Can you see the Body of Christ?
2Kings 12-14 / 1Corinthians 10-12
12:4-5 One day King Joash said to the priests, “Collect all the money brought as a sacred offering to the LORD’s Temple, whether it is a regular assessment, a payment of vows, or a voluntary gift. Let the priests take some of that money to pay for whatever repairs are needed at the Temple.”
13:20-21 Then Elisha died and was buried. Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring. Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the body they were burying into the tomb of Elisha. But as soon as the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet!
10:12-13 If you think you are standing strong, be careful, for you, too, may fall into the same sin. But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it.
11:29-30 [NKJ] For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason, many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
OT Flash Points
Succession of kings
Joash repaired the temple
Elisha’s final influence and death
NT Flash Points
God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear
He will show you a way out so you won’t give in
Discern the Body
Recognize the fact that the differences are actually your value to each other
Ask if you lack
Ashamed to beg the One who is your provision?
If you realize your lack, you have come up against spiritual reality