Jesus said that, if He be lifted up, He would draw all people unto Himself. That has obviously not happened as of yet.
Hi alihaymeg ,
I have read what you have said and can understand some of it
But to me when Jesus appeared He made this statment that He had no where to lay His Head , to me the body of Christ was not formed yet , but when you read Pauls writtings the Bodyof Christ / True Church was being drawn to the Head [Christ Jesus ]
So I do believe that the body is being drawn to the Head and being formed and knitted in Love in the Spirit it is ,, but the flesh is being destroyed simultaneously and that is maybe what is being observed outwardly ?
here is a few scriptures to show my point, the body without forming to the Head /Christ ?
Mat 8:20 And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air [have] nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay [his] head.[
metaph. anything supreme, chief, prominent]of Christ: the Lord of the husband and of the Church
That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine
, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love
, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ
:From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, making increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body
, the church
: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.
now PAUL shows the lack or dividing and not drawing here hummm.
Col 2:19 And not holding the Head
, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.
Wherefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world
, are you subject to ordinances,(Touch not; taste not; handle not]
Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh.
we are to glory in God through Christ in Spirit and Truth
as Paul said above we do not glory/boast in our flesh or let others glory in your flesh
the word glory means basically to "boast" http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/boast
Gal 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory/boast in your flesh
makes you wonder dont it ?