CHURCH IN PROVERBS 31-
Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
Church in Proverbs 31- https://youtu.be/yNTLj-ELRm0
Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
.Speak now- or forever hold your peace
.The bride as a type of the church
.Not just an ideology- but God’s Spirit in a community
.Yes- Jesus is the only way
.Not simply a forum for one voice
.24/7 prayer rooms?
.Worldwide community fulfills it [Gates of the city open all the time- see?]
.We are the ‘local church’ [universal too]
.She exalts her husband
.She is not idle [open 24/7- the universal nature of the church]
.God gives grace to implement the vision
.She effectively functions as the bride
.Story of redemption
.Communion of the saints
I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
The virtues of the ‘virtuous woman ‘of proverbs 31 are seen in the church- the bride of Christ.
She is a bride that engages in works of social justice-
Proverbs 31:8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
Proverbs 31:9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
She rises at all times- and gives food to her children-
Proverbs 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Paul the apostle refers to her as the Mother of us all-
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
The heavenly city is the church- the bride- the lambs wife-
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
We are pillars in this temple- and bare the name of this city- on us-
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
The people of God are this church- both individually and collectively.
The church radiates the glory of Christ- her HUSBAND is known in the gates of the city-
Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Yes- believers are the only place on earth where God’s Spirit actually lives. [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/09/22/proverbs-31-2/ ]