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by Benjamin Munsell on July 18, 2018
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Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others , epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 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. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 2 Corinthians 3:1-6. Let's illustrate this from a different perspective. Imagine a jig saw puzzle of 1000 pieces, and when it's all put together, it makes a Beautifully Gorgeous Picture of all the Attributes of Christ. YOU represent 5 pieces of the puzzle. Your Christian friend represents 2 pieces, my friend represents 8 pieces. Every Christian walking on this earth today represents at least 1 piece of the puzzle, some more than 1. You and I each have no idea what parts of the puzzle we have "stamped" on us, we only know we ARE a part of the puzzle. Therefore NONE of us can compare ourselves to anyone else because we have NO IDEA where we are in "The Big Picture". (Here comes the GOoD part). BUT ALL THOSE LOST SOULS OF A DEAD AND DYING WORLD DO SEE THE WHOLE, COMPLETE PICTURE. Like it or not, they see Christ in you as you represent some part(s) of Christ. The world may hate the "picture", a few will Love what it sees and become Christians, BUT CHRIST WILL BE LIFTED UP, MAGNIFIED, AND GLORIFIED BEFORE ALL MANKIND. Some Believers are Greatly Blessed, some suffer terrible persecution and death, AND THE WORLD SEES HOW CHRISTIANS HANDLE EVERY POSSIBLE LIFE ISSUE THROWN AT THEM, AND CANNOT DENY, THEY HAVE SEEN CHRIST. Be Blessed.
 
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