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Watchman Nee

Watchman Nee (1903 - 1972)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Watchman Nee in text and pdf format. Was a church leader and Christian teacher who worked in China during the first half of the 20th century. In 1922, he initiated church meetings in Fuzhou that may be considered the beginning of the local churches. During his 30 years of ministry, Nee published many books expounding the Bible, including The Normal Christian Life and The Normal Christian Church Life. He established churches throughout China and held many conferences to train Bible students and church workers.

Following the Communist Revolution, Nee was persecuted for his faith. He spent the last 20 years of his life in prison. Nee was honored by Christianity Today magazine as one of The 100 Most Influential Christians of the Twentieth Century.

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The Effect of Such Prayer
      What is the effect of this kind of prayer? The effect occurs in two instances. First, there is the present effect. Every time we accuse the enemy, he is limited by God from harming us. Although he will come to us again later, while we are accusing him, he ... read more

The Efficacy Of Redemption
      “Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never some yoke.” Numbers 19:2 While all Israel's other sacrifices were offered to meet current needs, the red heifer alone wa ... read more

THE END TIME
      After the Lord finished this parable, He concluded with this word: "Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" (v. 8). It seems as if the Lord was saying that at the time when He is about to come, this kind of prayer will ... read more

THE ETERNAL PURPOSE
      We have spoken of the need of revelation, of faith and of consecration, if we are to live the normal Christian life. But unless we see the end God has in view we shall never clearly understand why these steps are necessary to lead us to that end. Before t ... read more

The Experience of Soulish Believers
      THE LIFE OF SOULISH BELIEVERS THE SOUL VARIES inevitably from person to person. It cannot be stereotyped. Each of us has his particular individuality--a uniqueness which will extend on into eternity. It is not destroyed at our regeneration. Otherwise, ... read more

THE EXPOSING OF THE ENEMY'S WILES
      This is the reason why believers need light on the devices of the enemy. If the Lord Jesus is a reality to you, surely you can bear some light on the foe who is always seeking to trap your feet. How are you going to resist the foe if you do not know when ... read more

THE FACE OF GOD
      There is one very striking peculiarity about the history of Jacob, namely, that God never preached to him, He only gave him promises. Jacob was a man who stuck at nothing to accomplish his ends. What should we do with such a man? Surely at least we sho ... read more

The Fall of Man
      THE MAN GOD fashioned was notably different from all other created beings. Man possessed a spirit similar to that of the angels and at the same time had a soul resembling that of the lower animals. When God created man He gave him a perfect freedom. He di ... read more

THE FLESH
      The word flesh is used in many different ways in the Bible. Here we will mention only its two most important uses. First, it is used in reference to man's flesh. Second, it is used in reference to the lust of man's flesh. When it refers to the flesh, it ... read more

The Flesh and Salvation
      THE WORD "FLESH" is basar in Hebrew and sarx in Greek. Seen often in the Bible, it is used in various ways. Its most significant usage, observed and made most clear in Pauls writings, has reference to the unregenerated person. Speak ing of his ... read more

The Fleshly or Carnal Believer
      ALL BELIEVERS could, like Paul, be filled with the Holy Spirit at the moment of belief and baptism (cf. Acts 9.17-18). Unfortunately many still are controlled by the flesh as though not dead and raised up again. These have not truly believed in the accomp ... read more

THE FOUNDATION OF THE VICTORIOUS LIFE
      The sixth of Romans is not an aspect of the truth, but the FOUNDATION TRUTH upon which every believer must stand, to know anything about victory. It not only reveals the very heart of Calvary, but the very heart of the resurrection. Calvary means the deat ... read more

THE FREEDOM OF THE CROSS
      (Watchman Nee attributed this chapter to an article by Rev. Gordon Watt. However, Watchman Nee's article is quite different from the original article entitled "Liberty Through the Cross" by Rev. Gordon Watt. We have therefore chosen to translate his ch ... read more

THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SPIRIT, THE SOUL, AND THE BODY
      Man is composed of two independent kinds of material: spirit and body. When the spirit entered the body of dust, the soul was produced. It is impossible for the spirit to control the body directly. Hence, it requires a medium. This medium is the soul, whi ... read more

THE GIFTS, OR THE GIVER?
      ABRAHAM had learned that God is Father. This it was that made possible his prayer for Abimelech's household. He knew that neither their troubles nor Sarah's hindered God in the least. He knew that ultimately fruitfulness depended neither on them nor on hi ... read more

