Focal Text: Ephesians 2:19 (AMP)
19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens [outsiders without rights of citizenship], but you are fellow citizens with the saints (God’s people), and are [members] of God’s household,
Praise the Lord Beloved!!! Happy Sunday to you.
Today, I am going to talk to you briefly about spiritually wounding a brother or sister.
You know Beloved, there’s a devilish preconception in many churches and ministries that denies the blood to its uncomely members.
You see, if a person has a failure in an area we relate to because we have a similar weakness we immediately praise God for the blood that cleanses us from all unrighteousness. Now, if they’re unfortunate to fail where we’re very strong, then we deny them the blood
Beloved, I want you to know that we’re guilty of intensely spiritually wounding them. We have spilled our brother’s or sister’s blood because they’re different, because their sin is different from ours.
But let me tell you right here just in case you didn’t know, by the blood of the lamb, “ANY” man or woman regardless of his or her failures or past sin, can come equally and unashamedly to the foot of the cross and allow the drops of Jesus’ blood to invigorate the soul that sin has lacerated and destroyed.
Beloved, allow me to ask you this question: have you ever been guilty of having a condescending attitude about another person’s weakness? How can we dare to think we can access the soul-cleansing blood that delivers us from the cesspool of our secrete sins, and then look down on another member of Christ’ in disdain?
Beloved, Jesus’ blood was shed to cleanse everyone not just certain ones.
From the Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr. Ministry,
have a blessed Sunday.