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Emanna for 01/28/2021

Boasting in Your Weaknesses

Bible Verses

2 Cor 12:9 And He
[the Lord]
has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over
[dwells upon]
me.

Words of Ministry

Have you seen this? Weakness is not something that one should lament over or weep about. Weakness is something that one should boast in. You may have said, "Thank and praise the Lord because He has made me overcome," but have you ever said, "Thank and praise the Lord because He has made me fail miserably"? You thank and praise the Lord for giving you patience, but have you thanked and praised Him for your impossible temper? Have you thanked and praised Him for your pride? Have you thanked and praised Him for your jealousy? Have you thanked and praised Him for your uncleanness within and for your sin? If you have these problems, you should thank and praise the Lord for them. Why did Paul say, "I will rather boast in my weaknesses"? The word "boast" is "glory" in the original language. Paul said that he considered his weaknesses to be his glory. This is because his weaknesses afforded Christ the opportunity to manifest His power and the opportunity for this power to tabernacle over him. Christ's power cannot tabernacle over those who do not have any weaknesses. Only those with weaknesses can experience the tabernacling of Christ's power. I would rather boast in my weaknesses because my weaknesses afford the Lord an opportunity to work in me. They afford the Lord an opportunity to manifest His power and to do something in me.

Bible verses are taken from the recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Overcoming Life, pp. 66-67. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 6/8/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.