The true church…the organism…is the Body of Christ.
Before the foundations of the world the Lord knew us.
He chose us.
We are His.
How does the Body function together?
In and through Him.
Empowered by Him.
As He gifts each individual part and as each part walks in obedience.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
We are no longer to be children.
We are no longer to be tricked, deceived…tossed about.
We are to speak the truth in love.
Truth is so lacking within the Body of Christ today.
Tickling of the ears is the norm.
We are paying a heavy price for such.
We are to grow up into Him who is the head Christ.
Now this next part…
The whole Body is fitted and held together by each believer.
According to the proper working of each individual part.
Again, proper working of each individual part.
This causes the growth of the Body.
This causes the building up of the Body…of Itself…in love.
To the praise and the glory of the Most High.
Not to the praise and glory of man.
Not to the building up of the kingdom of man.
To the building up of the Kingdom.
Therefore, abide in Him.
Live as He has called each.
…to the praise of the glory of His grace…