Quote of the Week: John 4:24, note 4

January 7, 2014

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

Note 4 on spirit: “This is our human spirit. According to typology, God should be worshipped (1) in the place chosen by God for His habitation (Deut. 12:5, 11, 13-14, 18), and (2) with the offerings (Lev. 1—6). The place chosen by God for His habitation typifies the human spirit, where God’s habitation is today (Eph. 2:22). The offerings typify Christ; Christ is the fulfillment and reality of all the offerings with which the people worshipped God. Hence, when the Lord instructed the woman to worship God the Spirit in spirit and truthfulness, He meant that she should contact God the Spirit in her spirit instead of in a specific location, and through Christ instead of with the offerings. Since Christ, as the reality that issues in the human virtue of truthfulness, has come (vv. 25-26), all the shadows and types are over.”

The verse and note are from the Recovery Version, published by Living Stream Ministry. The Recovery Version outlines, footnotes, and cross-references were all prepared by Witness Lee. Bibles for America gives away the New Testament Recovery Version for free. You can order your free copy on our order page.



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  • Wilfredo V. says:

    I have read this mail. It said to worship in the spirit, wish is our spirit were God duell in it. It enphatize the spirit. Well. I have went to many study, in the pass, but no one said anything about our spirit fill with the Spirit. Now I have learn to exersice my spirit, with hyms, pray, call up on the name of Jesus like “Oh Lord Jesus” and pray before reading the bible like “Lord I want to see you in the scripture, come to me in this moment” and I feel that all I need is Him. Nothing else. Now I exersice my sprit!

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