Revelation 3
December 3, 2014
Devotional Book for 2015
December 3, 2014

Ephesians 1:23 – The Church His Body

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Ephesians 1:22-23
22 And has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is His body, the fulness of Him that fills all in all.

In the King James Version this on of the longest sentences going all the way from verse 15 through 23. It’s part of Paul’s prayer for us. Since it’s inspired by the Holy Spirit it’s the Spirit telling Paul what to pray for us. It ends with this final thought.

Everything is under the feet of Jesus. In Psalm 110:1 quoted by Jesus in Matthew 22:44, “The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool? When Jesus went to the Cross all the enemies of Jesus became His footstool. It’s all under His feet. If the church is His body and thus His feet, all our enemies are under our feet as well.

That’s why we must know the enemy has been defeated. The only thing He can try to do is deceive and steal. We don’t have to fear him because he is under our feet. Just stomp every now and then to remind him.

God put Jesus as head of the church. First, He is the Lord of the church. In other words, He is the CEO of the church. He leads. He directs. He shepherds.

Second, He is the head of the body. A live human has a head in which the brain dwells and a body with limbs and parts to move and work. All direction to move an arm comes from the brain or the head. Jesus is the head of the body. All direction and guidance comes from Him.

Third, He is the fullness that fills the body with power to move and operate. He is the “plērōma” which completes the body. He is what fills the container to the top. We are but arms and legs, but He empowers us. He fills us with Himself to accomplish any task He calls us to do. It’s not about what we can do but it’s about what He can do through us.

Look to the Head. Look to Jesus for all your guidance through this life.

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