What do you think Jesus meant when He prayed to the Father ‘that they may be one as we are one - I in them and You in Me - so that they may be brought to complete unity’? Was it so that we as one could become so caught up in our own sense of self-importance that we thought we could do a better job of things here on earth than God could? After all it was man who decided that splitting the church by creating different denominations with different ideas and countless unbiblical rules, regulations, red tape and bureaucracy was a good way to go. Look how that's turned out! This is why if churches decide to work together it can only be on a superficial basis, as their rules, regulations, red tape etc. prevent them from being able to be completely surrendered to the will of God and to serve His purpose, so that His Kingdom can come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we saw a revival of 'church together' actually happening, so that Ephesians 2:17-22 which says 'He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of His household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.' along with the prayer of Jesus for the church in John 17 could be fulfilled in our time. How awesome would that be?
Sadly I believe this will not happen easily with many of the established churches, as they appear to have their own agenda's, are ingrained doctrinally and love to show they are working ecumenically to tick all the right boxes. They will never surrender these or the chattels they have built up around them for anybody, including God. I do pray that the leaders of fellowships and all the congregations who are 'born again' believers, will prepare themselves for the battle and the victory that is theirs in Christ Jesus, surrender their will to God's will, and live as bond servant's of Christ, coming together as His church to establish and advance His Kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven, so that as the scripture states above; ‘In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit’.
Time is running out, the end of all time is near, so let us not procrastinate and let us come together as one body, the church...Now. Not 'churches together' but the 'church together'. To God be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Author: Kevin Hunt
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