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Letters of Christ

From this week’s Sunday Fellowship, we saw the significance of being the living letters of Christ.

In 2 Corinthians 2:14, the phrase “…who always leads us in triumph in the Christ…” is a picture of us, Christ’s captives, following our General, Christ, in the train of His triumphal procession over His enemy.

When we believed into Christ, we became His captives. And now, He is inscribing Himself as the Spirit into our hearts to make us His living letters to express Him. 2 Corinthians 3:2 says,

You are our letter, inscribed in our hearts, known and read by all men…”

Today, we can say that the Lord is in the business of making us His letters, through whom He can be expressed, and in whom others can read Him.

When the Lord works in us through His eternal and unchangeable life to transform us and to cause others to be able to read Him in us. We become approachable and attractive to those around us. It is not merely a matter of outward behavior, but rather, who we are that  makes us attractive to others. This is the work of Christ.

How does the Lord inscribe Himself into our heart? Just studying or reading the word with our mind is not enough. The inscribing takes place in our spirit, where His Spirit moves and dwells. The Lord’s inscribing is deeper than merely being inspired or feeling something.As John 6:63 says,

“It is the Spirit who gives life…”

We need to open our heart to the Lord and exercise our spirit to let the Spirit write Himself as living letters into us. In this way, we will become letters to express Jesus Christ. When our classmates or co-workers contact us, they will be able to sense something different yet attractive about us—this is Christ being expressed through us!

“Lord Jesus, make us Your living letters; we open to your inscribing work!”

-AB