One of my favourite authors, says how as humans we long for community and are in fact created to live in community with others. I believe that to be the truth. I am not an expert where community is concerned and at some point in my not so distant past I shunned the vulnerability that comes with […]
“Watchman Nee: A man sent from God”
Who would have thought that a man, who lived so many decades ago and in so far away a place from where I currently live, would leave such a legacy? A legacy wherein-which Saints the world over, have been brought revelation after revelation due to the out-working of the Holy Spirit in this one man’s life.
I never thought that I would be one of those Saints, I didn’t see it coming at all. I thank God for the gifts and revelations He gave to Watchman Nee and the good works and purposes He had predestined for Watchman Nee to walk in before the formation of the world. Sometimes there is no one to teach us, it seems and we plead with the Lord, asking that He would send an Apostle Paul or a Bobbie Houston our way, someone who can be teach and shepherd us as we journey home.
For me, Watchman Nee is one example of a person God has sent my way, a man who spent the last 20 years of his life in confinement due to his stand for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, a man who died proclaiming the very Good news, to those who cursed him and desired nothing but his death, a man, who saw and knew the heart of God and desired that we, the Saints would see and know His heart too.
I really appreciate men and women like Watchman Nee, Saints, who knew their God and knew into Whose hands they had entrusted their lives. I’m reminded of how the Amplified bible, amplifies the phrase faith in Jesus Christ, saying that it is “the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness.” Isn’t that beautiful? That is what each and every single person who comes to taste, see and know the Lord Jesus will experience, that is what Saints of old experienced for: He is the same, yesterday, today and forever, He was dead but now He is alive forevermore, enthroned and exalted at the right hand of the Father!
Watchman Nee, 1903-1972
“Christ is the Son of God Who died for the redemption of sinners and was resurrected after three days. This is the greatest truth in the universe. I die because of my belief in Christ. Watchman Nee.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchman_nee