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Emanna for 02/28/2019

The Body of Christ is not a Human Organization

Bible Verses

Eph 1:22 And He
[God]
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

Words of Ministry

The Body
[of Christ]
is not an organization; it is an organism constituted of all the regenerated believers for the expression and activities of the Head. The Body is the issue of the incarnated, crucified, resurrected, and ascended Christ who has descended to the church. According to our natural life, we are not qualified to be part of the Body. On the contrary, we are qualified only to be terminated and buried so that we can be resurrected. By incarnation God the Creator became a man named Jesus. Although God was living, moving, and acting in Jesus, there was no way to have the Body, for at that time Jesus was not the Head. Before Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, the Body of Christ was not in existence. He had a number of followers, but He did not have the Body. Only after He had ascended into the heavens did God give Him to be the Head over all things to the church. By Christ's all-inclusive death, the old creation, including our old man, our flesh, and our natural being, was terminated. When He entered into resurrection with the new creation, He left the old creation in the tomb. Then He ascended to the heavens and was given to be the Head over all things to the church.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 156-157. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/12/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.