Blackaby finishes this study on When God Speaks
by looking at God speaking through the church.
As the body is one and has many members, but all
the members of that one body, being many, are one
body, so also is Christ...the body is not one member
but many. If the foot should say, 'Because I am not
a hand, I am not of the body,' is it therefore not of the
body?...if they were all one member, where would
the body be? 1 Cor. 12:12, 14-15, 19)
He emphasizes how disharmony keeps the Holy
Spirit from doing a mighty work in churches. "If
God is going to redeem our world, it will be after He has
restored His body, the church, to wholeness and
effectiveness with each member functioning under the
head as God has placed them in the body."
Let's Pray: Lord, with You all things are possible and
we need to live like we believe that. We need to tell of
Your faithfulness to generation after generation. Please
Father, let revival start in each of our hearts, spreading
into our homes and expanding into our churhes and
communities! We need you Lord and a dark and dreary
world needs our churches to shine brightly. We shall
not fear, but stand confident in Christ and spread His
love to others. In Jesus Name, Amen
The Church's one foundation Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is His new creation By water and the Word:
From heav'n He came and sought her To be His holy Bride;
With His own blood He bought her, And for her life He died.
Elect from every nation, Yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation, One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses, Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses, With every grace endued.
'Mid toil and tribulation, And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation Of peace for evermore;
Till, with the vision glorious, Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious Shall be the Church at rest.
Yet she on earth hath union With God the Three in One
And mystic sweet communion With those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly, In love may dwell with Thee.