Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of June

Jun 6, 2024 by



Heb. 4:12 “For the word of God is living and operative and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit.”




I am not a “marble” person who cannot be offended. I have often been offended by others in the church life or in my family life. How have I been able to get through all the offenses? I get through by receiving the word as the Spirit. The word I receive as the Spirit then becomes the sword to slay the enemy. Apparently, the sword of the Spirit kills my emotion; actually, it kills the evil spirit in the air who takes advantage of my emotion. Whereas my emotion is killed directly, the evil spirit is killed indirectly. In this way I have been able to get through the offenses.


According to Paul’s word toward the end of Ephesians, a book concerning the church, we need to receive the word of God in a living way, that is, receive the word as the Spirit. The Spirit will then become the killing sword. This sword first kills us directly and then kills the power of darkness in the air indirectly. The word that we receive in a living way as the Spirit is a spiritual antibiotic that kills the “germs” within us. When the germs are killed, the evil forces in the air have no way to take advantage of us. Then we can live a healthy Body life, a healthy church life.


This is the way I have been preserved in the church life and in my ministry for so many years. Apart from the killing of the word as the Spirit, my ministry would have been terminated. (CWWL, 1984, vol. 1, “Teachers’ Training,” pp. 431-433)

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