THE GOAL OF THE GOSPEL
      For our final chapter we will take as our starting-point an incident in the Gospels that occurs under the very shadow of the Cross-an incident that, in its details, is at once historic and prophetic. " And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon ... read more

THE HEIR AND THE PROOF OF TIME
      BY the time we reach chapter 15 of Genesis a new idea has come into the forefront of the narrative. The land is still in view, with all that that signifies of God's claim to have a kingdom on the earth, but from now onwards attention centres on the son, e ... read more

THE HOLY SPIRIT
      We have spoken of the eternal purpose of God as the motive and explanation of all His dealings with us. Now, before we return to our study of the phases of Christian experience as set forth in Romans, we must digress yet again in order to consider somethi ... read more

The Judge
      This judge was the unique ruler in a certain city. He ruled over the entire city. This speaks of God's power and authority. Although the world is ruled temporarily by Satan, yet this position is a rebellious usurpation. When the Lord Jesus was crucified ... read more

The Latent Power of the Soul
      And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, for no man buyeth their merchandise any more; merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stone, and pearls . . . and cattle, and sheep, and merchandise of horses and chariots and slaves (Gr.bodies ... read more

THE LIMITATIONS OF THE TEMPTER
      A. If a Temptation Falls outside of God's Promise, It Cannot Do Anything to the Believers "And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only..." (Job 1:12). "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has asked to have..." (Luke 22:31 ... read more

THE MAN IN THE LAND
      Fellowship is something we should highly prize because God prizes it highly. If there is life in me, and not merely pretence, and if the same is true of my fellow believers, then however simple they may be, when I meet them I should encounter life in them ... read more

THE MEANING AND VALUE OF ROMANS SEVEN
      We must return now to our study of Romans. We broke off at the end of chapter 6 in order to consider two related subjects, namely, God's eternal purpose, which is the motive and goal of our walk with Him, and the Holy Spirit, who supplies the power and re ... read more

THE MIGHT OF DEATH
      The devil is the one who has the might of death (Heb. 2:14). He murders God's children and runs rampant everywhere. Many of God's children die because of weakness. All those who are faithful to Christ are objects of the devil's attack. How should we de ... read more

The Mind Behind the System
      Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted from the earth, will draw all men unto myself" (John 12:31, 32). Our Lord Jesus utters these words at a key point in his ministry. He has entered J ... read more

THE NEW LIFE INDWELLING
      It is only through knowing God first as the God of Isaac that we can move on to know Him as the God of Jacob. Unless we know our inheritance as something already secured and settled in Christ and given to us by God, we have no foundation for going on. To ... read more

The only way into union with Christ.
      "Do we leave the Cross to go on to union with the risen Christ?" is the question that many of God's people are asking; and when one tells them of the need of a continual application of the death of Christ to the life, they say, "But I am in the risen ... read more

The Opponent
      The widow had an opponent. We Christians also have our opponent. This opponent is Satan. The meaning of the word Satan is adversary. An adversary is an opponent. First Peter 5:8 says, "Your adversary, the devil." The devil is our adversary. We must clea ... read more

The Outworking Of Redemption
      “They shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us.” Matthew 1:23 The whole outworking of redemption activities was initiated by this coming of the Babe to Bethlehem. It illustrates in a supreme way the quiet and apparentl ... read more

THE PARABLE IN LUKE 18
      In the parable in Luke 18, our Lord Jesus points out these three aspects of prayer and their relationship to prayer. In this parable there are three parties: (1) the judge, (2) the widow, and (3) the opponent. The judge represents God, though in a negativ ... read more

THE PATH OF PROGRESS: BEARING THE CROSS
      In our previous chapter we have touched several times upon the matter of service for the Lord. As we come now to look at the provision that God has made to meet the problem created by the soul-life of man, it will be helpful if we approach that problem by ... read more

THE PATH OF PROGRESS: KNOWING
      Our old history ends with the Cross ; our new history begins with the resurrection. " If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold they are become new " (2 Cor. 5. 17). The Cross terminates the first creation, and ... read more

THE PATH OF PROGRESS: PRESENTING OURSELVES TO GOD 7 THE ETERNAL PURPOSE
      Our study has now brought us to the point where we are able to consider the true nature of consecration. We have before us the second half of Romans 6 from verse 12 to the end. In Romans 6.12,13 we read: " Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, ... read more

