"Therefore, We Are..."
“Therefore, We Are…”
We reach another conclusion...we know because of “therefore/so then”.
We see who we are in the Lord.
We see the relationship between the Gentile/Jew believer.
We see what our purpose is.
We see how we are “built”.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
We are no longer strangers.
We are no longer foreigners.
We are fellow citizens with the saints.
We are of the household of God.
We are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets (the Old Testament prophets!)
We are built upon the foundation that has Jesus as the Chief Cornerstone.
We are built into a building perfectly framed together to grow unto a holy temple in the Lord.
We are the habitation of God.
He does so through the Holy Spirit.
In the Lord we are fitted and built.
This reveals how we are to live together.
This reveals the Power by which we are the Body of Christ.
Anything else is a perversion and deception of the evil one.