Thursday, January 10, 2013

Body of Who?


   In the second chapter of the book Relentless by John Bevere, he talks about who Christ is.
Now for most people we say, "Christ was God's son, and He died to save me from my sins."
But that's not the answer he was looking for. He didn't want to know who the person was, but
who the body was. 

  We are the body of Christ. Paul confirms it in 1 Corinthians 6:15. " Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself?" We, the born again believers are of the Body of Christ. We who are but flesh and blood, carnal and carnally minded, share in the body of Christ. We are one with Messiah. We are included in the word Christ. That, in itself, is amazing!

  This is what John Bevere says next:
"...let's see what this revelation means to the level of authority we have in Him. ... Paul prayed passionately that every follower of Christ might comprehend "what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power" (Ephesians 1:19, AMP)
    ...Would you agree that the Lord of glory has immeasurable, unlimited power?... I'm sure you'd support this assertion without hesitation."
   
Would you believe this of yourself?

  In John 14:12 Jesus says,

  "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father." (NLT)

  Do you get the picture? If you are believer, a part of the Body of Christ, you are entitled to this same authority. If we believe in Him, we can perform the same works Christ did.
  
  Just think about that.
  Jesus healed lepers.
  Jesus made the blind see.
  Jesus turned the water into wine.
  Jesus walked on water.
  Jesus fed OVER 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish AND had leftovers!
  Jesus raised  people from the dead!

  And...
  "We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength."  (Philippians 4:13)

  Do you believe you have the same authority over the enemy as Christ does? Do you believe that the Holy Spirit can perform miracles through you? Do you believe you are good enough for God to be worthy of such honor? You are.

  He wants you to be empowered. But, we have not because we ask not.


 Don't live a hum-drum Christian life.

  Be  Relentless

God bless you all as you enter into this new season of your life, and may He bless you abundantly.

Emily
Teen for the Lord

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Hearts for Home

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I've been reading your blog for a while and I felt like I had to comment on this. I disagree with your post about the body of Christ(I've never read the book you're reading now tho'). I believe that we as Christians are the body of Christ, but not in that sense. In John 14, I think Jesus was referring to the extent of the work that we can do, like how far we can reach, not what that we can actually do bigger miracles than Jesus. I don't think we can do stuff like that. I'm not saying that noone ever can speak in tongues or have miracles happen, but if they do it's not because of something they did. It would be fully God working and have nothing to do with them, what they do or don't do.... To put it simply I don't believe we can do the same things that Jesus did(in this sense). He was God!
    I know this was long and probably a waste of time to read, but I had to write something. I'm not trying to be disrespectful to your beliefs, but I do politely disagree!(Don't feel like you have to reply, but I do have lots more to say about this:)

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  2. I truly believe that if we strive to live our life as Jesus did, we as well as those around us will be blessed. He was and is the perfect example! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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