Witicles Experts Online Articles Directory
     
Witicles Experts Articles Directory Witicles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles Directory

Welcome, Guest!     Sign Up    Sign In
Sponsored Ads

Create Free Website or Blog with Hubpile

Strategic Cost Management: The New Tool For Competitive Advantage






Author Box


Gboyega AdedejiGboyega Adedeji
I am a Nigerian and an Ambassador of Christ sent to Nigeria for the cause of His Kingdom. By divine-making, I read, teach and speak. I am a Dad to my daughter and a husband to my lovely
Joined 4 years ago
From Abuja, Nigeria
Total Articles 238

Recent Articles From Author

# The Accessories of God's Assignment: How God Provides For Your Needs
# Marriage: Discover What Becomes of Men Who Help Their Helping Wives
# How To Survive In Turbulent Uncertain Recessive Times
# The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Marriage

Namecheap.com Namecheap.com



Become A Witicles.Com Expert Contributor Today



Shop for Books online in Nigeria at kpiBooks.com.ng Order your favourite books online now, Save the stress & Pay online or with cash at Your Doorstep!


We help our esteemed clients develop web strategy that works!
Call us @ +234 803 578 3880




Authors Spotlight
Gboyega Adedeji  Gboyega Adedeji
Gboyega Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
238 Articles
   I am a Nigerian and an Ambassador of Christ sent to Nigeria for the cause of His Kingdom. By divine-making, I read, teach and ... from Abuja, Nigeria


Free Online Articles Editor  Free Online Articles Editor
Free Online Articles Editor is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
137 Articles
   We challenge the minds of people towards mental and attitudinal shift and National transformation. We are the Editorial team of Witicles.... from Abuja, Nigeria


Abiola Benjamin Obayomi  Abiola Benjamin Obayomi
Abiola Benjamin Obayomi is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
241 Articles
   Real Estate is my Profession. The change we need in Nigeria begins with all of us doing things differently. Collectively, we can make Nigeri... from Ile-Ife, Osun State


Omolara Adedeji  Omolara Adedeji
Omolara Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
60 Articles
   I am a kingdom expander and I believe in the testimony of a transformed life as the greatest testimony of all. I am a voice of God for m... from Abuja, Nigeria



Sell Your Books online in Nigeria, Earn 80% from book sales


Top Articles
Top 10 Reasons for Nigeria's Undeveloped Economy
CONSAT: Nigeria DTH Cable Television That Challenges DsTV, MyTV, Startimes and Others
INSIGHTS On Tithes & Offerings from Brother Gbile Akanni
The Pyramid of Friendship: Secret of Effective Relationships
The Quick Fix for Nigeria's Underdevelopment and Unemployment


Recent Articles
Buhari Anti-Corruption Fight: Is It A Sham?
The Presidency and A Failed Coup: Let Us Make Sense of It
Saraki Impeachment Plot: How Easy Can It Be?
Who Is Afraid of Bukola Saraki?
Police Brutality: A Menace To Our Collective Existence


Recent Comments
Make Your Mood
How To Season And Grill Chicken
6 days ago Call me +91-9990223143 for high class Indian escort girls services providing in Delhi. Hire some sexy & Best Escorts in Delhi who give you real Girlfriend Experience. http://www.makeyourmood.in

Delhi Escorts
How To Season And Grill Chicken
1 week ago We are providing Delhi Escorts, Escorts in Delhi, Delhi Call Girls, Call Girls in Delhi for sex dating with high class accommodation facility in Delhi. http://www.makeyournight.in

Amaya Khan
CONSAT: Nigeria DTH Cable Television That Challenges DsTV, MyTV, Startimes and Others
1 month ago I am Amaya Khan. I am hot girl with appetizing and natural body. I am pursuing fashion course in Institute, Goa. http://www.amayaescorts.in http://www.marry-escorts.in http://www.chennaisexyzone.com http://www.vipchennaiescort.com

Site Clouds
Witicles, Articles, Webnigerians,Experts, Submit Articles, Become A Writer, Writing, Technology, Leadership, God, Government, Management, Nigeria, Society, Culture, Authentic Articles
Social Sharing



Sponsored Ads


Namecheap.com
Article Category >>>Kingdom Expansion and Growth

Understanding the Mystery of the Body of Christ

By Gboyega Adedeji       Apr 30, 2015


Understanding the Mystery of the Body of Christ

We are fully aware of the term "Body of Christ"; however, there is a scarcity of revelation of the meaning of the term among many professing Christians across the world. Usually, we believe that the body of Christ is another word for the Church, hence, we normally like to describe ourselves as members of the body of Christ. While that school of thought is not wrong, it has a tendency of breeding a narrowed understanding of the term in everyone that subscribes to such school of thought.

I understand that the authority for legal residence and work on this earth was given to men by God. As we know, in our contemporary time, no person can successful migrate to another country to reside and work except he or she has a residence and work permit from the host nation. In same vein, when God created the earth and He built it for function; He handed over the permit for residence and work to the first man, his wife and their children. No wonder the Scripture says in the book of Psalms 115:16, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's; but the earth He has given to the children of men."

