SNT 0276 Ephesians 1:1-11
April 28, 1968
Shows that the oneness of the Body of Christ is in Christ,
the head, and not here on earth.
SNT – 276
Publication Date: 04-28-1968
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Eph 1:1-4; (Heb 4:15)
Eph 1:5-23; Mat 22:37-40
Col 2:1-11; Eph 3:17
Col 2:10-23; 3:1-4
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, Christ, rooted, head, unity, body, sin, man, teach, blessed, mystery, commandments, church, joint, power, Christ Jesus
Sometimes perhaps I teach this word so much. And some of the segments, perhaps I understand little better, some people. And I fail to go over things, again and again. Because there are some of our people in the auditorium. Like there are other people who listened to our tape, administrate the homes. Some of these things are as well known as the Artemi. People who have been with us in the Research Ministry for a good number of years, and who have systematically and logically worked the word. But for others, this is not true. Because just like you heard me announced a while ago, we got three or four new classes rolling right now. And it's just a matter of time, when these people have finished these classes, there'll be hungry for more of the Word of God. And all you can do is just start teaching all over and over, would be wonderful if a person could just teach at once, then bypass it perhaps the rest of the days of his life, I'm not sure if it would be or not. But anyway, there is a great truth and he beacons in Colossians that I want to set before our people tonight, I'd like for you to take your Bible and turn to Ephesians chapter one. And again, thank you, Dorothy had wrote up your tremendous views. One of the reasons that I want to share this with you
again tonight because I was discussing this thing with Reverend Wade this week. Namely, about the body, the church, and what the Bible means, when it talks about being rooted and grounded. The church body to which you and I belong, is not the unity is not in the census realm. The unity of the church body is in the head. And the head is Christ Jesus. And he has ascended and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, and from them, He is coming back for the church that gathering together. The unity of the body of the church is in him in Christ, Jake. This becomes things later singly significant, those of us who understand the Ephesians and segments of Colossians, which I'd like to handle tonight. You know, it's almost as simple to understand the unity of the body, as it is to understand that everybody likes Maxwell House coffee? Because it's good till the second last drop, or is it the last drunk? Like? Well, if everybody drank Maxwell House coffee, what would Folgers do? That's all I can think of now it costs. You see the unity of the body, I have never seen your upon Earth. The unity of the body I can only see in the head in pricing. Why? Even a husband and wife who love the Lord Jesus Christ, are not always agreed here upon Earth. This is why of the unity of the body can never be cemented here upon earth by church union free bringing different denominations together. That's not the unity of the body. That's the word that God is talking about. This is man made unity. This is census realm unity. And this is done only for one of two or three reasons. Number one, don't make a big show. Number two, to have a lot of authority and power. And number three I can't think of but there's seven or eight different ones, you could figure it out for yourself. Because I don't want to spend my time trying to promote something which is only temporary. I want to build the Word of God in people which I know is eternal. And this eternal reality of the unity is in the head. Right. Now the book of Ephesians chapter one has some of these truths in them. I'm going to just rapidly move through the chapter as rapidly as I can Sometimes knees not do rapidly, but will touch some of these things. And by God's mercy and by God's grace, I believe you'll have another wonderful understanding of the greatness of that body. chapter one, verse one, Paul, an apostle of a certain denomination, no, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will, or the desire of God, to the things which are an emphasis and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. And upon apostle is one of the five ministries or five apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers and pastors. This is one of the ministries. God given this way down the perpendicular relationship demand. You cannot be educated to be an apostle. But if you're an apostle, you'll put the educated Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ. And the last two words of verse one, our Christ Jesus. Whenever the Bible puts the word Jesus first It emphasizes his humility.
His degradation is Prosperi being spit in the face, slap, persecuted, crown of thorns crucified. This is what it emphasizes, when it puts teeth that's first, when it puts the word Christ first, it emphasizes is messianic, his heavenly mission. This is why the Bible never says that the Christian believer is in cases. The people who teach that you have to bear the cross, you know, you have to carry Maggie buck and sin. And Johnny jump up. Why do you have to keep burying all these things all the time? No, that's in the category of Jesus. This is why he boards the boards across the board all these things. This is why the word Jesus comes first. This is why it never says in the Bible that the Christian believer is in cases. It always says that the Christian believer is in Christ is in Christ. And this is why the word says that when you're born again, it's Christ in you. The hope of glory.
says this is to the saints get canonized the moment you get born again or something.
