Hebrews 13.12-14 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

It is clear from Scripture that Jesus Christ has redeemed us in order that we might be brought to The Father and joined to Him as our glorious bridegroom. The writer to the Hebrews is speaking to people who grew up being devoted to a religious system. There was no finer or more perfect religious system known to man than the Law of Moses. Yet, the Law of Moses was a only signpost that pointed to The Lord Jesus Christ. It was a shadow of which Jesus Christ is The Substance.

Here we read that the people of God are sanctified or set apart with the sinless atoning blood of Jesus Christ. But we also see that the place of this once and for all sacrifice for sin took place outside of the city walls of Jerusalem. This was a picture of how those who come to Christ do so, not through a system, but through the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

How critical it is for the people of God to become more Savior conscious than system conscious. Whenever people are system conscious, they will inevitably see that the only way to know Jesus is through their particular system, be it Catholicism or Protestantism or any other kind of “ism”. A “virgin” observation of Scripture makes no such claim. Through faith in Jesus Christ, all who repent and believe in Him become a part of His body. Thus, the real issue regarding salvation is not whether or not you are a member of this system or that system, but are you in Christ Jesus? When you are born again of The Spirit, you are a part of a body that has no “home” or headquarters here on earth. Our citizenship is in heaven. Our Savior is in heaven.

While there is a beauty in the different parts of the body of Christ, there is no one part that IS the body of Christ. The body is not only the eye or ear. Beloved, fix your eyes on Jesus today. He is your guide, your help, your Lord and Savior. Do not allow a “camp” mentality of Jesus cramp your picture of Jesus or divide His body. You are complete in Him!