It therefore becomes clear that every man on earth has a legal permit under God to live and work on the earth. Moving on from there, we must know that each time God intended to do anything on earth for His purpose, He requested for a man - a man to stand in the gap; a man to say restore; a man to heal the sick; a man to deliver the captives; a man to lead the people of God in righteousness and justice. Let us observe a serious matter in the heart of God as it concerns getting a man to fulfill His purpose on the earth.

"But this is a people robbed and plundered; all of them are snared in holes, and they are hidden in prison houses; they are for prey, and no one delivers; for plunder, and no one says, "Restore!""

Isaiah 42:22


If you look are the words of that Scripture very carefully, you would see how important it is for God to have at least one person to fulfill His purpose. The purpose of God for those people who are plundered and robbed is restoration; yet, there will be no restoration for men, until a man SPEAKS restoration. It therefore becomes clear that God is powerful, unlimited and caring; yet, because of His faithfulness and integrity, He cannot intervene in our countless situations on earth except we invite Him.

When the LORD concluded on visiting the children of men, He chose to come to the earth even as a Man. And when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, 'Behold, I have come - In the volume of the book it is written of Me - To do Your will, O God.'" (Hebrews 10:5-7) Hence, Jesus became a Body of Christ on earth, through which Christ obtains legality to reside and work on the earth. No wonder the book of Isaiah 9:6 says very boldly that a Child was born, and the Son was given - indeed, the Son was not born: For the Son is God! Through Jesus, Christ came to the earth; however, His presence on earth was limited to the body of Jesus and He was only able to go places that Jesus could reach.

Therefore, after Jesus had completed His assignment on earth in the land of Israel, He told His disciples that it was needful that He leaves, for until He leaves, the Holy Spirit cannot come, but if He leaves, He will send the Holy Spirit from the Father to them. And behold, in the book of Acts 1-2. Jesus told them to remain at Jerusalem until they have been endowed with power from above. He told them to wait from the promise of the Father, which is the presence of the Spirit of Christ in each disciple of Jesus Christ. Hence, Christ will no longer be limited to one location, but spread abroad through the disciples of Jesus Christ.

May I say very strongly that the body of Christ is the human tabernacle for the residence and working of the Holy Spirit on the earth. Remember, according to the book of Philippians 2:13 "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. "The question then is, "how does God work in men to will and to do His good pleasure?" The answer is not far-fetched, God works in men to will and to do His good pleasure through the Spirit of Christ in them. Therefore, you and I are bodies of Christ. For the sake of simplicity, I am a body of Christ, assigned and prepared by Christ for good works on earth through the Spirit of Christ in me. And just like Apostle Paul, I say, "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me!"

Please, do not sit down with your hands folded and legs crossed, complaining to God about the situation of things in your marriage, family, community and country - For the Lord is counting on you to bear or carry Him to those places so that He can change things for the better. May the Lord help you to understand this mystery!



From Witicles.Com: Thank you for the gift of your time. We appreciate you for reading this article published by Gboyega Adedeji. Witicles.Com is indeed your partner for your growth, effectiveness and maturity.

1448 Views


If you need to re-publish this ARTICLE, please cite this article - (http://witicles.com/understanding-the-mystery-of-body-christ-333.html) and the Writer (Gboyega Adedeji)

Do You Find This Article Helpful?


Article Tags: understanding the mystery, mystery of the body of Christ, body of Christ, Christ Jesus, ambassadors of Christ, ministry of Christ
Save the Stress, Shop for Books Online in Nigeria - kpiBooks.com.ng
Article Source
Gboyega AdedejiAbout Gboyega Adedeji
Gboyega Adedeji Gboyega AdedejiGboyega AdedejiGboyega AdedejiGboyega Adedeji

  

Gboyega Adedeji is an inspiring teacher and writer. He is committed strongly to the development of effective leaders across generations and denominations.

He is an author of many books, writer of many articles and coach of many leaders!

He leads at LeaderSoil





Social Sharing

If You Enjoyed This Article; Then, Share It On Your Social Network





     Copy This Short Link To The Article: http://i.witicles.com/GWZnc Understanding the Mystery of the Body of ChristUnderstanding the Mystery of the Body of ChristUnderstanding the Mystery of the Body of ChristUnderstanding the Mystery of the Body of Christ



Post Comment


Article Comments

No comment found! Be the first to share your thoughts on this article!



Namecheap.com
Related Articles




Author's Articles

" " " "




Related Books

A Disruptive Faith: Expect God to Interrupt Your Life

The Kingdom of God In You by Bill Winston

Rediscovering the Kingdom: Ancient Hope for our 21st Century World







Home | Advertise With Us | About Us | Contact Us | How To Submit Articles | Article Writing Tips | Webnigerians.com | kpiBooks.Com | Our Sitemap: XML HTML

Copyright © 2013-2018 Witicles. All rights reserved.