#70 God’s Consecrated People
Posted: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Ephesians 4:12 AMPC
His (Father’s) intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church)…
Disciples are builders. And builders train other builders for the Building: the Church. But disciples can build only “consecrated people.” Consecration means simply those who are ‘set apart’ for God alone, owned by and possessed by God. It is those who are willing to die for the One they love.
Cross-people can be built into builders.
So before there can be true building of believers, there has to be a patient suffering – often very long term – to nurture and call them to enter complete consecration (belonging, surrendered and under the government of the Son). “HIS consecrated people.”
Once you are truly HIS, Christ’s Body functions in a flow of natural unity. Amazing harmony without the effort to produce it!