Peace, Love, Unity, or Division?
In the world, in the realm of the lost (unsaved) we are seeing more and more unity for the things of Satan. But what about the Body of Christ? Are we seeing peace, love, unity among Christians or are we seeing more division? Before I answer that question, let’s look at the world.
I believe it is safe to say we are seeing more unity among the secular. There is no way extremely sinful behavior and mindsets would be so prevalent in our culture if there was not unity among the worldly, the lost. Late term abortion has become more acceptable and even consideration of infanticide. Homosexuality has become embraced as a ‘normal’ alternative lifestyle. Transgenderism is being seen as normal. Fluid gender identity has been embraced as normal. Wokeness, CRT, etc has become embraced by the world. There seems to be a craving and thirsting for the dark side of spirituality. The list goes on and on. One can say there is unity among those of this world. Even go as far as to say there is peace, love, and unity for the things of Satan.
What about the Body of Christ?
While the world is becoming united, the Body of Christ is becoming divided. One cause of disunity in the Body of Christ is justified. As more and more Christians/Churches embrace the things of this world (darkness) there are Christians within the Body of Christ that refuse to unite with the world and thus refuse to unite with liberal/progressive woke churches.
However, sadly, there are other reasons why there is division in the Body of Christ. There are those within the American Church that have made Conservative politics more important than the winning of souls. They have let their political perspective go as far as to justify ungodly, sinful behavior. They have an ‘us vs them’ mentality. Their measuring stick if you are a Christian or not is if you support their political beliefs or candidates, not if you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior.
Sadly, there are still those who refuse to unite with other Christians because of non-essential doctrinal issues. Rather than walking in peace, love, and unity they remain divided from each other over the time frame of the rapture, speaking in tongues, form of water baptism, Calvinism or Arminianism. But at least the pray together and win souls together, right?
United in Prayer?????
With all that is going on in our world one would think the Body of Christ would at least be united in prayer. Praying for a move of God, praying for revival, praying for souls. One would think there would be Christians uniting together from various churches to pray for their community, or at least a prayer movement within their local church. Instead, the Body of Christ is not even uniting in prayer. Instead of peace, love, unity under the name of Jesus there appears to be a slumbering lackadaisical spirit, apathy among the Body of Christ. The Church speaks of the signs of times point towards the soon return of Christ yet there is a complacency in regard to the winning of souls and the Bride making herself ready.
The Remnant-A Praying People
There is more and more evidence that there will only be a remnant of sold out followers of Christ, the virgins who have their baskets full of oil when Jesus returns. They are full of the Holy Spirit, walking in active sanctification, seeking to walk in the anointing of God, having a passion for souls, knowing the answer is prayer. They will seek other Christians who desire to walk in peace, love, and unity knowing intercession must be the highest priority. They will be a praying people.
If you read all of this article you are most likely part of the remnant. You most likely desire to walk in peace, love, and unity with other followers of Christ. You most likely believe in the power of prayer. I have a challenge for you. Find like-minded believers and unite with them in prayer. Pray for your community, pray for our nation, pray for souls-be an intercessor. If you cannot find anyone to pray with you, my wife Carmi and I will pray with you. We have others that will pray with you. Give us a call at 1-866-WANTGOD, 1-866-926-8463.