• Because the Lord Jesus died on the cross, I have received forgiveness of sins; because the Lord Jesus rose from the dead; I have received new life; because the Lord Jesus has been exalted to the right hand of the Father, I have received the outpoured Spirit. All is because of Him; nothing is because of me. ~Watchman Nee, The Normal Christian Life

  • Our old life ends with the Cross; our new history begins with the Resurrection. “If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold they are become new.” (II Corithians 5:15). The Cross terminates the first creation, and out of death there is brought a new creation in Christ ~Watchman Nee

  • To be useful in God’s hand a man must be properly adjusted in respect of his position [in Christ], his life, and his warfare. He falls short of God’s requirements if he underestimates any of them, for each is a sphere which God would express “the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6) ~Watchman Nee

  • “God is pleased with nothing but His Own will. Nothing else can satisfy His heart.” ~Watchman Nee

  • The breaking of the alabaster box and the anointing of the Lord filled the house with the odor, with the sweetest odor. Everyone cold smell it. Whenever you meet someone who has really suffered; been limited, gone through things for the Lord, willing to be imprisoned by the Lord, just being satisfied with Him and nothing else, immediately you scent the fragrance. There is a savor of the Lord. Something has been crushed, something has been broken, and there is a resulting odor of sweetness.” ~Watchman Nee