Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of January

Jan 26, 2021 by


2 Cor. 4:10 “Always bearing about in the body the putting to death of Jesus that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.”



We all like to have a nice environment, with everything smooth, peaceful, sweet, and nice. When people ask us, “How are you?” We always say, “Fine.” However, if we were fully honest, we would respond by saying, “Not so good.” This is because we are under an environment of sufferings and pressures that works with the Spirit to kill our natural man. Brother Nee referred to this kind of environment as the discipline of the Holy Spirit. In speaking about the application of Christ’s death, Romans 8 refers to the indwelling Spirit, and 2 Corinthians 4 refers to the outward environment. The outward environment cooperates with the inward Spirit to carry out the killing of our natural man.


Second Corinthians 4:16 says, “Our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” As our outer man is being consumed by the killing work of death, our inner man is being renewed with the fresh supply of the resurrection life.


We should cooperate with the operating Spirit and accept the environment in our spirit, soul, and body. In every part of our being, we must be willing to cooperate with the indwelling Spirit and to accept the outward environment. This killing is carried out by the indwelling Spirit with the environment as the killing weapon. We need to experience the Lord’s killing, His putting to death, every day. Then we will daily have the victory and joy in Christ’s resurrection. (The Christian Life, ch. 1)

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