Emanna for 10/12/2018
A "Christian" Thing Not Necessarily Being Christ
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way and the reality
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
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: email@example.com.