OVERCOMING SECRET SINS BY APOSTLE AROME OSAYI
1: THE DIAGNOSTIC PART (D)
Effective church life is about unity of the Spirit and not union of the flesh; it’s about interdependence and not independence; it’s about fellowship and not association & it’s about gathering together of believers to corporately enjoy the riches of grace and not isolation. This is why the most practical, functional definition of the church is anywhere TWO or THREE, not ONE, are gathered in His name (Matthew 18:19-20).
So it is practically, Scripturally and therefore dangerously inaccurate for a single believer to say ‘they are the church’ and do not need the fellowship of other believers. Dangerous? Yes, very dangerous! Why? Because this is what Paul calls “NOT DISCERNING THE BODY” which has deleterious consequences like weakness, sickness and death! (1 Corinthians 11: 29-30)
The body life is not about any single part but about corporate function. The sin against the body life is individualism, independence and self-centredness. For in very deed, no part of the body can do without other parts of the body. (1 Corinthians 12:21-27).
Dislocation and paralysis occur when a body part ’loses fellowship’ with other body parts —thus depriving themselves of the vital life supplies that come from other body parts. The reason why there are swellings, serious pains, gangrenes and rottenings when any body part is dislocated or deathly numbness in the case of paralysis is lack of fellowship.
I would like to use this medium to appeal to any believer who is reading this and is out of fellowship with other believers because of hurt, betrayal and trauma, please go back to the practice of church life. Join yourself to a body of believers and share fellowship. Trust the Lord to so take hold of your vessel that you can forbear other believers in love. The healing you seek cannot be perfected in isolation —you need the life supply from other brethren.
I have seen countless documentaries on how lions attack their prey, their tactic is one: isolate, surround and pounce. The devil does not devour until he successfully isolates.
May the Lord continue to show us all mercy to finish strong in Jesus’ name!
To be continued…
With love from your brother,
Source: Apostle Arome Osayi Facebook page