Fit and Knit

Eph 2:19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21  whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

Fitly framed together: To bring the joints together to speak. To frame together the members of Christ’s body, as parts of a building are brought together.  Joining, cementing, and fitting and raising together a building in all of its parts.

the church becomes the Holy of Holies as all of its members perform to their peak spiritual efficiency by their giftings, ministries and callings

Everyone must participate whether in a stage of being mentored and raised up or actually ministering.

There are no “one man shows” in the Christ’s body. I always call people up to help me minister to others.

To “fitly frame” is the effective operations of all ministries by all members within a local assembly. This causes the full revelation of the Person of Christ, as His revelation is ‘fitted properly together” by the ministries of those in the local body

Ephesians 4:16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

A local assembly increases, and grows, as each member within the local body supplies his or her part in accordance to the gifts and ministries, which the Lord has given to each of them.  This is what Paul means in verse sixteen when he employs the term “every joint supplieth.”  By every joint yielding nourishment and working to its peak performance, and by means of every contact, furnished by every believer, this supplies the body of the knowledge of the revealed Christ.

The Greek says: “Every joint of supply”.

“To supply” is defined as furnishing a chorus liberally with all that it needs. Every joint of supply is each and every member of a local body as he or she effectively supplies the revelation of the Son of God through their ministries in order to manifest the Spirit.

By every joint yielding nourishment and working to its peak performance, and by means of every contact, which serves for the supplying of the body of the knowledge of the revealed Christ.

The body produces self-growth and self-building up. This self-growth and building up is limited to the measure of the energy put out by each member of the body as each one supplies to the extent of fully supplying a chorus of singers.

1.    EVERY” parishioner has the responsibility to work within a congregation at his or her “PEAK LEVEL OF SPIRIT LED PERFORMANCE”.  This requires obedience to God, and dedication to the local body. There are no “lone ranger Christians.”

2.    According to the working in due measure of each several part.  Greek paraphrase: The revelation of Christ is limited to the energy (that will make His revelation fully operational) put forth by the quantity and quality of the “measure of supply” through each of the parishioners’ charismatic ministries.

 Col 2:2  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

The knitting together comes after every member of the local church has been fit together into a proper building for the Lord through the ministries and callings of every individual.  The believers’ hearts are then knit together in affection.

This oneness causes the fellowship to be united in love, thought, purpose and vision.  In combination with the effectiveness of every member’s ministries and spiritual gifts, it will bring this local body into a full understanding of the accurate knowledge of the mystery of the Godhead and Trinity. This is the full assurance of understanding. This then is the fullness of the glory of God, which should be displayed to the world and into who the whole body as it grows into Christ in all things.

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ allows for an assembly to grow up into Him in all things.  The revealed Person of Christ becomes its model, pattern, or example.  Growing up into Christ allows the saints within the church to achieve the same maturity that Christ has in the very thing that they grow fully into Him in.  The church is the only institution that allows for people to grow fully in to Christ in all things.  Growing up into our example makes us like our example.

Thus the church can be seen as an entity that is in a continual process of being fitted together by every one’s ministry and gifts, being joined together in love and intimacy, and growing in to God’s Holy of Holies to manifest His glory within and then without to the world.

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