Emanna for 09/26/2020

Coming to God's Word in Different Ways

Bible Verses

Psa 119:9 With what should a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word. (148) ...That I might muse upon Your word. Eph 6:17 And receive.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

We should read our Bible during two different periods of time. We should have two copies of the Bible for these two occasions. One period can be in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Or we can do both early in the morning by reading one way during the first half of our time and another way during the second half of our time. In the morning period or the first half of the early morning reading, we should meditate, praise, and pray as we read the Word, mixing our reading with meditation, praise, and prayer. This period of reading is for receiving spiritual food and for strengthening our spirit. Do not read too much during this time; three or four verses is sufficient. The afternoon time, or the second half of the early morning reading, should be longer. During this time, we should read for the purpose of learning more about God's Word. If possible, we should have two Bibles. The Bible used in the first period can contain dates--dates on which we came across a special verse, made a deal with the Lord, or had a special experience, indicating that we met God through this verse on that date. The Bible used in the second period is for understanding, and we should write down all the spiritual facts we discover and the light we have received.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 137-138. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/28/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.