This is very true allignment with His word is soo key to stay directed and on His path not the path you think you ought to be on to show that you are capable, when we know who we are in Him many will mock and talk but when He elevates us their mouths shall be silenced. Walk with boldness knowing whose you are and as you said attitude must be examined.
Very true I agree. IJN
Why do we have so many divisions and no unity between us? People are not satisfied to all speak the same thing. People are not satisfied to teach only the word of TMH. People are not satisfied to only speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent. People are not content to do Bible things in Bible ways and call Bible things by Bible names. Too many wish to add their own desires and teach their own doctrine.
In KJV 2 Timothy 4 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
TMH is not the author of confusion. The scriptures is a blueprint of our life, a guide and reference for everything. We should return to the Bible as our authority and the only guide book. We should have a "thus saith the TMH" for everything we teach and do as a group of believers.
Why do we have so many divisions and no unity between us? People are not satisfied to all speak the same thing. People are not satisfied to teach only the word of TMH. People are not satisfied to only speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent. People are not content to do Bible things in Bible ways and call Bible things by Bible names. Too many wish to add their own desires and teach their own doctrine. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< TRUTH
When error creeps in and it becomes doctrine causes confusion , chaos in the kingdom
Some people do not want to be corrected. Some people believe and think that they are right all the time. That mindset open doors to different things.
When error creeps in and it becomes doctrine causes confusion , chaos in the kingdom <<<<<<<<<<< This is it there is confusion and flesh like ways not led by TMH
That is a big problem when you cant accept correction. It is part of growth.
There should always be room for improvements to improve your character and be better than you were yesterday. Good constructive criticism corrects behavior.
The Bible teaches that the church is the body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23) and that there is only "one body" (Eph 4:4).
In Acts 2, we see that about 3000 all heard the same message, all understood it the same way, all believed it the same way and all obeyed it the same way. The result was they became believers- nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. At this point, TMH added them to His church (Acts 2:47).
I also see this very often that 5 fold ministry gifts are not really functioning in the kingdom to full capacity
Usually if there was any disputes amongst the brethren they would have had to go to the apostles to resolve teachings or doctrine also they would fast and pray.
I also believe that living a life a fasting and praying will kill the flesh aspects of self, carnality.
Some people may not know their gifts or have the right resources to function to their full potential A good assembly of believers has all functioning because all are needed to prepare TMH's people for works of service, so that the body of TMH can gradually be built up until we all reach unity as it says in Ephesians 4:11-13
The closer we draw to TMH, the more we don't feed into our fleshly desires. This is something that everyone struggles with, but few will openly admit and talk about. When we Pray for grace to resist temptations, confess our sins and spend time with TMH we remove anything that may become a temptation that is not good for us. The enemy will flee when exposed.
I remember some time ago in my old church we had school of ministry. Where we learn how to hear God's voice and the prophetic which was really helpful.We need definitely practice will really help to advance the kingdom. 1timothy 4:11-16 but in particular verse 14.
I believe that when we study the ways he has spoken to others. We can learn how to hear his voice. The Most High has a way to connect with his people. Some common ways l find that TMH talks to us: Through His Word, Other People, Our Circumstances, The Still Small Voice , the Actual Voice, and in Visions and Dreams.