“The Bones of the Gospel” is an old message written that contributor Jacob Harris had only recently rediscovered and has yet to be published. We pray you enjoy.
The bones of the Gospel. It is a phrase not discoverable within the Word of God. Nowhere can it be stumbled upon and nowhere can it be deciphered. It is not an acrostic or a lofty reference to an Old Testament Scripture. It is a phrase that waltzed into my train of focus as I prayed in the shower.
So do not mark it as Scripture, but hear me out: Bones hold flesh and bones bare structure. Bones show when the covering of dermal vanity is laid as waste. The same bones form the undeniable shape of life when the fluff is blown away like insulation in a twister of death and false hope. Bones are what is left when the beauty we nourished is no more.
They lay baren and snow white, despite the filth that clings for dear life, but never could quite hold on. Bones rest as fact, while flesh is a carbon trace.
Saying this, why do teachers teach on all else, except the unexchangeable importance of the absolute interior. The structure, the shape, the mold, and the whitest, purest truth that in the end will outlast the grime of humanly muck. Why not teach the Bones of the Gospel so the Holy Spirit eternal be edified above sinful decompositions?
Ephesians 1:13-14 reads,
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”
Romans 8:6 endures,
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
So what are the bare bones?
1 Corinthians 15:3-4:
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
Jesus is the Word of Life. Unbreakable. Teach and seek the unbreakable.
“For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken” ~ John 19:36