Today, I’m standing on Jesus’ promise to “let not [my] heart be troubled”, I believe in God and I will also believe in Him. There is an evil, negative presence within our church that is in major opposition to what God is doing among us. These spirits are going about planting seeds of discord among the brethren and I want you all to be wise and know what God says about that behavior and those actions.
As believers, Christians, must never forget that our words can promote life or death, unity or division, love or hate. Although when we confess our wrong we will be forgiven immediately, the evil words we’ve sown from our mouths become evil instruments of murder to others. Satan will use any mouth open to him in an attempt destroy a whole church.
I wonder, how many souls have been murdered/lost because of the mouths of discontented believers? Proverbs 11:9 says, “The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor…” The Bible clearly warns us to mark those who cause division and strife and to avoid them. They are used by the Devil to cause trouble to the church and to the work of the Gospel (Romans 16:17).
Do you know someone who is a sower of discord? Is it you? Are you being used by the Devil to cause division and strife in your church? If so, be warned of the severe consequences that you will face unless you repent of your sin and bring your mouth under control. God promises, the sower of discord will face calamity. “A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth; he winks with his eyes, he shuffles his feet, he points with his fingers; perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually, he sows discord. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; suddenly he shall be broken without remedy” (Prov. 6:12-15).
To paraphrase something Thumper’s mother said to him: If you can’t say good things about your church, then keep your mouth shut. If you don’t think the church or its leaders are doing what they should, go talk with them privately. Pray daily for God to help them. And if you still don’t think the church is doing you any good, then get down to the altar and pray until it does, or get out of there and find one that will!
Whatever you do, don’t become an enemy to the church, it’s leaders or people! Regardless of what you think about your church, it belongs to the Lord, and if it is in error He’s big enough to correct it without your complaints. If you become a trouble-maker to your church, you will make yourself an enemy to Jesus (Matthew 25:40), and He warned against becoming a stumbling-block to the faith of believers lest you face severe judgment. “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6).
Loving you passionately enough to speak the TRUTH. . . ~Pastor K (aka: MinK)