And you're born again of God's Spirit, you're a saint. This way, in relationship with God, the saintliness with which you walk on a horizontal plane in the census realm, determined your fellowship. Grace be to you. Verse two, great video races was divine favor, not wonderful. And peace, grace and peace, divine favor and peace. Has there ever been a time in your life and the society in which you live? That there has been a need of a declaration of the grace of God and the peace of God any more than now. People are all frustrated, full of fear, worry, anxiety, many of the living on sedatives and other things. The Word declares to the saints, the born again believers great divine favor, and peace. Dr. Chuck know what peace but what that does to the soul of a person. Part three was to be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has passed and blessed us. With all what spiritual blessings in heavenly places the word places in italics in the heavenlies is the text in the heavenlies in Christ, He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing, followed by God's mercy and by God's grace, why don't we just stand up then and throw our shoulders back and praise the Lord and say, Well, I've been blessed. Your wife said you don't look at you say honey looks smooth. You're the word says you've been what? Blessed hasn't got anything to do with what you look like as everything to do with God, Lord in Christ Jesus for you. So blessed with all spiritual blessings. And what about people are always praying oh Lord blessed me with this are blessed baggy mothers with this We are gonna jump up or snowball peace with this, oh Lord do this Lord says he's already was blessed with Oh, man it's just thrills your soul. Because then all you need to do after that is just be thankful. Just thank god. Thank god that's all because you're already bless you say you're not bless me either dollar you question there's a virtual it says according as he had one who did the QC he did. He did He must like what he chose he's not so bad I certainly can't always like what he chose in the census round when I live below power. So the choosing and the thing that he accomplished must be something he likes, in a higher realm that he understands beyond what most of us understand. If I'm walking out of alignment to harmony, he certainly couldn't be well pleased. He couldn't be well pleased with my lack of well pleasing to Him. But He tells us, in Him before the foundation of us, nowhere, this intrigues me, verse four, told us I said to him before the foundation of the world somebody was after me again, you know, they're always after me on my teaching on the one God business. Peter and I talked this over, I think it came up this week. This was somebody. The Word of God says that God cannot be tempted. God cannot be tempted, right? In Hebrews, it says, Jesus Christ was tempted in all things like as what we are. If God cannot be tempted Jesus Christ was you figure it out? Well, it doesn't take a college education as the two. And understand plain simple sounds good English. But you know, if you're all screwed up in tradition and commandments of men, and you're all confused, on doctrine, God Almighty can't help you. Because you won't help yourself. You become mentally fossilized.
Whatever that is. You're just, you're just cemented up there. That's all. Well bless God. He chose us. Before what? No, I must have been with him he must have known before what? That that's a pretty good long time ago. And he chose. Boy, whenever I read these words, you see why people when you're out of this auditorium tonight on his teaching session, yada throw your shoulders back. You're not here by accident. You didn't get under this research and teaching ministry, because you were so good or so bad. You got under it because God had chosen you. He's given us something to do with our day, our time our he's given you something to live for something to speak about something to utilize? Well, it says predestiny to the to the adoption of son of children, the word is sonship by Jesus Christ Himself, according to the good pleasure out of his own lot to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein he has made He has made us accepted in the Beloved who did the making. I want you to see all the way through that it was which God in Christ rot for us. It's not what I do. It's what he did. Boy, people that zip and you'll see this player, if you just remember it, all the way through it's what God wrought in Christ, what God made Christ to be to us and what he made us to be in him which is the current the body. In who verse seven we have we got it. We do not have to pray for it. We don't have to beg borrow in OUI OUI bought. Redemption. just happens to be the word remission in verse seven. It hope we have redemption through his blood, not mine is the remission of sin, according to the poverty of His grace starting to watch the riches of his watch that how how much remission is available, the riches of his lot. Is there any Man or woman in your community or in our community or anybody's communicate, who could not be saved, to be willing to be saved? If God's remission limited if the man has committed every sin in the book, God still able to say it's never too late to turn to the Lord. Yep. Yep. Because of the riches to remission, according to the riches of His great at wonderful which we're wearing in verse eight. He has a bounded toward us in all of his wisdom and all of his good sense. Or he might good sense don't have too much, or too much wisdom, but he's got it. Right. Verse nine says, having made known unto us the mystery of what his will, while if he made it no none to us, then we know it, then we know. And it's no longer a mystery. According to the good pleasure which He purposed in him want to see how God is magnified all through the chapter, and how God magnifies the work of Christ all through the text. No Sunday has magnified my work at all. No man's work at all when God made Christ to be to the believer and made the believer to be that's what he magnifies that firsthand. And the dispensation or administration of the fullness of times, which is a future administration, he might gather together in one he's going to do the gathering together. Haha. He's going to do the gathering got it. This gathering which is propounded by men to gather all the Christian together, men are doing the boy, how you can live in a world like ours, you get so confused, it's sometimes a little difficult to believe once you get straightened out. But I suppose you're not straight not it's hard to get confused.
