Word for Today
The Word (39)-the Word of God is the head of the Church .
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18)
The Word of God is the head of the church the world over. In the world today, there is so much ignorance regarding the spiritual meaning of church. The church is NOT the building, though building is important to the body of Christ.
The church of our Lord Jesus Christ are all those who are truly born again taken together. When our Lord and Saviour first used the word church, it was with reference to the person of Peter:
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” ( Matthew 16:18).
Ignorance has made many Christians to reduce the Church of Jesus Christ to the level of ordinary building. You often hear worshippers say ‘I am going to church’.
As someone has rightly said, if you are born again, you CAN NEVER go to yourself! If you are truly born again, you are part and parcel of the body of Christ (the church) at all times:
“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular” (1Corinthians 12:27).
We need this understanding to remain connected to the Word of God at all times, not only on Sundays, as most Christians tend to do. In Christ, every day is holy.
Receive the grace of understanding to be connected to the Word of God at all times in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist based in the UK.