Friday, August 26, 2011




  • The body of Christ is a body. Each part of the body supplies the other parts of the body with their particular function, gifting, and anointing.
  • The thing that keeps the body of Christ divided is when one part of the body thinks they are the answer to all things and they don't need the rest of the body or they consider themselves to be elite and better than the rest so everyone else is in error!

What does the Word say? 

  • It says the 5-fold gifts are for building up the body.  It also says that through the joints which is the connectivity of the body, one part supplies another. 
  • When someone claims to be better and separates themselves from the rest of the body, they not only keep themselves from being able to receive from that body part but they keep themselves from being able to contribute to another body part! 
  • This is a body­ wide problem that will be corrected by Christ himself when he brings us all into unity, which he will do!


  • Until then we need to not crucify one another as the people that hung the body of Christ  on the cross of Christ did. 
  • We can sit anywhere in the body and plug in the body of Christ as long as the Spirit of the Living God is there!  
  • In that place we can receive from the 5-fold ministry situated there and also contribute our own supply.  
  • The body of Christ needs to stop arguing with each other and just build up yourself and others wherever you are in the body!

Eph 4:11-16 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

1 Corinthians 12
 1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that[a] you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all
12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into[c] one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.
15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole bodywere an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, wherewould the body be?
20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 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 you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the best[d] gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.

and then it goes on to talk about love but I just wanted to post about the body.... but love is the key to keeping the flow in the body!


Now sure you can cut yourself off from the flow and say I only want the flow in this body and really you will dry up because what looks like flow is really no flow because there's no connectivity!
The true error is in the cutting off from other body parts. That's where what looks like a pretty pool really becomes a nasty pool that may look good on the surface but dig a little deeper and the water is stagnate and the bottom is murky because there is no flow so all manner of snakes, bugs, and grime is lurking in that place.

Love for the body is what creates flow, not being right! That's good preaching Lisa! Unfortunately that is what denominational division has created in the body of Christ. It's created a mentality of "us four and no more," and groups of people so protective of pet doctrines the stop loving and flowing! It's okay to gather where you agree but not if you stop loving what you don't agree with! Amen!

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

All scriptures taken from:  (New King James Version)

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