eph 04v04 There is One body



Ephesians 4:4


The church of Christ is one body. Christ is its only Head. The Word of God is its only Law. The Cross is its only Banner. The Gospel is its only Weapon. And the Glory of God is its only Goal. The church of which I speak is no religious denominate, or material building, or local assembly. It is the church which is built upon the Rock, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the "general assembly and church of the firstborn", the family of God, the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of God, the kingdom of God, the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of heaven, the body of Christ, and the bride of Christ. This ONE BODY is composed of every true believer from Adam to the last of God's elect who shall be called. Every man, woman, and child who has been chosen by God the Father, redeemed by God the Son, and regenerated by God the Holy Spirit is in this church. This is the church which our Lord loved and purchased with his own blood.

                And this church is ONE BODY. All who are in this church are Loved by the same Love. All are Redeemed by the same Blood. All are Called by the same Grace. All are Sanctified by the same Spirit. All are Partakers of the same Covenant. All are Given the same Promises. All are Going to the same Home. All Worship at the same Altar. And all are Anticipating the same Reward. If a person is in Christ he is in the church of Christ. And in Christ, Jew and Gentile, black and white, male and female, rich and poor, learned and unlearned, all are ONE BODY.

                In this ONE BODY Christ is All and in All. He is the Foundation, the Door, the Hope, the Head, the Glory, the Righteousness, and the Reward of his body the Church.