The Branches of Ekklesia

As the government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, the ekklesia has three distinct branches: the judicial branch the legislative branch the executive branch The prophet Isaiah illustrated the same in his description of the Lord.

For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us. Isaiah 33: 22

Notice the parallels: the judicial branch— our judge the legislative branch— our lawgiver the executive branch— our king The government of the United States of America is also formed from this biblical pattern. However, instead of an elected President, the executive branch of the ekklesia is occupied by Jesus. And in place of Congress and the Supreme Court, the legislative and judicial branches of the ekklesia are occupied by the people of God. (That would be us.) These three branches of the ekklesia also relate to the Trinity. The Father is the Great Judge, the Son Jesus is the King, and the Holy Spirit is the Lawgiver, or in other words, the One who delivers/ speaks the will of God to us so that we can speak and act on it. Also known as our Helper, the Holy Spirit helps us to legislate and judge according to the will of God.

Joe Nicola

Excerpt from my book “Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth” 

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