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Jesus Prayed To The Father For Unity In The Body Of Christ

By HenSoma-OneBody · May 28, 2020 · ·
  1. "I am not asking on behalf of them alone (His disciples), but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message (all true believers), that all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one— I in them and You in Me—that they may be perfectly united, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me."
    John 17:20-23

    If you're truly in Christ you have no excuse if you are part of today’s division among true believers. We can excuse those who are make-believers, churchgoers, because they are religious minded and have not been baptized into the Body of Christ (the true Church).

    But, woe to those who have been spiritually reborn and remain separated from their brethren because of childish beliefs that show a lack in spiritual growth and behaviors based on deceitfully false teachings in today’s local church system fostering a spirit of separation, and not unity.

    This video message illustrates why unity in the Body of Christ is vital for true Christians as part of their walk in Christ.

    About Author

    HenSoma-OneBody
    I grew up in New York as one of ten siblings. Once graduating high school in 1976, I entered the United States Air Force. On June 6, 1982 I personally met my savior Jesus Christ. In spite of my many shortcomings, the Lord has continued to shape my life to serve alongside others who have experienced spiritual rebirth and are part of the Church, the Body of Christ. I now reside in New Jersey and am blessed with a beautiful family, wonderful fellowship, and best of all eternal life found in Jesus.

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  1. Ayenew
    ...I know I am a bit off topic but what I needed to say is: unity is truly in Christ, but Christ as revealed through the Bible. I am not denying the continuous presence of Him in us, but there could be no other foundation than what is in the Bible. Any unity should be based on accepting all the truth revealed in the Bible.
  2. Ayenew
    Thank you Steve for your comment and the beautiful videos. That is what I also believe. There should be no COMPROMISE for the sake of unity. We see every day compromises for so many causes. I don't like the "Jesus loves you" type of preaching. I believe it's the truth witnessed through "spirit and power" which has the power to draw people to the true Christianity and communion with God. I believe that true Christianity is a complete submission to the will of God, as the Bible says:

    "for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live." "Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God." "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."

    I believe the greatest sin of mankind was living according to the will of "man" instead of living according to the will of God. And it is through submission to Him that we will be admitted to the Body of Christ (the City of God that lives according to His will, as it is stated somewhere). That submission should include submission to His word in the Bible. I have to take what the Bible says as it is, even if it seems "foolishness" as in the case of the Cross or "unbearable" as in the case of the words, "Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day." which He affirmed by saying "the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life." and reassured at the last Supper, and sacrificed many of His "disciples" due to it.
  3. Ayenew
    I would love to see the Church united (although I'm far from you in terms of place and denomination:blush:). I think the most important thing is, what is the foundation for unity? The Bible? Creeds? Or simply Jesus? If Jesus, who is a true believer, the one who believes that He is God? Or any one who just believes in Him? If so, even Muslims believe on Him. If the Bible, we are not all strictly following it. One example, the video states that one baptism is not about water baptism while the Bible is strict on water baptism. The same can be said about Eucharist. I believe that all Christians should have an open heart for unity, and God may work on it. But I feel the above question remains at the core of a real unity.
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    2. HenSoma-OneBody
      This does not happen through religion, going to church, reading the bible, being water baptized, celebrating the Body of Christ, etc. All noble things, but not the WAY to be a part of the kingdom of heaven.
    3. HenSoma-OneBody
      The true convert is not the one who simply makes the claim and calls themselves Christians. It is the one who surrenders everything in this world for a new life that is not their own, but instead now truly belongs to Christ. That is why only a FEW will ever find it.
    4. HenSoma-OneBody
      Please listen to these two short messages and I would like to hear your comments on what they say to you:



      In Christ,
      Steve
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  4. Jamesone5
    Attended a small social-distancing Bible study earlier this evening where we are currently going through the 13th Chapter of Romans.

    Anyway the discussion got somewhat philosophical and possibly could have gotten out of the Spirit and invoked a disunity among those present. I suddenly realized that it was just a dispute over words and perceptions over those words and of course the verse 1 Timothy 6:4 came to mind-----and how we were letting that happen.

    Anyway your blog was timely as your verse in John magnifies how we are to be one. and ties into my verse.
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    1. HenSoma-OneBody
      Thank for sharing this testimony. It validates what the Lord placed on my heart during this message and I am glad you were blessed by His timely words.
    2. HenSoma-OneBody
      If you have the time, here is the link to the full message on YouTube: