Are We Letters From Christ?
By June Stein
Jesus said, “Truly truly I say to you,
One cannot enter the kingdom of God, unless he is born anew.”
For you are still of the flesh while there is jealousy and strife,
Are you not behaving like ordinary men, and not as having new life?
Are you so foolish? Ending with the flesh, when with the Spirit you began?
Those who worship God in Spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus,
put not confidence in man.
But the Lord is ever faithful, He will guard you from evil and strengthen you,
For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God,
when you are truly born anew.
And everyone who thus hopes in Him, purifies himself as He is pure,
And you show that you are a letter from Christ, not written with ink, to be sure.
But written with the Spirit of the living God, and not on tablets of stone,
Solely written on tablets of human hearts, through the Grace of God alone.
You must understand this, that scoffers will come in the last days,
following their passions,
Let not loyalty and faithfulness forsake you, as will be the fashion.
Bind them about your neck, and write them on the tablet of your heart.
Remember then what you have received and heard,
Keep that and repent. If you will not awake, I will come like a thief,
You will not know at what hour I come, and your soul will be required.
[John 3:3; 1 Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 3:3; Philippians 3:3; Colossians 3:3; 1 John3:3;
2 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Peter 3:3; Proverbs 3:3; Revelation 3:3.]