HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” (Romans 12:4-5).
Sometimes our communion with God is cut off or interrupted because of something wrong with a brother, or some lack of unity in the body of Christ. We try to get at the Lord, but we cannot, because we are separated from some member of the Lord’s body, or because there is not the freedom of His love flowing through every organic part.
It does not need a blow upon the head to paralyze the brain; a blow upon some nerve may do it, or a wound in some artery at the extremities may be fatal to the heart. Therefore we must stand right with all His children, and meet in the body of Christ in the sweetest, fullest fellowship if we would keep our perfect communion with Christ Himself.
Sometimes we will find that an altered attitude to one Christian will bring us into the flood-tides of the Holy Ghost. It seems impossible to have faith without love, or to have Christ alone without the fulness of fellowship with all His dear saints; and if one member suffers, all suffer together, and if one rejoices, all are blessed in common.
Every day we struggle to keep our connection and to keep the members of the body together. Yes, we fall by the way, yes we fail daily, yes we sin along the way. But remember that our actions can cause others to live or die. The physical body cannot function properly with missing parts or affected areas, and nor is the body of Christ. So many times one member does the wrong and rather than repenting they have drawn others into their situation and thus the problem has become bigger and before you know it the problem spread throughout the whole body. You now have a complaint that needs a physician. Hallelujah