Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by
one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
1 Corinthians 12:1-26
Stephen the Levite
We Voltron, verb please observe like your show’s on/ the dialect means the squad connects, that’s a old jawn/ Classic, started in the Godhead, passed it/ when the man’s rib, had Adam spittin’ that, old poem// Awestruck, lookin’ at the woman like, awe shucks/ he’s buggin’ out, what you know about it? boy was caught up/ attracted, what God brought together don’t attack it/ He Hates that, discord, divorce, not a fan kid// one flesh, centuries of mystery, the Son’s death/ ripped the veil, now it’s been revealed, peep the oneness/ Profound, leave & cleave to Eve, she’s His own now/ and he is her’s, Jesus and the church be the pronouns// Engaged, committed to mission till the big day/ The Bridegroom, will arrive soon, until then wait/ Harvest, workin’ like the first in the Garden/ The Last Eve, sowin’ that seed, she is all of us// Voltron
Unified body transformed! Guided by the head….
The unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace/ (Eph. 4:3) kind of an anomaly, but not in God’s economy/ Connected, and battle tested, best respect it/ and the gates of hell know we ain’t to be messed wit. (Matt. 16:18)// The body’s in the building!/ The people, not the steeple; the Body IS the building! (1 Cor. 12:12-27, Eph. 2:20-22)/ Peep the gorgeous floor plus the lobby and the ceiling!/ How you love God but won’t poly wit His children? Huh? (1 John 4:20)// One of the reasons that Jesus was bleeding for…/ to unify, you and I: one body fam Ephesians four/ Christ crucified, buried, and risen!/ In Christ we’re unified // there’s no division// The Son’s so gung ho for unity…/ John seventeen: twenty-one to twenty-three/ We form/ both feet, both legs, both hands, chest, head, both arms… // VOLTRON!
Unified body transformed! Guided by the head….
I thank God for these brothers that the Lord has given for me to walk with/ I Voltron with ’em, i live it and seek it often/ it’s more than just collabing up in the lab and rapping over these tracks/ these brothers back it with acts// that go beyond the stage and lights regardless of the fame and hype/ picture the Levite taking aim upon a stain to spray and wipe/ and not consider it beneath him neither to exchange the mic/ essentially to wash the feet of mad believers in his life// i seen this brother put in work from cleaning our church building/ to building with the saints in the church and working to build with me/ (“its more than music”) i can testify as a witness i see/ (“lil Christ-likes multiply your existence”)// and i love it when a rapper’s reppin’ on & off the stage/ i can attest for Mac the Doulos bond-serving like a slave/ cuz if your with my Church on Sunday morning and you like how that sounds/ you can thank him in at the sound booth where he’s serving in the background// and if you’re checking for him in the middle of the week then/ you can catch where his West Philly life group is meeting/ i’m grateful that he’s faithful, Hebrews 10:25ing it/ he’s building with the saints to facilitate discipleship// Romans 12:4 to 8 provides the blueprint/ for us to grow fond & form a strong bond with the saints/ but peep the head of the regime/ Colossians 1:18 under Christ we conform & Voltron with the King!!