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Emanna for 09/27/2020

Discovering Biblical Facts to Receive Light

Bible Verses

2 Tim 3:15 And that from a babe you have known the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through the faith which is in Christ Jesus. (16) All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, Psa 119:169 Let my cry come before You, O Jehovah; Give me understanding according to Your word.

Words of Ministry

The Bible contains many facts that are spiritual in nature. When a man's inner eyes are blind, he cannot see these facts. But once he discovers these biblical facts, half of the light contained in the Word will be his. God's enlightening is just His shining upon the facts that are recorded in His Word. Discovering the facts is half of our job in reading the Bible. When we read the Bible, the first thing we have to do is discover these facts. For example, gravity is a fact. The law of gravity existed long before Newton, yet for thousands of years no one discovered it . One day, an apple fell on Newton while he was asleep under a tree. Through this he discovered the law of gravity. There is no question about the existence of the facts. The question is whether or not these facts have been discovered.
[In reading the Bible,]
the first thing a person has to do is discover the facts. Afterwards, he has to memorize these facts and analyze, categorize, and compare them. Only then will he receive light from the Lord. In this way he will get the supply and also supply others. He will receive nourishment and also nourish others.

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. 132-133. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/1/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.