Emanna for 05/16/2019

Receiving God's Word by Prayer

Bible Verses

Ephesians 6:17 And receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God, (18) By means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit...

Words of Ministry

In what way are we to take the Word of God according to this passage? By means of all prayer and petition. This is what we call pray-reading. The Word of God must be taken by means of all prayer. When we come to the Bible, we should exercise both our mind and our spirit. We exercise our mind by reading and our spirit by praying. Since we need both to read and to pray, we should pray-read the Word. I can testify that through pray- reading my spirit becomes strong and ready to devour the enemy. I not only exercise my spirit, but I also exercise my mind to consider the Word.... The more my spirit is strengthened by pray-reading the Word, the more eager I am to use the sword of the Spirit to slay the enemy. Just pray-read the Word. Pray the words of the Bible exactly as they read. Eventually, you will see that the whole Bible is a prayer book! You can open to any page of the Bible and start to pray with any portion of the Word. Every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God is different from anything else, even the best of the world. Although you may not understand a certain passage, still you are nourished while pray-reading it, because there is really something of God in His Word; the Word of God is His very breath

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 549. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 2/6/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.