ARC Thursday Bible Study February 27, 2020 with Pastor Edwards was about Biblical Unity. The main Scripture came from Phil 3:7-11 KJV.
As Pastor Edwards communicated with the Church, he said Unity is the same as Oneness. There is security in Unity. And to have the Holy and have the Power of the Holy Ghost are two different things. Because living in and by the Power of the Holy Ghost is different.
If we are not in Unity with God, we will not be in Unity with the Body of Christ (i.e. the Church Fellowship). Being in disunity does not mean we are going to hell. There are multiple enemies of Unity. Some include weariness, extreme tiredness, fatigue and others. Any thing that’s divided brings insecurity. But the Church of this time in 2020 is to be greater than the Church of the past in old Biblical days from the Bible.
If we are content with not being unified, our new Fellowship Members of the Church will see, know, think and do likewise. When we get to Church and pray, we are to get to or be going towards the person in Christ (Spiritually speaking) that we have never been. We are to grow in Christ.
We need to use the flow and Power of the Holy Ghost to the purpose of God. What God does is perfect. What we do with what God does is what will make the difference in our life, Unity and Fellowship with God. Therefore, this is important: That I may know Him in the Power, and the Resurrection, and the Fellowship of His suffering.
Just because we are suffering does not mean we are in the Fellowship of His suffering. On this point, we can read Job’s Story in the Old Testament, his Fellowship with God and the Fellowship of His suffering – to a certain extent. When we are suffering the most, if we are not careful we can dis-fellowship ourselves from the Fellowship with God. James 1:3-4 KJV says “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
We need to start taking things a little more serious as the end of days as mentioned in the Bible approaches. We can read 2 Timothy 3 in the Bible.