The Main Function of the Word of God

“All Christians know that the function of the Word of God is to reveal God to us. Although this is true, this is not its main function. The main function of the Bible is to impart God into us as life and as the nourishment of life. It is not only to give us knowledge about God and His love, but to impart God Himself into us.”



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  1. We wouldn’t live very long if we only read cook books to gain knowledge about recipes but never ate! I’m so happy to have God’s Word. It is not just a book to study so we can know about God but also the way for us to feed on the living bread.

  2. Watchman Nee wrote in “New Believer’s Series #3: Separation from the World”:

    “The first result of redemption is separation, that is, departure, a going out. God never redeems a person and leaves him in the old position to continue living in the world. There is absolutely no such thing. Once a person is born again, saved, he must take up his staff and set out. Once the angel of destruction has done his work of separating the saved from the perishing, the saved ones must leave. Once you have been separated by the smiting angel, you have to pack up and move out of Egypt.

    A staff is for walking. No one holds a staff to lie down in bed. The staff is not a pillow; it is for walking. All those who are redeemed, old or young, must take their staff and leave the same night. As soon as you are redeemed by the blood, you become a sojourner and a pilgrim on the earth; you have to go out of Egypt and be separated from the world immediately. You must not continue to live there.”

  3. Witness Lee and Watchman Nee wrote: “it is the church through which Satan will be defeated and put to shame; and finally, it is the church through which Christ will head up all things.” (Chapter 2 of Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 3)

  4. 1 John 2:3-6:
    And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

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