Vol. 8, No. 8
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Pick up your Bible and open to the inside cover. Look to the "New Testament" books. Do you see, "The Epistle of Christ?" Neither do we. We see, "The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Thessalonians," etc., but no "Epistle of Christ." Interesting, considering one of the inspired, New Testament writers (Paul) said it existed!
Turn now to Second Corinthians, Chapter Three: "You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart" (vv.2-3 NKJV). Christians, did you know you were writing an epistle? Did you know you tell the story of Christ each day? Did you know someone is reading this final declaration of God through your life? Yes, the written revelation of God is complete, but Paul said this was an epistle, "written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God on tablets of the heart."
Jesus said our lives should be read and comprehended as evidence for the truthfulness of Christianity: "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35 NKJV). What does your epistle say? Can we read it? Would you be glad to have the Lord read it? Think about it!