1 CORINTHIANS 12:12 NKJ
12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
Each individual believer IS also part of the Body of Christ, which is composed of all believers.
(This is the work of God. Not something we “join.”)
Think how insane it would be for you to allow your hand to attack some other member of your body. It’s just as crazy for us, as members of the Body of Christ, to attack other members.
ROMANS 12:4-5 NKJ
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,
5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
Other members have different callings — different functions. But your job is not to oppose them — even though you may not understand them, or why they do what they do. Just leave that to the Head of the Body — and do what He tells YOU to do.
You are not the Head of the Body of Christ — Jesus is. He is responsible for, and capable of, coordinating all we do so our actions will accomplish His plan. Members of a body have different functions, but all are necessary for the body to function properly.
When you don’t obey Jesus, the Head of the Body, you are a drag on the rest of the members.
Think what a difficult time you would have accomplishing anything if each member of your body did whatever it felt like — instead of obeying orders from your brain.
SAY THIS: I am a member of the Body of Christ.