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Out from the Head

EPHESIANS 4:16 Out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up itself in love.

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Good news everybody! I’m BACK!  Praise God!

But the better news is the word of God, so here it is.  If you see the verse above its Ephesians 4:16.  I’ve really been enjoying this verse of late.  Different parts having been sticking out.  First, we as believers are what the bible calls the Body of Christ. Christ is the Head, and ALL the believers are members of the body of Christ.  Verse 15 speaks of Christ as the Head then verse 16 begins with “Out from whom”.  The Body is out from Christ as the source.  Anything that does not have its source in Christ is not the Body.  Furthermore, one of the rich phrases in verse 16 reveals the Body is being joined together and knit together.  HOW RICH IS THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no hint of division, divisiveness, independence, isolation or separation.  How awesome!  The problem does not lie with the truth. Or our apparent disagreement of interpretation.  Our problem is not practicing the truth as revealed in Ephesians 4:15.  Holding to truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, Christ….In other words, we don’t take Christ as our Head, our source, in all things.  So what we have is the default.  The fallen human nature infested with the sinful nature of the devil. Where separations and divisions are abundant.  There is no shortage there.  But praise the Lord for THE BODY!!  THE JOINING AND THE KNITTING OUT FROM THE HEAD!

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Body of Christ

 

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The Indispensability of the Members of the Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body is not one member but many.

15 If the foot should say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.

16 And if the ear should say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.

17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were the hearing, where would the smelling be?

18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, even as He willed.

19 And if all were one member, where would the body be?

20 But now the members are many, but the body one.

21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 But much rather the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

 

Each member of the Body is vitally necessary and absolutely indispensable!  May the Lord deal with our Independence  and individualism!

 

God bless you.  And may God bless all of us to see the revelation of the Body of Christ.

 

 
 

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The Church: Not a Lifeless Edifice

Ephesians 1:22 And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church,

23 Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.

Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, out from whom all the Body, being richly supplied and knit together by means of the joints and sinews, grows with the growth of God.

The church is not an organization but an organism.  And any organism has life has it’s characteristic.  What life does the church have?  The life of God!  The eternal life of God! (John 3:16, 1 John 5:11-12).  The church is not some lifeless edifice that you go to once a week made of bricks and stones.  Furthermore Ephesians, Colossians points out that the church is his Body.  The Body of Christ.  But again, our concept is maybe something that is lifeless, in letters and doctrines.  You may think that the “Body” is merely an assembly of believers.  This is true of course, but not adequate.  It says that the “Church which is His Body”.  The difference between the church and the Body is this.  The church meeting begins and must end at a certain point and everyone goes their separate ways.  The Body of Christ never ends!  Because it is something of life, something organic.  How would you like for your heart to take a break for ten minutes?  How about for your lungs to clock out for lunch for about an hour?  Would that be organic?  There is more to be said…

 

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Body of Christ, The Church

 

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Fellow Members of the Body of Christ

Ephesians 3:6 That in Christ Jesus the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the Body and fellow partakers of the promise through the gospel

Ephesians 2:16 And might reconcile both in one Body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity by it.

Every person, tribe, tongue, nation that has believed into and received Christ not only are genuine believers, Christians, children of God, fellow heirs but fellow members of Body of Christ.  When someone is regenerated and gets saved they spontaneously become a member of the Body.  You may have heard of the Lord Jesus Christ, God, redemption, our savior, and the Church.  But have you seen the Body of Christ?  Ephesians 1:22 says that the Church is the Body of Christ.  This subject will have to a topic of another post due to its colossal nature.  No matter race, background we may have we all become members of the Body of Christ.  Even fellow members.  Two peoples may have been enemies previously but after they both experience salvation and get filled in spirit they realize they are fellow members of the Body!  Because there is no race in the Body only Christ!

 

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The Church as the Body of Christ

Ephesians 1:22 And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church,

23 Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.

Colossians 1:18 And He is the Head of the Body, the church; He is the beginning, the Firstborn from the dead, that He Himself might have the first place in all things;

24 I now rejoice in my sufferings on your behalf and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His Body, which is the church;

Christ is “Capital A”  Awesome and so is the church because the church is His Body!  A living organic Body and not merely an assembly of believers gathered together.  This Body has Christ as it’s life!  Every genuine believer has Christ as their life.  In this life there is the fellowship, the oneness of all the believers.  Just like there is the flow of blood in our physical bodies to all of its members so it is the same in the Body of Christ.  Actually this life makes us members of the living Body of Christ.  WOWSERS!  THE CHURCH IS HIS BODY!

 

 

 


 

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