Ekklesia means those "called out to govern" the kingdom Satan once controlled, with such power that the gates of hell will not be a barrier.
Today those in the body of Christ are crawling back into the very kingdom they were call out of after being told there was a better deal there. Why is it easier to believe a lie?
The incorporation of the local body, the church, represents this act of crawling back into the Satan's kingdom.
A corporation is man's creation. It represents an artificial or legal entity which comes under the control of its creator—the state, government.
We wonder why the body of Christ is powerless? It's because in the end times, the times we are now in, Jesus has been moved to a position outside the doors.
Jesus stands there knocking, hoping they will allow him to be Lord again.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:21 NASB unless noted
There is an overlooked seconding call to the body of Christ:
I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities." Revelation 18:1-5
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