In John 6:63, Jesus said, â€œIt is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.â€ Notice, the Scripture without the Spirit has no life-giving power. A man may read the Bible from cover to cover without converting to Christ and without his Bible-reading making any difference in his life whatsoever. This is why Jesus said, â€œThe flesh profiteth nothing.â€
Whereas walking through the Scripture in your flesh will get you nowhere spiritually, the Spiritâ€™s quickening of the Scripture to your heart will impart to you spiritual life. This is why Jesus said, â€œThe words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.â€ If Christ quickens the written Word off the sacred page by personally speaking it to your heart through the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit, the Bible will come alive to you and miraculously change your life!