Roy Hession, a successful evangelist in England, knew he had lost the power of the Spirit in his life—a terrible feeling as he led his evangelistic campaigns. In 1947, Hession met leaders of the East African Church which was then experiencing a sweeping revival, and recognized his deep personal need. It was like starting the Christian life over as he came humbly to the Cross.
As Roy said in his testimony above, “ When you come to the Lord and say you’re right, he says you’re wrong. When you come to the Lord and say you are wrong—you are a sinner—He says you’re right. Righteous in His eyes.”
It was Paul who opened 1 Corinthians by saying, “For in him, you have been enriched in every way … Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Cor. 1:5, 7-9)
In this same way, it is our prayer that you would “see Jesus” as everything you could possibly need. This is the subject of Roy Hession’s classic book We Would See Jesus, but you can also hear it interwoven throughout his testimony and journey of faith.
Do you struggle with guilt or feel like God can’t accept you as you are? It’s easy to forget that nothing we do will make us more acceptable to God. Jesus came to set us free to serve Him in the freshness and spontaneity of the Spirit, and to receive the abundant blessing God has for us. In this classic book by the famous British evangelist Roy Hession, you can find your life transformed as you learn to see Jesus, who is both the blessing and the way to that blessing – the means and the end.