Pray that the Lord would shine on and cause the saints to confess their sinful nature, its defilements, its attachment to the contamination of the world, and its oldness, as well as their dispositional problems and their peculiarity in their character, so that they would deny their self, habit, and old way of doing things and have no more confidence in their self and no more trust in their natural ability (Psa. 51:5 and note 51; Rom. 7:18 and note 182; 8:13; Gal. 5:24; Phil. 3:3).

Psa. 51:5—Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, / And in sin did my mother conceive me.

Rom. 7:18—For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but to work out the good is not.

Rom. 8:13—For if you live according to the flesh, you must die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.

Gal. 5:24—But they who are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and its lusts.

Phil. 3:3—For we are the circumcision, the ones who serve by the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh.

For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1991-1992, vol. 3, “Fellowship concerning the Urgent Need of the Vital Groups,” ch. 10, pp. 436-437.

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