Posted by: tscottmorton | January 28, 2017

Word AND Spirit

“If you only have the Word, you are going to dry up…

If you only have the Spirit, you are going to blow up!

But if you have the Word AND the Spirit, you are going to GROW UP.”

Carol Arnott
Toronto Outpouring
Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship

We tend to swing from side to side on this most vital issue. But the truth is clear, we must have both. And I have been saying this clearly from the beginning…

Soaking, intimacy, seeking His Face in worship… this is invaluable. But it does not replace the need for the expression of the revealed Word of God.

The Word of GOD is invaluable. But it does not replace the need for time spent with Him in intimacy.

We must stop swinging back and forth on this issue. We need both… always. But at NO POINT are we to reject one for the sake of the other. That is great error.

Please hear me clearly?

If we suddenly reject the need for intimacy and replace it with the Word and teaching alone, we are going to dry up.

If all we do is to seek the Presence, and take our focus off of the Word, there will be no growth into maturity.

I am a Revivalist with all of my heart. I ADORE the Manifesting Presence of the Holy Spirit. In that beloved place of intimacy, I get volumes of revelation. Not just of who I am in His eyes, but in Father’s heart for His church, and much more than this!

Yet I know that if I take my focus off of His Word, there is a vital aspect of this transference of His knowledge into my heart that goes missing.

Waiting on Him as in Pentecost, worshiping Jesus, the Father and the Spirit privately or corporately, is such a great joy. But while in the Word, there is a private Revival that happens between me and my Father that is equally joyous. How I love Him! How I love the Spirit! How I love the Word!

His truth is this… we MUST have both.

SPIRIT

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart… Ephesians 5:18-19

WORD

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10

SPIRIT AND WORD

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit AND truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. GOD IS SPIRIT, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24

Spirit AND Word 🔥🔥❤🔥🔥

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