Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Indwelling of God the Father is a basis for unity.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
THE INDWELLING OF GOD THE FATHER IS A BASIS FOR UNITY
This was the plan of the Father from eternity past - that all of us in the Church age should be as one, forming a Royal family for the glory of His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Unity built on anything other than Bible doctrine is standing on a very shaky foundation.
*ONE BODY *ONE SPIRIT
*ONE HOPE OF YOUR CALLING *ONE LORD
*ONE FAITH *ONE BAPTISM *ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL WHO IS OVER ALL AND THROUGH ALL AND IN ALL.
The body is the invisible Church, of Christ composed of believers saved between Pentecost when the Church was formed and the Rapture when the Church will be caught out of this earth and taken to heaven.
He came that he might gather into one organism a multitude from every race, and from every land, and unite them in one great brotherhood on earth, so that ultimately we might assemble in the same heaven.
Since we are one, by the design of GTF, every Christian, no matter what his position, should be ready to treat every other Christian as a brother and fellow-heir of heaven.
The fact that a person is a member of the one body does not excuse him from belonging to a local body, for it is there that he exercises his spiritual gifts and helps others to grow.
a) baptism of the Spirit — entrance into the royal family
b) indwelling of the Spirit — the function of royalty
c) the sealing of the Spirit — the badge of royalty
d) spiritual gifts — the expression of royalty.
Wherever they may be, and whoever they may be, every Christian has received substantially the same measure of the Holy Spirit.
To become like Christ, to be partakers of the Divine nature, to be holy even as God is holy, - this is the great purpose of a Christian’s confidence.
There is no better way of promoting unity among Christians than by reminding them that they have the same Saviour.
"This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."
"He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."
"He that believeth on him shall not be damned."
“He that believeth on me, the works that I do, he shall do also.”
God in the totality of His essence without diffusion, expansion, multiplication, or division, penetrates and fills the universe.