If that's something he might gather together in one, all things can hope, great, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even get him in who also verse 11, we have obtained we've got it and inheritance we've already gotten. The guarantee is already written. The predestinated according to the purpose of these will, who work at all things after the console of his own will sometimes take that word console and the word willing, verse 11, and work it it has a it has a lifetime of understanding and those two words. First, well that the text should literally read to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory. Who first or before trusted in Christ, in whom he also trusted. Were trusted italic verse 30. After you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also after our when that you believe you are one, sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise that this is the first thing we've had to do is one thing, what did he do your first hear your first hear, they heard and then they want people heard they're going to believe if they've never heard some ladies, gentlemen, we're living in times when they haven't heard. Feel that Holy Spirit of promise. Verse 14, which is the earnest of our inheritance. This is the earnest the proof of our inheritance back up there. He said, we have obtained an inheritance in verse 11. Now, here's your proof that you've gotten the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Whenever somebody speaks in tongues, you've got the wit, that you're single, and before you hear that person speak in tongues, you have no guarantee you have no witness, you just hope you just get that's all. You do not have proof in concrete. Or you say the man walks the Christian life, he keeps the 10 commandments, like the man whoever it is like to see a man that always wants the Sermon on the Mount, wouldn't you? If he wants the Sermon on the Mount kept all the commandments without being born again of God's very has no eternal life abiding with any story, you know, in the gospels, the lawyer Come cases one night, or somebody like that, remember he said, Oh, he kept them all. These are said, like go out and sell everything you've got. Give it to the poor, you know that he couldn't do. What I teach my people when you get to the accuracy of God's word, there are no grades of sin with God's grace of sin are only in society and man's thinking. In God's in God's reality, sin is sin. There are no no shades, no grades of shades of thin, you know, gray, gray or gray and gray or gray, finally, little black or black dandy little white lies, never heard that word.
Those are permissible. That is sin in God's sight. You know, in the foundational class, every time I teach this always know better than what I teach you.
Remember, Matthew 22, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind and strength and the next 38 Men 39 or whatever it is, in $40 Second Commandment like unto it, Thou shalt love thy was on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. When I set these throughs before the foundational class, I take all the wind out of their sails by those two little verses. But you see, the average person has always thought of sin in different grades. You know, the greatest first class sin in the world is just not to love God with all your heart soul Biden's right. That's the first and great commandment is, what's the first great sin then the break my hair logic? That's right. And the second one, love your neighbor. Are these two commands to hang along? So back to Ephesians, please. Which is the earnest verse 14, of our inheritance? Until until the redemption. I tell you, redemption and remission were the same. The night shouldn't have its resurrect. The word redemption and the word resurrect appear many times as the same Greek word. I don't know what I told you, but they're just some like witness to me that I said a while ago, something else dead? Well, delete. First mistake me estimate a few others because I went for a ride today and took my lovely wife along and none of you good people were home today. Looking for a place to go for lunch, dinner and supper and there's nobody home, no food, any place in this great fellowship, which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of what? Heart dispensation, unto the praise of his lot. Wherefore I also after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love and all the things, he's not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, very 17. That's the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Dory may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation and the knowledge of him. What for verse 18, that could get your eyeballs open? That's right, and it can't be the physical eyes, right? You can put toothpicks in Lowe's. But you got to put something else in these other eyes. This has to be the greatness of the word. That's what opens a man spiritualize that the eyes of your understanding, habit, being enlightened, lit up. Your eyeballs lit up spiritually, that you may know that he may know not question not doubt that you may know beyond a shadow of a doubt. What is the hope of his walk? And that you may know what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. In verse 11, you obtained an inherited and inverse river I am here it says that he's got an inheritance of you. While the Christ in you is his presence in you, you're guaranteed in him in the eternal realities around this is involved in your inheritance. First it and what is the exceeding great that your eyes have your understanding being enlightened. So you may know what is the exceeding greatness of His power, not mine, but his power to I swear to god I've done so far only one thing what we got, we believe to get saved. Now we believe to live in the census world with the greatest so that presence and power goes, according to the working of his watt, which he wrote in home. There it is, again, when God raised him from LA, and city, Matty's own right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality, and power in Might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in Duck, which is to come and has put all things under hoofbeats. Is the end and gave Him to be head. He's the head over all things go on. That is the minister the head, is the bishop the head, is the district superintendent. Is the governor that no, there's only one head to the church. And that head is who a man that's what he says, that's what it means. People ought to move over.
