CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/27/21 By Ken Smith<><
Back in the 70’s when the Holy Spirit empowered a supernatural work among the flood of hippies in Hawaii we had many many weddings. Sometimes two at a time. Bill and Bobby came to me one day as I was praying out on a big rock on the ocean side of the old stone church. Bill came up on one side and Bobby on the other and they confessed that they really love witnessing together and praying together but they felt the idea of marriage might spoil everything. And as I listened I was amazed at how much alike that they were in spirit, like two halves of something. And the Holy Spirit had already told me that they would be getting married. So when they were finished explaining everything I simple said, I already have the answer for you, Get Married. And they ran off to make the preparations. Bill Boyd became the very 1st ordained deacon of the ministry. And Bill and Bobby in their ministry together profited the Kingdom of God abundantly at that time.
I say this to remind us that the Holy Spirit is seeking to bring the True Church of Christ Jesus into being a MATCH for The King of Kings. It is not an individual thing, it is a collective thing. Apostle Paul gives a great teaching on it for us to not be ignorant and carried away by the idols of this world: 1 Cor. 12:13-25. “For by [ [a] means of the personal agency of one [Holy] Spirit we were all, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, baptized [and [b] by baptism united together] into one body, and all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit. 14 For the body does not consist of one limb or organ but of many. 15 If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body? 16 If the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where [would be the sense of] hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where [would be the sense of] smell? 18 But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each [particular one] of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation. 19 But if [the whole] were all a single organ, where would the body be? 20 And now there are [certainly] many limbs and organs, but a single body. 21 And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak. 23 And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum), 24 Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance], 25 So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation [of the parts of the body to each other ] , but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another. Think about how the cells work in your body as a road map and a prime example.
And this is the way the Bride of Christ/Body of Christ will become prior to the resurrection… John 17 and Eph.4:11-16 will become a living fact in this dimension of time in victory prior to the translation of the Church unto the Lord in the Clouds of the Air. This is the Romans 8 Victory that Christ Jesus bought on the Cross for Himself and for us. Few will find their place in the completion, I pray you make it. You are invited, Rev.22:17 but you have every right to refuse if you want to.
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There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD,
All who truly Love, Honor and Obey HIM are eternal members.
2 Timothy 2:23-26 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
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