Jesus, be our CEO!

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Let’s huddle up around Jesus & then let everybody do what He tells them to! Christians need to obey the risen Christ. A divided house can’t stand.

Saying, “Jesus is Lord (Absolute Master),” we must let Him be Lord of His own body. When we say, “No,” to Jesus, He’s not our Lord (Absolute Master). There’s only room for one Head (one Lord) in Christ’s body — Christ, Himself!

Members of Christ’s body have direct contact with Him & “obey God rather than man.” When Christ-followers gather as His body, we should let Him be the literal Head! Let’s not restrict Christ to being a mere figurehead. “Let Jesus take the wheel” & personally control meetings of His body!

Without full surrender to the Head, the body of Christ won’t function properly. There is only room for one Head in the body of Christ. Christ’s body is called to gather & surrender control, agendas, & programs to Him.  When the body of Christ disobeys its eternal Head, it malfunctions. If Jesus isn’t allowed to be Head when His body meets, then someone else will be. Christ’s Headship of His body is not intended to be theoretical but operational!

Are you seeking the invisible government of God? Mt. 6:33. Jesus wants you to give your all for God’s government. God’s government is within us, but we, too often, rebel against it. Without surrender and obedience to Jesus, we’re rebelling against God’s government. We try to replace God’s government with self-will & human hierarchy. God wants our unconditional surrender to His direct rule and authority in our life.  You control your body, let’s let Christ control His body!

Fruitfulness comes from faithfully following & obeying the Holy Spirit’s promptings. Contagious enthusiasm for Christ spread the Gospel in the 1st century; not programs. Church could be a green light, letting people freely flow in the Spirit, instead of a stop light requiring people to merely sit and listen.

Is your heart quarantined from the living, resurrected Jesus? Let’s all submit to Christ as Head of His body & give up our control. Make your life fascinating. Fasten your heart to the risen Jesus.

Cindy Jacobs is confirming these ideas taught in my book, Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible. God is calling His people back to the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia!

Cindy said: “Many will teach on the ekklesia from their pulpits and in their conferences, inspiring the people of God to arise and be the called-out ones. There will be a strong anointing on the ekklesia to root out and pull down the gates and walls of the enemy.” Get “Beyond Church” @ http://amzn.to/2ggr4He.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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