WE ARE A LETTER FROM CHRIST

by Tammy Phillips
November 8, 2020

Do you know that our life reads like another book or letter of the Bible?  The apostles wrote letters to record what the Spirit of God told them.  They wrote with pen and ink.  As Christians, followers of Christ…

We are a letter from Christ.
Ministered by the words of the apostles.
Ministered by those who sow into our lives.
Our letter is written by the Spirit of the Living God.
Our letter is written on the tables of our heart,
Engraved in our heart by the finger of God.

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. (2 Corinthians 3:3 NKJV)

Jesus authors our letter.

 Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith.  Hebrews 12:2

The LORD gives us one heart, His Heart.
The LORD gives us one spirit, His Spirit.
The LORD removes our stony heart.
The LORD gives us a soft heart.

“Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, (Ezekiel 11:19 NKJV)

 The LORD gives a fresh, new heart and mind.
The LORD gives a new breath, new wind, and new spirit.
The LORD takes away the hard, stony, stubborn and unresponsive heart.  
The LORD gives us a soft, tender, obedient, and responsive heart.

“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you and heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26 KJV)

He puts his commands in our mind.
He writes them on our heart.
He is our God.
We are His people.

“But this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (Jeremiah 31:33 NKJV)

Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, grace, mercy, forgiveness, kindness, hope, redemption, righteousness, reconciled are words we may see written in our letters.  Really, our letter could be written in one word, LOVE.  Love is synonymous with God.  Love covers it all.

Our letter is also recorded in His book.

“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalm 139:16 NLT) 

I enCOURAGE you to take pause and seriously consider the contents of your letter, your life.  What is your life ministering to others?  The Spirit of God has written love on your heart.  Have you let His love out for all to see?  Thank God there is no condemnation and no shame written in our letter, just love. Let your letter read boldly and loudly for Jesus.

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