Revisiting the Agitable From a Different Angle

I recently made an observation of a term our Bible uses to identify the Church of Jesus Christ (that article can be found here). Paul said, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it (1 Corinthians 12:27).”

My point was meant to acknowledge that similarly as those who walked with Him in His incarnation (with access to His word and His body),  the same is true for us today. We have His Word and we have His Body.

The contention stirred by my words were primarily addressing the fact that the body available today is flawed and can’t be trusted. While unfortunately this may be true, there may also be a missing element from the equation. What is it that gives the body the ability function properly?

Every body has a head (well, at least those that are living and breathing). Remove the head from the body and the body becomes lifeless… useless. However, if in fact the body (the Church) is being controlled by the Head (Jesus, His Holy Spirit), then I believe my theory has merit.

We have His Word. Do we have His body? The question each believer must ask is, “Are we being His body… being led by Him… being a testimony of Him to the world?”

“Sir, we would see Jesus.”

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to Revisiting the Agitable From a Different Angle

  1. >> “Every body has a head (well, at least those that are living and breathing)”
    True – but sadly there are ‘living’ physical bodies with a head that doesn’t work and fails to control the body the way it should be controlled.

    The analogy holds true. There are ‘living’ spiritual bodies (Churches) where the body is not working and is ineffectual because the head isn’t working – and one would have to say the same is true of individuals.

    >> “The question each believer must ask is, “Are we being His body… being led by Him… being a testimony of Him to the world?”

    Good questions.
    Sadly, we sometimes allow our minds to follow the wrong course.
    “Let this mind be in you, which was in Christ” / “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind”
    When we follow HIS way, the world will SEE HIM.

    • mtsweat says:

      Well said good friend! Well said! His Word and His Body available today. If not, the fault lies with us (me). We have been equipped. Thanks and God bless.

  2. Hank says:

    “God needs us so much”? God doesn’t “need” anything. He may choose us, He may choose to use us, but “need” us He does not. That statement denies the aseity of God.

  3. granbee says:

    As we become more and more fully unified with Christ, Our Head, so we become His Body and reveal Him to those who would see Him!

  4. Lyn Leahz says:

    I just posted this on another page who had a similar article. I will paste it here because I’m just going to repeat the same thing I just wrote..so it’s easier 😉 The Holy Spirit, the still small voice in our minds that provides direction…the One who says ‘go this way’, and ‘no no no…go that way…’ What a wonderful voice He has! So many people are seeking for something, and I believe that is God’s direction sewn into all of us; unfortunately, so many people don’t recognize or accept that this is what it is, and they end up reaching for other things, whether it be false doctrine, drugs, alcohol, sex, lust, pornography, video games; whatever the case may be. The Lord spoke to me once, and said that instinct is God’s direction sewn into all things…from the insects, to the animals, to humanity. I see God as the head (the thoughts), Jesus as the Word that proceeds from God’s thoughts (God in the flesh, the active voice of God), and the Holy Spirit as God’s hands…the doer. And we are the lower part of God, yet very, very important..His feet…carrying His Word, His Spirit, and His truth throughout all of the world. Yes, we have a very important task at hand…God needs us so much; yet so many of us sit around from day to day only doing what we want to do, or what other people require of us. So often we forget our most important purpose in this life…carrying God’s Word (Jesus) throughout the earth, and doing so through His hands, which were given us to help, comfort, guide, and counsel–the Holy Spirit.

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