The words “one another” appear in 37 verses of the New Testament with both positive and negative connotations. It’s a good word study for those so inclined. Practicing the positive “one another” Scriptures can be quite challenging. Practicing the negative ones is very damaging to the soul. If we truly knew how to be “doers of the Word” with respect to the “one another” instructions in the New Testament, what kind of results would we see in our churches, communities and in our own souls?
In Matthew 24:10 Jesus is instructing His disciples regarding the “last days” and what it will be like. I am fairly certain we are now living in the last days, but the end is not yet. What we see happening is exactly what Jesus spoke about.
10 Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another.
There is so much hatred, division and disunity in our society and communities, but I’m speaking of the hatred, division and disunity we find in The Church, the Body of Christ on the earth. I am quite certain it grieves the Holy Spirit when brothers and sisters in Christ rise against each other, accusing one another, judging one another and in general, failing to love one another in the same manner the Lord loves each one of us.
It has been said that “you cannot give away something you don’t personally possess.” If you don’t experientially know how much the Lord loves you, then you can never appreciate how much He loves your neighbor, your friends, or your enemies. If you judge others, you will not be able to love as Jesus loves. It is impossible to judge another as wrong or worthless and love them as the Lord loves.
Please consider signing up for a Sozo session to deal with any judgments or unforgiveness that is damaging your heart.
When we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. When we experientially know what it means to be forgiven by God, we experientially know His unconditional love. He restores our soul. Burdens are lifted. The weight of our own sins as well as the sins of others’ we have carried in our heart are taken to the cross, —removed and not to be remembered any more.
In Sozo, you can get rid of what hinders you in truly receiving God’s unconditional love. What you possess, you can give away to others.