World Prayer Focus #6 “Removing strife from the body of Christ”
Hello to all those who have joined us in prayer!
Thank you for all your prayers and thank you for taking part in this move of God in the area of strategic prayer especially now as the world seems to be falling apart. Even though we live in this world we are not of this world. Many times we need to remind ourselves of our hope, our King, our kingdom, and our part in the body of Christ.
When I feel the world falling apart I watch this video. I pray that this video will encourage you as it does me.
This brings us to our next prayer focus which is directed to the body of Christ. I entitled this prayer focus, “Removing strife from the body of Christ”.
To receive the full impact of this subject the following teaching is a must. Click here!
• Strife is very dangerous and causes confusion.
"For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work." KJV
• If the body of Christ operates in strife it is an indication of being a spiritual baby.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3
"And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?" NKJV
•Baby Christians always need help. They cannot effectively fight spiritual battles. If they do they end up getting hurt.
• We are called to maturity.
• There was a time when we were a baby believer but if we have been a believer for a while God is expecting us (His children) to grow and mature
Therefore here are two suggested prayers to remove strife from the body of Christ.
(1) Heavenly Father I ask that the body of Christ makes the decision to be mature in Christ, in Jesus' name Amen.
(2) Heavenly Father I ask that You manifest the desire and power in the body of Christ to become mature in Christ, in Jesus name Amen.
“For it is God Himself whose power creates within you both the desire and the power to execute His gracious will” Wey (Richard Francis Weymouth)
One way to avoid strife is, do not judge by pointing your finger.
Listen to this short clip for clarification and consider God’s Word as well.
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
"Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.”
Thank you for allowing me to communicate with you,
Pastor Vince Marino
Royal Prayer Guards
Glory be to God!