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1. Over the
Ephesians 5:23 For
the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is head of the Church: and is
Savior of the body.
And he is head of the body, the Church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the
dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
When a person is
born-again they automatically become a member of The Church, the
body of Christ; in
which the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord and Head of.
The Church is not a
building or any certain denomination, but is all born again believers,
from the day of
Pentecost to the 2nd. coming of Jesus Christ. It is the body of Christ, of
which he is head (
Ephesians 1:22-23 ). As such, the church is a temple for the habitation
of the Holy Spirit (
Ephesians 2:21-23 ) and is espoused, as a chaste virgin to Christ ( 2
Corinthians 11:2-4 ) and will be translated to meet the Lord in the air at
his 2nd. coming
( 1 Thessalonians
* Each person is to hold to the Head, Jesus Christ and be subject
-- Simple English
Colossians 2:19 He
is not holding onto the Head. The whole body grows the way God made it
grow, held together by its joints and ligaments, getting its support from
The Church meets together locally, under various names and denominations,
for the purpose of
worship, praise, fellowship, and the teaching and preaching of Godís Word: with its
governing body of Pastors, Elders, Deacons, etc.
Over Authorities and Powers
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is
given unto me in
heaven and in earth.
1 Peter 3:22 Who
is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and
powers being made subject unto him.
Revelation 1:18 I
am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore,
Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of
them, triumphing over them in it.