The proper story of God and man

The proper story of God and man is
All in the Spirit’s realm;
Man must in spirit touch God the Spirit
To experience Him.
  My spirit’s Spirit-born,
Spirit worshipping,
Till Spirit-Word, with abundant life,
Flows as a river from me.
First God the Spirit made man a spirit,
To worship Him thereby,
Enabling man to gain God as life,
And God to be man’s supply.
God came as Spirit into man’s spirit,
Regenerating him;
In spirit man can enjoy God’s riches,
Fellowshipping with Him.
Now God the Spirit infills, infuses,
Thus I’m transformed, renewed;
Till from my spirit to my whole being,
I am soaked through and through.
With God the Spirit I’m joined and mingled,
Transformed to like Him be;
His element’s added more and more
Till His expression is seen.
As all God’s riches are in the Spirit
For our experience,
I must in spirit each moment breathe Him,
To enjoy all He is.
M. C.

Maryland, United States

The chorus reminds me of a few Bible verses:

1. Our spirit was born of the Spirit -

John 3:6b - That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

2. Our spirit worships God who is Spirit -

John 4:24 - God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.

3. The Spirit is the Word -

Ephesians 6:17 - And receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God,

4. The Spirit is filling us and will flow out of our innermost being as rivers of living water -

John 4:14 - But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water gushing up into eternal life.

John 7:38-39a - He who believes into Me, as the Scripture said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. But this He said concerning the Spirit,


Emily Frost

London, United Kingdom

My experience exactly.

We can also lead people to learn to speak the Lord by the words of the Bible. The Chinese Recovery Version of the New Testament will soon be available. I hope that it can be in each one's hand. This will definitely be a great help to our learning to speak the Lord. Besides, we can also speak the Lord by means of the hymns. We must realize that the hymns are primarily for speaking, not for singing (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16). In our practice of speaking the Lord's word, the more we speak, the more we are filled with the Spirit. Eventually, there will be a river of living water flowing out of us unceasingly. This is just like what one hymn says, "The Spirit begets the spirit, the spirit worships the Spirit, until I am filled with the Spirit. The Spirit has become the word, full of the riches of life, flowing out rivers of living water" (Chinese Hymns #450). I hope that the brothers and sisters in the Lord's recovery, as well as the newly saved ones under their leading, will be able to speak the Lord. As soon as they open their mouths, they should be able to speak without ceasing so that thousands of people may believe in the Lord and be saved.