Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (WNT) 23 the completeness of Him who everywhere fills the universe with Himself. The awesome fact is that the church united, completes Christ! John 3:34 tells us: “The man whom God has sent speaks God's message. After all, God gave Our Lord the Spirit without limits.” KJV reads: 34 “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” Christ was given all of the gifts of the Spirit. All of the gifts of the spirit, listed in 1Cor.11, were operating Through Him; and all of the ministry gifts, in Eph.4. Yet there was no radio, TV or Internet. If our Lord had a crowd of 2-3000 people, He may be able to see a few hundred healed and delivered in the midst of that meeting. Yet a gift of healing operating within a TV crowd can see thousands healed in one broadcast. Yet even with the modern technology, a single human cannot impact and fill the entire world. Now this is important: God has not limited His gifts to be given to ministers only, but to all! Therefore,” filling all in all expresses the whole church being used to minister in the entire world!
In this verse Eph. 4:23, it tells us that the mature church, the perfect church completes Christ. God has chosen the church as the only representation of Himself that the world will ever see. Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
These verses must be talking about the church in the past, or the church of the future. Surely these verses are not talking about us! These verses are speaking about us, in spite of us. Now do you see why I cry out that until the church comes back into unity, the church cannot be raptured home? Please, if anyone can give me a bible-based answer to this question, then please write me with your answer. If there is any age of time that the end seems eminent, it is right now. However, the church must first fill the universe with Christ’s presence and fullness.
In the famous prayer of Jesus, in John 17, He prayed: Joh 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. Well before we can go home, the church needs to finish the work that Christ has given her to do. The church of our age cannot say “I have glorified you on the earth, Lord.” Also, no one can convince me that the church has fulfilled this prayer of Christ in this chapter.
Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their words. This is speaking of us. Thank God Jesus was also including us in His prayer. In this age, we will come together in unity! We will start fishing for men. I am not hopeless for the church of this hour; I am rather impregnated with the hope of Christ’s prayer being fulfilled in the age. But the church must first unite and then grow up. Most importantly, the church must be willing to lay down their lives for each other. My friends, this would be a church to die for!