Ps. 61:2b- LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I…
2 Samuel 22:32- “For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?
Matt. 21:42- Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone which the builders rejected, Has become the chief
cornerstone. This was the LORD’S doing, And is it marvelous
in our eyes’?” (Ps. 118:22,23)
I. Co. 3:11- For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST.
Eph. 2:20-…having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,…
Jesus Christ is the ROCK, and He is the CHIEF CORNERSTONE in the foundation of the body, and He is also the HEAD over all things to the church, which is His body…. Eph. 1:22,23
Col. 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. (First place in everything)
The ROCK (the foundation), JESUS CHRIST, is the HEAD of the body, the church, and the ROCK IS HIGHER THAN US (Christ in You, the hope of glory), THE CHURCH.. (Christ is “head and body.”) (Col. 1:27) (We are “under the ROCK”…)
*The apostles and prophets are in the “foundation” with Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone… They are not only “under the Rock” (the foundation) but the ROCK is Higher than the body…that’s why God hath “set in the church, first apostles, second prophets…” the body, the church, is UNDER the OVERSIGHT of the apostles and prophets, because the “stone (rock) which the builders rejected Has become the HEAD of the CORNER (chief cornerstone), THEREFORE, THE HEAD OF THE BODY.
The first will be last, and the last will be first… God hath set the apostles…’First and Last'(I. Co. 4;9;12:28) , “And whoever desires to be first among you, LET HIM BE YOUR SERVANT (bond-slave)” Matt. 20:27