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Ope Rowland believes in the ministry of every saint. Hence, he talks and writes about believers finding, grooming and operating in their ministries.

He is the author of the thriving blogs and the books- The Young Christian , Manifestation and The Intimate Life  

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Joined To The Head & Body

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Now all of you together are Christ's body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT

Christ is the head of the church, which is his body. He is the first of all who will rise from the dead, so he is first in everything. Colossians 1:18 NLT         

Under his direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:16 NLT

We are his body; Christ is the head. You must continuously be in the body receiving the right nutrient from the head for you to be like Christ. You must belong to his body on a continuous and consistent basis. For your body to look like your head they must keep on cooperating with that head (Colossians 2:9-10, 19).

If what makes Christ must flow to you, you must be connected to that head. It is from him all things flow. If you will have everything that makes Christ, you must remain connected. You must remain in the body.

One of the ways to remain in the body is by making sure that your constant companions are members of the body (2 Corinthians 6:14-16). Your closest pals should not be unbelievers. They should be members of the body. What they carry rubs on you (Proverbs 13:20; 1 Corinthians 15:33)

It is only a function of time, you will become like the person with whom you spend most of your time. You will talk like him and react the way he reacts. So check whom you spend most of your time with. Some relationships might have to be severed. Yes, you might be gaining something from them but you might have to cut it. Their influence over you is not good enough.

If you will be like Christ, ensure you remain in his body, joined to the head and connected to the other members of the body. So do not get tired of fellowshipping with other believers (Hebrews 10:25). They are actually saving you from those things you will be exposed to.

When you partake, you put your life in check. It is easier to know something is wrong or getting wrong when you are with your colleagues who are on the right path. You see better in light than in darkness, so come closer to the light. With who have you joined ourselves? Who has been your companionship?

Some have joined themselves with TV. Little wonder you are who you are because you become a reflection of your fellow members. You have become an extension of those things you have joined yourself.

Do you want to be like Jesus in your heart? Do a review of your companionship. They might be legitimate members of your world but check it that their influence on you is right. You might have the aim to influence them but remember that it is easier to pull down than to pull up.

When Jacob had been in the house of Laban for a while, He longed to leave (Genesis 30:25-43). Jacob confronted Laban and said, “The lord has made you great because I am here with you. Is it not time to fend for my own family?” Laban had an agreement with him that any sheep that is spotted, streaked and speckled is his while the pure whites are for Laban. Jacob took them to the river and striped the bark of the trees. Whenever they were drinking and mating looking at the tree, the babies will be spotted, streaked and speckled.

The genetics there is that you become what you see. What you look at for a long time, you will become it. What you behold with an open spirit you will become. When you walk with God, you discover that your spirit is so open. You will be so light. The person everybody is seeing is gone; he is being killed daily (Colossians 3:5). That body is being mortified. The vessel inside you is only reflecting whatever the spirit is saying. If someone comes near and your spirit receives it, you will imitate it. Your sprit grasps the spirit you behold and reproduce it.

Whenever the sheep saw the tree, they produced the same thing. Jacob selected the strong ones for this purpose and left the weak ones. He was reproducing speckled, spotted and black sheep because they are beholding the tree continuously. They were becoming it. What was not in their gene was what was coming out. He made sure that every time they wanted to mate, they were beholding whatever he want them to look like. What God want you to be like are in the bible. As you keep on beholding him via the word, what is produced constantly in you is Christ life. That is what Jacob did to the sheep.

The flock was looking at the things and it was being transferred into their life. It is not by convection or conduction, this is radiation. There was no contact physically. That is what the spirit of God does in you when you allow him to work. He brings out what is present in the life of Christ and make sure it is present in you.

Jacob did not look for the weak ones but the strong ones for his experiment. He will then set those who have the spirit in them and send them back into the flock, thereby reproducing them when they meet with others. Their interaction makes them too spotted, speckled and black. They joined their body; they mated with those ones that have actually caught the light, those ones that have become spotted, speckled and black. Hence, they produced the results.

You must remain in the body. As long as you keep joining yourself to the body, to people that are getting it right, the same result will be reproduced in your life.


 

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