“SPIRITUAL DIVISION” WITHIN THE BODY OF CHRIST…
DESTROYS THE BODY WORST THAN CANCER
“You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?
This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?…”
Today there is a grand problem that is destroying Believers all over the world; divisions and different denominations. It appears to have Christian Believers jumping from one foot to the next in seek of something firm to stand on by the Preaching of many Pastoral Leaders, Teachers and Ministers that have seem to have lost their way themselves. Denominations are nothing more than a disagreement on Scripture based doctrine that for some reason appears to be difficult for “Mature Christians” to come into agreement with. Our God is NOT a God of confusion, but a God of order that makes His Word very clear, even to babes in Christ, therefore leaving us to believe that our supposedly walk of faith is based on a spirit of pride or being puffed up in knowledge, or worst…a form of Godliness, but denying its power…this should not be. There is only One Spirit…One God…One Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and why then has the Gospel of our Lord been watered down and The Body of Christ weakened? “The World” stands on the outside watching the Body of Believers in this disarray and uses this to expose our lack of unity and purpose and our strength of one mind, one heart and one Spirit against us for the dissecting by the enemies of God. I personally believe that this is one of the reasons we have become weak, sick and with the demonstrating power of the Holy Spirit evident in our walk of faith today…lack of unity, therefore leaving us divided walking without faith; my opinion of course. Many then turn and walk away from the loving and open arms of our Lord to seek elsewhere for what their congregation lack and non-believers see this as a reason NOT to come to our Lord because it seems as though the household of God needs cleaning first; “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5. There were those who thought that they should follow Paul and those who thought they should follow the teaching of Apollos,1 Corinthians 1:12, “What I am saying is this: each of you says, “I’m with Paul,” or “I’m with Apollos,” or “I’m with Cephas,” or “I’m with Christ.” This alone should tell you what Paul thought of denominations or anything else that separates and divides the body. But let’s look further; in verse 13, Paul asks very pointed questions, “Is Christ divided? Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul’s name?” This makes clear how Paul feels, he (Paul) is not the Christ, he is not the one crucified and his message has never been one that divides the church or would lead someone to worship Paul instead of Christ. Obviously, according to Paul, there is only one church and one body of believers and anything that is different weakens and destroys the church (see verse 17. He makes this point stronger in 3:4 by saying that anyone who says they are of Paul or of Apollos is carnal. “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”1 Corinthians 3:11… “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:4. Therefore, where is our faith? That faith we held when we first believed in Christ as Lord and Savior? That amazing grace faith that boldly proclaimed…His Word said it…I Believe It!!! Amen. Now let us therefore return to the days of old, where unity ushered in the Holy Spirit’s presence and power to work amongst us as a unified Body of Believers that hasn’t been given a spirit that shrinks back, but one that cries out ABBA Father. For we are the children of the living and Holy God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…joint heir Kings and Queens with our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore let us walk as such and God willing as we pray and confess our sins will heal us and strengthen us for what lay ahead during our walk in faith in this valley of the shadow of death. Give the enemy NO MORE footholds that will separate us; “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.” Hebrews 5:12. May God the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ shine His light within our hearts and protect every work that you may do and touch in Jesus Name. Amen.
REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.