SINCE YOU HEARD IT, PRAY!
I think we should be more of a praying church than just pulling one another down in other to rise. Many times folks that are pulled down are needed for your rise. In the Kingdom of God everyone is important. God never made any man to be dearly important than the other. There is no difference any more. All are one before Him. I’m sure if the Lord show us His heart, He see more of oneness than a divided church. The prayer Jesus prayed that we should all be one and come into His oneness is always before Him. The request never went unanswered. The church today need to respond to the need of another in prayers. We must do the work of God. Ensuring everyone stands. I love some Pastors that I saw that held a church and see them grow in the word of God. Holding and laboring fervently for their churches and ensuring they stand.
Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always LABOURING FERVENTLY FOR YOU IN PRAYERS, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
3 John 1:12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.
Prayers help to hold people. We are not just to feed the sheep alone. In fact when we feed them we need to also pray for them. Jesus fed the people, and also prayed for them. That prayer He prayed is still effective today. When we pray for one another it binds stronger the cord of our unity. The church looks divided today because we are not praying for one another. Every man seem to seek his own, for his own ministry and for his own and his own.
Philippians 2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will NATURALLY CARE FOR YOUR STATE.
2:21 FOR ALL SEEK their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
To show care is to pray for your people. Our churches must be a church that care about praying for one another. Our growth is dependent on our love for one another and how much we pray for the course of God even in different churches. Prayer binds the unity of the spirit today in the bond of peace. When we engage in praying for one another, we are doing the will of God. Every man has seen the scriptures in his own light, putting others away by their own revelation, revelation that divides a church is not truth. Even if it’s different from yours meekness must help your help to see what your brother is saying. You may not fully agree but you just need to just accept him in love and move on. After some time the Lord will bring understanding to both of you. We need prayers to hold ourselves.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
No man can afford to stand alone. It’s risky. We must stand for one another in the place of prayers. When you heard that some brethren are not doing well, we must first engage them in prayers, rather than pulling them down. We just need to learn to pray for them ceaselessly since the day we heard it. Passion for one another must take over our hearts.
Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, SINCE THE DAY WE HEARD IT, DO NOT CEASE TO PRAY FOR YOU, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Our growth is important especially coming into that unity of faith. We must begin to press into that and bring our church folks into it. That’s the end. We must see that other believers too are coming into it. We must pray for every believer to come into it. We need to pray for one another. Gospel artist or ministers need our prayers, some of them are finding it hard to stand. Yet we enjoy their songs never raised a prayer for them. They are liable to alot of temptations as they are figures. Money must not take over them than ministering to saints. Their assignment is not just to us alone. They are also for the world to know the Lord. We must be awaken to praying for one another. Pray it now since you heard it now. Don’t cease in praying for another. Keep walking…