The Body of Christ

The Body of Christ

The book that will change your way of seeing and understanding the Church

By Ricardo Meneghelli – 2014

This book came in less than a month’s time, in December 2011, as part of a precious work that God was doing in my life. After I shared the issue with the church, I decided to write a booklet to handout to the church members. While I was writing, the Lord continued to speak to me, deepening and clarifying the matter in my mind in such a way that the revelation I had on the subject grew and, consequently, the written material was structured and took a larger proportion.

After some time I submitted the material to the appreciation of some precious brothers who encouraged me a lot with their comments and suggestions. I decided then to format it better, as a book, that could help a greater number of people in their perception and participation in the Body of Christ. However, I kept the text without much polishing to preserve the originality of what I received, and also the desire not to make reading very extensive and tiring. As a result, the text is dense and very short sentences express important thoughts. So read it carefully and with meditation, giving time for the Lord to speak to your heart.

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PREFACE from “THE BODY OF CHRIST”

We have been praying for some time, for the new generations, asking God specifically  to raise up among them prophets and apostles. Here we are in the presence of a man who has light and revelation about the old truths of God’s word.

It’s a treat to read this book, both for its prophetic lucidity and for its theological accuracy. It is wonderful to see how the author traces out, from Genesis to Revelation, the beautiful story of God’s love in wanting to unite his spiritual and eternal nature with the “dust of the earth”, finally succeeding with the Incarnation of the Eternal Word and the emergence of the Church as “extension” of Christ.

Ricardo is a profound biblical scholar, a dedicated man, and his clear, deep, but simple styleis an excellent communicator of the mystery of Christ and the Body of Christ.

When I first read this manuscript, it brought to me joy, admiration and worship. Then I wrote to Ricardo:

Dear Ricardo. I’ve read all the material. Congratulations! It’s fantastic. It is very well written and developed. Besides the excellent exposure of the word, I might add, as the expression of the Samaritan woman, “I see that thou art a prophet.” May God continue to give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of him.

Amen.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly to every disciple and every discipler. I recommend  that you not only read it, but study it, meditate on it, and above all, live it under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Jorge Himitian
Buenos Aires – Argentina
June / 2012

What’s inside?

Preface

Introduction

The Human Body

The Body of Christ

The Humanity and the Body of Christ

The Church is the Body of Christ

The Body of Christ and the World

The Body of Christ and the Holy Spirit

The Authority of The Body of Christ

The Unity of the Body of Christ

The Edification of the Body of Christ