Right? Let it be had his head. He's the head, gave all things to him to be head over all things to the church, which is his who's his body, the fullness of Him, that Phillip Hall at all, in that church, the church is his body, it's not his bride, it's his body. Not the greatness of the realities of the church, turning to Colossians.
Chapter Three, chapter two. Part one, all right, I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you and for them are those that love to see you and for as many as have not seen my face in the place, that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and not to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God see the understanding and acknowledging the mystery of God. What was happening was that this mystery which God had made no none to him. This mystery was beginning to be lost. The mystery of the church being the body, and that the Gentiles would be fellow heirs and of the same body, that it was Christ in you the hope of glory. All this which is involved in the mystery was beginning to be lost during the lifetime of the apostle Paul, as a matter of fact, before he died. The greatness of this mystery was completely gone. Because by that time, we'd become institutionalized in the areas of what they called the 12 major centers of religion, which they named after the different apostles, like Rome name, there's after whom, Peter, Peter never was in Rome as long as you live. If you didn't go there, while he's living, I doubt very much because they're after he dies. Right. Now, I think of that, when I think I'm teaching the advanced class and we're talking about the Witch of Endor. Remember, it's how she brought up Saul. When When Samuel came around one evening was stubborn. He brought up Paul brought, Samuel was brought up to exalt the Bible says Samuel wouldn't go see him while he was living. You think God get him up afterwards and make him back into my parents when he wouldn't talk to Saul while he was living with God told Samuel stay away. You think God tell him later on to go visit God on that good night acknowledgement of the mystery Oh, yes, that's what God lost. It's pretty well lost today. Because before the Apostle Paul died, he said all he had left me and yet he actually said all he heard the word of God in two years and three months. I think he wrote this to Timothy. Before he died before he died all he had left you know what they'd gone back to a little bit of circumcision. Little bit of holy water you know, baptism water. A few other little minor details like football she I pan a toothbrush and something else, you know, played enough to flex a little bit short. Did not a home country and polish and nail That's all. That's why the mystery is gone. And all we've had is institutionalized religion and people have been become institutionalized in that religion. And they've lost the great mystery. And when you lose the great mystery, you've lost that which is dressed as a church, read totally out of left field, you maybe hold an onion, but all those unused oils are going to get you there. But sincerity is no guarantee for truth. Truth is proof. Well, very three says, in who are hid all the treasures of wisdom, and what knowledge is that lovely? Now this, I say, verse four, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. For though I'd be absent in the place, yet I am with you in the spirit joying and beholding your order, and that steadfastness of your faith, in Christ, now there's one of those words, faith, we're going to handle it if it says us on man's party cannot be what? Faith from a spiritual has to be one, Billy, same word. Lovely, isn't the steadfastness of your believing you know, as you have therefore received Jesus Christ, oh, received to Christ Jesus, the Lord. So walk, walk, walk in.
Boy, you see, the mystery is going down the drain. And God is allowing Paul to write this letter to try to help people, God's always doing his best to help us. But when you pull yourself away from it, start your little groups here, there and yonder institutionalize it. I don't care if you give it the best name in the United States. It's not the worst name in the world before God. Glory Oh boy. And he up there far received Christ Jesus, the Lord, so fun working. So walk in him, walk in him. I cannot walk in Him and walk by what people say most of the time. First step. Here it is rooted, rooted, and built up in him and established in the faith. rooted and built up in him. Here it uses the words rooted and build up in Ephesians chapter three.
