UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY
I’ll give you a good reason why Americans need the Church: because America needs a conscience. Without the Church, there is no selflessness. There is only the consumption and destruction of the mob.
But here’s the problem with the Church: it’s full of limp-wristed pansies who are so offended at how everybody else worships that we turn our battles against the other tribes.
We’re not all the same. There are black churches, white churches, and Asian churches. We have women leaders and men leaders. We’re denominational, non-denominational, and we all have different traditions, rites of passage, methods, and expressions.
Here’s what I say to all that: we are different tribes, but we all have the same King! It’s time for the body of Christ to quit fighting other churches and other Christians. Our nation is going to hell because the Church is fighting the wrong battle!
When Jesus comes back in the book of Revelation, He lists the twelve tribes and all have the exact same number in them – 12,000. 12×12,000=144,000. That number means God loves them all equally.
The number 12 is the number for perfect government. It means God governs them all equally. And while God recognizes the diversity within those tribes, He does not recognize any difference in His love toward those tribes. So we shouldn’t either.
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” – Ephesians 5:8
Remember, the church down the street is not the competition. Our enemy is the devil, and that’s a fact Jack!
FROM MY SERMON SERIES: I LOVE MY TRIBE
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
The Father and I are One. The Spirit and I are One. We are three, but One God – the perfect picture of unity. The Spirit is being poured out to bring the Church together. I desire unity in My children. It starts with you.