“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)
Sadly, it seems that for some of the church, CRT, wokeness, race, political party, the election fraud and/or Covid, masks, and the vaccine are more important than unity of the Spirit. Some would rather hold onto offense and unforgiveness than to operate as one Church in our city! Paul wrote that we are to do whatever it takes to maintain this unity. Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer found in John 17 reveals His heart for unity. He proclaims that we are to be one as He and the Father are one (v 22-23). Those other things are divisive and distractions. We are to stand with and fight for one another, not against. Hear this, we are being disobedient to Christ when we put those other things on a higher priority than Jesus’ prayer and desire for unity!
Please pray that God would reveal every place this is happening in His church in our city, from yourself, to your pastor, church leadership and every member in your congregation. Pray that God would unite us in prayer for the Afghanistan crisis, for revival, awakening and reformation in our city, for local and foreign mission, for His glory! Cry out in repentance where it is not happening and there is blatant rebellion. Ask God to release the knowledge of His glory across our city (Habakkuk 2:14)!