The body of Jesus Christ trumps any single man. A platform set with the mood lights just right. A whorship team on stage playing a song that touches everyone in the crowd. Everyone has traveled from all over the world to see this one speaker tonight. They are expecting perfect rhetoric, an emotional based message if you will.
After delivering the message he asks anyone if they would like prayer. He has quite a response as everyone flauks to the front to have this man lay hands on them and pray for them. A couple questions come to mind.
1. After this message are you changed for a long period of time whether healed emotionally or mentally?
2. Do you know Christ more?
The fix of a holy anointed man depending upon his message is addicting. Mostly the message is some topic in the bible (this blog does not apply to speakers who speak the centrality of Jesus Christ when ministiring to a body under his headship). You crave it, and in a few days you are looking for more. More of what would be a good quesstion to ask yourself as well.
After the message do you know Christ more? Not just an idea around the person of Jesus Christ, but who he is. Does it stand the test of time, or are you dying to have another message from a single man to get your fix? Brothers and Sisters in my opinon the body of Christ, living and breathing and functioning trumps any man without a second thought about it.
Galations 2:6 As for those who were held in high esteem—whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism—they added nothing to my message.
Gal 1:12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
The body in a meeting flowing by sharing the life of Jesus Christ trumps any man period. When you experience the revelation of Jesus Christ in a body sharing him it is eternal. It isn’t something you will go on to never forget. Why? Because he is the head. Like the old testament he wanted to be king over Israel and they continued to want a man to rule them, but if we deny ourselves and allow him to be head it is glorious. His Bride is simply stunning. She is him on the earth living and breathing. We Love your Church oh Lord…