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R.A. Torrey: Bearing Fruit
and Asking

by | 10 August 2021

When we are fruitful in Christ,
we can pray boldly to Him.

R.A. Torrey (1856-1928) was an American evangelist, a co-worker of D.L. Moody, and an early superintendent of what is today the Moody Bible Institute. In the statement below he emphasizes the connection between being fruitful and having power in prayer.

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Jesus said to the disciples:

“Follow Me, and l will make you fishers of men.”
— Matthew 4:19

Anyone who is not a fisher of men is not following Christ. Bearing fruit by bringing others to the Savior is the purpose for which Jesus has chosen us, and it is one of the most important conditions for power in prayer. Jesus said in John 15:16:

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”

These words of Jesus are very plain. They tell us that the believer who is bearing fruit is the one who can pray in the name of Christ and receive what he asks in that name.

From the book, R.A. Torrey on the Christian Life, page 720.

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