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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’ Mt 4:4.

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Oct 5

Written by: Andries
Saturday, October 05, 2019 8:20:10 PM  RssIcon

The common goal in the Body of Christ is the growth of the body. As each member does his or her individual part, it causes the growth of the Body as a whole. The Body is responsible for the building up of itself in love as it ministers to our neighbour and to each other member of the Body.
 
Ephesians 4: 16: “From Christ, the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
 

God has planned that our growth in the Lord and our effective outreach occur as a result of living in community. He makes us a spiritual body of believers where we learn to be more like Jesus every day. He has given teachers, servants of the Head, to equip us for God’s work. He has called us to work together in community in order to be his Body that reaches out to a world caught up in a spiritual prison. The Body in which we now live, liberates others who still exist as people chained in the darkness of disobedience and faithlessness.

 

When we live and grow in the Body, our ministry releases others from the chains of the enemy and set hearts free of fear, free of the vices that enslave us and the cruel tyranny of the godless society in which we exist.

The Body Life helps us to rise from the dark dungeons, to rise to resurrection life and freely follow Jesus with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.

 

Do you understand the implication of living and worshiping in the Body? We are a community of God's people who have been brought into a living union with God and with one another. We need one another in order to grow and to help the Body to grow and include those liberated from the dungeons of sin into true freedom in Christ.

 

Watchman Nee said, “Yet just what kind of a person is he who perceives the Body? He is a person who seeks for fellowship, who fears that he himself may be wrong, and therefore who dare not work independently. Such is the person who has discerned the Body.” Such is the person that invites others to share in the fellowship constituted by the wisdom of Christ, celebrated in the Body.

 

We work and worship together in order to grow together, to show our love for Jesus together, to reach out together and all bear the fruit of the Spirit for everyone’s benefit. That is what Body Life is all about.

Have you started to live the Body Life yet?

 

Prayer: O Lord, through your grace and mercy I see not only the Body – but that I am part of this divine plan to do your work. Make me a diligent, loving, serving and giving member as I experience the Body Life, depending only on you. Amen.

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