SEEING the ACCOMPLISHED FACT
[An Adaptation of a Writing by Watchman Nee]
MARCH 27, 2009
Will you pray this prayer before you read this:
The following is a personalized version of Watchman Nee's writing concerning the Church, the Body of Christ. He wrote it concerning the Church as a whole. I have made it personal.
SEEING THE ACCOMPLISHED FACT
"I am His masterpiece."
I look within myself and see breakdown everywhere and I wonder, 'What am I coming to?' I tell you I am not coming to anything; I have arrived!
I do not look forward to discover my goal; I look back. God reached His end in Christ before the foundation of the world and I move forward with Him on the basis of what already is.
As I move in the light of that eternal fact, I witness its progressive manifestation. I advance spiritually by finding out who I am and what I have already, not by trying to become what I hope to be.
It is when I see I am dead that I die (manifest my death in Christ)
It is when I see I am risen…
It is when I see that I am holy that I become holy.
The end is reached by seeing, not desiring or working. The only possibility of spiritual progress lies in my discovering the truth as God sees it; the truth concerning Christ, the truth concerning myself in Christ, and the truth concerning the Church, the Body of Christ."