Mystery of the Ephesians: Unity of Christ’s Body

Ephesians 4:1-6 New International Version (NIV)
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ

4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:1-6

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9 But what does “He ascended” mean except that He descended to the lower parts of the earth?

Ephesians 4:9

Paul answers, The One Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself in the form of a man and manger born child is the same One whose glory and greatness ascends above all heavens and earth, that He is the fulfillment of the Psalm’s saying

10 The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.

What is the meaning of this mystery?

Mystery Revealed:

The meaning of the mystery, the Unity of the Church with Christ, means the breathtaking possibility of the Union between man with God!

31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

32 This is a profound mystery—but I…

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Created in Christ Ephesians 2 #7

9“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:9

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9“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:9

God has prepared a plan in advance for us to do.

We have works and good deeds in the Name of Christ Jesus who created us all, as his precious workmanship we were made in His image!

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Receive Renewed Rewards, Returns (100x Times ROI!) in God’s Kingdom of Heaven — Matthew 19 #3

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”

26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”

28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[e] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.

Promise of Eternal Life, Returns and Rewards Matthew 19:29, Mark 10:28-30

30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

References & reflections

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/camel-eye-needle.html
[2] https://www.thejoshlink.com/article290.htm
[3] https://parablesreception.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-eye-of-needle-is-not-gate.html
[4] https://johndavies.typepad.com/blog/love-comes-blinking-through-the-needles-eye.html
[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_7:13
[6] https://www.gotquestions.org/first-last-last-first.html
[7] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/02/21/eye-of-a-needle-narrow-path-kingdom-of-god-matthew-19-1/