A portion of Emanna to ponder over, with underlines, bold and italics for emphasis~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bible Verses ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Phil. 4:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your
2 Tim. 4:22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that
which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Words of Ministry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When Paul says, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with
your spirit,” he means that the supply and enjoyment of the
Triune God by and through the bountiful supply of the Spirit
of Jesus Christ should be with us. When we have such a
supply, we enjoy and experience the Triune God all day long.
The spirit here is our regenerated spirit indwelt by the
Spirit of Christ. It is in this spirit of ours that we enjoy
Christ and experience Him as Paul did. Many Christians today
have missed the mark of the regenerated spirit. They speak
much about the Holy Spirit, but not of the human spirit.
Because of this neglect of the regenerated human spirit,
there is very little experience of Christ or enjoyment of the
If we would enjoy the grace which is with our spirit, we need
to exercise our spirit. The way to exercise the spirit is to
pray, pray-read the Word, and call on the name of the Lord
Jesus. Whenever we call on the Lord Jesus or pray to God the
Father, we automatically exercise our spirit. …when we call
on the Lord, pray in a proper way, and pray-read the Word, we
truly exercise our spirit. Exercising our spirit in this way
is the secret to enjoying the grace which is with our spirit.
Oh, we all need more exercise of the spirit to enjoy the
We know that man has three parts: the spirit, the soul, and
the body. Bodily exercise is necessary and profitable. When I
exercise physically, I sleep better at night. It is hardly
necessary to speak of the exercise of the soul, especially of
the mind, since this is emphasized so much in the schools.
But there is a great need to emphasize the need to exercise
the spirit. The church is a spiritual gymnasium where we can
exercise our spirit. The more we exercise the spirit, the
more we shall be healthy and strong in our entire being. Our
physical body will be healthy, our mind will be sober and
keen, and our spirit will be energized. Again I say, the
exercise of the spirit is the secret, the unique way, to
participate in the very grace which is the Triune God as the
all-inclusive Spirit. As we enjoy Him, we become healthy and
strong in our spirit and in our whole being.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible, 1991, and
Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Philippians, pp. 270-271
Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA