69. From all this it is evident that in the Word alone (through the fact that it is conjunction with the Lord and association with the angels) there is spirit and life, as the Lord teaches:
The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life (John 6:63).
The water that I shall give you shall be in you a fountain of water springing up into eternal life (John 4:14).
Man doth not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Matt. 4:4).
Labor for the meat that endureth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you (John 6:27).