The truth is not always like you’d expect.
Here’s one that might startle you. “Just Jesus and you” is not enough. That was never God’s plan. It’s much bigger. His plan is the Church.
In the old covenant His people were the nation of Israel. In the new covenant His people are the Church. His promises are only for His people.
Church is not a place or a meeting. It’s a people being built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.
His plan is for us to be linked together to be a testimony to the world – not by our programmes but by the life of Christ manifest in our individual lives that together reflect the fullness of Him.
There is a way He builds His Church. A foundation, a structure and an order in the spirit.
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
- Mark Saunders