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Misunderstood Authority

The Body of Christ is misunderstood in self-appointments. So many people talk about the universal Body but they know little about God intimately because they have not entered into the Corporate Body, into the power and authority of the Head of the Body, Jesus Christ. The problem Jesus has encountered is the lack of freedom to build His Body. The thing that has hurt Him is Christians who have lacked humility and misunderstood corporate authority. The Church has gone so far from corporate authority. She has come up with emotionalism and movements and has seen occasional results, but she has not been able to be specific in the priorities of her mobilization of love in the amazing, intense, application of faith. She has lacked being the human illustration of Divine effect. And she has gone far below the divine equality of redemption only to find herself in the divided camp of the mystery of iniquity.

There are two things that dominate the scene of human capacities. Some people are afraid of authority, and other people want it. Man without God’s authority will discover that secretly hidden in the natural resources of his soul is the very paramount force of his own inadequacy. The natural response always capacitates man to be what he is in the very weakness of his own ignorance.

Man either shudders at authority because of his genetics or competes for it because of deceit. Thus, he stays in his own corner, without any power of application.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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