Jesus is the head
“For who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:16
I recently heard a message on “we (believers) are the body, Christ is the head”. Earlier, I did write a “dose” about being part of the body and that we all need to be in our place for the body to function properly, but during this recent service, part of the focus was on Jesus as the head (the command center of the body). When I heard that phrase, today’s key verse immediately came to my thoughts, and I could see in the spirit that the head doesn’t work on just one part of the body or someone separated from the assembly of believers.
This scripture has always been one that I like to speak over my thought life. When I have doubts, unbelief, or confusion going on, I thank my Heavenly Father that I have the mind of Christ according to 1 Corinthians 2:16. However, after what the LORD has shown me through this new revelation, I don’t believe I can have the mind of Christ on my own. It is only when I am connected to the rest of the body. So if my position in the body is an arm but I have separated myself from the rest of the body by not coming together/connecting with in fellowship and worship regularly, I can get my direction from the head, but I cannot do anything with it. I can pick something up, push or pull it, but I cannot execute the direction given because I have no body to take me there. I am not in a position as an arm to move on the direction that the “Head” gives me because I am not joined to the rest of the body. I have “cut” myself off from the body resulting in no life flowing through me.
I believe what the Holy Spirit was impressing on me was that it is so vital to be connected to each other! We cannot function in the plan of God without each other. He has a place and purpose for each one of us to fit in the body and it is imperative that we get there. This is not for our benefit . . . It’s all about kingdom progress. It’s about our mission together to get God’s plan done. Here’s the thing . . . God works through people. Even when He does miracles, He does them through people. All through the Bible all the miracles were done through the hands of God’s people. Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha, Jesus, the disciples, and Paul were just a few of them. God moves through people by the Holy Spirit to get things accomplished and He needs us to be the vessels for Him to work through. We cannot sit back and say we are just waiting on God to move… He is moving and I want to say He needs us to get moving into our places, but the truth is if we don’t, He will get someone else that is willing to do it. (See 1 Samuel 3, 16) Let’s not miss out on all the blessings God has for us in our place.
Today I am going to take the stance of the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:1 by saying I beg of you by the mercies of God…this is not a challenge or an encouragement, this is an all-out plea for all of us to get in our place and do our part and follow His direction so we can get His plan accomplished! God’s work can only be finished in this age of grace when we all get together and do it!! If you don’t know where you belong, start seeking. Ask the Lord to show you where you fit and what He needs for you to do. If you are already in position, help those around you to get connected and find their place. Put aside petty disagreements and offenses. Begin to focus on listening to the command center, the “Head” (Jesus) as He gives the instructions for us to walk out each day. Then you will be able to say: “ I have the mind of Christ and that is what is leading, directing and commanding my life. I listen to and follow every thought and directions that my “Head” gives me because I am connected to Him and the rest of the body!
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 2:11-16