Praise the Lord for the Body of Christ. And that we are part of it! Thank you Lord for including us!
I enjoyed Romans 12:5 this morning.
Romans 12:5 " So we who are many are one Body in Christ, and individually members one of another." It is wonderful to see this week that the Body of Christ is not an organization( is a social group which distributes tasks for a collective goal. The word itself is derived from the Greek word organon, itself derived from the better-known word ergon - as we know `organ` - and it means a compartment for a particular job.) The Body of Christ is an organism, produced by the union in life that we have with Christ. The purpose of Christ salvation is to have Christ produced in millions of people, that they may become the members of the Body of Christ, NOT seperate or individual units, but parts of the living, functioning, coordinated and corporate whole. We should not have a living of being detached from each other. Even though each one has a different function, we should still have this corporate living.
I just realized in my own experience, life happens so fast, and if we dont live in the Body, in the House to House church life, we simply will not make it in our Christian life. We need the saints, we need the fellowship with each other, we need the mingling with the Triune God. What a priviledge that we have been placed in the Body and that we have a way to be mingled one spirit with each other. Yes, we know all this, it is a fact to us, but do we really live this life? Do we really stand against our business, our tiredness, our difficult children and any difficulties that may come? We must be such a testimony to the world, a shining lampstand that we are for the Lord, we are for this corporate living, and nothing can stand against us.
When I think of us going against the world, I think of a salmon. Once they want to reproduce and lay their eggs, they have to swim against the current to go back to their birth place, they have to swim through very icey waters, they have to swim against flowing rocks, to get back to where they are intended to be.
May we have such a living, swimming against the current, daily, to enter into our spirit, to be one Christ, to be one with the Body. To give up what we think we know, and remain in the flow!
Praise the Lord.