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2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

In order to be useful in the Lord’s hand and according to God’s heart, we must pass through much breaking by God. …Breaking removes what we originally have in our natural being, changing our original appearance and altering our original condition. We may have numerous good and noble things, but God still must tear down and destroy these good and noble things. When a structure is built, it is built according to a logical order; however, when a structure is torn down, there is no logical order, and everything is simply destroyed. Hence, in man’s concept, tearing down or breaking are not positive words. However, everyone who is useful in God’s hand must pass through His breaking. (Knowing Life and the Church, p. 239, by Witness Lee)

The more breaking we receive, the more our spirit will be released. In whatever matter we experience the breaking, our spirit will be released in that matter [2 Corinthians 4:16; Hebrews 4:12]. This is a spiritual fact; it can never be artificially engineered. If we have it, we have it. If we do not have it, we do not have it. This is the reason we must accept the discipline and breaking of the Holy Spirit. Those who have much experience will be able to render much service. Only those who have gone through much breaking will acquire much feeling. Only those who suffer much loss will have much to give others. If we try to save ourselves in a certain matter, we will lose our spiritual usefulness in that matter. If we try to protect or excuse ourselves in a certain matter, we will lose our spiritual sense and supply in that matter. This is a very basic principle. (Collected Works of Watchman Nee, vol. 54, p. 193)

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