Emanna for 09/28/2020

Receiving the Blessing from God's Word

Bible Verses

1 Pet 2:2As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation, (3) If you have tasted that the Lord is good. 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 and watching unto this in all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints,

Words of Ministry

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Concerning meditating on the Word, I think the best thing is for me to quote George Muller. He said: "I began therefore to meditate on the New Testament from the beginning, early in the morning The first thing I did, after having asked in a few words the Lord's blessing upon his precious word, was to begin to meditate on the word of God, searching as it were into every verse, to get blessing out of it; not for the sake of public ministry of the word, not for the sake of preaching on what I had meditated upon, but for the sake of obtaining food for my own soul. The result I have found to be almost invariably this, that after a very few minutes my soul has been led to confession, or to thanksgiving, or to intercession, or to supplication." "When thus I have been for a while making confession, or intercession, or supplication, or have given thanks, I go on to the next words or verse, turning all, as I go on, into prayer for myself or others, as the word may lead to it, but still continually keeping before me that food for my own soul is the object of my meditation. The result of this is.that my inner man almost invariably is even sensibly nourished and strengthened, and that by breakfast time, with rare exceptions, I am in a peaceful if not happy state of heart."
[continued tomorrow]

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. 138-139. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/4/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.