There Is ONE BODY But MANY MEMBERS. UNITED We Stand DIVIDED WE FALL!

Keep CLOSE!

Ephesians 4:3-6 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

A good pastor friend of ours told us that his congregation was experiencing some hardships and division. How often does this happen among us? It breaks my heart — and I believe the Lord weeps over this too.

Aesop wrote a fable about four bulls who were the best of friends. They always kept close to each other so that in the event that danger came their way, they would face it together. They traveled together, grazed together, and lay down to rest together.

One day, a hungry lion who lived nearby spotted these four friends and became determined to catch one. He was no match for all four of them at once, so he would follow them and watch carefully, hoping to catch one alone. Every time he saw one lagging the least bit behind, he would sneak up and whisper to him that the others had been saying unkind things about him. This, he did with each bull until finally all four began to feel suspicious and uneasy around one another. Each thought that the other three were plotting against him.
When the lion succeeded in breaking the trust among them, the bulls went their separate ways……. and one by one, he devoured them.


I am sure you can see the analogy here. The enemy would love nothing more than to divide us and break the trust among us in the body of Messiah. He knows full well that if he can just get us separated, he can come in for the kill!

Brethren, let us not allow the devil to play out his wicked scheme!

🔴 Be on guard!
🔴 Don’t gossip –
🔴 overlook offenses –
🙏 Pray with one another and be determined to stick together, so that we may accomplish great and mighty things for God’s kingdom!

There’s power in numbers — and there’s SO much work to be done!

~George Whitten

Sherry Lynn Szada-Olinger

One thought on “There Is ONE BODY But MANY MEMBERS. UNITED We Stand DIVIDED WE FALL!

  1. This is from an article I sent out this morning… Unity is the heart and purpose of God for us. a unity that reveals our unity in Him. It is a message that is critical for this hour. Keep sharing the good things of God and blessing to you.
    BT

    A Word In Season
    …a word in due season, how good it is! (Prov. 15:23 KJV)
    UNITY

    “that they also may be one in us”
    John 17:21

    Transformation and change are the natural order of those who are active and current in their relationship with Jesus. Those who merely subscribe to the tenets of the “Christian” faith remain unaffected by the wonder of His life and Being. Change comes from seeing Him who is invisible, tasting of His Goodness, Mercy and Holiness. One cannot touch His presence and not grow in the reverence of who He is. Without change there is no understanding of the fear of the Lord.

    “Because they have no changes,
    therefore they fear not God”
    Psalm 55:19

    Knowledge may increase, familiarity with the things of God may have the appearance of being good and deep, but it is in the crucible of growth that our relationship is revealed. He came moreover He is come to work within our hearts fundamental and revolutionary transformations from what we are into the image of Christ. This transition from fallen Adam to the Risen Christ is the vehicle and means by which we are moved from an isolated and selfish entity into the substance of being “members one of another”. The validity of our walk with God is revealed in those who are being united by faith into One Body, One Life and One Heart! Jesus prayed for this, He gave Himself up to cruel and wicked men to pay the price of redemption to this end. Not only did He give Himself as an offering but He is even now giving of Himself to us to make it so. Those who do not feel the pull and the cry for this union of hearts within the wonder of His life have become distant and unable to hear the Spirit of Truth.

    “Again I write a new commandment to you which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true Light already shines. The one saying to be in the light, and hating his brother, is in the darkness until now. The one loving his brother rests in the light, and no offense is in him. But the one hating his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness blinded his eyes” 1 John 2:8-11

    Indifference is hatred held in apathy. They who are indifferent to the members of the Body of Christ around them are walking in darkness. Darkness is the absence of light. Light is simply the life of Jesus beating within our hearts.

    “In him was life;
    and the life was the light of men”
    John 1:4

    The Unity of His people will never come from God moving without… Its wonder can only be known by the work of Grace within our hearts. It is not an event, it is a life, it will not come with observation (Luke 17:20). They who live in His Light know of this unity. Just as Jesus prayed… “that they may be ONE IN US”. Unity is the fruit of our relationship in Christ.

    BT

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