In recent years God has been dealing with me on many levels about division in the body.
It is a large reason that the Church, the body of Messiah, is not accomplishing all that she should.
Recently we had a great loss to the body when a precious brother went home to be with the Lord. Great gain for him, Great loss for us here on this earth. He went too soon. God did not “take him”, God does not kill. The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. But that’s another whole blog post! 🙂
I believe, in small part, that this brother was stolen from us because of divisions in the body that opened up doors for the deceiver to come in and steal, kill and destroy. There is much more to it, but I believe that Matthew 12:25 comes true in the body of Christ because we attack, chew on and bite at our own. We are allowing the killing of each other and ourselves if we allow this into our lives.
Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Let me say very clearly…..KNOCK IT OFF!
I am not saying there aren’t things that are off in some folks lives or in the body of Christ. I promise you, there are, and there are in our own lives as well. (mote in the eye, anyone?) I am saying that it is not our job to spend 24/7 pointing out errors in the body. It is our job to be ministers of reconciliation!
So I will point you to a blog post I did back in May, and I pray it ministers to your heart and helps you keep your eyes on Him. He has showing this to me so strongly the past few days that I felt I needed to repeat it yet again (as much to myself as anyone else.)
Thank the Lord for His mercy and His wisdom to guide us away from things that are just distractions and back into the vision for His Body in these last days!
For your review, here is the blog post about how much God *HATES* when we sow discord among the brethren.
Be blessed!! He is coming soon!!