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Body of Christ
Read: 1 Corinthians 6
I love this chapter in 1 Corinthians! Verse 1 says, ” Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before unrighteousness, and not before the saints? ”
If you continue reading Paul talks about how we have NO right to judge each other, we that are in the Church, we who are believers. Believers need to stop persecuting believers! We are not all the same. If you believe in the Savior Yeshua Messiah ( Jesus Christ) and if you believe in God and the Holy Spirit then you are a believer! You believe God is true and every man a liar. Yes, we need to keep Torah! I am not preaching against it at all! Torah is truth! Every Word of God proves true. But what I am saying is knit picking each other on how we perceive the Word is wrong. If you know keeping Gods law is Torah and Torah still exists today then you should be keeping it. But if you don’t know, and have never ever been taught it then you will know that the Old testament isn’t done away with! Yeshua keeps Torah. We as believers need to be focusing on the ” Big Picture”. Spread the gospel like wildfire! Go out to the nations and preach the words of our Lord! Pray for people, encourage, enlighten, teach, serve, be who God has called you to be.
Guys, internet fighting, Congregations breaking up, people arguing, people beating others with the Bible has to stop. I am just as guilty! I have gotten into some pretty pointless Facebook fights over holidays. Could I make a difference by speaking out in anger against the church? Against Christianity? Against the world? No. Being an angry person isn’t going to help anyone! Speaking negatively about others is wrong. God doesn’t like it when we fight.
If you’re a Mother or Father, or even just a babysitter, then you know that when kids fight it makes you upset as well! You just want them to stop and get along. Everything is easier when we get along. Imagine this, a room full of people, standing hand in hand, singing praises to our King in Spirit and in Truth! With no fighting, no hatred, no anger. This can happen! You have to decide what’s important to argue about. If you want fellowship, then you have to be loving to one another NO MATTER what. If you agree on Kosher, abstain from sexual immorality, keep the Feasts of the Lord, keep the Sabbath on the 7th day, and believe that Yeshua is Lord then you can absolutely fellowship! There is no excuse. You agree on what’s most important. Why can’t you fellowship? Maybe you spell the name of Yeshua different, maybe you say Jesus instead of Yeshua, God instead of Yahweh? Maybe you have a strict dress code? Maybe you’re modest but you’re not as strict? Maybe your movie selections and music selections are different? There are so many things that make us different from each other, but we all have two things in common.
1. We are ALL born into sin. “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23
2. We can all be saved through the blood of the Lamb.
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
We are all condemned. But we all have access to freedom in Yeshua. All you have to do is turn, ” Teshuvah” from your sin, STOP DOING IT and ask for forgiveness! That’s it. Our lives change when we say YES to following Him, when we turn, when we declare that Yeshua is our savior! We need to stand together as brothers and sisters in Him, One Body, one people, all sinners redeemed, all saved and all seeking the face of God. Stand firm in your faith! Focus on helping unbelievers. When they see you setting a good example, loving others and serving others, then they will see that God is good! They will see the blessing in your life and want the same. All you have to do is live for Him and when someone asks ” How? Why?” All you have to do is say, ” God.”
“ By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35