Thursday, July 20, 2006

Wherever He Is, There We Are

Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

And He gave some to be to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-12)

Christ is the head of the church; and He is the savior of the body. (Ephesians 4:23)
The Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the Church; we are His body. The body always goes with the head; the head always goes with the body. Though we may sometimes joke that somebody left home without his head, nobody every actually does. Head and body always go together. The head without the body is lifeless, and so is the body without the head.

Head and body always operate together. That is why it is very important to understand that the relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and all those who receive Him is this: His is our head; we are His body. Wherever we are, there He is also. Wherever His is, there we are also.
  • Wherever we are, there He is also. At the Great Commission, the Lord Jesus promised, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). The apostle John said, “As He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
  • Wherever He is, there we are also. The apostle Paul said, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which he loved us, even when were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:4-6).
The Lord Jesus Christ is not a disembodied head, nor are we a headless body. We are part of each other. He dwells with us on earth, guiding, empowering and working through us. We dwell with Him in the heavenlies, in the place of ruling and reigning.

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