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Overview Surely this is the hour when the battleground is in the soul. While the Lord is seeking to work through the quickened spirit. Satan is seeking to work throught the natural, soulish life which has not been brought under control of the spriit.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP PUBL #632
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0935008837 ISBN13 9780935008838
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Watchman Nee became a Christian in mainland China in 1920 at the age of seventeen and began writing in the same year. Throughout the nearly thirty years of his ministry, Watchman Nee was clearly manifested as a unique gift from the Lord to His Body for His move in this age. In 1952 he was imprisoned for his faith; he remained in prison until his death in 1972. His words remain an abundant source of spiritual revelation and supply to Christians throughout the world. For more details concerning Watchman Nee, please see www.watchmannee.org
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Watchman Nee--The Release of the Spirit Mar 10, 2007
I hardly know where to begin when attempting to describe to you how life-changing this book truly is for the disciple of Christ. I must tell you that I would not say that about any book. So... you know that this is not just any book. This book unlocks the key to understanding true discipleship and the way by which revolution will first come to man and then to the church.
This book was originally a series of lectures given to Chinese church planters/workers. However, to recommend this book only to a select few would be absurd. This book is for all of those who have made Jesus Lord. The title of the book may be a bit ambiguous. You may be thinking... "What does that mean?" Had Dietrich Bonhoeffer not already used, "The Cost of Discipleship," I believe this would have been an appropriate title.
Scripture teaches us that man is spirit, soul, and body. Nee explains how God created man to join His Spirit with man's spirit (i.e. the center of a man). The spirit is to govern the soul of a man (i.e. thoughts, emotions, will) and then the body. He calls the spirit of a man the "inner man"; the soul--the "outer man"; the body--"the outermost man." Before the inner man is regenerated by the Holy Spirit, a man's spirit is inopperative. His spirit is there, but in fact... it is dead! The soul then tries to function as only the spirit can do. Thus, the soul produces flesh! Man is then a frustrated being.
Nee submits that most Christians live a "mixed" life. The Christian life is to be a Spirit-led and a Spirit-driven life. The Holy Spirit has regenerated the spirit of a man and is to continue to be the power that controls and governs him. However, many Christians allow their soul to interfere with the Spirit's work. Again, this produces flesh! The Spirit is hindered from joining with man's spirit while the soul of a man is not in full submission to the Spirit. (For a better understanding of what this looks like, read Nee's "The Normal Christian Life.")
Nee's "The Release of the Spirit" is about man's soul (i.e. thoughts, emotions, will) being "broken" in order for the Spirit in a man to be "released." He will base his claim on Scripture to prove this point. (e.g. 1 Thess. 5:23; Lk. 1:46; 21:19; 1 Pet. 1:9;22) Jesus said, "He who loves his life (psyche-soul), will lose it." The outer man must be continuously broken before the Spirit is released through a man.
Nee speaks from experience. There is absolutely no way a person can speak on this subject with not having first identified its activity in their own life. Nee wonderfully describes the battle going on in each Christian. Our soul wants to govern, but the Spirit must rule for God to be glorified in us. The only way this can happen... is for you and I to be broken.
Nee's conclusion is this: God has ordered our lives. The hardships, the trials and tribulation have passed through his hands first. They have come to us to break the outer man! Therefore, if you want to be used up... if you want God to get all of you... you must first be crushed! The one who is willing to suffer the most... is the one who will be used the greatest by God. This is the Christian life.
Nee writes, "Only those who have learned some lessons can serve. You may learn ten year's lessons in one year, or you may take twenty or thirty years to learn one year's lessons. ANY DELAY IN LEARNING MEANS A DELAY IN SERVING. If God has put a desire in your heart to serve Him, you should understand what is involved. The way of service lies in brokenness and is connected with your accepting the discipline of the Holy Spirit. The measure of your service is determined by the depth of discipline and brokenness."
I don't know about you... but I would like to learn ten year's lessons in one year. If I must be broken and crushed to be used greatly by the Lord for his glory... then so be it. Christ was bruised and crushed for me. It's the least I can do for him.
This book is Wathman Nee at his best! I will read this book numerous times throughout my life. I recommend reading "The Normal Christian Life" for an even further understanding of the true Christian life. May Christ's church be broken for the release of the Spirit!
When The Holy Spirit Is Ready To Move On You In The Things Contained In This Book... Sep 12, 2006
then you are ready to read this book. The Holy Spirit revealed to me via this book that the He must come out of you. This is the only way you will affect His Church, yourself, your environment, and the world. Otherwise, everything we do is dung! Meaning its dead and need to be thrown out. This book is invaluable to His Church because unless we are broken then the Church suffers from too little Christ and too much fallen souls. May the Holy Spirit prepare you for the contents of this book and may you follow it. Oh btw, you might want to purchase this book from [...] that way you KNOW you are getting the "Christian Fellowship Publishers" version instead of whatever is available (because the sellers think all the different publishers of this book have the same content).
Excellent and Necessary for keen understanding of the Christian walk Aug 15, 2006
This book is the sequel to "The Normal Christian Life". A must read. See my review for "The Normal Christian Life" and embrace this book, for it does supply necessary living, moment to moment perspective on walking in Christ.
Truth is life changing... Sep 26, 2005
The author (Watchman Nee) is blessed with wisdom and understanding. The Lord has truly endowed him. His personal experiences with the living God are shared and nothing, I mean nothing is left uncovered! Getting to the core of our character traits and defects molests the mind to reveal the heart. O, how the Lord has quickened His Spirit to illuminate and reveal so much to this man's spirit. Truth is at the center of The Release of the Spirit and God Almighty has His ways of revealing it. Come, read what the Spirit says to YOU through this book...
prerequisite: The Breaking of the Outer Man ISBN: 157593955X Feb 20, 2004
"The Release Of The Spirit" (includes study guide) THE RELEASE OF THE SPIRIT (New Edition includes workbook) Watchman Nee explains that without the breaking of the outward man there can be no release of the Spirit. Only through brokenness is the human spirit freed to serve effectually. Author: Watchman NEE Binding Trade Paper Size: 5-1/4" x 8" ISBN: 0-935008-83-7 ID #: 8837