Where is the EVIDENCE that we are One Body?

If we are all one Body, then the entire Body should help the members that are suffering. That’s what will show the world that we are one Body. (John 17)

Deciding that we don’t care is not leadership. If my knee is hurting, my whole body stops what it’s doing to go care for my knee. If the minority part refuses to send pain signals, and the majority parts choose to ignore the suffering part, then there is no Evidence that we are connected in One Body.

1 Corinthians 12
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

Pride Divides

Pride causes us not to want to associate with people of a different ethnicity, culture, or a lesser talent/beauty/intelligence level or economic status than us, because we feel they are “lower” than us… But God said in Romans 12 “Don’t be high minded, but condescend to men of low estate…”

Romans 12
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

How to Facilitate Unity and Oneness in the Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12

22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 and those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

How to facilitate unity and oneness in the Body of Christ:

– bestow honor on those that do not seem to be strong, attractive or talented.
– realize that people that deserve honor the most often will not take it forcefully, so it should be given.
– realize that some parts have no need for abundant honor, since they already have it.
– resist the urge to separate people on anything other than their purpose and role. There should be no schism in the Body, one banner and one purpose.

Gods Wisdom in Solomon on DIVISION

Gods Wisdom in Solomon on DIVISION:
In conflicts, you’ll find that the one who is willing to “split the baby in half” is the one who is the thief, and the true cause of the confusion and conflict and division.

True Humility:
If you are 90% right and 10% wrong, you should be able to correct the 10% of yourself that is wrong. Because you fear the Lord, and you are more concerned with pleasing Him than winning an argument and manipulating the eyes of men.

Loneliness is NOT YOURS: Rebuke the lone wolf

Loneliness is not yours! It is a spirit, it’s a wolf that tries to attach itself to you and get you alone so it can devour you.

Rebuke the lone wolf spirit: “I am not alone. I’m with the Jesus and His people, the Shepherd and the Sheep.”

There are times of prayer and consecration and purification for a purpose but there is no time for the lone wolf spirit. The lone wolf spirit often attacks the spirit of Elijah when revival is at the door waiting for you to turn the doorknob for it. Elijah was a leader of 7000, and the spiritual king of the entire nation, but the lone wolf lied and told him that he was all alone.

Stay strong and stand for what God is saying to you, but never accept or receive isolation. The isolation is just a tool that the lone wolf accuser uses to prevent revival and stop the conviction of the Holy Spirit from spreading too far. If he can convince you that you are too spiritual or too deep and alone, he can stop the conviction of the Holy Spirit from spreading.

Rebuke the lone wolf spirit: “I’m a leader following God, but I am not alone.”

Focusing on Jesus instead of Dead or Dying Men

I believe that those free from heresy prove it by having the ability to focus on Jesus Christ. That’s the proof of the Holy Ghost. Once you identify yourself with a dead man instead of the Resurrected One, you begin to give him glory instead of Christ. That in itself is heresy. In 1 Cor 11:19 basically says sects come so the ones that DONT join them can prove themselves to be followers of Christ.

Theres nothing wrong with what we see in 1 Cor 11:1, following a person as they follow Christ, that’s just discipleship. Reading and understanding a portion of Christ that has been given to someone in the past is good diligence in studying the Word of God.

There is something wrong with what we see in 1 Cor 11:19, heresy, which is like a divisive political party spirit in the church. When you desire to identify with a dead man that is not your Daddy and you dont know personally, that goes a little farther than discipleship.

Jesus is still alive. That’s just one of the main differences between him and other historical teachers of the Gospel. No matter how great a person’s ministry or teaching was, they still died. Jesus is still with us in the person of the Holy Spirit. Exalt Him!

How do you know the difference between if you are following a leader as they follow Christ, or idolizing a leader unknowingly a spirit of heresy, division, or error?

– When they are dead spiritually or naturally you still follow them as if they were alive spiritually or naturally.

– Whenever they are mentioned in a non-worshipful way, you get angry and/or defend them.

– You have a strong desire to be associated with their name brand, even equal to the name brand of Jesus Christ himself.

Are there any other clues to idolatry vs leadership?

Leave it in the comments!

Beware of those that Divide God to Unite Men

Beware of those who attempt to divide God so they can unite men.

People who dispensationalize or sensationalize one aspect of God so they can gather people to themselves.

I’d rather keep the integrity of the WHOLE Counsel of God that divides men, and only unite the men who honor the completeness of the Word of God.

Matthew 10:
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Matthew 23:
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.