Importance Of Brokenness
Expected To See wounds
Each one of us has as much of the same “Jacob-nature”in us. Our only hope is that the Lord may blaze a way out of us, breaking our outward man-breaking it to such a degree that the inward man come out and be seen. This is precious! This is the way for those who serve the Lord. Only by this process can we serve the Lord, and only by this procedure can we lead men to the Lord. All else is limited in its value. Doctrinal and theological knowledge does not have that much usefulness. What is the use of mere mental knowledge of the Bible if the outward man remains unbroken? Only the person through whom God can come forth is useful.
After our outward man has been stricken, dealt with, and led through various trials, we have wounds upon us, thus allowing the spirit to emerge. We are afraid to meet some brothers and sisters whose whole being remains intact. They never had been dealt with and therefore exhibit no change. May God have mercy upon us to clearly show us this way. That this is the only way, only He can reveal. May He also show us the important purpose of all His dealings within these past few years- say ten, fifteen, or twenty years– it is the breaking of the outward man for the release of our inward man, our spirit. Therefore, let no one despise the Lord’s dealings. May He truly reveal to us what is meant by the breaking of the outward man. Should the outward man remain whole, everything would then be merely in our mind and every main utterly useless. Let us expect the Lord to deal with our outward man thoroughly for the release of our spirit.
Porter Benjamin Jr. Praise God Saints! Next week we will begin studying Before and After Brokenness. We are finished with The Importance of Brokeness.