There is only one road brothers
FORBID THEM NOT
Brothers, here the disciples were discussing among themselves, which one was the greatest disciple. The man made denominations of today do the same thing that Jesus' disciples were doing here.
Do you see that the Baptists, Methodists, Church' of Christ, Church' of God, and all of the others think themselves to be the greatest servants of God, just as the disciples were doing on this day.
I some time think that not only do they think themselves to be the greatest, but some actually believe that they are the only ones, who are serving God. What a lie we tell ourselves!
Luke 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
Luke 9:48 And said unto them,Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Jesus said to his disciples here, that whoever would receive a child (of God), in Jesus' name, that that person was receiving Jesus himself. Not only Jesus but also that that person was receiving God the Father also, because it was God who had sent Jesus unto the world. He then says, that even the least of his children shall be great.
Brothers, the Lord our God does not see differences in us, but rather He sees all of us who believe upon the name of Jesus Christ, as the same. Do you see that man separated us? He never intended for us to be divided by man made religious doctrine. Only that we believe on the name of Jesus, and Gods Holy Word, the Bible.
Walk in the light of the truth of Gods word. We who lift up Jesus are one, and we are to be about doing God's work as one. Do not allow yourself to be divided from all the Kingdom of God.
Luke 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Here the disciples told Jesus that they had saw a person casting out devils in the His name, and that they had forbid him because the person doing the work in His name did not follow the same roads that Jesus and his disciples did. Therefore the disciples had concluded that they were separate from them because that they did not follow after them.
But, Jesus told his disciples, Do not forbid them for because they do not follow after you, they are still doing my work.
He goes on to say that those who are not against us ( the devil and the lost are the only ones against Jesus), are indeed the children of God and are with Him.
Brothers, we are all one, and we are not to be separated.
God Bless you my brothers, please receive the truth of God's word.
Do not change what Jesus said.
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