“And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us…” (Josh. 10:6).
Becoming grafted into the community of God means more than just becoming family. It also means that we become one and become identified with one another as we continue to draw closer to God. We become the personification of what the Apostle Paul meant when he said we are the “body of Christ” (1 Cor. 12:12-27). In essence, I should hurt when you are hurting. I should rejoice when you are rejoicing. Our interconnection should allow us to become sensitive to the needs of the other.
What is the commonality that creates this bond between us? It is the love of Christ Jesus that abides within. It causes us to look beyond our borders to meet the need of our brothers and sisters in need. The pure love of Christ constrains us to do so (2 Cor. 5:14).
If there has been something causing a feeling of disconnection, return to the altar and cast yourself upon it. Allow the Holy Spirit to soften your heart and renew the bond of love within. We hold the key to unlock someone’s shackles and free them the binding forces of the enemy.
Sean Mungin, author of “The Thorn In The Flesh”
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