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Gossip and Jealousy can Stop Unity

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Hello Brothers and sisters,
I want to talk about to very powerful weapons the devil uses to attack the body of Christ. Gossip and Jealousy. They are tools he loves to plant as a division as a stumbling block.
We are to be as one unit one body representing Christ Jesus.
See the devil uses little foxes to spoil the vine . He puts thoughts in our minds that can make us build up strife against a fellow brother or sister. He knows if he can stir up some gossip or jealousy then division can come in between them. He will plant things in our minds with out even us realizing what is really going on causing us as a unit to become divided. He wants nothing more then for us to have strife in our hearts towards each other we need to keep watch over our spirits because regardless seed is seed it will transform in to something. It will take roo,t and then before you know it! The seed that the devil planted starts to choke out the seeds God has planted in us one by one. Yes we are of flesh but we have been given a mind of Christ. Don’t allow the devil to stop unity. Think about this for a moment if you have bitterness and anger or jealousy in your heart towards a brother or sister isn’t it hard to pray for them does not strife and anger fill your hearts. Why give the devil any glory. When your sister in Christ or your brother in Christ has offended you or has done something you don’t feel is right don’t go to other members boldly go to the one who upset you and reconcile your differences. You will walk away felling less heavy hearted and burdened. Even if they Don’t agree with you. you will be released from the anger and strife then its left up to God to open their eyes. Remember to also pray for them who has done wrong in some way believe the Lord to change their hearts. We are under spiritual warfare and we have to work as one unit operating under one mind to win.
We are all of one mind one body and every part is needed to function properly
I love all of you and praise the Lord we are family I pray each of you prosper and is blessed beyond measure that the Lord uses you mighty in all the ways he has called you to be and I am not going to let the devil destroy my family question is this will you?
Love always your sister in Christ Jesus forever!

Prov 16:28
28A perverse man stirs up dissension,
and a gossip separates close friends
(from The Holy Bible: New International Version.

1 Cor 3:1-4

3: 1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-mere infants in Christ. 2I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? 4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?
(from The Holy Bible: New International Version.



15 Catch us the foxes,
The little foxes that spoil the vines,
For our vines have tender grapes.
(from The New King James Version.
 
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Good Job forever! That's the way to take Evil weapons from..

Good Job forever! That's the way to take Evil weapons from the strongholds of the Enemies of LIGHT:sun:, for LIGHT:sun: shines for all to see and Darkness lingers behind things.:secret:


God Bless and Keep Up the Good Works of our Lord's directions.:thumbs_up



In the Love of Christ Jesus, :love: Yeshua :boy_hug:
 
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Thank you for sharing this. This is a very important issue that can prevent us from moving forth and growing to be more Christlike, witnessing to others and being a true genuine Light unto others.
 
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Amazing that really touched me !!!! Thank you so much !!! A real confirmation !!!!!!! Praise the Lord !!! Thank you !!!! God Bless You
 
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Foreverwjesus , I thank GOD for you and the many ways you have helped me .

You're heart is open in all you're writings and post . Thank you for being strong enough to speak the truth !
BIG-BROTHER
 
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Hi everyone,
ForeverwJesus could you please give me your definition of what unity in the body of Christ is.
 
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Dear Jiggyfly,

Yes I will give you the definition of unity of the body of Christ .

Unity by merriums uni•ty \"yü-n-tÈ\ n, pl -ties 1 : the quality or state of being or being made one : oneness

We are to be as one in the Body of Christ. One mind that mind is the Mind of Christ. The scripture pertaining to unity are

Psalm 133:1

How good and pleasant it is

when brothers live together in unity

(from The Holy Bible: New International Version. )

John 17:20-23

20" My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me

(from The Holy Bible: New International Version.

Rom 15:5-9

5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, 6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written:

(from The Holy Bible: New International Version.

Col 3:12-17

12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

(from The Holy Bible: New International Version

My definition of unity is Being of one mind in Christ Jesus with each other to stand together in oneness. To Love each other as you love Christ. When we can all Stand up as One and walk in his word Then there is no mountain that can Stand in our way. The devil is powerless when it comes to unity this is why he plants of strife anger and jealousy in our minds. He doesn’t want us as one he wants us divided and separated . We must be one .

I hope this is the answer you were looking for God Bless you your sister in Christ Jesus forever

 
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But what about those of the body of Christ that are asleep (deceased), how do they stand with those of us that are still living. I believe the unity of the body of Christ is the same unity of the Spirit that Paul talked about in Ephisians 4:3. It is a spiritual unity and not a natural or carnal unity. I believe that gossip and jealousy can cause me to become disconnected or out of joint so to speak but it does not stop the unity of the body of Christ. Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 that He would build his church and the gates of hell wouldn't prevail against it. So my point is I agree with you that gossip and jealousy can cause me problems if I give into them, but if I do give into them it does not dislocate every joint in the body of Christ and stop that unity. If I fail in a relationship with another believer it doesn't render the whole body of Christ ineffective.
 
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Hi Jiggy,

That is true but it does hurt you and those inolved, yet can grow as big as it wants (the problem / gossipping that is).
 
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dear jiggy,
this is the best way i know how how answer your question. We as unity here have to battle the things of the world in a spiritual way but when we pass away from this world we are still a apart of the body of christ yet we no longer have to battle the things here for all we battle here in the world. So yes to answer your question when we pass away we are still a member of the body of Christ. I hope this helps but more than anything ask your pastor and seek God for the answer. your sister in Christ Jesus foreverwjesus
 
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Thanks, I will study more on this subject. I do not belong to any kind of religious organization or institution though, so I don't have a pastor to ask( which I am not looking for one either). I do have several brothers and sisters in Christ that help me but I am not sure that I am in error about my idea of unity. So I will seek the Lord and read the Word and see what God reveals. Thanks again.
 
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I was reading back and I guess I was misunderstood I wasn't asking a question about those that are deceased in Christ because I didn't know. I was making a statment for you to consider and ponder about your statment of jealousy stopping unity. thats all . thanks again.
 
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Philippians 2
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
 
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