Good morning, incorporated Christian! Our Father, the Living Lord God Almighty, has graciously granted you and I faith to believe (trust) in His Son, Christ Jesus, and receive His promise of Eternal life - bought and paid for in full at Calvary’s Cross. God the Holy Spirit has, in His own perfect time: quickened you and I with faith; caused us to know we are sinners deserving of Hell; allowed us to recognize Christ’s impeccable righteousness as the only merit for Heaven; and assured us of the great judgement that will one day come upon all mankind. (John 16:8-11) (Ephesians 2:1-6)
Therefore, by God’s grace, we have been ‘incorporated’ into the mystical and Spiritual Body of Christ - the true church - and are, even now, members of what we might call ‘Heavenly Properties Inc.’ Hallelujah! We are made, in Christ Jesus, Eternally rich indeed!
Definition: Incorporate (v.t.) to form into a body; to combine into one mass; to absorb; to form into a corporation; to admit to a corporation; to unite into one mass; to form a corporation… (The Chambers Dictionary page 814)
“For as the Body (the church) is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one Body, being many, are one Body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the Body (the church) is not one member, but many.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
In this miraculous, Spiritual manner, the Lord has incorporated you and I, with all regenerate Christian believers, into one complete Body - His universal church. There is no other real Christian ’church’. We are one in Christ Jesus.
“There is one Body, and one Spirit, even as ye (true believers) are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
Bonded together in Christ we are ‘Heavenly Properties Inc.’ Hallelujah!
The sure and only Foundation of our Spiritual Incorporation is the Son of the Living Lord God Himself - Jesus, the risen Christ. What a certain Foundation! He is the “The Stone which the builders (Jewish nation) refused…(He) is become the Head Stone of the corner.” (Psalm 118:22)
“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man/woman take heed how he/she buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:10-11)
In today’s Bible reading we find the Lord Jesus informing His disciples of that particular time; and of course, through their Gospel record, all followers of Christ today - that He was going off to the Heavenly Realm to ‘…prepare a place (property) for…’ us. In fact, the Lord describes these Heavenly properties in the same verse of the Scripture passage (verse 2) as ‘…mansions…’ Wow! One day you and I who believe in Christ are going to be allocated a
! What an expectation for sinful souls! Heavenly
Definition: Mansion - (noun) a large house; a manor house; a house…abode…a resting place…; a dwelling place, etc. (The Chambers Dictionary, page 978)
Using our ‘sanctified imagination’, surely we can see that if the Lord Jesus, as Creator Lord, took a mere six days to Create all the breath-taking splendour of this world in which we live - then, being now gone for over two thousand years of our time, what the Lord is preparing for you and I shall be a wondrous, out-of-this-world, opulent dwelling place indeed! Wow!
Furthermore, the Lord Jesus has promised us that not only is He preparing this Heavenly Mansion for us, but He Himself will personally ‘…come again…’ meet us, ’…and receive us unto Himself; that where I am, there ye may be also.’! If this prospect does not thoroughly excite you, my friend, nothing else in all this life ever will! Hallelujah! What Divine generosity!
“…Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
Thank you, Lord God, for this Eternal blessing!
Thought: In Christ’s Presence - mere ’door-keepers’ are richly blessed!