Do not think that the body of Christ is the same thing as the number of people participating in organized Christianity.
Do not think that the body of Christ is the same thing as the number of people who identify as Christians.
The true body of Christ are those who are currently connected to the head – Jesus Christ.
Do not preach so that people will connect with you, your church, or your ministry. Preach so that they will connect with Jesus.
The body of Christ in the earth today is much smaller than Christendom. Much smaller. Christendom is ruled by men. The kingdom of God is ruled by Christ.
We don’t need Christendom to grow. We need the kingdom of God – the body of Christ – to grow.
Christians don’t need a relationship with more Christians or different Christians. They need a relationship with Christ and they need that relationship to be growing.