From the look of things today in the church it may that some words of Jesus as it concerned the church are no longer manifesting in the present day church. Check the pre church ministry (Jesus' earthly ministry) the early church (from Acts 2) and compare to today's church. The suffering of today's church is not a fufilment of church percecusion, "...they will deliever you to the council...and ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake..." Lk 10:17,22.
There is 100% promise of provissions for the church, also victory and terrorism in the kingdom of the devil, but these seem to have limited today. And why?
From the inception of the world, it is always recorded that the people of God manifests the power of God in its fullest only when they are ONE. "And the LORD said, behold the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do:and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they begin to do" Gen 11:6.
Jesus said, "I give you power..." in Acts it was excersiced "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and one soul: neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possesed was his own; but they have all things common. And with great power gave the apostles withness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesur: and great grace was upon them all" Acts 4:32-33.
The devil succeeded his war against the church the moment church devided and privatised, and the church can not stand until she come back to oneness - "...that they may be one, as we are" Jn 17:11. These has bee the cry and prayer of Jesus to His church.
Oneness of the church today is more of in words and media. And the Lord is fast coming. Do you know that your support to the work of that small church in your enviroment could fufill the glory of your big church? Yes, that man of God you know is actually doing the work of God, but is helpless and you know you can help him, why not do that? When we begins to do this the suffering elude the church and more people won to the Lord. Gal 6:2,10.
Several church names and ministries is a wonderful strategy to depopulate hell and populate heaven. The only thing that causes trouble is when the faith is different or compromised.
God wantr to see us as ONE.
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