One Body of Christ
It's time we come into the unity of the faith, into One Body of Believers of Jesus Christ!
Christian's it's time to stop separating the Body of Christ. The scattered sheep need to come into one flock,
under the gentle loving care of The Good Shepherd. All Christians, no matter what denominational title they
are under, need to be recognized as being a Christian.
When my mother was in the convalescent home, and Christians would drop by to see her from different
denominations, after asking her what church she attended, they would say, "We're not of the same faith."
My mother would say,"Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Do you believe Jesus arose from the dead?
Do you believe the Holy Bible is God's Word?"
They would usually answer yes to each question. She would say, "We're of the same faith. Let's talk about Jesus."
Her Doctor loved to come in just to spend a little time, talking about the Lord. And she always had people coming in to visit her. All were Christians that loved the Lord.
I Corinthians 1:9-10
(9) God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus.
(10) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and
that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same
Denominationalism has not only divided the body of Christ, it has segmented the understanding of the word of God. Each church division has taken a different point of view of the Bible, and made it their own, without taking the whole Bible in it's profound completeness, as their daily bread, (their spiritual food for abundant life in Christ Jesus).
Understand that each of these believers love Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and soon coming King! They have been divided, but usually not on the major points in the word of God that matters, thus while not recognizing everyone as Christian believers. They are still Christian believers. It's time to become united in Jesus Christ, for the benefit of all Christians. The Christian believers must come together in one body of Christ, before Jesus Christ returns for his children.
Limited understanding of the word of God, brought limited engagement with the whole body of Christ, by alienating them from one another. All the principles taught in the word of God is to all Christians, the lifeblood of Christianity.
All the scriptures are given to every Christian, to build the right relationship with Jesus Christ, and to build a firm foundation in the word, for them to stand when the storms of life are raging around them.
Branding ourselves with denominational titles, further segments us from one another and the full truth of the word of God. Be sure the truth will set you free.
John 8: 31-32
(31) Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
(32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Jesus is returning for every member of the Body of Christ. Every "born again" believer will be made ready for Jesus return.
We are living in the most, momentous time in the history of the world. It's count down time for the separation of the "good" and the "bad"; the "holy" and the "unholy"' the "righteous" and the "wicked", the children of the "one true God" and the children of "Satan". We are standing on the threshold of the heavenly kingdom, the children of God are about to be made ready for their heavenly journey with their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We will need to be prepared for that last Great Revival. We will need to be prepared for the blessings that accompany "getting it right" after all this long journey through time. We will become the triumphant Church that we were always intended to be.
The Church will no longer operate in "pretense", it will emerge from the "apostate" condition into the sincere body of believers, that Jesus Christ and his apostles set the foundation for the beginning of the true Church.
The Church Triumphant, will emerge a Church that is no longer an outward show, without an inward reality, and that tends to gloss over its sins. It will emerge a strong, Holy Spirit empowered Church, aligned up by the Holy Spirit with the word of God, to move Christians onto God's agenda, to fulfill the plans and purposes of God in these last days.
The profound word of God is pure, powerful truth, dynamic and real in its precise results. It is not supposed to be mixed with man's opinions, fables, half-truths, arrogant-ignorance, that can only produce man-made philosophies, and evil imaginations.
You are currently engaged in "spiritual warfare" you are ill-prepared for, you are weakened, by being fed milk all your life, rather than the meat of the word of God. It's time for you to be fueled by the spiritual "protein" of the word of God.
It's time for the children of God to accept their heavenly citizenship, for the kingdom of God is within you, Jesus by His Holy Spirit is to reign and rule in your life now, as well as in heaven.
How would you negotiate through a city, if there were no address signs on the streets, or numbers on the homes and businesses? You would have a difficult time arriving at your destination. How many times has someone given you directions that have misled you in life?
How would you run a business, with no business plan, or an insufficient one? How do you conduct the business of life? How would you run a home without love, kindness, and consideration? You need someone in your home and life that loves you, and can fill you with love for others. How would you live your life without any real direction? You need to read and understand, the most worthwhile directions for living ever written, and see the perfect example for living a holy life, Jesus Christ.
Christians you need good, well thought out directions, and corrections, in order to live up to your full potential. Christians need good morals to represent Jesus Christ's words of truth on earth.
An excellent description of good morals are found only in the Holy Bible, under the expansive teaching on righteousness.
You need to know someone loves you, enough to correct you when you are wrong, in a kind and loving way. To nurture you as you grow, through out a life time filled with problems, and problematic people. You are corrected, when you stray into harms way, because you are so loved.
You need to read the Holy Bible for yourself, and understand all the most valuable guidance, and counseling that has ever been written. You need to fellowship with the Lord, daily in his word and in prayer. He is your personal God, the one who loved you enough to die for your sins. He hears you when you pray, and he's always working in your behalf, beyond your awareness.
There are too many broken, hurting people that need to know Jesus Christ, and to know his children that genuinely care for them. They need to be revived and nurtured in Jesus Christ's love. You are needed, by the people whose lives you touch, to be your best for Jesus!
(11) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
(12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
(13) Till we come in the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of
the stature of the fullness of Christ;
(14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the
sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
(15) But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the
effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying itself in love.
Christians, you are needed to be at your full spiritual strength in these last days, to reflect the righteousness, love and power of Jesus Christ!
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