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Ephesians 3:16 That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man

Ephesians 3:16 That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man.

Ephesians 3:16 That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man.

In order to have the church life to express Christ according to God’s eternal purpose, Christ needs to be released from the imprisonment of our soul through the breaking of the outer man for the release of the spirit (2 Corinthians 1:9; 4:16; Hebrews 4:12). (2014 Fall ITERO, msg. 4 outline)

There is no doubt that Christ is in us, but our soul is too strong, natural, earthly, and human. Therefore, eventually, whether intentionally or unintentionally, we imprison Christ by our soul. It is the same with all of us. We all have Christ, but our Christ has been imprisoned within us….If Christ is imprisoned by the soulish life in you, and He is imprisoned by the soulish life in me, how can we have the church life? Christ is within us, but He cannot be expressed, and He cannot be realized by us because of our soul. One person’s soul is strong, and another person’s soul is even stronger. One person exercises his mind, and another exercises his mind even more. Yes, we are brothers, and we are the members of the Body, but all these members are covered and concealed with a layer of soulish “wax.” This soulish “wax” is very strong. We are too strong in our mind, in our emotion, and in our will. This is why we need to be strengthened into our inner man [Ephesians 3:16]. Then Christ will fill us and spread from within to take over our heart. (Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1965, vol. 1, pp. 99-101)

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