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ONE BODY

ONE BODY

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Published by Lahry Sibley
There is only one Body of Christ.
There is only one Body of Christ.

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Published by: Lahry Sibley on Dec 21, 2010
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ONE BODY
By Lahry Sibley
1 Cor 12:
 
12For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts,and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is withChrist (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Unity of it’s parts are essential to continued life of any living organism. If apart is removed from the organism, that part dies. It’s life cannot besustained. So it is within the kingdom of God and the body of Christ.Whether you want to accept it or not, the fact remains, there is only “onechurch”, “one Body”, whose head is Christ alone. No denominations, nofactions. One Body.The term denomination testifies of division. Jesus said that a body dividedagainst itself cannot stand. Well, it cannot live either. If someone were todivide your body into two equal parts, both sides die.So has the Body of Christ died? It shall never be. But you can take all yourstatistical analysis of what percentage of American society is Christian, whatpercentage of that group belongs to certain denominations and you can takethose statistics and cast them into the wind like confetti at a NYC parade.They mean nothing. Why? Because most are NOT HIS BODY. Billy Grahamadmitted that he doubted if 5% of those who have ever responded to hisinvitations at his crusades, were ever made alive unto Christ. LeonardRavenhill said he doubted if 2% of “American Christians” were born again,living in the newness of life. I align more with what Leonard said, as beingthe truth of the matter. Selah.Pride and ego have raised up a new head, man, to lead a new group, not HisBody, and they call it His Body. Just as sure as I would cut off my indexfinger and place in a nice plastic bag and put it on the shelf, that fingerwould die, no living cells found in it’s tissue, within minutes of theseparation. It cannot live disconnected from my body. So it is with anygroup of people who say they are connected with Christ, yet Christ is not thehead of their group.Division means death to the working of the Holy Spirit among them. So inorder to “appear alive”, they devise carefully orchestrated activities designedto give the appearance of life, like a toy in the toy store that’s made to look
 
so real, it almost “looks alive”. To dead people, it looks alive enough to bereal, and they love it so. Dead lead by the dead. And as long as there is noprophet of God among them, they will remain dead, never suspecting thatthey are dead. They are comforted in their death by continually being toldthey are alive. Their numbers grow and confidence builds that gives them afalse sense of security in those numbers. Well, we know which road has the “numbers” on it, don’t we?So how do you know, how can you tell which “church” is alive, and which isnot? Millions across this land, and around the world, either consciously orsub-conciously would like to know the answer to this question. How do youknow that you know that you know, this is the real living organism?First of all, His Body has one head, not thousands of heads. The activities of all the parts of His Body are directed only by the Head. My fingers, in orderto be a functioning part of my body are attached to my body, and are neverseparated from my body, and they function only as directed by my head. Myfingers do not have a “mind of their own”, and they are quite content withthat. So it is with the parts of Christ’s Body. Each part does what Christ saysto do, and they love it so. They are quite content with that. Where the Bodygoes, all the parts go. None are left behind. And the Body works really welllike that. Each part of Christ’s Body does what they are directed to do byChrist alone. It’s called ……are you ready? It’s called…..OBEDIENCE. Eachpart obeys the Head, Christ Alone.Christ knows His Body parts, whether you and I do or not. He knows whobelongs to His Body and who does not.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
What does “doeth the will” mean to you? To me, it means that the fathergives the commands, and those who are His obey Him. I said, “THOSE WHOARE HIS
OBEY 
HIM”.My body parts do the will of my head because they are properly attached tomy body. The parts of Christ’s Body do obey His will because they areattached to His Body. Those who reject His will are “REJECTED” by Him, Hedoes not know them. And no wonder, they rebel against His commandmentsand do NOT DO His will!!!

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