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The epistle of Jesus the Christ to the world

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.  (2 Corinthians 3:3 KJV)

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Paul spoke the astonishing words above to the Corinthian Christians. He said they were an epistle of Christ, that is a letter or to be more specific, a word from Christ! Many of us are familiar with the phrase “The epistle of Paul the Apostle”  to this group or that. Things took a different turn in this verse. He says the Corinthians were an epistle of Jesus, the Christ! God gives us His Word to reveal Himself, His will and purposes for our lives. He has sent us His Word as scriptures. However, He has gone further to send His Word to the world as the believers in Christ!

Can you see Christ’s purpose for your life? He wants you to be a revelation of what God is, what He wants, does not want, etc. You are a letter, not written with paper and ink but with the Spirit of the Living God! You are the glory of God on earth, the visible expression of the invisible God!

MEDITATE

Please read 2 Corinthians 3:3 above. Think carefully about what it means in light of the devotional above. Then say those words to yourself again and again as you allow these profound truths to sink into your spirit.

APPPLY THE WORD

People around you do not need to go to heaven to see God. They have you. That is your calling in Christ, to be epistles of Jesus Christ for the world to read and know who God is!

PRAY

Thank the Lord for the wonderful privilege of being called into this life of glory. 

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