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10 . . . so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

The church is not a building or an organization or a denomination. It is composed of the individuals who have submitted to the lordship of Jesus. When people gather to worship on Sunday morning there are those who are a part of the church and those who aren't. When people say they were wounded by the church, they usually mean by an organization or someone in it. Rarely do they mean they were hurt by the body of Christ.

The transformed lives of true believers who are living in in cooperation with the Holy Spirit show to the angels the various outworkings of God's wisdom. Some of these people have an effect on earthly governments. Others affect the well-being of a local group of believers. Some will lead others out of dark, destructive lives to lives of light and love. The angels are curious about the saving power of God which changes rebellious sinners into devoted servants of God (1 Peter 1:12).

The fallen angels see the power and goodness of God and are assured of their final demise. The other angels are encouraged that God's plan is coming to pass and know they will prevail. They see in varied ways how wise it was of God to plan the future as He did.

Consider: What message does your life proclaim to the heavenly realms?