T. Green.

There is great value accruing to every believer who realises the Headship of Christ. Science, philosophy and deceit are abounding in destructive character. 1. Cor. 11:3, suggests that the saints recognise Christ's headship of every man, so that we might have the value of His superior wisdom. He is made unto us wisdom from God. Every one is passing opinions. "Be silent and know that I am God." It is not a time for displaying what we know. We should rest in the consciousness of what Christ is as Head. He is Lord of all. God has made Him Lord and Christ. All power has been given to Him. But all that is held in relation to what He is as Head! He has rights over men. We need to value the way in which things have been put in the new creation through redemption under Christ as Head. Everything created passed under Adam as head (even Eve his wife). The moment she left the principle of headship and recognised the subtle wisdom of the enemy, ruin came in which involved the Son of God, when He was made sin at Calvary. There he was without a Comforter, man sitting in the place of honour and authority boasted of his superiority over creation. "Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." But the One who was wisdom became obedient unto death. Now He is out of it and God has made him Lord and Christ. The danger at Colosse was the seeking to interfere with divine counsel, but the Apostle assured them that they ought to be united together in love, unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding. The only wisdom of any value is held within the compass of the mystery of God, for in that are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The trouble in the world is because christians have been led astray by the teaching of men through philosophy and vain deceit. How wise the world is today! But everything militates against the cross, the suffering of Christ and His Headship. In Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead! Headship is outside all the fiction of men. "In Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, and ye are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and authority." So that we might have the benefit of all that is directive in wisdom, perfect love and grace. The world to come has not been subjected to angels, but to Christ as Head. The mind of the flesh is powerful in the counsels of the church through not holding the Head, from whom all the body ministered to and united by the joints and bands increases with the increase of God. When we are in the good of His fulness we shall not want to drink at the beggarly streams of the world, but would remain at the Fountain. (Extracts from notes of address by T. GREEN).