Jesus In The Midst (1 of 8) by Jerry Vines

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Jesus In The Midst (1 of 8)
Series: 90's Church
Jerry Vines
Revelation 1:10-13a

When Jesus was on the earth He did His work in a physical body. He had an actual, literal, real body. His body came into existence by means of a miracle birth - the virgin birth. He taught with a literal voice. He healed people with literal hands that touched them. He died on the cross in a literal, physical body. He was actually buried and three days later He rose again in a literal, glorified body. Then, by means of another miracle, the Lord Jesus Christ ascended bodily back to heaven. When He was here the first time He did His work in a physical body. Now, the Lord Jesus, having gone back to heaven, continues to do His work on the earth in a spiritual body and I'm referring to the church.

The church came into existence by means of a miracle birth. I refer to the new birth. Every person who is born into the family of God by means of the new birth becomes a part of the spiritual body of the Lord Jesus. The work that Jesus is doing right now on the earth, He is doing in and through His churches, the spiritual body of the Lord Jesus on the earth.

This spiritual body of the Lord Jesus one day is going to leave the earth by means of a miracle, too. One of these days either by rapture or by revelation, the spiritual body of the Lord Jesus Christ will be taken out of this earth and will be caught up to meet our living Lord in the air. This is why the churches of the Lord are so very, very important. The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is important because it is the institution that God has established on the earth to do His work. The church of the Lord Jesus is the most important institution in all of the earth. It was formed by the Lord Himself. In fact, the Lord Jesus said, ''Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.'' All over this country of ours and yea, all over the world, we find thousands and thousands of churches. There a ...


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