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2 Corinthians 3:3

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.

 

We are epistles of Christ. An epistle is a written letter or message. An epistle is a letter of commendation or recommendation. Some of the books of the Bible are epistles such as 2 Corinthians is an epistle or a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the church at Corinth.

We are epistles. We are not letters written in tables of stone, such as the tables of stone that Moses broke when he came down from the mountain with the commandments but we are epistles written in fleshy tables of the heart.

After Jesus had died at Calvary, the soldiers came to brake the legs of those being crucified in order to hasten their death. Finding Jesus already dead a soldier pierced Jesus’ side with a spear and out came blood and water. It is widely believed that blood and water from Jesus’ side means that the soldier successfully pierced Jesus’ heart, which was his intention, ensuring that Jesus was dead.

Our salvation is a letter of commendation or an epistle that is written on the fleshy table of Jesus’ heart. Just as Adam’s wife was taken from His side, thus are we written on the fleshy table of Jesus heart. We are not a dead letter written in a stone tablet but each on us is a fiery breath of God’s love so important that God would send His only begotten Son to redeem us by His death on an old rugged cross.

When we stand before God Almighty, one day soon, for His judgment the Son of God will recommend us with the epistle written on His fleshy heart. John 17:12-14, “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

What does the epistle written about us say? Isn’t that something we should think about now before Judgment Day?

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