Where Does Unity in the Church Start? by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 15, 2013 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comments Off 

As we prayed for God to bring this church to unity, unity starts with you. It doesn’t start with your brother. It doesn’t start with a member of your family.

It starts with  you.

You can always tell when God is really on the scene. The presence of God so overpowers that the true saints of God can only say what Isaiah said, “Woe is me; I am undone!” When that Spirit comes you will ask yourself, “What are you trying to do to me, God?” And like Rutherford, the old saint, you will say, “Thank God for the hammer; thank God for the file; thank God for the fire.” You can get mad at that iron hammerhead that hits you until you recognize God might have His hand on the handle.

Are you ready to let Him do with you what He wants? Or do you really think you’ve got all of Christ flowing through you that can come out? I don’t think anybody thinks that. Are you flinching on the wheel?

Why don’t you quit looking at the wheel and look up at His hand that is shaping you. I am not here to just preach words today. These are great  days for the people of God. As Clara Grace used to say, “God is building a beautiful thing with His church and He is not finished yet.”

God has a right to show off, and He is going to show off. A selfwilled favorite of God, the crowning cherub on the hill of God, looked in the mirror one day and became lifted up in pride and took a third of Heaven with him as he rebelled against God. Someone has said God is going to fill that vacuum in Heaven with the song of the redeemed, and one day He will put on display the sons of God until all the universe can know God doesn’t fail when He says something, “Let us make man in our image.”

That is what Christianity is all about. If you are here with a sense of failure, join the team. In the Old Testament it was tough. In the New Testament our Potter bought the whole field of broken vessels that He might start over with you.