The twenty-first century CHURCH, as a Body of Believers, is in “spiritual” disorder, primarily because the CHURCH has strayed away from God’s original intent for the entire Body—strayed away from being ONE as He is ONE. When members in the Body of Christ are no longer operating as ONE united Body, but are separated by denominational and theological partitions, which are nothing more than discriminatory practices of dogmatism (rigidity), sexism, ageism, and sometimes racism, then God’s “out-of-order” signs come out. When splintered groups (men, women, children; evangelicals, charismatics, fundamentalists; etcetera) demonstrate a “way” that is in opposition with Jesus the Christ’s initial “WAY” and/or teach a slanted truth about the Gospel and the Kingdom of God in their messages, God’s “out-of-order” signs begin to flash.
When the CHURCH’S biblically outlined leadership structure changes and pastors become the primary spiritual leaders in God’s CHURCH (the ONLY ones people “should” listen to about godly spirituality), then the “out-of-order” signs start flashing. When individuals’ preached messages and imparted teachings are counterproductive to the work of God, producing strife and division instead of peace and oneness in His CHURCH, God’s “out-of-order” signs begin to flash.
The ineffective “spiritual” Body of Christ is what is binding the Holy Spirit’s hands and perpetuating the “spiritual” disorder that exists worldwide in the present-day CHURCH. From the CHURCH’S inception, God intended that Jesus the Christ’s CHURCH would be built with spiritual matter and have the Lord as the sure foundation, the chief cornerstone. Both the apostles Peter and Paul declare that God’s CHURCH is the ultimate “spiritual house,” and that inside this “spiritual house” are “lively stones”—Holy Spirit-filled human beings who are offering up “spiritual sacrifices” (cf. Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Peter 2:5).
Thus, God’s “lively stones,” like His cornerstone, “…should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:27, KJV). In other words, for today’s institutional churches to be in “spiritual order,” they must unite as ONE glorious CHURCH that has the same spiritual matter in every “living stone” that is in God—supernatural Love, Holiness, Righteousness, Truth, Faith, Peace, Unity, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Kindness, and so forth! Having this spiritual matter in common is the only way that today’s believers can be those genuine “lively stones” who offer up acceptable “spiritual sacrifices” to God! AMEN.
“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5).
Also read my blog entries: The False Pretense Of Being Divided By Faith and Church Is the Globally Recognized Spiritual Body of Christ