It has dawned on me suddenly what I think we all might might be referring to apropos unity in the Body of Christ.
We know that the people of God--the "one new man"--became ONE with Christ solely through the efficacy of the Blood of Christ. (See Eph. 2.)
But does not Ephesians 1 indicate that the plan of God to bring all things into one in Christ requires the Second Coming of Christ?
Let's look at Eph. 1:9-14:
9 He made
With All That I Am
All-Powerful God; Creator of man
I love and desire You with all that I am;
All day and all night long I yearn to do
Only that which is pleasing to You.
Prince of Heaven enthroned up High,
On eagles' wings You have taught me to fly -
Before You alone I will bow my knee;
I once was bound but You've set me free.
Behind Glass Walls
God's children live in houses of glass
Which are totally transparent;
Everything we say and do
Is to the whole world apparent.
How we act and who we are
Is impossible to hide,
Since we live in houses of glass
With no bricks on the front or sides.
The whole world is looking at us
To see if we act like our
Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will be Done
Last week Pastor Alexis started a series on the Lord’s prayer. She started by talking about the intimacy of our relationship with God. Christ addressed God as Abba or “Daddy,” as it would most accurately be translated. For some people addressing God as daddy seems much to personal, intimate, and familiar. However, when I think of addressing God in that way a very dear friend is brought to my mind.
Her name is Mieke, and many of you