Unity Within The Church

- Mario Perez

The Lord wants to bring forth reconciliation amongst His children this year. Living word Fellowship has been given a key that will spark the fire of reconciliation in the Body of Christ and will set fire in the hearts of His children to want more of Him that they may give to their brothers and sisters in Christ (Ephesians 2:11-13). Reconciliation does not mean that we become more acceptable to God. Rather, we are no longer strangers and get to fellowship with Him. This is what He wants for His body: that we are not strangers to each other but friends. His blood made a way for us to be healed of anything and everything, even broken relationships, as they hinder new believers in relationship with the church. As Paul describes in the second chapter of Ephesians, Jews and Gentiles did not have anything to do with each other until Christ gave Himself up for us. Now, in the same way, His children of this day are not greater than one another but co-heirs with Christ and each other. Furthermore, His children have the capacity to love each other within the body with perfect love (mature love) because of the One that lives in each one of us.

We are no longer strangers to Christ as He has given us the right as sons and daughters of the Most High, our heavenly Father! We have been adopted as His children and are now a family with rights and His favor to advance His Kingdom on the earth. Together, as a family, we can achieve more than individually. Therefore, when we unite with one another and work together in His kingdom, the Word says that we are more powerful: as one can send a thousand to flight, but two can send ten thousand.

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bound of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. ~ Ephesians 4:1-6

He has given us spiritual gifts that assist us in bonding and working together as one. Some are apostles. Some are prophets. Others are evangelists, and some are pastors, and others are teachers. Together, these offices advance the Kingdom on the earth, and we have been called to fill these seats. Our responsibility as believers is to love our Heavenly Father and to love our neighbors the way we love ourselves. As we become closer and get to know each other in the body, we will fill the sanctuary with so many people that we will require more services and eventually, a bigger building to fellowship in. As we grow together, loving one another as Christ loves us, the Lord will manifest His glory in Woodward, and a change will come that surpasses any human understanding that exists. You have been called to be great and show My greatness on the earth. Everything that you need to accomplish My will has already been given to you. Now, go forth and advance My kingdom, and be a part of Heaven on Earth.

As we unite and grow together, we will no longer be "tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ - from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love" (Ephesians 4:14). What the Lord is asking in 2020 is not new; it's just time. He will present opportunities to help us unite. Be on the lookout, as He will have opportunities when we least expect it. However, He will let us know and asks for us to be obedient to His Word. As you grow, everything that was stolen and taken from you in 2019 will be returned seven fold. Expect My move on a daily basis as I have released blessing as your portion from this year moving forward, and do not allow the enemy to take it. Secure My blessing within My body, and as I freely give, so shall you freely give. I will overwhelm you with blessing that will cause you to give it away, as you will not have enough room to contain it all. In My Word is life, and abundant life comes from it. Stay in it and grow with Me, and I will guide you in growth with your brothers and sisters.