Acts 9 : 4-5 ” And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”
Paul never met Jesus physically and never persecuted Him physically. He was persecuting the church of God. He was persecuting believers and Jesus Christ intervened and told him that that persecuting believers was equal to persecuting Jesus Himself. This is because as believers, we are one body with Him.As He is so are we in this world (1 John 4:17).
As His body He is concerned about us. About our manner of life. About our affairs and quality of life. That is why you should never accept to live a life lower than standard. As a body of Christ, live like Him in everything. Never allow devil to afflict and deceive you. You are the body of Christ.
Although we may be coming from different backgrounds, as born agains we all belong to one body.Romans 12:4-5 “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another?”
You should demonstrate Christ to the world. The world thinks that Christ is in Heaven. We know that we are His body representing Him on earth. Therefore bring to the world the solutions which our Master could have brought. Tell the world the good news. Show love to the world. Demonstrate Him to the whole world. Pray for the afflicted. Heal the sick using His name and demonstrate His power everyday . His power is still in His body which you are a member.
Even in your manner of life, respect yourself as the body of Christ. Therefore use your bodies to the glory of God and not otherwise. Learn to consecrate your body.
1 Corinthians 6 : 15 ” Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!”
I belong to Christ. I represent Him on earth. I am His body and will demonstrate my Master in everything I do on this earth. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Worship with us every Sunday 2pm. Baptist media centre opposite Wanderers football club.