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There is something new stirring
There is something new stirring in the church
For black shall be white
And white shall be black
And they shall be one
The Holy Spirit is stirring in the church
And as the angel stirred the pool of Bethesda
So the Holy Spirit brings healing to His people
The Holy Spirit is stirring; come and be healed
We are one in Christ
If we are born again believers in Christ Jesus our Lord, then we are equal; we are one. Christian doesn’t the truth of God written in the Holy Bible say that we are one in Christ. There is no difference or betterment; one person is not higher than another because of color, race, or being male or female. Often we do not notice we even do this. Eliteness and pride walk hand in hand, always close lurking in the misty distance, ready to lend a helping hand to puff up believers with the lie that one is too good-too-Christ-like to look down on others. After all, the church teaches love, and we donate to the food drive and give our old clothes and money to help those in need. We do not actually go to those in need or feed the poor ourselves but giving to them must be enough to show we care; after all, we would not want to get too close to those people, but our money helps right? Be aware, Christian, do not be fooled or deceived. Inspect yourself, and set aside worldly views that have unsuspectingly crawled in your life. Repent of your false humility and attitudes that go against His truth. Take out the sword of the Word, the mighty Word of God, and rebuke through the name of Jesus any and all thoughts that exalt themselves above the knowledge of our King. Watch in your spirit man, as the light of the Word of God sends the darkest evil running from the Light.
“28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
“My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?”
Hidden Sins and Schemes of Evil
Satan and his servants of unrighteousness are well schooled in deceit and trickery. We have to read the Word daily and seek the face of our beloved King to ferret out sin and for Him to reveal the schemes of the enemy in our lives. We serve the Captain of the Lord of hosts, our master the Branch, the Lord Jesus, Who is and was and will always be. As we humble ourselves before our Captain, Jesus Christ, the Almighty God will answer our diligent prayers of confession and expose hidden sins and entrapments the enemy is using against us.
“18 And the Lord hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings.”
“11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.”
Do not judge others with your eyes
Messiah did not judge, perceive, or have a feeling based on others by the earthly sight of His eyes or listen by earthly hearing what others were saying. How often have we looked at others and felt inner scorn or pride at the way they are dressed, their skin color, living situation, or religion?
How regularly do we listen to others and give one response but on the inside, we criticize, weigh them with our pseudo superiority-(that often we do not even know we possess as it is hidden from us.) Or do we dazzle them with our Biblical knowledge only to not see they walked away wounded or rejected?
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.”
We are called by the King to love and care for other believers. This love for other Christians which is supernaturally obtained from Christ, is a sign to others of our faith. For only through our Lord can we set aside our humanness and love with divine love that does not see or judge our sisters and brothers but forgives and lifts them up by word and deed.
“34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
Repent and Do Good
God knows we are but flesh in all of our weaknesses and failings. The beauty in our failures is they allow us to confess our faults or lack of following His Word and start anew refreshed in Christ.
“1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.”
Love is keeping His commandments
Thank you for reading this through, and I hope this teaching helped you and exposed things that were hidden. Christ loves us with an infinite love full of grace and truth-filled with the sacrifice of His own body on the Cross. How can we love Jesus? We show our love for God by following His Word and the actions of Christ. Who is our great example? The God-man, 100% man, and 100% God. I end with a thought on a verse from the old song “He’s Able.” Christ Jesus is able, “He made the blind to see” (anon), and in our case, He can make the Christian not to see color but to love others through the lens of Christ.
“9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”