My brothers and sisters in Christ or should I say my spiritual siblings, I want you to know that by your love toward me you are to influence and provoke me to good works, and to live a right manner of life in relationship toward all. Believers speaking warnings, with urgings, and encouragements to one another, as we look toward the day of our savior’s return should be all about having the same intent and concern in our hearts as the Father has in His for His creation.
Heb 10:24-25 (AMP) And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities, 25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
The fact there is more squabbling among believers than unbelievers reveals either knowledge or instruction on how to be in sibling interaction with one another by the Spirit is severely immature or lacking in transformational prowess. In revealing that fellowship among believers is to be a supernatural event by the Holy Spirit so that among all its parts the activity of it is aligned to the will of the Father. Is no longer at the forefront of fellowship and what little is occurring is fast becoming something of the past.
Today such fellowship is seen as no longer necessary by most parts of the body of Christ resulting in spiritually mediocre congregations. A revenant factor when interest and focus is now on such things as social media, or interactive group events to convey any spiritual nurturing. But for God’s children, there must be a picture formed in their consciousness that constantly reveals by the Holy Spirit, what God has said regarding them so that they by faith will transform into whom they will be accordingly.
2 Cor 6:14-18 (AMP) 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mis-mated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?
Fellowship must to be aligned with others who are of like manner or better said are of the righteousness of Christ rather than of any lawlessness of sin and iniquity of the world. Many churches pander to the masses nowadays to get attention and peer recognition from ministerial powers. This breeds unfamiliar kinds of believers among the flock as many are there just because they are treated exactly how they want to be as so-called sheep of God. But let anything get out of character to expectations and they will be sure hate and discontent appear among the whole flock.
15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
In a discussion about allowing unbelievers to attend services, most just accept them and hope they will eventually get saved and become a member. Not to say this is not OK, as it better for them to be among a group of believers than unbelievers, but today that thinking is pre-mandating a strong resistance to truths from scripture that speak to righteousness in the life of a congregation.
16 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
In the working of the world’s ways, humanity is the idols of its iniquity seen in the fact it is men and women who seek to be exalted by its social anarchy and ideals of self-alliance from evils at work in it. Though there is a devil behind all the wickedness and evil on earth, humanity’s choice of such things to exalt themselves above others shows where it truly lies. Believers on the other hand are to be of a statute that invokes a habitation of the Spirit of God that comes not by the mediocrity of today’s fellowship, but from a life transformed in spirit and soul.
17 So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor, 18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
An issue to be discussed is concerning the very nature of those who are coming into fellowship of late taking habitation among the righteous. The problem is leadership is unwilling to face the fact they are inviting those who will not be there to become a believer but to covertly disrupt the flow of the Spirit of God at the pulpit and among the congregation.
Psalm 94:12-23 12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; 13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. 14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
This is the latest warfare tactic of our enemy where we have people attending churches under the auspices of pandered ministerial acts of its leaders who have intent on changing the righteousness of those who attend by faith. These individuals do not hang on to the promises of God or the mercy of the Lord, they hang on to the social activisms of the day and equate church fellowship with a gangland manner only relevant to the mentality of a mob.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? 17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
Too many leaders have turned congregants over to these forces of socialist bands of people who see the church as the last bastion for liberal rhetoric. And these leaders, now spend time not in preparation for pulpit exergies or any truthful dissertation of Christ but on political correctness. One reason spiritual mediocrity is on the rise is that many believers have given up on seeing a return to the days of signs, wonders, and miracles which were common among many churches and ministries of the past.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? 21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
These people are workers of iniquity and see themselves as fully justified in what they do embolden by the lawlessness that prevails on our streets and in our government. They have no real spiritual consciousness of the things of God and see the activity of the Spirit of God and the word as contributors to the white supremacy narrative of late.
22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. 23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
A Christian’s so-called image today is focused on ministries who only see them as part of a ministerial body, and not as siblings of God’s spiritual family. This creates an independence in the spiritual matters of the body of Christ that eliminates any unity of fellowship the Holy Spirit is to orchestrate among them. The fact we are called the body of Christ is all that should be understood in the aspects of any spiritual fellowship He says must take place.
But take heart that the creator of all is not going to let Christ’s prize possession be skewed to a point of spiritual unrecognition. He by authority of His word and the Spirit will continue to bring about matured offspring even in this day of iniquity and they will be the workers of righteousness to assist in the cleansing of those not standing for the righteousness of His Church in its last days.