THE MEMBERS OF HIS BODY

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.” (Job 33:24).

Divine healing is just divine life. It is the headship of Christ over the body. It is the life of Christ in the frame. It is the union of our members with the very body of Christ and the inflowing life of Christ in our living members. It is as real as His risen and glorified body. It is as reasonable as the fact that He was raised from the dead and is a living Man with a true body and a rational soul today at God’s right hand.

That living Christ belongs to us in all His attributes and powers. We are members of His body, His flesh and His bones, and if we can only believe and receive it, we may live upon the very life of the Son of God. Lord, help me to know the Lord for the body and the body for the Lord.

“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17). This was the text that first flashed the truth of Divine healing into my mind and worn-out body nearly twenty-five years ago. It is still the door, wide open more than ever, through which the living Christ passes moment by moment into my redeemed body, filling, energizing, vitalizing it with the presence and power of His own personality, turning my whole being into a “new heaven and new earth.” “The Lord, thy God.” Thy God. My God. Then all that is in God Almighty is mine and in me just as far as I am able and willing to appropriate Him and all that belongs to Him. This God, “Mighty,” ALL Mighty God, is our INSIDE God. He is, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the midst of me, just as real as the sun is in the center of the heavens, or as the great dynamo in the center of the power-house of my three-fold being. He is in the midst, at the center of my physical being. He is in the midst of my brain. He is in the midst of my nerve centers.

For twenty-four years it has been not only a living reality to me, but a reality growing deeper and richer, until now at the age of sixty-three years, I am in every sense a younger, fresher man than I was at twenty-five. At this present time, I am in the strength of God, doing full twice as much work, mental and physical, as I have ever done in the best days of the past, and this observes, with less than half the effort than necessary. My life, physical, mental and spiritual, is like an artesian well–always full, overflowing. To speak and teach, Through all the changing scenes of life,
in trouble and in joy, the praises of my God shall still my heart and tongue employ. Is no more effort to me than it is for the mill-wheel to turn when the stream is full or for the pipe to let the water run through.

My encouragement to us this morning is to remain where you are and bloom. Do not rush but to wait with patience and let God have His way in your life. You do not have to move for you to receive the overflow. Stay where you are in the body of Christ.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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