3/24/07 STANDING IN THE GAP FOR UNITY
HEARD: Standing in the gap for one body. One
people. My people. Married. Blended together.
Grafted as one. Unit. Holy. Assembled. Yes.
Eph 5:32 NKJV
This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ
and the church.
John 17:21-23 NKJV
...that they all may be one , as You, Father, are in Me,
and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the
world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which
You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just
as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may
be made perfect in one...
Isa 62:4-5 NKJV
You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your
land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be
called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the LORD
delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as
a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry
you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so
shall your God rejoice over you.
Jer 31:34 NKJV
No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every
man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all
shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of
them, says the LORD.
HEARD: Bridge. Fellowship. Repair. ...
Friends, they really do make a difference. They feel
better when connecting.
CONFIRMATION: The following was forwarded to me
via email today:
COMING TOGETHER BY KENNETH COPELAND
"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto
the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."
If you know how to listen to the voice of God, you can
hear Him calling throughout the Body of Christ today. He
is calling for unity. He is calling us to lay down our
disagreements and come together in preparation for
Just the thought of that scares some believers. "How can
I unify with someone from another denomination?" they
say. "I'm not going to give up my doctrines and agree
with theirs just for unity's sake!"
What they don't realize is this: scriptural unity isn't
based on doctrine.
Winds of doctrine, according to Ephesians 4:14, are
childish. Winds of doctrine don't unify. They divide and
blow people in every direction. The Word doesn't say
anything about us coming into the unity of our
doctrines. It says we'll come into the unity of the
In the past, we've failed to understand that and tried
to demand doctrinal unity from each other anyway.
"If you don't agree with me on the issue of tongues,"
we've said, "or on the timing of the rapture...or on the
proper depth for baptismal waters, I won't accept you as
a brother in the Lord. I'll break fellowship with you.
But that's not God's way of doing things. He doesn't
have a long list of doctrinal demands for us to meet.
His requirements are simple. First John 3:23 tells us
what they are: to believe on the Name of His Son, Jesus
Christ, and love one another.
Once you and I come to a place where we keep those
requirements and quit worrying about the rest, we'll be
able to forget our denominational squabbles and come
together in the unity of faith. We'll grow so strong
together that the winds of doctrine won't be able to
drive us apart.
When that happens, the devil's going to panic because
the unity of the faith of God's people is a staggering
thing. It's the most unlimited, powerful thing on earth.
Right now all over the world, the Spirit is calling the
Church of the living God to unite. Hear Him and obey,
and you can be a part of one of the most magnificent
moves of God this world has ever seen.
Scripture Study:Psalms 132:13-18; 133
Kenneth Copeland Ministries
Fort Worth, TX 76192-0001
WORD TO PONDER SOMETHING BETTER, GENERATIONS JOIN
I AM doing a new thing in the ministry of the spirit of
Elijah. I AM joining 3 generations into one marriage.
I AM grafting them into one body, in giftedness, walk,
promises and faith. They will know the truth of what it
means to be of one mind, one heart and function as One,
even as We are One. Together, they will occupy their
promises as one family.
Mal 4:5-6 NKJV
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And
he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,
and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I
come and strike the earth with a curse."
John 17:11-12 NKJV
... that they may be one as We are.
1 Cor 12:20-21 NKJV
But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.
And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of
you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of
Isa 62:4-5 AMP
You [Judah] shall no more be termed Forsaken, nor
shall your land be called Desolate any more. But you
shall be called Hephzibah [My delight is in her], and
your land be called Beulah [married]; for the Lord
delights in you, and your land shall be married [owned
and protected by the Lord]. For as a young man marries
a virgin [O Jerusalem], so shall your sons marry you;
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall
your God rejoice over you.