420 Watchman Nee Quotes

  • "The child of God ought to confess his weakness that he does not know how to pray, and petition the Holy Spirit to teach him."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Prayer, Weakness, Confession


  • "If we wish to live out the life of the body of Christ we must cover our own head; that is to say, we must not have our personal opinion, egoistic will or selfish thought. We can only obey the Lord and let Him be the Head."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Obedience


  • "The moment we notice our voice has turned harsh, we must stop instantly. If we are reluctant to say to our brethren, "I am wrong," then our spirit remains engulfed in its sin."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Sin


  • "When Abraham offered the tithe and received a blessing, Levi was not yet born, nor even were his father and grandfather. Yet the Bible considers Abraham's tithe and blessing as Levi's."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Blessings, The Bible


  • "Since the enemy focuses particular attention on the spirit, how necessary for spiritual believers to keep their own spirit in its normal state and frequently exercise it as well. Their mind must be kept perfectly calm without any disturbance; their physical senses too must be maintained in a quiet balance without agitation."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Perseverance, Satan


  • "The nature of God's love is unchangeable. Ours alternates all to readily. If it is our habit to love God with our own affection we shall turn cold towards Him whenever we are unhappy."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Love, God


  • "Even in a time of desperation the flesh continues to scheme and to search for a loophole. It never has the sense of utter dependency. This alone can be a test whereby a believer may know whether or not a work is of the flesh."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Rebellion


  • "Because the carnal are greatly talented - active in thought, rich in emotion - they readily arouse people's interest and stir the latter's hearts. Consequently, soulish Christians usually possess magnetic personalities. They can quickly win the acclamation of the common people. Yet the fact remains that they actually are lacking in spiritual power. They do not contain the living flow of the power of the Holy Spirit."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Carnality, Hypocrisy


  • "Some seek the gifts of the Holy Spirit with genuine earnestness. Yet often what they crave is but some joy, for the "I" is hidden behind their quest."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Gifts


  • "If our brain is full of prejudice towards the truth or towards the preacher, truth will not enter it nor will it extend to our life. No wonder some believers derive no help already have they decided what they would like to read or hear."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Reasoning, Truth


  • "Just as the right relationship with Christ generates a Christian, so the proper relationship with the Holy Spirit breeds a spiritual man."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Relationships


  • "The mind of the spiritual man likewise cooperates with the spirit, wandering no more as in the past. It does not object to the spirit's revelation by raising its reason and argument, neither does it disturb the peace of the spirit with many confused thoughts."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit


  • "Their quest for the presence of God, for the consciousness of His mercy and nearness, is not for God's sake but for their happiness. By so doing they are not loving the Lord; rather, they are loving the feeling which refreshes them and affords them the glory of the third heaven. Their total life and labor elevate self as the center. They wish to enjoy themselves."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Hypocrisy


  • "Therefore, brethren, pray until God gives us revelation so that "knowing this" in our spirit we may truly confess "that our old man has been crucified with him.""

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Prayer


  • "When a truth is unfolded by God it most naturally becomes a power in man, who then finds himself able to believe."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Truth, Faith, Power



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