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The Messenger of the Cross
The Messenger of the Cross


 
Watchman Nee shows us that at the source of all spiritual things stands the cross.

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Author: Watchman Nee
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In the counsel of God's will, the cross occupies a central place. This is because only through the cross can God's eternal purpose concerning His Son as well as His church be realized. "I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified," declared the apostle Paul (1 Cor. 2.2).
Christ came to us by way of the cross, and only by this same way do we know Him. Unless the cross is accepted by us both objectively in terms of the finished work of Christ at Calvary and subjectively in terms of the dealing of the Holy Spirit in us, we have no message to deliver to the world and we are not fit to be its messengers.
In this present volume, Watchman Nee shows us that at the source of all spiritual things stands the cross. In order that Christ may be all and in all, there is no effective means save the cross. How we therefore need to pray, "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts" (Ps. 139.23), so that by God's response to such heartfelt prayer we may have a true knowledge of our selves. Now such response will mean our having to experience the dividing of our spirit and soul, since the root of all sins is the fallen self life of man. Yet, as the author makes clear, with the self thus dealt with, we can then be true messengers of the cross.
May God raise up many such messengers today.


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5 of 5 Are we fit to be messengers of the cross? June 13, 2019
Reviewer: J. Clemmons from Mansfield, TX  
Watchman Nee shows us that at the source of all spiritual things stands the cross. Unless we wait upon the Lord, even pause (Selah) before giving an answer and let the Holy Spirit renew, or breathe life into our message again we are not fit to be its messengers.

How quick we are to teach spiritual counsel. May we first preach the wordto self. Again and again, Watchman Nee urges us to humbly prostrate before God, asking Him to quicken afresh the truth we already knew. We should be willing to deliver to the cross the soul life which we love, being willing to die with Christ in this respect to rid ourselves of the dependence on natural talent, feeling and thought so that we may have this kind of work from the depth of our heart. As we are serving the Lord, we must reckon talent, feeling and thought as nothing or we are not fit to be its messengers.

Have we decided to know nothing save Jesus Chrsit, and Him crucified? In his classic, yet powerfully full of the Spirit-life, Nee calls us to the cross, bids us come and die, so that we can be God's instruments of light and life to others, having first dealt with self.

Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:11), be found in Him (Phil. 3:9).

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