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Day 82: The Paradigm of the Body and Bride

Posted by undergroundchurch on January 4, 2016


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Believers on earth are the Body of Christ. Each of us is a member, with different functions, makeup and design so that we can edify and build each other up and carry out the mission of Christ in the earth.

Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. – 1 Corinthians 12:27

We function today as the Body of Christ doing what Jesus would have us do – ministering to people, seeking out the lost, growing in unity and love. We are building the “ONE” body of Christ. There aren’t different bodies, just one.

Though we are the Body today, we are also becoming a bride to be united with Christ. I split hair a little on the timing of the when we are the Bride, but i base it on Revelation.

Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. – Revelation 21:2

Jesus tells us that he is the Bridegroom (what we know today as a groom) John 3:29. We will be presented as the Bride on the Day the new Jerusalem is revealed. Today we are carrying out the work of Christ as his Body, one day we will enter into his rest and be fully united with Christ as the Bride.

It is a subtle difference in regards to who we are, but a big difference in regards to position. Today we function as the Body of Christ, serve as the Slave of the Master, Live as the Child of God, but we enter eternity as the Bride of Christ with an end to all suffering.

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