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Emanna for 03/26/2019

The Feelings of the Divine Life (1)

Bible Verses

John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name, (13) Who were begotten not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Words of Ministry

Every life has feelings. God's life is also full of feelings. In man's view, life is something intangible and abstract. But feeling is something tangible and more concrete. No one can show you life, but you can know life by the feelings of life. It is difficult to present life to man in a concrete way or to point a finger at something and say, "This is life." We cannot show others something called life, nor can others show us something called life. But we can know life by the feelings of this life. Thank and praise the Lord, He has given us a life, and this life has feelings; it is a life that can be known by its feelings. Although we cannot show ourselves or others something called life, the fact that we have new feelings within us proves that we have a new life. After a man receives the Lord, we say that he is not only saved but also regenerated. This means that he is born of God; he has received a new life from God. Yet this is something that is very difficult to explain. How does a person know that he has life? How do others know that he has the life of God? How does the church know that he has the life of God? The existence of God's life is proved by the feelings of this life. If God's life is in a person, the feelings of this life must also be in that person. What are the feelings of life? When a Christian is accidentally overcome by sin, he will feel sorrowful. This is a feeling of life. When he sins, he feels uneasy, and he feels a barrier between himself and God and loses his joy; these are all feelings of life. Because God's life hates sin, when a man possesses His life, he will surely have a feeling towards sin. When he has this feeling of life, it proves that he has life.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, General Messages, Vol. 37, The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, pp. 235-236. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.