“And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy” (Colossians 1:18)
The Church is one of the most beautiful mysteries revealed in Christ. It is an organic relationship; one of unity with the Savior. It previously did not exist, but was part of God’s master plan for redeemed humanity. Jesus is the head, we are His body, drawing life and purpose from Him. We are to carry out God’s mission in the world, which is the message of reconciliation to the Father (Colossians 1:20; 22).
The Church Was Part of God’s Master Plan
“Christ is called the “second man”, the “last Adam”. As the antitype of the first Adam it was necessary that Christ, the second Man or Last Adam, also have a bride. Like the first Adam, He too went into a “deep sleep” of death and resurrection. Out of his wounded side the Church, through faith, is born of God as the Bride of Christ” Paul E. Billheimer; Destined For the Throne.