EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: SUNDAY APRIL 11th 2021
TEXT: I CORINTHIANS12:12-14
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
Key Verse: “Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3
The body of Christ here talks about different people who believe in one Person (CHRIST) one faith (Christian Religion) different functionality gearing toward one goal (Heaven) defending one course (the Gospel) buried into one purpose (Baptism). Regenerated into an experience (Salvation), that is the born-again experience forgiveness of sins, newness of life that is achieved through the (Holy Spirit) by our Lord Jesus Christ. If this is clearly understood, then love and Holiness needs to be promoted among the members of the body of Christ, so as to foster unity in Christendom.
Today the division, the segregation, the hatred, the sectionalism, the denominationalism is so alarming that even the heathen do not have such among them. Remember; Jesus the unifying factor that binds His believers together says He is coming back for that same body that is one in mind, one in faith, one in fellowship, one in love, one in holiness and righteousness. No wonder He asked His disciples, “Shall I find faith when I come back?”
Therefore the church must arise in defense of this body by promoting love and holiness among his members irrespective of the denomination, size or number and popularity, for grace is not equal upon all. So efforts must be made by great church leaders, the clergy and the laity alike to see that this division existing in the body of Christ whether in hatred against one another or in doctrine or in competition comes to an end immediately. For we have one common archenemy, the devil.
The calling, the grace or anointing upon members of the body of Christ is not the same, so for unity to be achieved every functional member must submit, co-operate and respect one another in love, just the same way the physical body which consist of many members work together before a man can be seen as one body. If one member of the physical body refuses to work or is in pain; that body could be said to be sick and the body cannot stand on its feet. Every Christian, church leader should know that united we stand and divided we fall.
Thought for the day: United we stand and divided we fall.
Song for the day: It's so sweet to trust in Jesus
Bible reading for the day: 1 Samuel 7-9; Luke 13:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA