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5. A family name that is used of none other. This is a body of which Christ is Head (Ephesians 1:23). No other body has this distinction. This is a closer relationship with risen Lord than is revealed anywhere else in Bible.
6. This people has an identification which transcends that of any other. They have been quickened, raised, and seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6). And prospect is to be manifested with Him. Up to this time believers had been only dead, buried and raised with Him.
7. It is a dispensation or household of God which had not been revealed to prophets, but was hid in God from ages and generations. And it has a unique commission in that it is to proclaim to all men dispensation of mystery (Ephesians 3:9 R.V.).
8. In all other families of God there has been delegated authority, a difference in station of various believers. But in this church which is body of Christ there is a joint relationship in all aspects (Ephesians 3:6). No member is above another. There is no priesthood. There are no judges, kings or authorities. All are on an equality. Even teacher, pastors and evangelists have no more authority than you and I. This is a foretaste of time when God will be all and in all.
God has set forth these 8 points in His Word. They are what He has said. Look for yourself. If you take exception and cannot believe, take it up with God. I am not responsible for what God has written. But my responsibility, and yours, is to believe God and let it rest there. So take your Bible and search to see if these 8 points be so. And if you find them to be true then next step is yours to take.
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