This message is inspired by recent events in this blogging community being decisive and factious. My words are a paraphrase of messages God is speaking to much better people than myself right now. Creating sects and becoming heretic hunters is not God’s will for you. It is my intention to insult you and hopefully get you thinking about the way we’ve been acting.
When I became a Christian so many years ago, the clearest and most concise thing I realized about the walk I had in front of me was that I must first figure out exactly what church I wanted to attend. Let’s face it, there are 52,000+ Protestant denominations. America, you have more gods than you do towns. Through pure chance (or will of God) I connected with an unnamed Charismatic church. I attend a denominational church every week because God told me to. But you will never hear me identify with any denomination, because it is not God’s will. All you brothers and sisters standing on street corners wasting time protesting homosexual marriage or abortion, your efforts are in vain. Your signs should say “God hates denominations!” Yes, I said it, God hates what we are doing in the world. Why are you trying to make world policy reflect Christianity when you can’t even get your own house together you are screaming about the speck in the world’s eye and you can’t even see the plank in your own. Jesus tells us that it will be better for the world on judgment day than it will for us, who have seen the light and messed it up Matthew 11:20-24. Let the world be the world and focus your efforts inward to healing the damage you’ve done to ourselves!
You Are Broken
Body of Christ, you are broken and you are too blind to see it. You tore out your eyes and cannot see that what you do displeases God. You have ripped out your ears so you cannot hear Jesus crying for your actions. You have taken your hands and thrown them in to the pits of hell where you can not get them back to undo the mess you’ve made of His church. Listen to me, why has Jesus last prayer gone unanswered? Why are we not one like He and the Father are one. The church in the deepest possible way is a metaphor for Jesus relationship to the Father, we were supposed to be perfect unity. The same language that is used of Jesus relationship to the Father is used of the Church. Ultimately, the design of man and woman as a marriage is a metaphor for the perfect Echad union of the Godhaed and the relationship of Christ to the church is that of man and woman marriage like we see in Eph 6. Listen to my words, why do you think homosexuality and other sexual sins are such a big deal if not because they violate God’s plan for man and woman and spit on that metaphor he gave us of being an Echad like the Father, Son and Spirit are an Echad. Further more what the church is doing by not being ONE is a WORSE insult to the Echad than any sexual immorality of the world.
Paul tells us that we are the one body, united by One faith, one baptism and one Spirit. But we have taken Jesus body and crucified it all over again and split into our thousands of sects and divisions. WAKE UP! WAKE UP! Body of Christ, revival is brought by bringing unity to the body not by preaching that you are the only one who knows the true way to salvation. Before the world can see the light, Jesus has to rise from his tomb and how can he do that if his body is broken in thousands of pieces and everyone wants to be an eye or a foot and not do the job he was given.
Listen to this message! Your relationship with God is directly and intimately connected to your relationship to PEOPLE! Jesus said the greatest commandment is: Love God and the second one just as important as the first, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR! What is love if not a willingness to act on behalf of another? And who are you supposed to love? Everyone who only uses the KJV? Those who agree with you to worship on Saturday and not Sunday? The Pope? NO!! He says to “love one another as I have loved you” to be willing to DIE for someone else, people you hardly know like your neighbor, people you don’t like such as your ENEMIES! You have to love EVERY singly person in this world.
But you don’t. You split up the body over petty secondary issues that don’t even matter in eternity. WHO CARES IF YOU TAKE COMUNIION WITH GRAPE JUICE AND NOT WINE!? If Jesus is in you and Jesus is in me, you are my brother and you must love me and I must love you! Stop it, just stop it with your denominations and factions and cutting Jesus in a million pieces and refusing to listen to Jesus begging you to just act like one body.
The way we are acting is petty, it is stupid and it is not God’s will.
God it is my earnest prayer that we realize that we are all part of the same family and it was the will of the enemy to turn Your Kingdom against itself so that it cannot stand and it is our Job as the official vehicles of God to FIX THIS MESS! God, we are one body and we need to realize that we are on the same team. Please help us stop making mountains out of mole hills and to be holy and obey your commands. Help us to get back to biblical standards. Thank you Lord in the name of the only begotten God Jesus.