WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR THE CHURCH?
Ephesians 1:21-23: “[Jesus Christ] is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else – not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.”
Who hasn’t been frustrated with bureaucracy when trying to get something done? We want access to the decision-maker and we want results. This passage leads us directly to the One with all power who Himself is the Supreme Ruler – Jesus. In prayer we are moved immediately into the presence of the One who loves and wants best for our city. He is all wise knowing what needs to happen here – He has the best strategy for meeting needs and healing brokenness and rescuing the lost. This passage points us to the bedrock truth that He not only wants what is best, He alone has the authority to do it.
The passage ends with Jesus filling “all things everywhere with himself.” Remembering that Jesus is the Head of the Body, the Church – the Church being a movement of people united with Jesus by grace – what then does this mean? Jesus is filling all things everywhere with His people. This means families, schools, vocations and social scenes of all kinds, and the government are being flooded with Christ because you are Christ in the world.
What does it mean to pray with confidence to the One with all authority?
What signs of Jesus filling our city with His Body can we praise God for?
What parts/aspects of our city are in need of filling with His Body and beg for special prayer today?
West Seattle, WA.
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