Paul teaches that there are many members in the body of Christ. Interestingly, there are different mentions of those body parts in Scripture. God puts us where He wants us to be to do the job He wants us to do: 1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. (15-17) If the foot shall say, "Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body;" is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, "Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body;" is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him. (21) And the eye cannot say unto the hand, "I have no need of thee:" nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." (25) That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. Consider the "Son of Man" and His many membered body, of which we are part..... Revelation 1:13-15 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. (17) And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, "Fear not; I am the First and the Last:The Head of the body is Christ Colossians 1:18 And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.The body is the church See aboveThe Hand of the body is God Deuteronomy 32:39-41 See now that I, even I, am He, And there is no god with Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: Neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. If I whet My glittering sword, And Mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to Mine enemies, And will reward them that hate Me. Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; He shined forth from mount Paran, and He came with ten thousands of saints: from His right hand went a fiery law for them. Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.The Feet of the body Zechariah 14:4-5 And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with Thee.The Eyes of the body See Revelation 1 above..."His eyes were as a flame of fire;" Zechariah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth." Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. Song of Solomon 5:12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. Isaiah 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Daniel 10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written,, that no man knew, but He Himself. John 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:I believe the "feet of Christ" and the "eyes of Christ" are those chosen as His two witnesses, His two groups of witnesses. The eyes are those that will be killed and therefore are those "lifted up to heaven" when their hour comes...as was done in the hour Jesus faced. The feet are the witnesses that are not slain but are changed upon His return. [1 Corinthians 15:52]
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:24 PM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:14 PM
I just love your posts Whirlwind, they always give me meat to chew on whether I totally agree or not you always drive me deeper into his word Which is always a great thing.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:04 AM
[quote name='Christina;73933]I just love your posts Whirlwind' date=' they always give me meat to chew on whether I totally agree or not you always drive me deeper into his word Which is always a great thing.[/QUOTE'] Thank you very much. This morning I had my nose buried in Corinthians and saw.... 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.....and it made me think of the body of Christ again. We, as the eyes, ears, feet or whatever part of the body He places us in, whatever job He will require of us....can't imagine what He "hath prepared." Isn't that the most wonderful thing to consider?
Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:37 PM
"Consider" and contemplate and ponder and dream about and imagine and wait for and reach for and wish for and pray for and be worthy of and please Him for. Oh, yeah.I think we're on the same page.
...can't imagine what He "hath prepared." Isn't that the most wonderful thing to consider?