While praying in the spirit one morning this phrase came out: “I thank you Lord for the body of Christ that validates you to the world.”
That was a new thought to me, however it makes perfect sense. He is the head. We are the body. Without His body, He is incomplete. As I thought on this and asked the Lord what He was trying to show me, I thought of a person that was an “invalid,” with no use of his limbs, paralyzed. Then I thought of the word “invalid”. NOT VALID!
I realized that this is a picture of the present day body of Christ. Without power. Not valid in the worlds eyes.
The body does not have the understanding, nor the power, to carry the Head to a lost and dying world.
We MUST become the body of Christ that we were designed to be. We must walk in the fullness of the Spirit. We must stop thinking and acting independent of the Head.
If I want a drink of water, My head tells my hand to pick up the water bottle and put it to my mouth. If Jesus (the head) wants to heal someone and he tells you (the hand) to go and minister to that person and raise them up by His power … and you don’t do it … You have just made Him an invalid, and to the world, you have just made Christianity “NOT VALID.”
Jesus is very clear on what He wants us to do:
Matthew 10:8 ~ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Do you really have the guts to walk that out? Do you have the faith to take Him at his word and believe that He will back you up? I am not pointing fingers, I am asking myself. You ask yourself.