Have you experienced the body of Christ in supernatural action? Watchman Nee wrote: “Only those who have received revelation from God will see the Body of Christ, and only they will enter the reality of the Body.” It’s sad that few Christians appear to believe that the living Jesus can lead a meeting all by Himself, without a human leader.
Jesus established His personal Ekklesia (the city council of ancient Greek city-states) so that people could experience His body, not as a theological idea, but as a present day reality. The reality of the body of Christ is Jesus, Himself, actually living in and personally directing a body (gathering) of His people — replacing human leadership with His own direct leadership.
When the body of Christ meets and lets the risen Jesus bring out His order of worship (instead of our own), the kingdom of God begins to manifest. Jesus wants to introduce us to the kingdom of God where God rules without a human hierarchy.
Jesus’ ekklesia goes beyond human leadership. Ekklesia makes way for the risen Lord to personally rule and direct His body. “And the government shall be upon His shoulder.”
Many leaders don’t know how to oversee a group without controlling it. There is a big difference between overseers and managers. Overseers are like officials in football. Managers govern. The body of Christ has overseers; but Jesus is the only manager!
Before Christ, humans needed hierarchies due to rebelling against God’s authority. But Christ wants to return us to God’s direct authority and rule — His kingdom.
Churches tend to act like Jesus is dead and gone. But He is indeed, alive alive present! Let’s lay down human authority and let Jesus lead us! After all, the risen Jesus is the most amazing leader in the world! He makes a fantastic Senior Pastor!
The best thing for an unstable life is to un-stable Jesus — let Him out of religious tradition and embrace Him as the risen King! Let’s be a strong and stable spiritual warfare team, personally led by the living Jesus!
The only expert on Christianity is the risen Jesus. All the rest of us still have a lot to learn and a lot to live out.