Release my spirit! This is what I need


Liverpool, United Kingdom

For Christ to have the freedom to build the church, He must be released from the prison of our soul.


What a prayer for the outer man to be broken that the inner man can live. Release my spirit! This is what I need, ask, pray, want, seek, yearn.

Today, because of our background and culture, many among us do not have the habit or the realization regarding the matter of living and working as members of the same Body. Moreover, few co-workers have the habit of carrying out a work in the same way as members of the one Body. For this reason we need more fellowship and coordination so that we will not do our own work in seclusion. Regrettably, some co-workers prefer to be secluded; they have no realization that seclusion is a prison. Instead of being secluded, we need to be delivered to have genuine fellowship in spirit so that our spirit may flow. Stanza 4 of Hymns, #845 says, "Release my spirit! This is what I want, / That I from my seclusion may depart; / My private seeking poverty has brought, / Now save from self, Thy wealth to me impart." Stanza 1 of Hymns, #846, begins, "Oh, may my spirit flow, / Oh, may it flow!" Our habit is to seclude ourselves. This is a defect. All the co-workers should be open to each other in fellowship so that they may do the same work in the same way in the one Body. May the Lord deliver us all from seclusion and grant our spirit to be released and to flow in the fellowship of the Body.