WE ARE ONE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:

 

The Biblical importance Of Sons And, Daughters Of God In Christ Jesus Oneness And Loving Unity!

Elder James R, Winfree, Sr, God's Messenger In Jesus Christ To Serve And, Build Up God's Sons And, Daughters In His Global Kingdom Nations Churches, As We Together Follow Jesus Christ.

Master Holy Spirit, You Are Our Only Bible Truth Teacher!, Teach Us"

 

Let us dig right in...: Shortly before Christ went to the cross, Jesus prayed for Unity and Oneness among His followers: “Holy Father, protect them by the power of your Name, the Name you gave Me, so that they may be One as we are One” ( John 17:11 ).

 

Later in the same prayer, Jesus asked “that all of His Real True Believers and, Followers, and, Lovers maybe One, Father, just as you are in Me and I Am in you. May they also are in us. . . . I have given them the glory that you gave Me, that they may be One as we are One, I in them and you in Me, so that they may be brought to Complete Unity, Oneness” ( John 17:21–23 ). Obviously, New Covenant Testament Unity is important to our Lord God Jesus Christ.

 

Jesus not only prayed for Unity, but He gave the reasons that New Testament biblical Unity is important: He asked that all believers may be in the Oneness and the Unity, “so that the world may believe that you have sent Him” ( John 17:21 ). And then Jesus prayed for “complete Unity” so that “the world will know that The Father God sent us and have loved us even as we have loved Jesus” (verse 23). When Christ Believers are United in Christ, the world sees two things clearly: Jesus was sent by the Father, and Jesus loves His Church Family. In Jesus Name. Amen.

 

In Romans 15:5–6, we see another, the more general reason that Christ Followers Unity, Oneness is important: “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with One voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Oneness”. The bottom line is God’s glory. God’s Sons and, His Daughters should be speaking with One voice in glorifying God.

 

Christian unity comes with Christ Believers' maturity, and it is always something that we strive to attain. Apostle Paul instructs us to “make every effort to keep the Unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” ( Ephesians 1:3 ). Helping us toward that unity are the gifts of the Spirit. God has given each Christ Believer different gifts, and their exercise in the edification of the Church leads to more and more Unity. One purpose of the gifts is that “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” ( Ephesians 1:13 ). The Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, And, Teachers are Not gifts to the unbelievers, But the Holy Spirit Believers, Christ real living Church.

 

To promote Christ Believers' Unity, Oneness, God presents the Church in ( 1 Corinthians 12:12–27 ) as a living body. The body has many members, each with specialized work to do, but all the parts are united in the Head of the Body, which is Christ ( see Ephesians 4:15 ).

 

Christians naturally form local communities in which no one needs to rejoice or suffer alone ( Romans 12:15;) ( 1 Corinthians 12:26 ). God's sons and daughters from many different backgrounds working in Unity, Oneness display the power of the gospel and the universality of its saving message ( Galatians 3:26–28 ). Christ Believers, God's sons and, daughters bring honor to God’s Name by pursuing Unity in the power of the Holy Spirit who brings us together as One through faith in Christ Jesus.

 

Biblical Truth Unity, Oneness is a virtue, but there are some things that can and should limit Unity. We don’t pursue Unity simply for the sake of Unity; it is Christ and His truth that Unite us. Scripturally, we are to separate from professed brothers and sisters in Christ who live in persistent, unrepentant sin ( Matthew 18:15–17;) ( 1 Corinthians 5:1–2 ) and from those who teach false doctrine ( Revelation 2:14–15 ). “Watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them” (Romans 16:17).

 

As Ephesians 4:13 intimates, we won’t reach full Christ Believers Unity until we attain “to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” So we probably won’t fully realize Christian unity in this world. But we strive for it. The Unity that faith in Christ brings extends God’s love on earth and demonstrates the truth of who Jesus is. Unity in the church also foreshadows the worship in heaven, where a great multitude “from every nation, tribe, Believers and Sons, Daughters, language” stands before God and cries out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, Jesus Christ” ( Revelation 7:9–10 ). Amen.

We Are Serving And Ministering To And, Building Up God's Sons And Daughters, And Together We Are Following Jesus Christ.

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Written & Shared By Apostle James R, Winfree, Sr.

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