Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Scripture of the Day - January 17, 2012

Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

I want to point out to you all how incredibly important the church is. The church is not a building, although we call our buildings the church, but that just shows how we can change the meaning of things. (We need to get out of that habit.) Jesus is not coming back for a bunch of lovely buildings...He is coming back for His people, the church!

We don't go to church we ARE the church. The body of true believers who have been washed by the blood of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit is the church. The church body is international not denominational. It's not one denomination over another that will enter heaven as some believe but it is the church, the body of Christ, the ones He has quickened (that is... made alive), the ones who have sanctified themselves unto Him.

And He is the HEAD of the church, which is His body. Are we understanding how closely connected we are to Jesus and He is to us. We, the church, are considered the body of Christ, we are one with Him. When Paul was struck down on the road to Damascus and asked the Lord who he was, the voice said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting." This is how closely connected we are to Jesus!! Never take the church lightly and be careful what body you attach yourself to. Jesus knows who are His, he won't be fooled by counterfeits.

~Mary Hynes~

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - Genesis 33 & 34, Matthew 17 and Psalm 9
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - Genesis 35 & 36 and Matthew 18

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May the Lord richly bless you,


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