You have probably heard the adage, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” You may even know that it was Jesus who uttered these words.
Now consider the church today which bears His name. Is that house divided? Indisputably! Not only is it divided, there is hardly any organization on earth that is more divided. There are over 30,000 denominations, and that doesn’t even count the non-denominational churches that each exist independently. How in the world, therefore, could this be Christ’s kingdom? Not only that, consider the sin that takes place among these churches. I’m not saying that it’s any worse than what you see in society, but neither can it be said that it’s any better. Again, how could it be Christ’s if that’s the case? The answer is that it is not Christ’s, though its adherents wish that it was.
There is, however, a kingdom of Christ in the earth today. In fact, the kingdom of Christ rules the heavens and the earth. You can make yourself obedient to it (you are already subject to it) simply by acknowledging the reality of Jesus everywhere you go, living for His approval, and loving everyone around you for His sake. That’s all. That’s enough.
We should not allow ourselves to be separated from each other in God’s name by assembling in these churches that are all divided from each other. Forsake church completely for there is no pure one. The church is in rebellion against Jesus because He’s here to be obeyed but they say He’s yet to come so we should listen to them instead. God forgive them for they know not what they do.
The human race is one. God is one. Let us embrace our humanity in each other and our divinity through Him in us. And let us cease separating ourselves into fiefdoms of feigned faith whereby divisions – from each other and from the rest of the human race – are the order of the day. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Yet we all stand undivided in Jesus.