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Excerpt from What Shall This Man Do? by Watchman Nee:

Page 31:  “Christianity always involves a personal knowledge of God through his Spirit, and not merely the knowing of his will through the medium of a man or a book.  Many Christians today have a book-knowledge of Christ; they know him indeed through God’s own Book, but they have no vital relationship with him.  Worse still, many know him only ‘by hearsay,’ from their pastor or from some other man, but they are not in direct communication with him.  Their knowledge is outward, not inward; and let me affirm that anything short of a personal, inward revelation of the Lord is not Christianity.  In seeking to know God’s will under the old covenant, men were restricted to the law and the prophets, but under the New Covenant God has promised that ‘they shall not teach each his fellow-citizen, and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord; because all shall know me in themselves, from the little one unto the great among them’ (Heb. 8: 11).  ‘You shall know him in yourselves,’ and knowing him thus it will be unnecessary to refer either to a ‘brother’ or a ‘neighbor’ for information concerning the Lord.  Christianity is based not on information but on revelation.  That is where the Lord began with Peter in the very passage before us:  ‘Blessed art thou, Simon, . . . for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.’  The Kingdom of God is founded on a personal knowledge of the Lord which comes through a direct speaking by him and a direct hearing by you and me.”

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