Thursday, March 22, 2018

"{The purpose is} that through the church the complicated, many sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities[principalities and powers] in the heavenly sphere."
Ephesians 3:10 AMP

This is a mouth full of a verse. I am especially taken by the word complicated. God is complex, infinite, all encompassing, and wild at heart. Complicated reminds me of writing a computer  program or another task that I haven't the slightest idea how to do.

It's not impossible, but it would take some concentration. According to the Oxford dictionary complex means:"made up of many parts, complicated or hard to understand."I  don't feel comfortable with this definition, but then I wouldn't describe God as complex either.

Somehow it sounds cold and inhumane to me. If we look at the verse closely we can see Paul is describing the wisdom of God, and how it is better communicated through the church. The church can communicate the wisdom of God through His love.

 Love covers all emotions with its blanket of warmth and coziness. It removes the sting of cold indifference coming from life outside of God. Our world becomes full of colorful light under the love of God. It somehow washes us clean, and gives a sweet aroma at the same time. It gathers us under His wing, and summons us to not be afraid.

As this verse states, the wisdom of God speaks to the heavenly authorities and let's them know there is a new boss in town. This new guy is not like the others and all of you better head for the hills before he tosses you out on your ear. He is here for good, and no one can ever compare to His ability to keep you from ever touching his children again.

The church; it has just begun to realize its potential. Why has it taken so long? I don't know. Distractions come out of nowhere to throw off God's mission. You know in your own life how you become strong, and something hits you seemingly from behind. 

The church needs to be who God says it is. His body, His people, the called out ones. Those who will usher in the power and presence of God. In families, communities, towns and where ever God says. Ask him today how he wants you to part of his church body. We need each other.

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