By Deolu Akinyemi
What’s happening about this Christ? Why are we searching the scriptures looking for Christ? Is it because we want to learn history? Or is there more action happening around Christ than the world cares to know? Hebrews 13:13, Colossians 3:2 (MSG) – Look up and stay alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.
Christ is not history, He’s the same yesterday, today and forever, he dwells in eternal timelines. His existence predates the sun and the moon, so God is not counting time like us. He lives in a state where everything has happened, everything is happening and everything will happen. There is a very crucial reason why we study Him in scriptures, it’s because except we find Him, we cannot find ourselves in Him. His word is a mirror that transforms, and the only picture that adjusts us, is Christ.
Let the reader also understand that by Christ, we do not mean Jesus alone. The full manifestation of the perfect man and son of man is Christ the Head and Christ the Body. You need to understand something interesting about the Bible – I may need a lot of posts to flesh this out, but it’s pretty easy to grasp. I will use simple metaphors.
We look for Christ, because He is the truth. All other perspectives are lies eternally. We look for Christ because He is God’s master plan for how his Body and true Church will be constructed. We look for Christ because He is what God does. We don’t know Jesus after the flesh, not anymore. To us Church is not an organization – but an organism headed by a living being and membered by living beings. The fullness of that stature is the perfect man that Paul so fondly describes – the one all the ministry gifts are meant to be working at developing. Church is meant to be factory where matured sons are produced; it’s currently operating as a warehouse where different taskmasters are occupying until the true Body is formed. The spirit of God is drawing men from around the world, “come out from among them, and be separate unto me” – 2 Corinthians 6:17, Jeremiah 52:45, Rev 18:14.