Talking about the same truth. It says in verse 17, that Christ may want you all in your hearts by watch that he be what rooted and what? Down? Over in Colossians it says, rooted and build up he feels rooted and grounded. I think it was my doctor who asked the question. Well, why should he use it twice? If you're rooted are you're not grounded? If you're grounded, are you not rooted? Why should he say rooted and grounded for the same reason that he says rooted and filled up in in Tyson's here the word routed but God if you want to build our Ah I see holes with a long quote. This is routed which means to be our become a depends on whether to attend the passive or middle voice to be women just put down to be or to become rooted to be art become. You see. It is usually both on some things that we really know the answer to we are what on others that we are still learning and getting more light on we are one big, fat flag the word grounded is the Greek word spelled th e m yelloweye double O comes from Selma. This word routed me to They found it to be established it means to lay the foundation rooted is down here, then on top of that route that you put your luck your walk it is it is the foundation laid on here that the people will see. They will not see the one roof. This is why he said rooted and grounded the word built up in collection rooted and build up the word build up is that word I can know me or I could know switches house word for house. And it has the word epi before it epi. Which simply means build the house there on. In practice, it's the same general truth as the one any features being rooted, then grounded, the foundation laid the foundation, put the house on that route. I can look at the trees outside of the window here at the headquarters and I fully understand rooted and grounded and build up. I see all of that stuff on top of the ground. That's the build up. But unless it was one row, it would never be one that's what it means rooted and build up rooted and grounded. Grounded means that which you can see on the outside here's the ground over the top that you can see but out of it comes that tree with those limbs. You keep coming all summer you have all the apples you want to always hold on to either upsells why? Because it's one route Isn't it remarkable that he didn't say grounded first and then routed for marketing, but remarkable is all what he did. Would be remarkable he said it the other way. Then he got it all backwards.
You're not you don't lay your foundation first to get to roots. Well, that's the greatness of it here. Okay. rooted and built up in him and established in the faith in the faith this is a family faith. As you have been taught, abounding bearing with all kinds of requests. No, he has blessed us with us. all there for you just a bound in what you see how they lost the mystery in the last semester they lost all of the practice of it. By they were just in the soup Beware lest any man's fall you throw up that's exactly what they're responding about. Philosophy world wisdom, commandments a man doctrine demand. Read it next. thing you see Dr. The traditional men, after the rudiments, the rudiments, the word rudiments, his outward ordinances. Disciples, disciples do not wash their hands before they eat cookies. Remember that the gospel of the world and not after Christ? Verse nine, barring him, to Allah O about wholeness of a lot. And ye our complaints were, you're up on earth? No, no, where is that? So your completeness is in the head? Who is Christ? Who is not here who has ascended up? I know. So I am complete here. That's right. I'm complete spiritually. But the completeness of the body is not in the census realm. The completeness of the body is in the Spirit. In the head. We are completing him versus who is the head of all principality and what in whom also you are past tense is what it was you were circumcised. With the circumcision made without hand in putting off the body of the sense of the place by the circumcision of who you were saying context. you're completing him. What we're complete in him. Is there any work on our part that we have to do to accomplish? No, I would have to be water baptized to make it then here If I would have to be watered baptize, I'd have to be circumcised, then I would have to be footwashing then I would have to be everything else. The Word of God says, Christ is the end of the law to all believers, people fell below. Then why do people always let somebody put them under? Well, first of all, they don't know any better. And secondly, if they do, even if they know better, somehow or other, they still like the claim of society in the environment which deliver rather than God's acclamation. And so, before you know it, they go back to this and they go back to that just give a little like, you're gonna give a little go the whole way to the negative, or do you just want to chili tally around for either stand on God's word adult, one of the two. You're completed him. You're circumcised. You're buried with him in baptism. We're in also, you are one resin with him through the fate, through the fate of the operation of DOD, who raised him Jesus Christ Ahmad. That's the only one that's gotten raised so far. Jesus Christ, God. And verse 13, you being dead, in your sins and uncircumcision of your place, as he was wicked, who did that quickening class. Together with Him, having forgiven you, oh, trespassing, bombing out what? Handwriting who just applauding up heated up? It's just like any features everything God wrought in Christ, Christ in the belief Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us. Contrary to get out of the way, nail that to his grace and having spoiled principalities and powers. Verse 15, literally read, having put up from himself principalities and power having put off from himself who killed him I know that you did but oh inspired that's the principalities and in the in the resurrection of Christ, they were all like put off
no one killed him because the Jews were the symptom you know, operations because he made a show of them openly how By His resurrection by triumphing over them because they had killed him God raised him Let no man therefore Let no man therefore do what got you in meat or in drink or in respect of a lot are the new moons are of the Sabbath all of those were in Shadow of the things to come the things to come all of those things were before that thing which cave and that thing was Christ Jesus He's talking about they work out the things to come back which Christ rock for us the things that are available to us in Christ all before that was a shadow.
