Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

The Daily Exercise of a Believer—Exercising the Mingled Spirit to Breathe in the Lord

“Exercise yourself unto godliness.” (1 Tim. 4:7) “…Godliness is Christ lived out of us to be the manifestation of God…Today this very Christ is the Spirit dwelling in our spirit (2 Cor. 3:17; Rom. 8:9-10; 2 Tim. 4:22). Hence to exercise ourselves unto godliness is to exercise our spirit to live Christ in our daily


Discovering the Indwelling Christ as the Spirit by Calling on Him

“The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit”  Rom. 8:16 In my last post I took a break from my focus on the Word to testify of three proofs from the Scriptures that have helped me to have the assurance of my salvation. The most decisive proof in my own experience was the witnessing of the


How Can I Be Sure I’m Saved?

How can I know I'm really saved?

“How can I be sure I’m saved?” It’s a question that came up in my heart as a young Christian. I’m sure this same question troubles many of you just like it troubled me. I knew that the Bible was God’s word and that if someone believed in the Lord Jesus they would be saved


Men of God, Living on God’s Instant, Spoken, Applied Words in the Gospels

In my last post I presented some Old Testament examples illustrating the proper attitude of contacting God’s word—an attitude of coming to receive the life supply—as seen in Moses living on everything that proceeds out from the mouth of God (Deut. 8:3), the Psalmist tasting God’s words and being enlivened by them (Psa. 119:103, 93),


How God’s Seekers Received His Word as Their Food in the Old Testament

Have your ever found yourself with little appetite for reading the Bible? Or have you ever wondered how you could  receive more spiritual help from your reading? In my previous blog on Practical Points on Bible Reading, I pointed out that in reading the Bible we should have the attitude of coming to receive  life


My Favorite Hymn on Coming to the Lord in His Word

  One of the most helpful ways to prepare your heart to contact the Lord in His word is to speak and sing hymns and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16). I often do this in my time with the Lord in the morning. In this post I’ll share my favorite hymn for this purpose. But, not


Practical Points on Bible Reading and Reading for the Central Line

What I intend to present in this post are the practical points that have been most helpful to me in reading the Bible.  I have taken these points mainly from “Reading the Bible,” the sixth chapter in Lessons for New Believers  by Witness Lee. (You can read it yourself at www.ministrybooks.org, under “Additional Titles by


Why Read the Bible? To Slay God’s Adversary!

God’s Purpose for Man  – Image and Dominion In this post I would like to continue my question on why read the Bible, by reflecting on God’s purpose for man. To address this truth, I am eternally indebted to the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. Through their writings, especially the Life-study of the


Why read the Bible? To be Christ’s bride!

Why Read the Bible? to be Christ's bride

Why read the Bible? If you are like many of us, you might say that you read the Bible to find comfort in trials, answers to life’s problems, or the will of God concerning certain matters in your life… However, it is doubtful that many of us would say, “I read the Bible to participate


Enjoying Christ as the Living Word in the Written Word

In my most recent post, I presented the central line of the Bible with the earnest desire to live in this central line, and pursue fellowship with those who also desire to know and experience this central line. The Word of God—the First Item in the Central Line of the Bible In this post I’d