“I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles” Isa 42:6
What was hidden in the secret counsels of the Almighty was this: that an entirely New Creation, made up of a diverse assortment of people including both Jews and Gentiles, possessing incredible spiritual riches (Eph 3:8), would come into existence.
This new creation is described as being in a living, organic union with the resurrected and glorified Lord Jesus Christ. It is called ‘the Body of Christ’, or the ‘Bride of Christ’, or ‘the Church’. It is not an organization, but an organism. The Lord Jesus is the head of this unique organism.
“Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body” Eph. 5:23b
“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular” 1 Cor. 12:27
The rules for joining organizations are pretty well defined, but how does one join such an organism?
The New Testament says that members enter the Body by a supernatural operation, that is by being baptized in water and by being baptized or immersed by the Holy Spirit [John 3:3, 5].
“For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ” Gal 3:27
We must apply eye salve to our spiritual eyes, unplug our ears and receive with meekness the en-grafted words that is able to save our soul so that the Holy Spirit can unveil depths of the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of mysteries and we can say “I was blind but now I see”; knowing that then we shall know God and His truth; and both will set us free. The entrance of His word gives light and understanding to the simple at heart. Let us open up to the knockings of His Spirit.