boy there shadows things to come. But the body is alright and where's the body of Christ. But no man big guy all you have your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping angels, religious rituals of angels intruding under those things, which you have not seen. Mainly he gets pumped up in his own flesh that he wants. And verse 19 doesn't hold the walk. That's rather troubling. Not holding the head. I walk it from the head from width. Oh the body by joints and bands having nourishment, ministering and knit together increases with the increase of hope. Okay, Then where is the body in the head? Who supplies the body, the head. So the unity of the body is not on Earth, the unity of the body is in the head. increases with the increase of God, it's really interesting. The word increase of God increases, you know, with the increase of Gods literally means God's liberal supply increases with the increase of God's liberal supply, he still has to give it. Wherefore, verse 20, if you'll be dead, if you're dead with Christ, from the rudiments, the outward ordinances of the world. Why is though living in the world, are not subject to these awkward ordinances, touching on taste, not handle nuts, which all are the parents with a using, because all of these are after that commandments, and the doctrines of art, which things have indeed to show a man's wisdom in will worship you know, man's will, humility, neglecting, however was the body they call it it denied the head, and what the head did, that's why neglecting the body, not in any honor to the satisfying of the place. The then be risen with Christ in God now while you're here on Earth, fix those things which are where, where Christ says on the right hand of God, secure affection on things above, not on things, where are ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in Oh, man, when Christ who is our life shall appear, then shall ye o sola, appear with him wire. Amen, because we're already in home. In him. It was a matter of walking on an horizontal level and everybody being in alignment harmony as Christians all the time none of us would ever make it. But it's what God wrought in Christ in you. That puts you in the head of their time the biggest fight I've ever seen in the world have been among Christians
go to the board. Wonderful place a week by complaining everything comes out of us the head and this whole body is controlled and it's where is the head.
I have got five little footsies on here and summon for indexing this fella here is a Methodist Christian and this one's a Baptist Christian.
I challenge I challenge you to get them together on the same verse of scripture on baptism this was in the Anglican or Episcopalian Christian I tell us to throw him in on in game to agree with the other two. This one over here is unity or Quaker and I challenge you to get them together with either one or the other those three
people don't just see that this unity the Unity has to be in the head and not in the fingers and it hasn't won every joint supply us Europe on earth that's for sure. But some of the joint throughout a joint they've been in the wrong joint maybe that's why they're out of joint
Why look at it some of the people aren't helping the Lord at all born again are God's Spirit on doing a lousy thing for him right if the Lord had to wait for one joint suppliant he squeak all the time no in what every joint supplier in the lot. Now we see the glass darkly. But then what? Basically when he comes back, we don't be like what he is where you get this great of what every joint supplies because you see, when you get up there with him. You're going to be rewarded for what you did down here. Okay, so down here you are just a sum. Well up there is a unity up here, what every joint supplies, the body has to have a lump sum. And when you get there and your new body, you're going to be a great sum. That is what it's talking about. We are teaching it in my own inimical little lair something better No. But you can understand this. Because God can't stand those fights up there that people have down here that for what what does the body supply? What's the every joint supplies? Well, when you have a perfect body fashion, like into his glorious body, your reward, and you just the best old time in the world, you'd never get out. You never get sore. That'd be a great song. You're wonderful stuff. Somebody else I have to be an elbow. Every member and this ministereth I want these joints apply is basically the connection over here at all. It's the light that flows through it,
that it's talking about. The light that flows through it, and life comes. I know you're born again of God's Spirit, I know you belong to him here upon Earth. I know you're completing him. I know all of these things.
But I also know that the unity that he is the head of this body. He's the head of the body. And we weren't born again of God's spirit here upon Earth yet. haven't joined the fullness of this body because the fullness of this body has not yet come. Because some of our people have died, right? Christians no longer here. But when he comes back in the gathering together in such a loving us again Christ. Right first remember, we were Charlize changed, so we joined him. That's where you have all that. This is why you must understand the body, the church and you must understand that it is to be rooted and grounded. rooted, rooted and grounded, letting this tree grow here apart because your reward in the future is dependent. On what to do in the present. What do you do with him now? Determine the reward of the future.