~ Many membered God ~
1Cor.12: – Paul says that the body is many members. He explains that the members all have a different job in the body. But it is just one body. In Gal. he said we are all ONE.
In John 17:20-24- Jesus prayed that we would all be ONE AS THEY ARE ONE.
Now you need to study that. Quit believing these lies. How can we all be 1? It does not mean 1. It means unified. Paul said for us all to think, believe, and say the same thing.
Jesus said Gentiles exercise lordship over others; but with you it shall not be so. For we are all on equal grounds; joint heirs with Christ-heirs of God -joint heirs with Christ. If they are the same how could that be?
Now back to Cor.12:20-But now are they many members, yet but one body.
V25-That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. That proves we are still different individuals; yet he said we are all ONE.
V26-And whether one member suffer, ALL THE MEMBERS suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Now THAT IS GLORY. I long for that. That, my beloved Christian friends, is what God’s kingdom is like many members-yet all having the same care for one another. No jealousy, no envying, no tattling, no hatred, no hurting, nothing of that sort. Just love, pure love, total agreement. He said for us all to think the same thing. He said we will see eye to eye when he brings again Zion. He said he put the ministry in the church for the perfecting of the church TILL WE ALL COME INTO THE UNITY OF THE FAITH.
That we all grow up into the fullness of Christ Jesus; into the statue of a PERFECT MAN.
See, many members making up one perfect MAN– Christ Jesus.
V12-For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are ONE BODY; SO ALSO IS CHRIST.
Christ is the IMAGE OF GOD. Now if this is the way Christ is (many members; yet one) and he is the image of God, then God is many members yet one. It couldn’t be any plainer.
All through the Word, from Gen 1 – Let US make man in our likeness and OUR- IMAGE. The word US and OUR are plural words, meaning more then 1. This is all through the word. God shows himself as a plural God. Three came and talked to Abraham, yet it was the Lord.
There are too many names given for him. We once thought it was just showing different traits; but that is not the answer; it is more than one being.
They are in perfect agreement and love for each other. That is their nature and ideal. That is their goal for us humans; to unite us the same way. So we will be in their image.
When the Word said our God is one, it did not mean just 1 being. It meant just what I showed above many, in perfect agreement.
I know this is new to you all. Therefore it will be hard to accept. But, look at it. This is what the Word really teaches. How could 3 be 1? If 3 can be one, then zillions can be one just as easily. It does not mean numbers; it is not talking about how many gods there is. It means their nature: agreement. Not lifting one above another.
We do not think of them as more than one God; the whole thing is to see that they are considered to be one God. If you could believe that three could be one, why can’t you believe that an innumerable host can be one?
That is why God hates this division so much. He hates pride. That is what made Lucifer fall: he wanted to lift himself above the others. Eze. 28.
God bless this to your understanding.