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Uniting the Divided

Updated on May 24, 2010

Uniting the divided

 

                       UNITING THE DIVIDED

 

There was no mistake in the Bible wherein the serious prayer of Jesus was clearly recorded in the gospel of John; in the 17th chapter, Jesus prayed his heart out to the Father saying, ‘Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are one (verse 11).

If only we understand the gravity and the importance of this prayer to Jesus Christ, whom we claim to be our Lord, we all would stop hindering his eternal request, by the pointing of fingers at each others. Is it not true that a kingdom divided against is brought to desolation?

While we pray, ‘May your kingdom come’ are we not dividing His kingdom among our founders and the General overseers, tearing and sharing it between Bishops and Senior pastors? Today many followers would rather lay down their lives for their pastors and his man – made doctrine, than to lay their lives for our Lord Jesus Christ.

We have been systematically taught to major in the minors. What divides the body of Christ is of more importance than what unite us as a Church.

Every body is busy studying the Devil, only few cares to study and to understand what God is doing in and with the Church, which is the Bride of His Son, Jesus Christ. Apostle Paul can still ask us the same question he asked the Corinthians if he is alive among us today. He asked then that, Is Christ divided? (I Corinthians 1:13)

Many of our leaders are insecure, they would not call another worker, my fellow worker, instead they will look for a doctrinal difference and score them low.

If truly we are for Jesus, we should start right now and come together so as to stop the Devil and his work (which is accusing the brethren) among us. It is only our Nomination is Christ Jesus that will save us and not our Denominations.

As a matter of fact, denominations is a derivative of de-nomination: A word birthed out of babbling (Babel) and confusion over the use of words and doctrines, which reverse and oppose the grace of God in nominating us (elects) in Jesus Christ.

‘Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself A PECULIAR PEOPLE, zealous for good work’ – Titus 2:14 (emphasis mine).

Every time God gave a decree or commandment, men always find a way to work round it, but in the end God’s counsel always stand out. He commanded man to spread and subdue the earth, but Nimrod taught otherwise, until God confused their language and they scattered according to His will.

This repeated itself, when Jesus asked the disciples to go into all nations preaching the good news. They refused and stayed together in Jerusalem, until they were dispersed by severe persecutions.

Today we see the template of God’s counsel standing out, when God NOMINATED us in Christ Jesus, but men coined a rebellious word as DENOMINATIONS, separating the united, until God again confused their rebellions and men came up with INTER – DENOMINATIONS , a bargain word for NOMINATION.

God is uniting the divided! His counsel will surely stand. Jesus prayer in John 17 is being answered – ‘THAT THEY MAY BE ONE

 ‘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.’

-         Ephesians 4: 4-6

 

      Be a part of it!

 

 

 

 

Preparing the Bride,

Segun Tewogbola

christtruth@hotmail.com

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