To be honest, the Winter School of Truth is a very crucial time in which we all can come back to the Lord in His Word and enjoy Him, be constituted with Him, and even renew our consecration to Him. Every year we can just stop from any of the outward doings, any activities, and any other things – and just enjoy the Lord! There are so many precious testimonies of the young ones after the winter school – below is brother Joseph’s testimony and then sister Ayo’s testimony – short sharings from their enjoyment of the past winter school of the truth.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ brother Joseph’s testimony ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Bible – A personal letter from God to his children. The Subject of the Winter school of Truth this year was the Bible, and what I enjoyed was that the Bible was a physical expression of God. God the Spirit is expressed through the Bible as His embodiment. God the Spirit resides in His Word and if we do not read it we cannot touch God, since the Bible is the dwelling place of God.
It is also very important to see that we need to have the Spirit within and the Bible without – if we only have the Spirit within we would easily commit errors, and if we have only the Bible without we would be lifeless. We can be likened to as a train – without the fuel the train cannot move, but without the tracks the train cannot run; therefore the train must have an inner aspect(the fuel) and an outer aspect(the tracks). In Conclusion we must have both the Spirit within as the fuel energising us and the Bible as a track keeping us moving in the right direction.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ sister Ayo’s testimony ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I really enjoyed 2 Timothy 3:15-17 … Before this past Winter School of Truth I didn’t take the Bible seriously and I hardly read it. But now I know that the Bible is GOD’S BREATH! It is His personal letter to us – so to know God you really need to know the Bible! Actually, knowing the Word of God will benefit us both spiritually and in our everyday life … Jesus knew the Word and He overcame Satan at the time of temptation… “A verse a day keeps the devil away“…. If we know the word of God we can defeat the enemy because he would never be able to make us doubt God…. Oh the Bible is sooo wonderful! That is why many people have sacrificed even their life for it… Oh and lastly – the Bible is the only book that can change you inwardly – try it and see!
Lord help us to know and enjoy your Word… keep us in You, Lord… And when we know this word help us to speak it out to our friends and family!!! Lord, we love You! 🙂