|KHANDIE'S KORNER - "March 24, 2003"|
|Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes|
This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)
"LET THERE BE PEACE"
For as the body is ONE, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by ONE SPIRIT are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body IS NOT one member, but MANY. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole body were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hat God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be NO SCHISM in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. (1st Cor 12:12-27)
In this present world of calamity, of sufferings, of pain and violence, of the continual threat of destruction worldwide, as fear grips the heart of man, we cry out to the Lord Let there be peace as ONLY through him can there be peace. For the longest time sadly weve pushed him aside, declaring by our actions that we would prefer to handle some things ourselves, that we didnt need his help. But now that things are seemingly falling apart because of our disobedience, now that weve lost control of it all, we seek HIM to bring it all back to order and bring back a sense of normalcy in this world and in our lives. Now we can visibly see that without the Prince of Peace, there can be NO peace so we cry, Fix it Lord! bring upon peace to this world, we pray! We ask for his intervention and yet, how can we expect to live in peace with other nations, when we The Church, find it difficult to live at peace amongst ourselves? How can we expect the light to shine upon the world while we continue to smother it within the body? Shouldnt WE as Parts and Members of HIS BODY be a reflection of The Light, and demonstrate peace in the coming together as ONE rather than continue to allow walls of division within the body, to separates us? Are we not warring against one another through our constant debates, and foolish arguments concerning the scriptures and man made opinions? In the presence of unbelievers we argue with and condemn one another as our choice of weaponry is our tongues, and with these most destructive weapons, we slander, abuse, curse and openly rebuke our fellow brother or sister. We then present to the world our inability to walk in Love as The Lord God Commanded in His Word, and fall into the plans of the enemy when we ALLOW strife and continual division to rule and reign over WE, The Church! For it is the devils plan to dismember the Body of Christ, and cause separation amongst its members. But, NO plan can be carried out successfully if the intended target refuse to surrender and adhere to the wickedness of it. Rather than succumb to the dark plans of the enemy, let us expose the darkness with THE LIGHT. No room remains darken when a light has been lit, but if the light is removed the darkness remains. With this understanding, lets bring The Light back into the body where IT shall REMAIN, that we may see clearly one another and acknowledge one another IN LOVE as much needed parts and members of HIS Body.
It is an amazing thing how the Lord God designed the Body of Christ, much similar to his design of our natural bodies. If we can understand how the members of our natural bodies cooperate with one another, and acknowledge one another, then we should be able to understand how the members of HIS body are called to do the same. In our natural bodies that consist of various different parts, some visible and some unseen, there is ONE part that gives instruction to ALL, that being the head. When the brain sends a message to one of its parts, that particular part cooperates with the order given to it. If it is weak, the other parts began working together in an effort to fulfill the command given. But, if the head, the brain is removed then the members become dead incapable of operating on their own or in unity in any successful manner. They are then deemed as useless, and discarded as such for without the Head, they can do nothing. Much is the same in the Body of Christ. WE are the parts and members, some visible and some unseen yet ALL absolutely NECESSARY, awaiting instructions from THE HEAD, who is Jesus Christ our Lord. We cannot make any successful moves without the Head nor can we successfully work individually outside of the body but are called to work TOGETHER as ONE. This is the essence of Harmony, the example of peace when members are not operating in a disorderly and dishonorable manner. The word of God says here in the book of 1st Cor God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: that there should be NO SCHISM in the body Schism meaning separation, division, and disunity. Therefore, HIS plan and design for the BODY is PERFECT and WORKS when we SURRENDER to it! To see that there IS Schism in the Body, indicates that we are NOT surrendered to HIS PERFECT WILL!
Thus, before we pray Let there be peace, let us FIRST repent and SURRENDER to the PRINCE OF PEACE, to THE HEAD, to THE LIGHT, whom WITHOUT, there can be NO PEACE! Yes Lord, Let there be peace in the world, but let there FIRST BE PEACE within the BODY!
Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made BOTH ONE, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain ONE new man, so making peace; and that he might reconcile BOTH unto God in ONE BODY by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were night. (Eph 2:11-17)
I love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!
May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always .Khandielese
Daughter & Servant
of the Lord God
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