This morning I had a fresh appreciation of what the church is – as the house of God and the church of the living God, the church is God manifested in the flesh. When the Lord Jesus was on the earth, He was God manifested in the flesh in an individual person – God was living in His living and God was expressed fully through Christ. But after His death and resurrection it is now the church who is God manifested in the flesh – Christ lives in all the members of the Body to express God corporately!
the mystery of godliness
The mystery of godliness is mentioned by Paul in 1 Tim. 3:15-16, where in v. 15 he speaks about the church as the house of God and the church of the living God, and then in v. 16 he continues to say that this is the mystery of godliness! Continue reading this portion via,