CAN FISH FLY?
Imagine if the Catholic Church were to merge with the Baptists, or RCCG with Mountain of Fire, or Pentecostals with the Church of England, or Christ embassy with Deeper life, do you see it happening? No!
ONE BODY OR MANY?
Though all our denominations profess service to Christ and are building for him, why then is it impossible to come into unity of heart and purpose? I am not in any way judging the great work these ministries or churches may be doing for their communities or for God, I am only addressing the question “if we are of Christ, why is it that we cannot agree?” I am pointing out the need for recalibration, repentance and adjustment.
In our hearts we know it’s impossible for these denominations or sects of Christianity to mix, though we believe they should, but do not know why they do not… I will share some insight as to why.
It is a really a function of the dominant idea that the expressions were built on. Most ministries and churches were built on doctrines, experiences, charisma, moves of God, needs of people e.t.c and the ministries have this taken on those characteristics. We have built ministries in our own image and likeness, and because that is not uniform, it is impossible to achieve synergy. If all had been built around a uniform idea, it would be easy to interact, if we are believers this idea should be Christ and nothing else
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
CHRIST IS OUR BRAND
We are meant to lay Christ as the foundation, Christ and the structure, and Christ as the expression. We have rather put our own ideologies in the mix and created an impure hybrid that cannot interact with the person of Christ. We have built our lives and ministries with Christ as the secondary expression and our own agenda, brand and needs as the primary one
CHRIST MUST BE PRIMARY AND US SECONDARY
As much as Christ wants to express himself through our individual uniqueness, this must be secondary whilst Christ is primary, if this were so, and all our works in him and for him had Christ as the foundation, structure, expression and brand, then it would be easy for all of us to come into synergy, after all, we are supposed to be one body? Christ would interact with Christ, of our lives and works are unable to interact,
We should ask ourselves, have you produced an impure hybrid? The reason why our ministries cannot interact is because they have not been built on Christ. The reason why you are not able to relate with other believers is because your life is not built on Christ…
So it starts with the individual and infects the whole system. Individuality has murdered the Christ nature in our expression. The need to be different, “successful”, distinguished or popular has drawn us away from our service, none of us have a ministry, Christ is the one who has a ministry, he has called us into His own service, not to do our own thing, but his own!
We need to start turning from our wicked ways and embrace truth! Jesus is coming soon, his reward in his hands
Let him that hath an ear, let him hear…
1 Corinthians 3:11-15
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.