In approximately 40-48AD The apostle Paul Laid Claim In His letter to Timothy While in Macedonia, The following.
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
And Maybe The Claim Was Made rightfully So, Having Held The Cloaks Of Romans while They Had stoned Christians, In His Crusade to Wipe Christianity from the face of the Earth, He himself feeling as If he was Himself above picking up stones to throw,saying to His fellow Romans Here Let Me hold Your Cloak!
What I Have come to learn In My life is that Paul was surely unaware of at the Time of His letter to Timothy is That Approximately 1920 years later In a Small town In central Ohio A Baby would be born who would be able to Steal from Him His title as Chief of sinners and They would Name Me Joseph.
I learned From Paul Many things, The Most important Being, The Above Stated That Christ Came Into The world To save sinners. And
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
I Know That With Me God Has Daily Had to Be Longsuffering, I Now Live In His Mercy And His Grace. I am Daily weak And He sustains Me in His Strength, I Daily falter and He keeps Me from Falling, I cry Out Jesus Is Lord And He is. He having Been Crucified And Conquering Death was Risen And ascended Unto The Right Hand Of Father, He left Me with A Comforter The Holy Spirit.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
I simply Proclaim Ye’shua As Lord And In His Mercy El’oHim Has Gifted Me with The Ruach Ha-kodesh when I asked Him For this Gift. It has Made My walk and My relationship Easier In that I now Have this Personal Connection With Father That serves as a Guide stone and Enables me to more clearly see The still yet incomplete work that God is doing in My life, It Is His desire To have Me walk daily Free from The Burdon Of Sin Not Just in My redemption through Christ But In My repentant Heart, I am Not there Completely Yet But I am Able to daily See the things within Me that would separate me from God, And It Makes Ones Prayer for themselves so Much easier
He must increase, but I must decrease.
It is my Hope that One Day I Might Wake up and I will Have Just Vanished And He will be all That is Left !