The Body of Jesus

As of late, for reasons unknown to myself, sometimes, during times of prayer, it is almost like I can see in my mind, the arm of Jesus. And when that happens, the reality of Jesus being God and coming to earth in the flesh, seems to break away from the abstract concept of Jesus, so that one actually senses what really happened. It’s a hard thing to put into words.

If one can imagine actually gazing upon Jesus, seeing His face, being near to Him, in the flesh, and knowing who He is, in that human body, that alone is enough to make one want to fall to one’s knees. And then to think what He allowed them to do to His body, because of you and because of me, that takes all my words away.

I’ve heard some people say some terrible things about why God sent His Son in the flesh that I cannot repeat. But I do not see it as anything other that the greatest demonstration of love that could possibly be expressed. Can you imagine what the disciples felt, when at times they were totally overcome with the reality of who Jesus was and they just flat out worshipped Him. And this happened more than you might think.

J Warner Wallace from coldcasechristianity.com has an excellent post on various people (including the disciples), worshipping Jesus, that you can read here . You go ahead, I can wait.

There is just something about the reality of God being amongst us, in the flesh, that cries out about reconciliation, and of course, that is why God the Father, sent us His Son.

I’m leaning heavily on J Warner Wallace today but Jim states here that “Jesus is the only way to heaven because God is the only way to God.” The concept that Jesus is God in the flesh is one thing, but to actually see Jesus in the flesh where that realization is manifested would be totally another.

For some reason, when I see the arm of Jesus in my mind, while in prayer, it just takes all the garbage away and I feel like I am crying in worship in my soul. God is real, Jesus is real and His Spirit lives within us. That reality is and was totally centralized in the body of Jesus Christ. And He walked on this earth and lived among us. And Jesus willingly gave His body to pay the price that our transgressions against a Holy God required, so that we might have life in Him. And what a price it was.

Do you remember how after Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples and showed them His wounds in His hand and side? What about His feet? Jesus who rose again from the dead stood on those feet. Stood on them! And they worshiped Him! And so would you and so would I.

I know this mind of mine cannot even come close to comprehending the reality of what God our Father accomplished through His Son, but I do know that God indeed knows exactly all that we face in these earthly bodies and what He has made available to us through His Son. He knows better than we know, He understands better than we understand. And most importantly, He loves more than we can even begin to comprehend. This is the God that we serve!

John 3:16-18 NASB
”For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. The one who believes in Him is not judged; the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!







13 comments

  1. I love the imagery Brother Bruce! It causes us to meditate on the intimacy we have individually, (no matter what stage the individual is at) and causes us to truly think! Thank you for this great reminder! God Bless!

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    • No Alan, it’s the other way around, me thanking you. I find it kind of beautiful how different we can be and yet one and the same. You may recall that I told you when I see your name or picture, the word “steadfast” comes to mind but it’s actually more than that. I’m just thankful for you, I want you to know that. God’s grace, peace and blessings on you and yours as always. Love in Christ – Bruce

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    • Hi Damon, I thought of not responding at all, but thought again, because you might think I was slighting you, and I don’t want that either, because I’m not. Take your shots, I’m still lifting you up in prayer. God’s blessings on you and yours.

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