Releasing the Spirit

THE IMPORTANCE OF BROKENNESS

Nature Has Its Way of Breaking

    The Lord Jesus tells us in John 12:  “Except the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, it abides alone; but if it die, it bears much fruit” (vs. 24). Life is within the grain of wheat. But there is a shell, a very hard sell on the outside. As long as the shell is not split open, though we cannot sprout and grow. “Except the grain of wheat falling into the ground die…”  What is this death? It is the cracking open of the shell through temperature and humidity working together in the soil. Once the shell of the husk is split open, the wheat begins to grow. So the question here is not whether life exists inside the shell, but whether the shell on the outside is cracked open.

    The Scripture continues by saying, “He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal” (vs 25). The Lord shows us here that the outer shell is our own life, identified as our soul life, while the life with in is the eternal life which He has given to us. To allow the inner life to come forth, it is imperative that the outward life be replaced. Should the outward remain unbroken, the inward would never be able to come forth.

    It is necessary that we direct these words to that group of people who has the Lord’s life. Among those who possess the life of the Lord, they can be found in two distinct conditions: One includes those in whom life is confined, restricted, imprisoned, and unable to come forth. The other includes those in whom the Lord has forged a way out, and life is thus released through them.

    The question is not how thus to obtain life, but rather how to allow this life to come forth. When we say ‘we need the Lord to break us,’ this is not merely a style of speaking, nor is it only a doctrine. It is most vital that the Lord breaks us. It is not that the Lord’s life cannot cover the earth, but rather we in prison His life. It is not that the Lord cannot bless the church, but that the Lord’s life is so confined within us, nothing is flowing forth. If the outward man remains unbroken, we can never be a blessing to His church. And we cannot expect the Lord to bless the Word of God through us!

 Rev. P. Benjamin Jr.    7/4/14  Have a blessed and safe 4th of July.

 

 



Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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