THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

His Place as Head of the Body

 

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Last Adam, the Second Man, the Firstborn of a new race.

...He is the Head of the Body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have supremacy. Colossians 1:18

Figuratively, He is our Head and we (Christians collectively) are His body on earth.  Since He is sovereign over the entire universe, it is fitting we acknowledge Him as Lord of our personal lives.

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22,23

To extend the metaphor, Christendom suffers from a spinal cord injury having lost connection with the Head and the life of the First Adam is primarily resident.

He [the unspiritual minded] has lost connection with the Head [Christ Jesus], from whom the whole Body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. Colossians 2:19

But genuine believers, having been co-resurrected and co-ascended, are privileged to set their hearts and minds on...

...things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1,2

MJS

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