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, KJV)
Christianity has been plaque by divisions brought about by different denominations, ministries, and other fractions within the Body of Christ. Jesus did not want us to be so disunited and disjointed. These denominational walls that have divided us for so long are coming under God’s hammer to break them down!
Would you believe me if I tell you that the day is coming that believers will be united in our understanding of the scriptures and what we believe, and the differences between Christian groups mainly driven by doctrinal differences in certain aspects of scriptures will vanish? A practical example here could be Catholics and Pentecostals, for example, will know and believe the same thing about the Holy Spirit. If this sounds immediately possible to you, then you probably are not fully aware of the deep divide that exists between Christian groups and the humanly impossible task of attempting to close that gap. But there is some good news. The things that are impossible with men are possible with God. I have an exciting prophecy for you. It is not a prophecy God told me personally. It is written clearly in scripture! Please look at Eph. 4:13 above again and read it carefully.
It says there is coming a time when we shall all come to the unity of the faith, meaning what we believe, and our knowledge of the Son of God, meaning our understanding of the Word. God is essentially saying the Church’s future is a place where there will be unity in our doctrine and knowledge of the scripture, and therefore what we believe. This is God’s plan, and this is our future. It is a scriptural prophecy of the future of the Church. It is a mandatory prerequisite for us if we are to come into full maturity. God will not do this through some single ministry, senior pastor, apostle, etc. It is a task beyond humanity. It will be a work of the Spirit, mysteriously working in the Body of Christ worldwide and bringing us to a common understanding of the Son of God and what we believe. When this unity is fulfilled, the fullness of Christ will be revealed through His Body and you guessed it…the end will come!
Please get yourself in line with what the Spirit is doing right now. Outgrow the short-sighted view of God’s kingdom as if it is only based on your denomination, ministry or local Church. Start seeing other believers the way Christ sees us, one Body and one Spirit. Please reject the mentality that tempts us to feel as though the way we do Church or ministry is the best way and any other Church that does not follow our method or man of God is not doing things right. These are some of the thought patterns that are strongholds against God’s purposes in your life and in the Church. Christ is not a pentecostal; neither is He is presbyterian, catholic, free methodist or a member of some ” Jesus International Worldwide Church Ministry”…. He is the Head of one Body, the entire assembly of believers all over the world. While you are concerned about your ministry or Church, He is looking at His Bride, the whole Church. This in no way means Christians should not belong to a local Church but should start floating around from Church to Church. Certainly not! It means we should start embracing all of what God is doing in all true believers, and remove those dividing walls as we see the same Christ in all of us.
Are you ready to walk with the Spirit in this new wave of unity that is coming into the Body?
APPLY THE WORD
I have just shared with you the heart of the Spirit for the days we are living in. I exhort you to align yourself with what the Lord is doing. Reject all walls that make you fight, resist or even reject other Christians possibly because they do not share the same understanding or practice as you do. We should learn to bear each other, even with differences and weaknesses, in love as we allow God to help us through this.
Ask the Spirit to bring us to the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God