Experiencing Christ

A “Christian” Thing Not Necessarily Being Christ

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.

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 to send a message to the other brother.
The first thing he said in his message 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 message, he was still angry when he sent it out.

Outwardly, it seemed as though the message was a very proper Christian message. But this was merely the result of teachings; it was not the result of life. Although he had written his message 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].

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