THE PATH OF PROGRESS: RECKONING
      We now come to a matter on which there has been some confusion of thought among the Lord's children. It concerns what follows this knowledge. Note again first of all the wording of Romans 6. 6: ---Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him ". T ... read more

THE PATH OF PROGRESS: WALKING IN THE SPIRIT
      Coming to Romans 8 we may first summarize the argument of our second section of the letter from chapter 5. 12 to chapter 8. 39 in two phrases, each containing a contrast and each marking an aspect of Christian experience. They are: Romans 5.12 to 6.23: In ... read more

The Peace Of God
      “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 “The peace of God” is not just a certain kind of peace that God bestows upon us. It is God’s own peace, the ve ... read more

THE PEACEABLE FRUIT
      It is now time to glance over the latter part of Jacob's history and see the evidences of the fruitfulness in him of all this inward discipline by the Spirit of God. Already when Jacob met Esau he was different. We find him uncertain, hesitant, not quite ... read more

The Place of our Reconciliation with God.
      Sin brings separation. This is a Divine law which we need to know, not only theoretically but experimentally, and the Cross is the only place where we learn that lesson thoroughly. Listen to the words of Christ as He hangs on Calvary's tree, — "My ... read more

The Place of Victory over Satan.
       When Jesus Christ went to the Cross, He not only atoned for our sins but He defeated our spiritual enemy Satan. This was a most important part of Christ's work at Calvary, for not only is man in bondage to sin within but to Satan without. To lose sight ... read more

The Powers of the Age to Come
      What does the writer to the Hebrews mean when he says of Christians that they have "tasted ... the powers of the age to come" (Heb. 6:5)? We would all readily agree that there is a splendid future age to which we look forward. In it the kingdom that is no ... read more

THE PRACTICAL STEPS
      We have spoken of the working of the High Priest as a result of our accepting the cross. Now we want to consider how, in practice, we can have our soul divided from our spirit by the Lord Jesus. 1. Knowing the Necessity of Having the Soul Divided from ... read more

THE PRACTICAL WAY OF VICTORY.
      Now as to the practical outworkings of this position. First of all there must be simplicity of faith in Christ and purity of thought toward Him. Paul said, "I fear lest as the serpent beguiled Eve, your MIND should be corrupted from the simplicity of fai ... read more

THE PRAYER THAT OPPOSES SATAN
      The Bible gives us much help with respect to the prayer that accuses Satan. Now we want to briefly consider a few passages in the Scriptures that show us the prayer that opposes Satan. We recall that in Genesis 3 the devil worked for the first time. La ... read more

The Principle of Praying Thrice
      "And He left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying again the same words." - Matt 26:44 "Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me." - 2 Cor 12:8 There is one particular secret about prayer th ... read more

THE SOUL-LIFE
      The soul is man's self-consciousness. We are conscious of our own existence. This consciousness is the soul. The soul is the organ of our personality. All of our personality is part of the soul. All of the elements that constitute us as human beings, our ... read more

THE STARTING-POINT OF RECOVERY
      We begin with Abraham because the divine plan of redemption begins with Abraham. When we open our New Testament the first words we read are these: `The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.' Immediately the genealog ... read more

THE STATUS OF AN HEIR
      The distinctive feature of true Christianity is that it compels people to receive. The letter to the Galatians draws a close parallel between ourselves and Isaac, and shows that we are people who receive just as he did. We are heirs (3. 29; 4. 7). We part ... read more

THE THREE ASPECTS OF PRAYER
      There are three aspects to our prayer: (1) concerning ourselves, (2) concerning God to whom we pray, and (3) concerning our enemy Satan. Every genuine prayer must be related to these three aspects. When we pray concerning ourselves, we are, of course, doi ... read more

THE THREE STAGES OF THE BELIEVERS' LIFE
      When a man believes in Jesus Christ as the Savior who has died for him, he is regenerated. Regeneration is the initial step in the spiritual life. Those who are regenerated have received eternal salvation. After a believer has received the regenerated lif ... read more

The Tragedy Of The Church Of Ephesus
      “But I have this against thee, that thou didst leave thy first love.” Revelation 2:4 The expression “first love” refers not only to primacy in time but also in quality. The story of the prodigal son’s return home tells us that the father call ... read more

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