Ephesians 1: 22,23
When we speak of Christ being head over all the Church, this is not the physical building, but the body of believers that make up the spiritual body of Christ with Him being the Head. No individual denomination can lay claim to His Headship. Again it is natural to man through the flesh trying to be religious. Whole denomination has been built on the false premise that they have by the flesh claimed exclusive rights to the headship of Christ. And through the flesh they become exclusive in their membership. And this headship of Christ is the gift of God; and it is an honorable gift to him, as our Mediator. It glorifies him, and gives him the pre-eminence over everything in the body of Christ the church. And it is a free gift of grace to the church, very special, valuable, and of infinite benefit and advantage to the church.
In closing out the first chapter in Ephesians , we see the revelation of God plan of salvation for the building of the Body of Christ the Church. We see clearly through Ephesians that before you can experience true peace in your life you must first experience the Grace of God from God our Father d the Lord Jesus Christ. That the redeemed in Christ we have been chosen before the foundation of the world. Thus eliminating any part of mankind as to being saved. For by Grace are you save through faith, and not of works. It was God who predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ. This all done according to His will and purpose, And this purpose as we discovered is the church the body of Christ. Two times in chapter one the term “His will” is used in the aspect of our salvation and our future inheritance. Praise God it is His will sure and unchanging and not our depraved wills that we put our trust in.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1: 24,25)