The Woman at the Well
A Personal Note from the Author
The Bible is different from every other book in the world.
When energized by the Holy Spirit, it becomes living and active.
Jesus said, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.
The Bible is food for man's spirit.
Throughout the teaching, you will observe that many Scriptures from the Bible are used. They are written out in full with the appropriate references given.
The great benefit of this is that the Word of God is being assimilated into the reader's spirit. And it obviously does away with the need of looking up references in the Bible simultaneously. It is not for a moment inferred that the Bible should not be consulted. Indeed, the greatest compliment you could pay any teacher is to check up on him. I most assuredly invite this. Please pay me the greatest compliment possible. Check up on me.
Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.
This book should not be treated in a manner whereby it is read as quickly as possible and then discarded.
In several areas you will find Scriptures repeated. This is to reinforce a particular point.
The only method I am aware of sowing the seed of the Word of God into your life, of allowing the Holy Spirit to fuse it into your spirit, is by meditation and prayerful reflection. By meditation, I do not mean that you allow your mind to become blank, that you become vacant and stare off without purpose into outer space. Rather, meditation is simply thinking, reflecting, pawing over the word, musing.
Psalm 39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned; then spake I with my tongue,
By this means the Word is transferred from your mind to your spirit. It becomes part of you. From this database, the Holy Spirit can bring it to your remembrance.
Keep this principle embedded in your mind as you explore this material. You will receive the greatest possible assistance from God by doing this.