There are so many chisms and ‘isms in The LORD’s Body! It is just shameful.
“For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?” 1 Corinthians 3:4.
We must love the brethren, but don’t slander and attack them if we don’t agree together.
“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous,” 1 Peter 3:8.
(This song and worship leader I only found today, first thing, as I went to YouTube.)
I am surely not saying we need to compromise our beliefs either. It’s just for Unity’s sake, we need know when and how to speak.
“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 judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10.
We see many want to divide, split and fight. Some stir up and you can’t walk together closely with them. Should there be a standard of truth? Yes the Word of God.
Christians will often divide on many factors. One, is when The LORD is coming back?
It is according to whether you believe pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib? People will actually get angry with you if you don’t agree with them.
Then sometimes Christians will divide over what version of the Bible to read.
Then the division can be how to Baptize in many churches. Only 2 e.g. here: The trinitarians persecute the Jesus Name believers and of course, Jesus Name believers don’t always present it all right either and can bring division!
It can go on and on and on…..
Everything we do should only be to the glory of God!
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31.
We all in the Churches are like little children fighting and bickering, while the world is going to hell without a Savior and a Hope!
Then always we must speak the truth in love, checking our own hearts. Do I ever fail? Of course, but I’m in a process, I often tell you.
None of us have arrived yet, if we’re still on this side. I am on that Potter’s Wheel. We must grow up into Him.
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Ephesians 4:15.
Everywhere I see and hear talk of the ‘End Time Revival’, or ‘Awakening’, if you had rather call it that.
When is it coming in our own land, and worldwide?
As I have heard others say and agree, when we come together with like minds and like hearts in one accord.
I believe some places are seeing true moves of God right now. Yes, I believe even some pockets in America. Everything is Not, New Age and deception.
Thank God some is the Real Deal!
Still it sure will try to creep in in all moves of God. It has always been. As The LORD has often spoke to me, “Don’t throw the baby out with the wash!”
We just need watch and be aware. Just let God move and don’t be afraid of the Real Power of God! That is where we must always discern the spirits operating.
On a personal note here: One thing as an Intercessor I have done as I walk into any Church or Assembly, is pray what is the ‘main spirit’ operating in that particular service?
The Holy Spirit will reveal, and I will know what to pray against then. For many years, The LORD has sent me out into different assemblies and places that were seeking Revival to be a part.
I just go in simple being obedient to where The LORD sends me. It is all about building The Kingdom of God. Sometimes I may stay for awhile, but try to leave in Gods timing, also.
It would be another article to tell you just some of what I experienced and how the ‘wells’ got plugged back up in some mighty moves of God!
They were being dug, and it was wonderful and glorious, then the enemy….. So very sad!!
I am looking for a true last day Holy Ghost move of God that won’t be stopped!
One important warning: Even if we are called to go in places as an evangelist or intercessor, etc. we must go only where we are Sent!
The ‘Five-Fold’ still operates today as back then! I have come too far on my journey to believe anything else because none of the spiritual gifts was done away with. We need each one in their proper place although.
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” Ephesians 4:11-12.
Note, there are surely some wolves in sheep clothing, so on that point we need to always beware.
We need at times to reproof, rebuke with all authority if need be.
Other times we just need to be quiet and discern when to speak on a matter.
Again, its not about compromising our beliefs, I’m talking about. It’s learning to get along together in the body of Christ.
Take your stand always but don’t argue and lose ground. It divides and splits the Church! Guess who is then laughing? The devil, our arch enemy.
In this topsy-turvy Church world, much has gotten all messed up. We must have a standard and it must only be the standard of righteousness and truth.
“Thus saith The LORD God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.” Isaiah 49:22.
“Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love The LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”” Matthew 22:37-40.
God bless you all.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30. I also post YouTube videos.