Good Morning !!!
The cross reduces the outward man to death. It splits open the human shell. The cross must break all that belongs to our outward man – our opinions, our ways, our cleverness, our self-love, our all. Clearly, this is the Lord’s way. As soon as our outward man is broken, our spirit can easily come forth.
Source: Watchman Nee’s Life and Ministry
I first was exposed to what I thought were the somewhat then radical teachings of Watchman Nee in the 1970’s. At the time, I had no clue of the importance of context on word and expression.
When, Where, and to Whom something is spoken or written is essential for understanding the implications and application of words. What was the intended purpose of the book your reading in which these words occur ? Is the experience about which the words written normative or often repeated in history or is this unique ?
Out of context is what we most often experience, if we do not ask necessary questions of the person speaking or writing….unless of course they seek to ensure you understand their experience in context. Out of context is that upon which the News capitalizes.
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When the Lord called Watchman Nee to serve Him, the primary objective was not to hold revival meetings, help people hear more scriptural doctrines, or to become a …