Friday, February 26, 2010

Christians are "living" Epistles...known and read of men.

2 Cor 3:2-6...Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Think about this? A living Epistle of Christ in 2010! A living letter written by Christ! A letter that is written in the tables of your heart! Read and known of men! Every individual Christian in the world is a book written by Jesus... in the fleshy tables of our hearts! It's a book "seen"..."recognized"... "read"...and "known" of men...through your life and your actions. It's a letter known by the unbelieving world around us. Yes, my brothers and sisters if you're a child of God "you are" a letter written by Jesus...through the work of the Holy Spirit! Your sufficency is of God..not yourselves!

The Bible calls this the ministry of the Holy Spirit! Remember...the ministry of the Law given to Israel (before the death of Christ) was great! The ministry of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives today (in this present Grace Age) even GREATER! Why? Because Christ heads this ministry! He's alive! Christ ministers to our hearts and lives through the omnipresence of his Holy Spirit! Christ writes His holiness, His purity, and His righteousness in our hearts and minds. A Christian's sufficiency is not his own! It's produced by Christ's sufficiency! Glory! We in the Church today have passed from the glory of the Law written in the tables of stone to the Glory of the Spirit written the tables of our hearts!

2 Cor 3:3...written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

Yes, my brothers and sisters we live in the glory of having the Grace of God, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the authority of Christ in our lives. Christ is the head of the Church, the body of Christ! Glory! We are members of Christ's body! Jesus governs our hearts and lives. How blessed we are to have the power of His Glorius Gospel in our lives! It's a minstry!

2 Cor 4:1-4...Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Shine my brothers and sisters shine...Let the world see your light! Be an example of holiness! You are an Epistle "known and read" of men. Let the world know that Christians are morally changed by the Grace of God! You are an Epistle "known and read" of men. Glorify Christ in your body and Spirit! Glory! Shine on!

I love you all! Walk in love even as Christ loved the Church. Let you love be known!

By the way... February 22, 2010 was our first year anniversary at the Churches on Trial. Looking forward to another year of Christ and His great blessing in my life! Glory!

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