1 Corinthians 11:29-30 (KJV)
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
No member of the body is strong on its own; the strength of every part is drawn from its attachment to other parts. If the hand is detached from the shoulder, it will not be able to perform the function of the hand. The same applies to the body of Christ (the Church).
If you consider a member of the body alone, that member is weak. So, if you continue to see the individual parts of the body alone, you will always see weakness. If you must see, experience and constantly enjoy the strength in the body, you must see each member in the light of the whole body.
When you tear down your father’s house, it shows that you are either ignorant or have been overtaken by an external influence. Ephesians 5:29 (KJV), “For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church.”
Mark 9:40 (KJV), “For he that is not against us is on our part”.
If you have done this in the past, repent and turn over a new leaf now, because you have been enlightened.
You may not be physically sick, weak or poor now, even when you have criticized, condemned and have torn down the body of Christ. You must, however, remember that you are a steward and will give an account of your stewardship.
Go into today determined to be more careful with the things you say especially as it pertains the body of Christ.
—Dr Emmanuel James
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