#31 Bearing the Ultimate Responsibility in God’s Ultimate Move (2)
Brother Ray Mulligan continues our series on bearing the ultimate responsibility in God’s ultimate move.
Scripture Reading: Phil. 1:21a; Eph. 4:16, 24; Rev. 1:2, 9, 11-12; 19:7; 5:6; Acts 20:24
I. We need to bear the ultimate responsibility related to the world’s ultimate situation, God’s ultimate move, and God’s ultimate recovery:
B. Our ultimate responsibility is to bear the testimony of Jesus—1:2,9:
1. The book of Revelation presents the testimony of Jesus, which is the church as the corporate expression of Christ—vv. 2, 9, 20; 19:10b.
2. Revelation is an unveiling of Christ, and Christ is expressed through the church; therefore, the church is the testimony of Jesus revealed in this book—1:1, 13, 20; 19:10b:
a. The living person of Jesus is the image, expression, and testimony of God, and the church today is the testimony of Jesus, His corporate expression—2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15, 18; 3:10-11, 15.
b. As believers in Christ, we all are reproductions, “photographs,” of Jesus; now God has a corporate expression—the church—which is the testimony of Jesus, who is the expression of God—John 1:14, 18; 12:24; 2 Cor. 3:18; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:16.