PICTURE OF UNION ….THE BODY

This is how we were knit together in the womb!

Job 10:11

Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

« sinews in the ancient Hebrew or Greek can also be « nerves »

All the parts of the body, the fleshly human body, were put together for strength. And when there is unity as in a tapestry woven tightly together there is strength. This clay vessel is temporary yeti t shows us that the unity of the body of Chirst also is woven together in an order that only the Creator and the Head Christ can organize. We look to Christ to keep our earthly bodies intact and so do we do the same for the Body of Christ

Look at the revelation David received about the human body

Psa 139:13

For thou hast possessed my reins; thou didst cover me in my mother’s womb.

Psa 139:15

My bones were not hidden from thee when I was made in secret, curiously wrought in the lower parts of the earth.  (the lower part of the earth are a poetic way of refering to the womb, hidden from view)

1Co 12:12

For even as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ.

This human body that was awesomely created, is just a reflexion of the eternal Body of Christ.

1Co 12:13

For also in the power of one Spirit *we* have all been baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bondmen or free, and have all been given to drink of one Spirit.

We are totally baptised into Christ and we are totally filled with the the spirit of Christ.

1Co 12:14

For also the body is not one member but many.

And it is a awesome and wonderful thing that we have so many organs and cells in a healthy body, that interact in perfect harmony.  If we lose this God given order and harmony we become diseased. So also the dividing of the body of Christ into denominations caused sickness.

1Co 12:15

If the foot say, Because I am not a hand I am not of the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?

Just as loping off your hand will affect your whole body, losing a single member in the Body of Christ will affect it. We need each person in it. And each person has a particular function. These may change as the body grows.  You may have new teeth replace old milk teeth. You may develop Biceps and triceps as you excercise.  But all the organs are obedient to the nerves that control from the brain, or the Head who is Christ.

1Co 12:16

And if the ear say, Because I am not an eye I am not of the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?Imagine a person that was just an eye ball.  He would not fo to far without feet. But most of all the eye or any organ would die as soon as it leaves the body.

The source of blood and nerves would no longer bring life to it.

So it is when we are not listening to the spirit or the revelation that comes by way of Christ.

Co 12:17

If the whole body were an eye, where the hearing? if all hearing, where the smelling?

Just as the body needs each part as God placed it in our mothers womb, we need each other. Each function is just as important in the physical body and we may not  know it until we have a part missing.

1Co 12:18

But now God has set the members, each one of them in the body, according as it has pleased him.

Just as God wonderfully designed our bodies of flesh He has a plan for the Body of Christ. But it only works and grows if we follow the Head.  God in Christ in us.

1Co 12:19

But if all were one member, where the body?

1Co 12:20

But now the members are many, and the body one

Union and unity is expressed as one.

The Body and the head are definitely one and the body is dead without being in union with the body.

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