In the Word of God it speaks clearly that the one thing Christ did want was for ALL TO BE ONE. In John 17 he spoke of this ONENESS and with much emphasis. As well, The Apostle Paul did write his Scripture given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit upon the subject in Ephesians.
“11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—
16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV
1.When reading Paul’s comments given our eyes are drawn to the words: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith” That this desire has come down to us today not only from Paul but from Jesus Christ himself. It is the plan of God and one well stated and based in Scripture. To say anything less would be to deny the Written Word itself and The LIVING WORD JESUS. So, First I move to establish the fact that UNITY OF BELIEVERS is a Bible Goal, and one of great importance in the Plan of God. We all LONG FOR THIS DAY because it will mean that WE HAVE GROWN UP. It has been said, When the Body of Christ rises in Unity than Jesus Christ will come. It is a longing in many hearts that we rise up. How do we do that? Is the way clearly taught in the Scripture?
2.Upon further reading of the above verses from Ephesians 4, again our eyes are drawn to the words: “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Considering the meaning of this Scripture we clearly understand that this UNITY OF BELIEVERS must center around a FACT….. ***The Unity must be around DOCTRINE. In order for this Unity to prevail and be blessed it means we ALL MUST GROW UP INTO ONE DOCTRINE. We cannot continue to be TOSSED ABOUT BY EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE and still have the wanted and desired UNITY of which Jesus and Paul wrote.
3.Further notice must be to observe the words of Scripture above which speaks of DECEIVERS: “by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Paul does CAUTION us all that there are MEN who are waiting to deceive and they LIE IN WAIT [looking for just the right time to inject false doctrine and thus CORRUPT UNITY. There cannot be any Unity of Believers around FALSE DOCTRINE which ungodly men [Men with unregenerate understanding about the Word of God will inject their poison understandings into FALSE DOCTRINE]. How can there be true unity in a mixture of untruth plus truth? The devil wants to deceive people by convening them that there can be if they will only Love each other.
THE FOLLOWING IS A WORD FROM GOD Which we received this very morning while praying over this very subject:
“Thus saith the Lord: What happens when you pour PURE WATER into a bowl of IMPURE AND POLLUTED WATER? Will you not have than only IMPURE WATER? How than can one expect to POUR THE PURE INTO THE FALSE AND HAVE TRUTH? The truth is this, The IMPURE will only cloud the PURE and cause CONFUSION. Those who follow this mixture will WALK IN CONFUSION.“
Considering the above lessons, we must stop and THINK before we say there can be PURE UNITY by mixing two things which are opposite to each other together and stirring it with Love. Yes, that is what those who are pressing for this Unity to do in order to find it and put it into use. They are teaching that LOVE IS THE WAY TO HAVE UNITY.
True Love would not JUSTIFY THE FALSE DOCTRINES TAUGHT because true Love knows that real men and women will be HURT AND DESTROYED by an IMPURE MIXTURE which does only lead men to CONFUSION. The fact is, IF YOU THINK NOW… IS THIS NOT EXACTLY WHAT WE HAVE TODAY? CONFUSION. Men are everywhere walking in confusion as to which way is right when they look at the Church today. They see only confusing lines of reasoning’s. Many men are LOST WITHOUT GOD TODAY BECAUSE OF CONFUSION OF RELIGION. How do thinking men even consider that this present Confusion MIXED TOGETHER will equal PURITY AND FREEDOM FROM CONFUSION. It would be like trying to mix Oil and Water. OIL AND WATER WILL NOT MIX; when stirred up together they immediately begin to separate until the Oil will rest on TOP OF THE WATER. The water will be on the bottom. It was Jesus who said that OUT OF YOUR BELLY WILL COME RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. Well what if that LIVING WATER IS COVERED IN CONFUSION by the OIL OF FALSE DOCTRINES? It was Jesus himself who said, GOOD WATER AND BAD DO NOT COME FROM THE SAME FOUNTAIN.
CONCLUSION: YOU CANNOT HAVE UNITY BY MIXING IMPURITY AND TRUTH or False Religion with TRUTH. They WILL NOT MIX. When it is all said and done YOU HAVE STILL THE SAME CONFUSION AS BEFORE. IF NOT WORSE!!!
The only way for there to be true Unity of all believers is by and in the TRUTH and in BIBLE DOCTRINE. We know that the Bible is our RULE OF AUTHORITY and our GUIDE. We know this because of verses like this:
“16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works”2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV).
4. Going back to the Ephesians verses above let us consider these words about “PERFECT”: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man” Please notice that the Goal of Unity is to become A PERFECT MAN OR PERFECT BODY OF CHRIST. The scripture says that the reason why God has given the Five Fold Ministry Gifts to the Body of Christ is to help them GROW UP INTO A PERFECT MAN. Now notice the wording of V.17 above of 2 Tim. which says “THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT” Do you now see that the SCRIPTURE OR DOCTRINE OF THE WORD OF GOD IS THE BASIS OF UNITY and when this Doctrine is commonly held and allowed to WORK IN THE BODY than the results will be UNITY.
You can love a pig all you want to but that pig is still a pig. Well CLEAN HIM UP, someone said and Love him special, Let him run in the House and be A HOUSE PIG. Well the fact is, HE WILL MESS UP THE HOUSE BECAUSE HE IS A PIG. You cannot change the nature of a man who is not founded upon truth and IN true salvation. He will still be a Lost man. Neither can you put two belief systems together and LOVE THEM and make everything be OK.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry. NOTICE: One of the ways you can get involved in this OUT OF THE DESERT ARMY is to become a PARTNER or to GIVE A DONATION. We are believing God for many more Monthly Partners to stand with us in Monthly Giving and Offerings. If you have a desire to help and give, please know we need your help. God is sending people as I write to this place. We need your help and prayerful giving to enable us to do more for more people. Please send you pledge to becoming a Monthly Partner or to sow an offering into this Ground. To make a donation to OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES please send to: PO BOX 223, BELEN, NEW MEXICO. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SENDING A LOVE OFFERING TO SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE FOR SOULS.. AND TO OPEN BLINDED EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE SLEEPING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO ALL THAT GOD IS SAYING FOR US TO DO. THANK YOU ALL …