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.

Black Church? White Church?

I refuse to verbally participate in the divide and conquer church racism. There is no black church, there is no white church. It’s not in the Bible. It wasn’t at Azusa Street. It’s garbage, a deception, a thief and a robber and I won’t tolerate it.

Genesis 11
Acts 2
John 10

Destroying Dogs and Wolfpacks in the Church | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 21 –

Destroying Dogs and Wolfpacks in the Church

What animal walks around with their tongues out and their mouths open? Gotta be dogs.

1 Deliver me from mine enemies , O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. 2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men...6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. 7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear ? Psalms 59

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. Phillipians 3

David had dogs persecuting him. Paul had people following him around speaking negatively about his ministry. Jesus talked about dogs as well (Psalms 22). These people who used their tongues and their mouths for evil were called dogs several times in scriptures. Don’t be a dog! Use your tongue for blessing and not cursing.

What animal hunts and maraudes as a group? Gotta be wolves.

15 Beware *of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7

29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Acts 20  

Wolves are similar to dogs… they followed Paul’s team in packs. They took it as their responsibility to discredit and steal his ministry fruit.

We don’t need any more wolf packs in the church – ministries who’s specialty is tearing down and stealing from other ministries. This is part of division and denominational divides. How often have you heard preachers that always have to diss the “big church” or the “small church” or the “baptists” or the “charismatics” or “those calvinists” or “those noncalvinists.” Its useless to tear down our brothers instead of build them up.

Its okay to reprove the works of darkness (Ephesians 5), but when we don’t speak for God we turn into dogs and wolves. Speaking for God involves Gods timing, Gods place, Gods responsibility, Gods Scripture, and Gods attitude. Its not dragging peoples name down behind their back. Let’s bind up the dogs and wolves within the Church, and lets loose a culture of:

 

– thanksgiving to others for what they have done,

– honoring others for who they are (not for who they aren’t),

– blessing others for the good qualities they have

– praying for others, and

– interceding for any of their deficiencies that we may notice.

Sometimes we think that God is like us, that our opinions are His. But His ways and thoughts are higher than ours.

19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. 20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. 21 These things hast thou done , and I kept silence ; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Psalms 50

The gang violence of the city is a direct responsibility of the churches’ dog and wolf-pack violence of the tongue. What we loose on earth is loosed in the atmosphere (Matthew 16). Our racial tension and division is a direct result of the churches dog talk induced division. iRepent for using my tongue like a dog.

What we bind on earth is bound in the atmosphere. We need to repent, guard our tongues, and bring down the authority of the dogs and the wolfpacks in the Church. No more barking! We are made in God’s image, not dogs.

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