Emanna for 01/05/2020
Going to God on Man's Behalf
John 6:37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and him who comes to Me I shall by no means cast out. Acts 2:47 ...And the Lord added together day by day those who were being saved. Words of Ministry
There is a foundational work in leading men to Christ. Before one opens his mouth before man, he first must open his mouth before God. We need to first ask God and then talk to men. We always need to talk to God first, not man. Some brothers and sisters are very zealous to lead men to Christ, but they do not pray for them. A man may have great interest in people, but if he has no burden to pray before the Lord, his work of saving souls will be ineffectual. A person must have a burden before the Lord before he can witness to men. The first thing that we must do is ask God for people, asking Him to give men to the Lord Jesus and to add them to the church. In order for men to be saved, we need to ask God and implore Him. It is very difficult to deal with man's heart. It is not easy for us to turn a heart toward the Lord. We must first go to God and pray for these people... Afterwards, we can talk to them at length. We have to present these people one by one to the Lord and pray for them fervently before we can effectively lead them to Christ.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Collected Works...vol. 49, pp. 289-290. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.