This morning while reading in Ephesians the Holy Spirit spoke to me this: “because man built upon religion and doctrine instead of relationship denominations emerged and it created a vast division and because it was built in their own abilities, gifts, skills and talents, it then has had to be maintained by their abilities, gifts, skills and talents in other words…. what is built in the flesh must be maintained by the flesh!” Much like Moses when the glory faded from his face, he had to “keep up appearances” and kept his face veiled even though he was not glowing!
“13 We are not like Moses, who used a veil to hide the glory to keep the Israelites from staring at him as it faded away.” II Corinthians 3:13 TPT
Holy Spirit went on to reveal to me how in this fleshly effort that had a “form of godliness” and while God did often use it, it wasn’t His plan! However, HE used what the enemy has meant to be destructive I sense, to reveal the hidden agenda of “religious inoculations” that are theories and arguments that come against the true knowledge of GOD!
The way it has been built has created this vast division and the WORD says this… “Any kingdom that fights against itself will end up in ruins. And any family or community splintered by strife will fall apart.” Matthew 12:25b TPT
“20 You are rising like the perfectly fitted stones of the temple; and your lives are being built up together upon the ideal foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, and best of all, you are connected to the Head Cornerstone of the building, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ himself! 21 This entire building is under construction and is continually growing under his supervision until it rises up completed as the holy temple of the Lord himself. 22 This means that God is transforming each one of you into the Holy of Holies, his dwelling place, through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you!.” Ephesians 2:20-22 TPT
God is tearing DOWN the walls of division and building something much greater…. HIS BODY and in JESUS… and there will be NO division!!!! LOVE is the foundation and mortar that holds us together and focused on the ONE (Jesus), Holy Spirit will bring us into the Holy unity that is spiritual maturity and fullness of God!! I encourage you to read and re-read Ephesians 1-4 this week and absorb it fully. Try it from the Passion Translation that includes Aramaic and Hebrew as well. Ask Holy Spirit to breath upon it as you not just read but take time to meditate upon the word, ask Him to bring HIS life to it in you!
God bless you each one!