A Member of the Body of Christ

Posted by on Jan 1, 2001 in Testimonies | Comments Off

I would like to share with you a little about who I am and my experience in the churches and ministry of Witness Lee and Watchman Nee.

I grew up in a Christian home where my parents were very active in various leadership roles in a fundamental denomination. Under the conviction of the Holy Spirit, I prayed to receive the Lord when I was eight years old. I was baptized shortly thereafter and began an up-and-down walk with the Lord. In high school, I made some bad choices, being influenced by the world and some peers who were in spiritual darkness.  This began in me a period of willful wandering away from the Lord, where I sought only to experience the pleasures of this world.

I found some worldly pleasures, but I also found so many problems to go along with them. My life became extremely complicated. I became more and more confused within and my outward circumstances were on a downhill slide that I could not reverse.  One day, I got a wake up call that caused me to again begin to seek Him.  I praise God that He had mercy on me.  After this turn, I passed through several denominations and in each, found a little something more of the truth and sensed that the light was getting brighter within.

Eventually, in my hunger for fellowship and prayer with like-minded Christians, I came across some believers attending my college who really enjoyed praying together regularly, singing to the Lord (even when it wasn’t during a church meeting), reading the Word together, and fellowshipping deeply. Over a period of months, I began to feel more at home with these brothers in Christ than with the ones in my denomination. I learned that they met as the church in Dallas and eventually, I also began to meet with them regularly and lost the desire to meet at my old denomination. Among these believers, the ministry and riches of Christ were so wonderful! The light from the Lord was so amazing that I truly felt that I was being brought from darkness to light. I was both convicted of sin and brought to rest in the arms of my loving Heavenly Father. Even after all these years, this has continued to be my experience in the churches.

After all these years, I am still enjoying the riches of Christ and the rich ministry that has helped me to have a much better understanding of the Bible and know the God whom I love and serve. I pray the Lord will strengthen me to keep on seeking my dear Lord with all my heart and soul.  I am a member of the Body of Christ, and one day I will be rejoicing together with all believers in oneness in the New Jerusalem as we praise and glorify our wonderful Savior King (Revelation 21:2, 9-10)!

Benjamin King