Day 444: Prayer for the young people to become seeds of the gospel

Pray that the young people in junior high, high school, and college would become seeds of the gospel and branches of Christ and would lead their friends and classmates to the Lord (Matt. 13:3b; John 12:24; 15:5).

Matt. 13:3b—Behold, the sower went out to sow.

John 12:24—Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless the grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

John 15:5—I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.

MINISTRY PORTION:

When children are saved, they become our young brothers and sisters. After they graduate from primary school, they become seeds of the gospel in junior high school. When we work in the schools, they become our inside helpers and bring their classmates to us. In this way, it is easier to work in the junior high schools. It is difficult to bring the gospel to a school where there are no saints who are teachers or students. However, young brothers and sisters in a junior high school can be likened to little seeds; they are waiting to sprout by responding to our call and bringing their classmates to salvation. When they enter into high school, they again become seeds of the gospel. During their three years of high school, we could bring three times as many people to salvation. When these young saints finish high school and enter college, they are seeds of the gospel in their college. In this way the number of people saved is continually multiplied. This is truly a great thing. (CWWL, 1985, vol. 1, “Crucial Words of Leading in the Lord’s Recovery, Book 5: Concerning Various Aspects of Church Service,” ch. 6, pp. 279-280)

According to our experience and observation, the young people need to be exercised in the spiritual activity of going forth to bear fruit…As branches of the vine tree, we should bear fruit; this means that we should impart the life of the vine into others. We have been saved, and we have been filled with the enjoyment of Christ. As those who are burning for the Lord, we need to impart the Christ we have enjoyed into others so that they also may become members of Christ. This is to bear fruit.

The easiest time for Christians to bear fruit is when they are young. This is also true in regard to actual fruit trees. It is not easy for old branches to bear fruit. As a branch becomes older, it becomes more difficult for it to bear fruit. People who trim fruit trees know that old branches need to be trimmed in order for a tree to bear fruit. When the old branches are trimmed, new branches will grow, and these new branches will bear more fruit…

If the young people can lead “clusters” of young people to salvation, who then lead others to salvation, thousands of young people will be saved and loving the Lord in eight to ten years. This is not a small thing. I hope that you would grasp this great opportunity. (CWWL, 1968, vol. 2, “The Lord’s Recovery and the Fulfillment of God’s Desire,” ch. 10, pp. 67, 70)

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