the church is the body of christ
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones
Ephesians 5:30

Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Sunday 29th August 2021

There’re some who see the Church as a Gentile
nation that got some “second-class” salvation
from God. Those who hold such erroneous beliefs
about the Church don’t understand the mystery of
the Church.
The reason some people don’t understand the
Gospel of Jesus Christ about the Church is that the
Old Testament, which is what they hold on to, doesn’t
explain the revelation of the Church. It was a mystery
it wasn’t revealed to the Old Testament prophets. So,
the experts in Judaism don’t know anything about the
Church, even though the prophets testified of salvation
of Gentiles. To learn about the Church, you’d have
to study from the gospels (from the words of Jesus
Himself) and then into the epistles where the revelation
of the Church as the Body of Christ was unveiled.
Ephesians 2:16-17 says, “And that he might
reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby: And came and
preached peace to you which were afar off, and to
them that were nigh.” In other words, God preached
peace and reconciliation to both the Jews and the
Gentiles and brought them together in one body called
the Church! It’s a new body made up of people from
among the two groups: Jews and Gentiles. However,
to be in this body, you must be born again, whether
you’re a Jew or you’re a Gentile.
Neither of the two groups is inferior to the other.
Our opening verse says, “For we are members of his
body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” It doesn’t get
closer than that! The Church is His body. And when
He said, “...I will build my church…” (Matthew 16:18),
He was talking about the body of Christ, and that’s you
and me, all our brothers and sisters around the world
we’re the expressions of His reality, of His fullness, His
grace, glory, kingdom, power and personality. We’re
His body! Glory to God!


I’m a member of the body of Christ, the expression of His reality, His grace, glory, kingdom, power and personality! He’s my completeness. What an honour it is to be the expression of His fullness! I carry His life and divinity in me—spirit, soul and body—because I’m a member of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones! Praise God.

Further Studies

Galatians 3 27-28
27 - For as many as were baptized into Christ, you put on Christ.
28 - There cannot be Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is no male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 12 12
12 - For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.
Colossians 3 10-11
10 - and having put on the new, having been renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
11 - where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all things in all.

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

1 Corinthians 13 1,Proverbs 1 1,Proverbs 2 1

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Luke 19 28-40,1 Samuel 17 1


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