Spiritual Gifts part 260: The church is the fullness of Christ
May 2, 2012
Spiritual Gifts Part 260: The Church is the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
God is at work producing mature daughters who can step in and take on the amazing calling and destiny He has waiting for those who love Him.
To love the Lord means two things:
These differences are spoken of in the Bible in terms of rank, rulership, reward, recognition, privilege, and intimacy.
Rewards are associated with work and faithful service.
The inheritance of the Church Age believer has two compartments:
Heirs of God by birth – by means of the new birth – regeneration.
The inheritance of the believer has two sides.
We are also in union with Christ to participate in His work of service.
Any time you want to understand something about the church you start with Christ.
The WORK of Christ-His SERVICE - is to minister God to the creation – to be the mediator between God and man.
Christ came to explain His Father.
Jesus Christ orients to His Father in everything.
The most amazing thing Christ did on the cross was to vindicate the character of His Father in propitiation; Rom 3:23-26.
Right now, in His humanity, where is He?
What will His service be about in the future ages?
Just as Christ is the fullness of the Father and explains Him…
The Church is to be the fullness of Christ and, by the work of the Holy Spirit, to explain Christ to the world and the angels.
When we communicate the truth of mystery doctrine, we participate in this mighty service of God making Himself known for who He really is.