Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ephesians 1:22-23

Ephesians 1:22-23 – And God placed all things under His (Jesus) feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.

       It is amazing to think about all that God has done for us through His Son Jesus. Jesus came to earth and died for our sins. Then He was resurrected and His name was lifted above every other name under God.
       If you were raised in the church or even if you’ve just become a Christian the first thing that you learn is that Jesus died for our sins. It is common knowledge among those who are in the church. This verse, however, takes us beyond just being saved by Jesus to being part of Jesus. It tells us that Jesus was placed at the head of the church, which is His body. So think about that for a moment.
       We, as the church, are the body of Christ. In verse 22 we are told that God placed all things under His feet. Well, the feet are part of the body, so that means even the “least” in the church are still above every other thing.
       Jesus is our head, so He is the one who leads us and tells us what to do, but we are part of Him. That means as we work together for His purposes there is nothing that can stand in our way, because we are above everything. That is pretty amazing if you think about it.

       Then we look at the second part of this, “the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.” So first we know that Christ fills us and makes us whole (He who fills everything in every way), but we are also the fullness of Him. We are His body; His hands and His feet. As the church we complete Christ on this earth.

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