Christ and His Body – The Place of God’s Presence

Greetings,

Today I am in Las Vegas visiting my son, his wife and two of my grandchildren. We are having a great time in the desert sun. I am enjoying multiple sleepovers here and I look forward to a few more days and then more later in the summer. Family is very special! Family is God’s idea for human relationships.

I have been writing concerning the creation of man and how man’s first experience was that of God resting in his life, so man could move forward in the purpose of humanity in the earth. The creation of man was that of both male and female. God saw the finished work of man, male and female, from His perspective of creation as recorded in Genesis chapter one. I believe that Genesis chapter two is that same experience from human perspective. God’s plan was that man would be male and female and would embrace a relationship of one flesh before Him in fulfilling God’s purpose in their lives in filling the earth with God’s glory. Man was destined to bring the fruitfulness of the God of the garden to every barren place of the earth.

The first task given to man was one of giving identity to all the animals in his world. Whatever Adam proclaimed them to be, was the identity given to them in the earth. When Adam gave identity to the animals, he could do it because he still had the wisdom of a woman inside of him. He had the knowledge of a man and the wisdom of a woman and when wisdom and knowledge come together you get understanding. When you read the book of Proverbs, wisdom is spoken of as a woman and knowledge is spoken of as a man. Proverbs also reveals that when wisdom and knowledge come together, you get understanding. Knowledge alone is not enough. Wisdom alone is not enough. It is a partnership of these two things that brings understanding. It is the path of discretion that allows these two things to come together. God’s presence in both is essential for this to happen. Wisdom that is not birthed from the place where God rests is not true wisdom at all. Knowledge that is not birthed from the place where God rests is not true knowledge. Only wisdom and knowledge birthed from the presence of God can lead to true understanding.

When Adam named the animals, it was not male man giving identity to the animals. Adam was a shadow of  Jesus Christ in his creation. When Jesus walked this earth, He had the spiritual rib of Christ in Him that would ultimately become the seed for the body of Christ. When Adam went to sleep, a rib came from inside of him that was formed into the woman. It required a connection of Adam and Eve for the head and body of man to be complete. This is supernatural thing since the two could now be seen as separate. Only an intimate relationship of life and love could make them one flesh. When Jesus gave up His Spirit, blood and water flowed from His side to the earth and that act broke the curse of dust to call forth the body of Christ from the nations of men. The curse of nirvana was broken by the glory that would come from the nations as the fullness of Christ in bodily form. The body of Christ would be the help-mate of Jesus in all things. She would be the Proverbs chapter 31 woman sent to deal in the real estate of the earth on behalf of her husband who sits in the gate of heaven.

Eve was not created to be the helper of Adam. She was a help-mate to Adam. Adam was not in the earth to fulfill His purpose. He was in the earth to fulfill God’s purpose. This would be fulfilled by a relationship of a Heavenly Father and His children in the earth. Eve was not in the earth to fulfill the purpose of Adam. She was in the earth to partner with Adam to fulfill the Father’s purpose in the earth. We do not have a life, a family, a business, a church, a ministry, or anything to fulfill our purpose. We have all that we have in order to fulfill the Father’s purpose on earth as it is in heaven. If you are a pastor, a member of your church, a husband, a wife, a son, a daughter, or any aspect of bringing influence to the world around you, you don’t live for your purpose. We must each partner with others in order to fulfill our Heavenly Father’s purpose on earth as in heaven. We do not have a calling, an inheritance, or any power apart from God.  Paul wrote in Ephesians chapter one that we are each part of a calling in Christ. We are each a part of His inheritance. We are each part of His power. Jesus is the head and the body is the fullness of Him. Under the feet of the body and the head are principalities, powers, thrones, dominions, and names. These things are under the feet of the place where God rests.

Ephesians 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

God presence in our lives is essential in order for us to full God’s purpose in our lives. God presence abides in the headship and body of Christ. The body of Christ is a place of habitation for the Spirit of Christ. Trying to fulfill the purpose of God in our lives will not necessarily invite God presence, but embracing God’s presence in our lives will empower us to walk a path of fulfilling His purpose in life. The secret to discovering our true identity, testimony, and destiny in life is God’s presence abiding in our lives.

Blessings,

Ted J. Hanson

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About ted4you

Ted J. Hanson is the author of several Christian books intended to equip and raise up strong believers in Christ. He leads a training school known as Christ Life Training (www.christlifetraining.com) and ministers globally through House of Bread Ministry (www.houseofbreadministry.org). Ted travels to various places throughout the U.S. as well as other countries. He is a dynamic preacher/teacher who has a heart to share, uncompromisingly, the Word of God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He holds a bachelor of theology and masters of biblical studies through Christian International Ministries Network and is ordained through Abundant Life Ministries and House of Bread Ministry. He has served to plant and establish many ministries.
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