Devotional
EKKLESIA

EKKLESIA

“.. to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,” –

Ephesians 3:11

It’s expedient to open this devotional reiterating that “The Church” is God’s Idea!

The Church which in the Greek is “ekklesia” is God’s idea, it is not a social sect, it is not just a good people’s organisation, a political party or force or just some bunch of religious fanatics that associate together. 

Our opening scripture corroborates this truth, “… the manifold wisdom of God being made known by The CHURCH… according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus”

The Church has been God’s idea even before the fall of man. The Ekklesia “Church” is a body of people, not so much about the assembling point. The reason for the assembling point is because they chose to come together, but with or without the assembling point we the believers are still the church. We are the church because we are the house where God lives. We meet together because God’s word reveal the importance of this—Acts 2:42 talks about how the early church steadfastly devoted themselves to the Apostles doctrine, meeting together and praying together to strengthen each other, so much that after sometime everyone knew they were different, everyone could see the mightiness of God in them and amongst them.

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

By Believing the Gospel of Christ we are baptised into God’s family we become a part of the Body. A believer must not become deluded to think that they can better serve Christ and the Kingdom of God outside of the church, the pressures and responsibility of a congregation. There’s no such thing as an “Independent Christian”! The strategy of the devil in our day is to get believers to claim spiritual but not identify with a body of fellow believers, so we are witnessing  a rise of scandals, false teachers and prophets, influencers denouncing faith or attacking the church, this is all in a bid to get believers to be “Independent “.

Have you heard or even made the statement “I can serve God from my house!” Or “There are even people that are better that we Christians”? This statement may seem not harmful, but they are timebombs! You can’t serve God from your house outside of a body he instituted and bought with his blood neither can there be people better than Christians who now share in the nature of God and have his Righteousness. 

We must Discern the Body and esteem the body of Christ.

  Hebrews 10:25 tells us “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some,but exhorting one another, and so much as you see the day approaching. 

The Body is God’s idea, its not just a gathering of believers, it’s the most powerful gathering on earth, The Church is Home for you!

FURTHER READING: Psalm 68:6, Psalm 92:12-14

CONFESSION: I’M A PART OF GOD’S BODY, I RECOGNISE THAT I CANNOT BE INDEPENDENT OF THE BODY, I THEREFORE ESTEEM THE BODY AND I DO NOT LET OFFENCE RID ME OF THE BLESSEDNESS GOD HAS ORDAINED FOR ME IN HIS BODY.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING