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Emanna for 10/12/2018

A "Christian" Thing Not Necessarily Being Christ

Bible Verses

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way and the reality
[truth]
and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

Words of Ministry

Once a brother offended another brother. The offended one could not contain himself, and he gave the other brother a severe scolding. After the scolding, his conscience bothered him, and he felt that he should go and apologize. Yet when he considered how the other brother had offended him, he could not help being angry again. Nevertheless, he felt that he had to apologize. So he prepared a letter to the other brother. The first thing he said in his letter was, "It was wrong for me to scold you." But he again recalled how the other brother was wrong to offend him... He could not stop the hate and anger toward the other brother. After he finished the letter, he was still angry when he sent it out. Outwardly, it seemed as though the letter was a very proper Christian letter. But this was merely the result of teachings; it was not the result of life. Although he had written his letter and had apologized, he was still angry at heart.... Brothers and sisters, do you see the difference here? The Lord is the truth. If what we do is a teaching and not the Lord, it is dead. We should realize that spiritual things are living only when the Lord is there, and they are dead when the Lord is not there. When the Lord shines within us, when He becomes the One working within us, and when we realize this inwardly, what we have will be living
[and liberating]
.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from "Central Messages" pp. 66,67, 152. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA (Repeat 11/18/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.