I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)
This, then, is the “crux of the matter” and it is not about whether your church worships on Saturday or Sunday…. or whether they believe that all christians should be “healthy and prosperous”…. or whether they believe that “speaking in tongues” is “valid” or not.
If YOU personally DO what the above verse tells you to do….
“and be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may PROVE what is that good, acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
you will LOVE the “children of God”, your fellow believers in the faith…. and not argue over “small details” that are of no eternal significance.
One of the most successful strategies of satan has been the DIVIDING of the “body of Christ” over issues of no eternal importance. Satan has successfully got the humans to make “mountains” out of these small issues.
The TRUE Church of Jesus Christ is all those who follow the LORD out of a pure heart and love their fellow humans…… it is not some earthly organization that you may “join”…. NONE of the churches can “measure up”…. they could not “measue up” in the first century (read Revelation 1:4 to 3:22) and they still can not “measure up” today.
This does NOT mean that you should stay away from churches altogether (because if the saints stay away then how can the rest be helped)….. what it means is “don’t swallow all they tell you in your church” because some of it is sure to be “in error”.
Ask not “what can your church do for you” but rather ask “what can I do to help my church”….. do not be passive…. but be pro-active…. it is your DUTY to “work for God” in sharing the revelations He gives you with whoever will listen to you !
Prayer for Today:
Loving Heavenly Father, help all your children to get along “in the family” so that there may be peace in your “household”, please fill us with love for our “brothers” and “sisters” so that we may overlook what is not important and agree on the great importance of unity (as a family) before the unrighteous world of the heathen…. for Jesus sake…. Amen.