The Ecclesia is the fullness of the Head, Jesus.
Ephesians 1:22-23 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
The main, the basic, the inner core, the essence of Who God is, is in that He is Love.
So, Jesus, who is the express image of God, He is Love.
Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person,
[ἀπαύγασμα τῆς δόξης καὶ χαρακτὴρ τῆς ὑποστάσεως αὐτοῦ]
and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high
Now, Jesus, being the Head of the Ecclesia, which is the Body and the Bride, He is seated at the right of Father God in Heaven.
So Jesus is in Heaven, but His Body is in the earth.
These are the main two key elements, the top characteristics that I believe the Lord wants us to understand in view of the theme of this BEWEGEN, which is “Head meets Body”.
For the Head to meet the Body we need to be an expression of Jesus.
As Jesus was the express image of God while He was in the earth, so the Body, which is the Ecclesia, is called to be the express image of our Head.
1) He is Love, we are called to be a manifestation of His Love.
His Love was the reason for which He gave us the Law.
The purpose of His Law is to teach us, and train us in, His Love.
2) He is in Heaven, which means that we are the earthly manifestation of a heavenly person – that is, we are called to be Heaven on Earth.
The manifestation of the heavenly nature of Jesus is the reason for which He sent us the Holy Spirit.
Colossians 1:18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
For Jesus to truly be the Head of the Body, He must first have the preeminence in the Ecclesia.
That is, at both levels, the personal for each one of us, and the corporate in our midst, as we are members of one another within the setting of the local ecclesia, which is every group of people where there is:
– a structure like a home
– love for one another
– fellowship with commitment
– submission to the authority set by the Head, as in every family the father and mother are the authority in the house.