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Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily

Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

In the church there is only Christ. Christ is all in all. …If there is only Christ, how can we have any opinions? If there is only Christ, how can we have any self-exalting factors? The divisions come from the different peoples, not from Christ. In the Body, the expression of the church, there is only one person—Christ. We must enjoy Him and let Him swallow up all the different peoples. This is why in the church there is no Greek and no Jew, no cultured, and no barbarians. All are swallowed up by Christ, not by being taught but by being nourished with the riches of Christ. The church is a real mystery of godliness. Outwardly, the people may be of several races and nationalities, but inwardly, the church is Christ. Christ is in the church as the manifestation of God, and this is the mystery of godliness. This is the church. The key point is that we all must enjoy Christ so that Christ can swallow us up. Then all that we are and have will simply be Christ. This is the essence and the substance of the church life [Colossians 1:12; 2:9-10, 16-17; 3:4, 10-11; 4:15-16]. In the church we are the members of the Body (Romans 12:4-5). We can never be independent or separated from the church. We must realize that we are a member of the Body wherever we go. How could we be a Christian without the Body, the church? As members of the Body, we do need the church life, and the church life is nothing but Christ Himself enjoyed by us and expressed in a corporate way. (Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1968, vol. 1, pp. 352-354)

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