Thursday, October 25, 2012


Scriptures teach us that a house divided against itself shall not stand (Mark 3:23).

In the spiritual realm, I believe it would behoove us to realize that Satan's kingdom is strongly united to defeat it's enemy, while God's kingdom - the church - is divided to the point of being almost powerless.

Let's put this in perspective.  The power of hell are unitd against us to make our lives meaningless and worthless as far as the kingdom of God on earth - the church - is concerned.

Many would think it would take numerous deep theological differences to divide the church.  This couldn't be further from the truth.  Many divisions and church splits are over very seemingly insignificant things. However, these things divide the church and dilute it's power.

Many folks have the misconception that when people ge angry and desire to split the church that this split will produce two strong churches.  In most cases, however, if a church of 1000 splits, you don't get two churches of 500 each.  You generally get two church of 100 each with 800 people who no longer are involved in a church because they are turned off by all the infighting.

You know, the reason people in this world feel toward Christianity and the church the way they do is because they've been watching the way we've been acting!  what a sad commentary of Christians and churches all across this country.

The early church had a very strong unity in the Holy Spirit.  It was a deep spiritual unity.  In fact, with the coming of the Holy Spirit the followers of Jesus focused upon spiritual unity first and foremost with Jesus, and then with their brothers and sisters in Christ in the church.  Because they allowed the Holy Spirit to work in their midst, the early church was unified and great things happened beginning with 3000 saved!

Like the old children's song says:

If we all pull together, together, together
If we all pull together how happy we'll be.
For your work is my work and our work is God's work
If we all pull together how happy we'll be.

I might add, we'll also be effective.  Let's work on developing the unity of the Spirit that was so prevalent in the early church.

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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