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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From a powerful testimony by Sister Linnie May Davis,
in a prayer meeting at Grandma’s house, 1975
“People ask us,” Sister Linnie May said, with deep emotion, “why we testify so much.” Actually, as with so many other questions asked of holiness folk, the question was not really a question. It was sarcasm in a suit. It was mockery in style. But no matter. The answer was pure and harmless. And it was filled with love of God and man.
We testify so much, said Sister Linnie May, “Because we’re friends!”
The she began to quote scripture as if she had memorized them just for this occasion, though she had not.