Turning a blind eye

I don’t know about you, but I have experienced people turning a blind eye, and too my shame, I have also done it. Plus there are many examples in the media and in history.

When you look at Christianity you see divisions. Yet nobody seems to be doing anything about it. If the Lord Jesus commands that his followers act as one, as he and his father are one, then why the divisions?

John chapter 17

Jesus prays to be glorified

1 After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed:

‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus prays for his disciples – his true followers

6 ‘I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

13 ‘I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Jesus prays for all believers – he includes all the future true disciples (Followers)

20 ‘My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one – 23 I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 ‘Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 ‘Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.’

Footnotes:
[a] John 17:6 Greek your name
[b] John 17:11 Or Father, keep them faithful to
[c] John 17:12 Or kept them faithful to
[d] John 17:17 Or them to live in accordance with
[e] John 17:26 Greek your name

The Lord describes those who love him as people who obey him. And those who do not obey him as people who do not obey him. Therefore, it is reasonable to say, the divided Christians do not love him.

The Lord also states that only those who love and obey him have him and his father living with them because the father loves their obedience to his son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of God is the proof of it.

The Lord does not say anywhere that people who disobey him have this Spiritual companionship. Of course, true disciples can and do stop disobeying him, and thus lose their membership of God’s Family. But thankfully, the Lord does apply discipline in the hope that obedience does return.

So I believe it is realistic to suppose that Christianity and its divisions is of the Devil and not of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not for us to judge, but only to say what we see and think when applying the Lord’s teachings and commands.

If we look at what John a true Apostle (a chosen person called to witness for him) of the Lord Jesus wrote in the Book of Revelation chapters 1-3. We see that it is the Lord Jesus who examines, judges, reprimands, punishes and rewards the Christian Churches. All we, and especially me, can do is try to warn and encourage all Christians to be right with the Lord Jesus. Starting now!

My fear is that much of Christianity will continue to turn a blind eye to its disobedience. As do many of the worlds population regarding other wickedness. For that is the will of the Devil who wants us all to be destroyed through our disobedience to the Lord of All, Jesus Christ the son of God.

I do my best, in Christ Jesus my Lord and Saviour who lives in me, to stand against the Devil’s schemes. No matter what the cost to me.

I hope I am wrong, but if you watch my short video you will hear what the Lord Jesus says about this. The Broad and Narrow Roads

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I have been a disciple of my Lord Jesus since the 1970's. Through my website I teach about Union with Christ as described in John 14:23.

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