Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Operation within; energy exerted inwardly, as in the mind or soul.
  • adj. Present participle of inwork.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Operation within; energy exerted inwardly, as in the mind or soul: as, the inworking of the Holy Spirit.

Etymologies

From inwork. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In this interplay the nerves are the passive, receptive organ for the inworking of external light, while the blood-activity comes to meet the nerve-process with a precisely correlated action.

    Man or Matter

  • And when we have learnt something of their surrender, we are ready for their secret of waiting on God's inworking.

    Parables of the Christ-life

  • There is no exhortation to work by force of resolution, but through and by the inworking of God.

    Power From On High

  • God works in us to will and to do; and we, accepting by faith His inworking, will and do according to His good pleasure.

    Power From On High

  • The inworking of this blessedness in the case of each believer proceeds solely and immediately from Christ himself, through the word of institution in which the redeeming and communion-forming love of Christ is presented and ever operates as a stimulus to piety.

    The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith"

  • If the divine sun were to withdraw its light from the soul she would perish, not like earthly things, for the soul is dead when she lacketh the divine inworking, for of herself she hath not the life that saveth, but she must receive it from God.

    The Following of Christ.

  • For God is a good that hath flown into all things, and thus man offereth himself to serve all things that he may find God; and the reason calleth this an inworking reason, and it giveth to each thing its own proper thing that belongeth to it, and thus it findeth God in all things.

    The Following of Christ.

  • Some will say, however, there are many good men who have not a special inworking from God, and yet their soul is not dead thereby.

    The Following of Christ.

  • This 'working within' is stated in the original of my text most emphatically, for it is literally 'the inworking which inworketh in me mightily.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians Chapters I to End. Colossians, Thessalonians, and First Timothy.

  • The Holy Ghost, by his divine inworking will, has completed in us the Divine likeness, and perfected over us the Divine dominion.

    The Ministry of the Spirit

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