper sequence: speaking first to God before speaking to people. What she meant was to pray to God first. She proceeded to tell him to make a list of people's names, inquiring of God whom to pray for, and pray for those names daily. When God opened a way, that is when to tell them of the Lord.
The issue of her instruction and of his obedience was marvelous! Young Watchman Nee had written seventy names. After several months persevering in prayer and preaching, all except one were saved! More importantly, he had been ushered into a life of coming before God, being dealt with by God, and being filled with the Holy Spirit. By taking God's way of first praying for sinners before they can be saved, he learned to be a priest of the gospel. In his maturity, he taught God's children to do this and even to lead their young, the new believers, to do the same. He said that prayer is the foundation of leading men to Christ. May this precious lesson benefit even more believers today.
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