How do we find Unity?

Ephesians 4:11-15
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

I implore you to read this scripture this weekend and meditate on its meaning and your personal reaction to it. Unity requires sacrifice, letting go of debts of apologies owed you, and giving forgiveness anyway. It requires us to lay aside differences that are not critical to the salvation of a human soul and seek God earnestly as to how exactly we are to proceed in any situation. Often, we will find that the answer the Holy Spirit gives will challenge us more than we think.

Jesus bride, the church, has been so divided for so long because we think we are acting out of some sort of righteous indignation when in fact we still operate from the flesh and ignore His Spirit in our lives. I have labored over this since my late teens, I have fallen into the trap of judging others based on my flesh, yet deceived I was doing the will of God, I have wanted to see the many denominations come into a unity of Spirit more than a unity of music, buildings, and morals. One of the devil’s most deceptive practices is whispering partial truths in the Christian’s ear and then encouraging them to run with it.

We will finish the season of fasting this season and I and the other pastors have been going before God specifically on this subject of the unity of the body of LifePoint. Please be in prayer as well that we can see the harvest God has prepared for this season and that we will be ready to reap what is right before with gentle and peaceful hearts.

Peace,

Nathan Bentley

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