Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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A Letter from Sister Cris.
Last night as I was going to sleep, I felt so good in my spirit. Everyone in the Lord was coming to my mind, and I just prayed for each one in the Spirit, with so much thankfulness in my heart that I know each one, and that they are a part of me. I feel so honored that God has let me know the people that I know. I drifted off to sleep a little, and in just a few minutes I was awake again. I started thinking about what’s going on with those who have rejected God. The simplest and quietest questions kept going through my mind, “What’s wrong with Jesus? What’s wrong with the holy Ghost?” Really, what is so wrong with it? Nothing. Nothing at all. It’s sweet. Jesus is sweet. It’s so insane to not want what we have. I don’t say that with any sarcasm or attitude either. It’s just a quiet, simple truth. I’m very thankful that God has allowed me to believe the truth and to love His people. We are very blessed.
You are so right. Let me add this thought, though, that I have been thinking lately. Being blessed is not what we do. That is God’s part. Our part is to respond by “walking worthy of the calling to which we have been called.” When I consider the incredible blessings that God has poured out on us, during the past five or six years especially, then I humbly have to wonder how worthy of those blessings we have walked. It makes me want to crawl to Jesus for mercy, for me and for us all. I hope Jesus has not blessed us beyond what we are able, or willing, to bear.