Jesus prayed in John 17:20-23 "My prayer is not for them (the disciples) alone. I pray also for those who believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. 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. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.
The body of Christ is in a sad state today. It looks like a paraplegic person. Each part of the body is going in different directions. There are countless demoninations oops I mean denominations. (Actually I believe that denominations are an abomination and it is what comes about when man tries to organize a move of God and bring in his own set of standards. You cannot capture the wind and you cannot bottle the Spirit.) Everyone wants to do their own thing. It’s rare you find churches working together unless they are of the same denomination.
Here in Quebec the percentage of born again Christians is .04. Recently a well known evangelist wanted to come and minister here. It was to be a multi-denominational crusade. Because the largest denomination here did not agree with some of his teachings they told their members from their pulpits they were not to get involved. The crusade was cancelled due to lack of participation. The last crusade ever held in this province was 17 years ago!! No one wants to come here and there has never been a sustained move of God. I wonder why! When the news of my pastor opening a new church in this city got out, the pastor of the local church of this same denomination said from the pulpit that the city did not need another church!?!
There is such jealousy and selfishness in the body here. It’s amazing that in those cities and countries where churches of different denominations work together, they have turned those places upside down. There is a powerful spirit here that has infected even churches and it is called independence. It says I can do it all by myself. I don’t need you. Pray for unity here. Pray for the churches here that God would lead them to work together. Pray that God would place pastors here that have willing hearts to do what ever is necessary to bring about revival and overturn this city and province for Christ. If you believe that Christ was God wrapped in human flesh and that He died and physically rose from the dead to conquer sin and death for you and I then you are my brother and my sister and we can work togther. Make us one Lord!!
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