Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of August

Sep 1, 2020 by

Verses:

John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”

 

Excerpts:

The word of God is actually composed of three elements— Christ, His death, and His resurrection. Regardless of what chapter or verse we read, we should always take in and enjoy the three basic ingredients. The fi rst few verses of the Gospel of John do not mention the death or resurrection of Christ, but if we eat the healthy word by pray-reading these verses, the result will be that the germs within us will be killed, and the weaknesses within us will be swallowed up. This is a killing produced by the killing element of Christ’s death in the word. As we continue pray-reading, we will be supplied with life by the same word, which also contains the nourishing element of Christ’s resurrection. This is the Christian life—a life of receiving killing and nourishing from our God through the Word.

 

The proper reading of the Bible always transmits a killing element into us. Our physical eating similarly enables our body to kill the germs in us. If we do not eat properly every day, we will quickly become sick from many germs. As long as we eat well and regularly, we do not need to take antibiotics. Through our eating we will naturally have the killing element. In the same principle, every time we read the Word, we receive a killing element. Actually, it is not we ourselves but the negative things within us, such as our natural life and our flesh, that are killed. (The Healthy Word, ch.3)

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