29 Apr 2019 Hebrews (Program #19)

Hebrews (Program #19) – The Remaining Sabbath Rest (2)

After six days of His creating work, God rested. The Sabbath has been a topic of intense interest to some Christians and widely ignored and misunderstood by others. But to see the Sabbath in the clear revelation of God’s purpose is truly marvelous. We’ll focus again today on the real Sabbath rest for God and for man on the life study of the Bible.

What is meant by this term “the corporate Christ”?   In the Gospels, what we see is the individual Christ but this individual Christ, this wonderful Person whom we love, He passed through death and He entered into resurrection. And in resurrection, He produced the Body of Christ. Now, when we talk about the corporate Christ, we’re referring to the Christ that we see in the Epistles after Christ’s resurrection. This Christ is the corporate Christ. In resurrection, He became the Head of the Body. Also the New Testament shows us that Christ is not only the Head of the Body, He is the Body of the Head. 1 Corinthians 12:12 says, “For even as the Body is one and has many members, yet all the members of the Body being many are one Body so also is the Christ”. This verse speaks of the corporate Christ who is the Head and the Body. As the members of the Body, we have Christ’s life and nature, we do not participate in His Godhead. We are not an object of worship but we are organically one with Christ to be the members of His Body and Christ is both Head and the Body. This is the corporate Christ.

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