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The Government Upon His Shoulders

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Churches appoint offices and pass out different kinds of roles to a handful of people. There are the pastors, the deacons, the bishops, the teachers, the evangelists, and so on. The church runs itself as a form of government in an attempt to fulfill the scriptures.

Yet only One can and has already fulfilled the Scriptures.

We were never called to fulfill anything but to worship the One who has fulfilled all things and put them under His feet. The government was put on His shoulders, never ours.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

When we realize that all scripture only testifies of Christ, and that the Spirit that God sent us only testifies of Christ then we can truly realize He is all in all.

Below is a popular passage about the offices and roles in the church, yet the chapter first speaks of Christ alone and how He was the only One that can fulfill all things. It also speaks of us being given a gift and that we have all been given the same One Spirit that edifies us.

By the same Spirit, God is all things to us. He becomes what we need from Him, so that we can need Him and Him alone.

“And he gave some, (none of the following are plural but singular in translation)–> apostles (Apostle: Ambassador of the Gospel); and some, prophets (Prophet: Christ came in the will of the Father, was SENT, to speak for the Father); and some, evangelists (Evangelist– He came to preach the Gospel); and some, pastors (PASTOR– He is the true Shepherd) and teachers (Teacher: His Spirit teaches us all truth).” Eph 4:11

He is the only one that can perfect the saints. The head edifies the body until it reaches the fulness of Christ. It was always Him.

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“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” Heb 3:1

“And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.” Matt 21:11

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” Matt 9:35 (evangelist “a preacher of the Gospel”)

“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. ” Isaiah 40:11 (pastor is translated as shepherd)

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” 1 John 2:27

“It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.” John 6:45

“For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:25

“But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you” Mark 10:42,43a

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This entry was posted on October 14, 2014 by in bible.

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