420 Watchman Nee Quotes

  • "There is but one kind of knowledge concerning either the Bible or God which is valuable, and that is the truth revealed to our spirit by God's Spirit. God does not explain Himself via man's reasoning; never does man come to know God through rationalization."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Truth, The Bible


  • "An unpeaceful mind cannot operate normally. Hence the Apostle teaches us to "have no anxiety about anything" (Phil. 4:6). Deliver all anxious thoughts to God as soon as they arise. Let the peace of God maintain your heart and mind (v. 7)."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Anxiety, Peace


  • "Furthermore, through the believer's spirit the Holy Spirit is able to impart God's life to thirsty and dying men. However, this filling of the Holy Spirit differs from the baptism with the Holy Spirit, because the latter is for the purpose of service while the former solves the problem of life (naturally it will affect service too)."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Service


  • "Human nerves are rather sensitive and are easily stirred by outside stimuli. Words, manners, environments and feelings greatly affect us. Our mind engages in so many thoughts, plans and imaginations that it is a world of confusion. If we are favorably inclined to yield to the Lord, to take up His yoke, and to follow Him, our soul shall not be aroused inordinately."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Feelings


  • "God can perform wonders, but so can evil spirits imitate! How crucial for us to distinguish what is of God from what is not of God. If one has not died to his emotional life but earnestly seeks sensational events, he will be easily duped."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Rebellion


  • "The child of God should not be overanxious to make new gains; what he essentially requires is to keep what he already has, for not losing is itself a gain. The way to retain what he possesses is to engage it."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Anxiety


  • "Milk is pre-digested food. What this denotes is that the soulish believer cannot maintain clear fellowship with God in the spirit's intuition and hence must depend upon other more advanced Christians for the things of God."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Fellowship


  • "A believer should never regard spiritual labor as altogether joyous and jubilant."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Service


  • "The more one probes the workings of an emotional life the more he will be convinced of its vacillation and undependability. No one should wonder that a child of God who walks by emotion rather than by spirit usually comports himself in a wavelike fashion. He bemoans his existence because it is so unstable."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Character


  • "For years, maybe, you have tried fruitlessly to exercise control over yourself, and perhaps this is still your experience; but when once you see the truth you will recognize that you are indeed powerless to do anything, but that in setting you aside altogether God has done it all. Such discovery brings human striving and self-effort to an end."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Truth, Humility


  • "A work with the Blessing of God upon it should be our normal work."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Work


  • "And how often pursuit after spiritual growth originates in the natural self perhaps only because we cannot bear the thought of falling behind or because we seek some personal gain. Bluntly state, the doing of good is not sin but the manner, methods, or motive in such good-doing may be surfeited with our self."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Service, Growth


  • "Before one can display a quiet mouth he must first possess a quiet spirit, for out of the abundance of the spirit does the mouth speak."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Character


  • "Over-sensitivity is another trait at which generally marks the soulish. Very difficult are they to live with because they interpret every move around them as aimed at them. When neglected they become angry. When they suspect changing attitudes towards them, they are hurt. They easily become intimate with people, for they literally thrive on such affection. They exhibit the sentiment of inseparability. A slight change in such a relationship will give their soul unutterable pains. And thus these people are deceived into thinking they are suffering for the Lord."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Ignorance, Hurt, Relationships


  • "Conscience is a God-given current standard of holiness."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Conscience



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