We have been talking about how important our relationship is with the Godhead, but it’s nothing that is new under the Son and the Father. I believe if we look at the same things from a different way of doing them, we can understand how the relationship has been the same with God regardless of the way. The relationship with the Godhead did not just come into play because it pleased the Father to authorize that the fulness of God be in Jesus in bodily form. Colossians 1:19, “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.” And God has always separated his fulness into segments in order for us to comprehend him as best we can. No man can ever fully understand God, but we must have some way in which we both, God and man, can be on the same field of play, playing the same game by the same rules. The segment in which God uses for Christians to better comprehend, and have an opportunity to play on the same field is called the Godhead: Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Here we can see both principals, God and man, in the same playing field whereby the building of relationships with each other will determine how much of the Father’s Will is accomplished. So we have God’s fulness dwelling in Christ bodily as Godhead segments or members; and then we also have Christ’s body, the many members in Christ who form the Church, being the bodily form where the fulness was authorized to dwell. I call this new school because the Father was so encouraged with how Jesus was handling the new assignment. Jesus was the head, and in charge with the responsibility of establishing the kingdom of heaven here on the earth. This new school way of having man come in and out of the fulness of God, was already turning out to be much better than the old school way of having man come in and out of the fulness of God.
Now what I call the old school way, the Tabernacle of Moses, was also all about the relationship with the God Head. And we all know what a different way of having man’s sin be forgiven over and over, and how the relationship building was more streamed lined for one man to represent the many. The Father was so pleased with this new proposal, until he sent Jesus on down here when the time came without delay to be the one lamb who could tear the veil down once and for all, for all to come. Jesus became the sacrificial lamb for our sin, and this is portrayed on the sacrifice at the brazen alter on Moses tabernacle. However, even in today’s new school results, we still have the same results for many as the old school results: there are those who have their sin forgiven, and that is as far as they want to go. You have to just look at them as ask, how can that be: don’t you know that the scripture tells us that Jesus came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly? It has always been about the relationship with the Godhead, but now the Father has given us a better way to have it. We know that the Father was pleased with Jesus as he established scripture, and then moved into position for relationship with the Holy Ghost member of the Godhead: Matthew 3:16-17, “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” The fulness of the Godhead does not have any of the outer and inner court restrictions, for by relationship we can enter into each God head; even unto the Father. Yes, it pleased the Father for the fulness to dwell in Christ, but the fulness of the God head was to dwell in him bodily. You do know what bodily mean, right? It means that the fulness was to dwell in us, the Church. The Church is Jesus’ bodily, and this means that the Father was pleased with his fulness dwelling in us also, as well as in Jesus. When we look at Colossians 1:19, “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell,” we have to place the other scripture with it to complete it: Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Now we can complete it to include what’s in him in both verses that pleased the Father: the fulness of the Godhead dwelling together with you and I, the body, pleased the Father. Now let’s go make him pleased that he did it. Old School, New School: Same School Results.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.