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Kimmy Roberts
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How can we become a living epistle?

June 4, 2015 at 11:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ted Roberts
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A lot of folks like to appear very holy on Sundays during church services, but then will take on the attributes of the world during the rest of the week; especially when they are at work. A lot of them not truly realizing, just as the Bible teaches, that we are to be the same during the week as we are on Sunday. When the temple was trampled under foot during the Jerusalem siege by the Roman armies in A.D. 70 [Revelation 11:2], a prophesy (so to speak) of Stephen's had fully come to pass, when he boldly declared: "Howbeit the most High dwells NOT in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet [Acts 7:48]." And not only he, but even as Barnabas declared in his epistle, written in about A.D. 75, after he witnessed the temple fall: "Moreover I will tell you likewise concerning the temple, how these wretched men being led astray set their hope on the building, and not on their God that made them, as being a house of God [Barnabas 16:1]. We, too, should realize that a church building is not the house of God. Paul amply states: "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" [1 Corinthians 3:16]. And, again, Barnabas concurs: "Let us become spiritual, let us become a temple perfect unto God [Barnabas 4:11]." And, again: "For a holy temple unto the Lord, my brethren, is the abode of our heart [Barnabas 6:15]." As a modern society, we (like the Pharisees before us), put too much trust into a natural building, as if it's God's temple! Being a spiritual temple, we take God's temple with us wherever we go, no matter what day of the week it is. And with that in mind, we should be mindful of "WWJD" with our everyday situations. Just like the epistles declare the glory of Jesus, our lives should do the same - being read of people, as if we are God's ambassadors, ready to give answers to people with Godly love, or to show kindness with Godly love.

June 5, 2015 at 1:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Kimmy Roberts
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Thank you, Ted. :)


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Psalm 18.30

 

As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.

June 5, 2015 at 7:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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