WHO IS THE CHURCH?
The church is the body of Jesus carrying the spirits of all his believers in heaven.
This is a mystery hidden to the people of old but today revealed to us by God’s Spirit; even as it is in the word of God (Eph 1:20-23).
The church is also your body, the body of a believer that carries the spirit of God here on earth (1 Cor 3:16).
At the same time, the church is the house of God, the house hold of faith where the followers / Christians of Jesus gather untofellowship with God and with one another. (1 John 1:3; 1 Tim 3:15)
Blessings: I think that proper understanding of whom the church is will bless your life; help your faith to have a direction to the true God who is able to save your soul.
It will help you make a proper change of a place of worship knowing that church is a place of truth to experience the living God unto salvation.
It will help you to have confidence in yourself that God lives in you; and you can relate better with Jesus of your heart.The knowledge of this will make prayers and meditation easy; as you look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.
It releases you from church bondage and gives you the freedom Jesus has made available to you at salvation to serve God.
The knowledge of who is the church will transform your life. Helps you to serve God in peace without fear all the days of your life.
Go ahead and enjoy the revelation.
The Message: Who is the church/ Let us read this in Ephesians 1:22-23.
“And hath put all things under his feet and gave him to be the head over all things to the church;
Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all”.
That is the church. That reading from verse 20 at the resurrection of Jesus, God set him at his right hand in heaven. And gave him authority over all things in this world and in the world to come; over principalities and powers.
And that this authority he gave to his body which is the church the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
WHAT DOES THIS MYSTERY MEAN?
The church in Greek means ecclesia, which means the assembly of people for a particular purpose.
You know that Jesus told the apostles about the great spirit exchange at his resurrection.
John 14:20, “At that day you shall know that I am in the father, and you in me and I in you”.
And he meant the spirit exchange, 1 John 4:13
“Hereby know we that we dwell in him and he in us because he hath given us of his spirit”.
Yes, at salvation, God takes our newly born again spirit from us and transfers it to the glorified body of Jesus in heaven and takes the spirit of Jesus and puts it in our own body here on earth.
This is trueof everybeliever, living and dead (John 15:4-5). His abides in us as ours abide in him, for without his spirit in us we can do nothing.
This is that spirit assembly of all believers in the glorified body of Jesus, given his authority over all things called church which is his body.
Do you understand?
Again, the church is also your body carrying the spirit of Jesus.
The bible says, 1 Cor 3:16’
“Know you not that you are the temple of God; and that the spirit of God dwellethin you”.
Again in 1 Cor 6:19, it is written,
“what, know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you. Which you have of God, and you are not your own?
For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God’s”
This is being a church. Your body is a church housing God the father, the spirit of Jesus, the spirit of God. As your spirit lives in the body of Jesus, they also live in you. That is the church.
The church is also the house of the living God where the followers or the Christians of Jesus gather together for fellowship with God and with one author (Acts 11:26).
At the same time, the church is the house of God, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Tim 3:15).
It is a household of God, wherebelievers are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus being the corner stone in which all members grow together as a holy temple in the Lord and God living in them by his spirit: (Eph 2:19-27).
The church is the assembly of spiritsof believers in the glorified body of Jesus in heaven and spirits of God inour bodies here on earth?
Do you understand?
God bless you