Updated: Jun 9
By Senior Pastor Jeff
Daily reading Ephesians 4
The Rehabilitation of the Church
13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. . — Ephesians 4:13
In light of racial tensions and mass protesting the only unity we will find is in a spiritual rehabilitation. Spiritual rehabilitation means the putting back of the whole human race into the relationship God designed it to be in, and this is what Jesus Christ did when he paid for sin on the cross. The Church ceases to spiritually rehabilitate when it is looking to develop its own self. The rehabilitation of the human soul on Jesus Christ’s plan means the realization of Jesus Christ in corporate life as well as in individual life. Jesus sent apostles and teachers for this purpose — that the corporate personality might be realized. We are not here to develop a spiritual life of our own, or to enjoy spiritual retirement; we are here to realize Jesus Christ — that the Body of Christ may be built up. Am I building up the Body of Christ, or am I looking for my own personal development? The essential thing is my personal relationship to Jesus Christ — “That I may know Him.” To fulfil God’s design means entire abandonment to Him. Whenever I want things for myself, the relationship is distorted. It will be a big humiliation to realize that I have not been concerned about realizing Jesus Christ, but only about realizing what He has done for me. “My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.” Am I measuring my life by this standard or by something less?