TUE NOV 15 2022
UNITY OF THE BODY – Pastor Chris
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13).
There’s a stronger unity among God’s people today than at any time in history. For instance, earlier this year, during our Global Ministers’ Classroom, we had over seventy million ministers of the Gospel from around the world who participated online, and it was a great blessing through the Holy Ghost.
It’s the same with our Global Day of Prayer, with several billions of God’s people in every nation and territory of the world praying together to establish the will and purpose of Christ in the earth. Hallelujah!
There’re two powerful forces that bind us together. Number one is the Word of God, the power of God’s Word that unites our hearts. The second force is the ministry of the Holy Spirit. These two bring us strongly together all around the world today.
Of course, I know that many of us have different ministry backgrounds and different trainings. But there’re major things that we do agree on that far more outweigh whatever differences we may have at any particular time.
I said, “At any particular time” because, given enough time, several of us will come to the same conclusions, especially when we have the same information. And that’s something that the Lord wants to see.
Ephesians 4:11-12 says, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” What’s his purpose for the equipping of the Church? The next verse shows us: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God….” This will bring about the unity of the Body of Christ. Amen.
The Bible shows us that our oneness will be a sign to the world that God sent Jesus (John 17:21). And in these final moments of the Church, God’s people are going to come together in unity for an amazing impact for the Lord, more than this world has ever known. Praise God!
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PRAYER / CONFESSION
Loving Father, I pray for the growth, development, unity and progress of the Body of Christ around the world. We stand in one spirit, with one mind, and strive together for the faith of the Gospel, fulfilling your vision of singleness of purpose, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Corinthians 12:12; John 17:20-21
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Hebrews 12:1-13; Ezekiel 11-12