I’ve been praying all day about what I’m about to say. Dennis and I have kept quiet until we heard from God. And we just did.
The division in the body of Christ, at this time, is very unfortunate. It’s grieving to say the least and has weighed on us and on me personally, very heavily. But it’s time and I’m about to give the devil a black eye. So be prepared.
I’m a Word person. And I’m a people person. I’m a Pastor. And I’m prophetic. Having worked with Prophet Kim Clement for many years and being his friend, the word “prophet” means something very important that is very deep in my spirit. So when someone says they are a prophet, my ears perk up and I watch them and listen to them carefully. And the Bible says to do that. But when is division in the body, warranted?
I don’t know. Not sure it’s ever warranted.
For those that are close to me, you might find this blog post a bit confusing. I’m not one that gets confused. I know what’s right. And I know what’s wrong. But with all that is being thrown around by many in the body of Christ right now, which one is right? Who is wrong?
None. There aren’t two sides. Nor should there be two sides. There is one side; the side of Christ.
I can’t jump inside someone’s spirit or heart and discern with 100% accuracy, who is legitimate and who is not. Yes, again, if you know me, you know my discernment is pretty accurate. But I am human after all, and can make a mistake like any of you that are reading this.
God, after all, is God. He didn’t leave His throne. He didn’t go on vacation and leave the body in charge. Jesus is the head of us all, and each one of us has a part to play in His body.
That said, if I get a wart on my hand, do I cut my hand off? If I break my ankle, do I chop off my leg? As the body of Christ, we need to be in the restoration business…the business of love…the business of repairing people not tearing them down. Yes, that includes the prophets of God; whether they are right or wrong. And that also includes evangelists, pastors, teachers, and apostles as well.
We might as well do what we saw in the Book of Acts: I am of Paul, I am of Apollos. That is exactly what is happening right now. And I truly believe, we need to put an end to it before we are so weak, that the infighting destroys the body at large.
Should you discern the Word of a Prophet? Absolutely. Just as you would with anyone in the five-fold ministry. But factions are forming and that is just not of God.
No matter who we trust…who we believe…who we deny is truthful and authentic…it doesn’t matter. Division is being created and the cure can’t be worse than the disease itself.
This is what I know.
If your enemy and my enemy are the same, then I will join arms with you and fight our common enemy. In this case, that’s satan. If that isn’t our hearts, then we are no better than the Pharisees who crucified Christ. And I say that in love…not in judgement…for I was the first one I had to say this to. It’s just way too easy to believe your own opinion too highly.
Maybe, just maybe, we need to park our brains for a few weeks, and listen to the lover of our souls with our heart. He died for us. How it must grieve Him to see, during one of the most challenging times of our lives, the infighting and bickering amongst His kids.
And He loves us all! Even those that are in error right now. Let’s never forget that.
Actually, I might write this on my mirror – "God is love."
He really is y’know. Let's never forget that.