PART 2 - Henry Hon with Doug Krieger (narrator) - a 10-Part Video Series on the Oneness of the Body of Christ - CLICK HERE for Video Narration or READ FULL TEXT BELOW.
PART 2 - DESCRIPTION - God's people are often encumbered with "categorizing" each other into groups--as in "What denomination or church do you attend?" This brief presentation (#2) in this series of 10 exposes the Accuser of the brethren as found in Revelation 12. The word "accuser" is literally in the Greek: CATAGORIZER. We're really ONE BODY and in actuality, His EKKLESIA are those called into the One Faith, the Common Faith, and the Common salvation...this video has some Spirit-filled insights which will help all His people to enjoy the riches of Christ in His One Body. Let's unite together and cast out the accuser of the brethren once and for all!
Please CLICK HERE to view/listen to the presentation in video format - 4.47 min. Please READ the text below. Do you know that Satan’s full-time job is to categorize God’s people, which then would cause those categorized, to accuse and attack those in an opposing categorized group? Satan is active in grouping people with a label, those who identify themselves under a label would be the ones doing the accusing or attacking people in an opposite group.
“Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser [kategor] of our brethren, who accused [kategoron] them before our God day and night, has been cast down” (Rev. 12:10).
The Greek word for “accuser” and “accused” is translated from the Greek word “kategoria.” How devious of Satan. He names, labels, or denominates various groups: by race, doctrinal understandings, spiritual practices, political affiliations, ministry styles, etc. God’s people would pick one of his categorized groups and start dividing and accusing people in a group contrary to their own.
Jesus said: “a kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation” (Matt. 12:25). God’s people as the kingdom of God on earth has been made ineffective, because we have fallen into Satan’s categorizing ploy.
Many people, including God’s children, have stopped looking at individuals with unique experiences and perspectives; rather, they are viewed under the label either they have put on themselves, or others have labeled them.
The Body of Christ, His ekklesia is one with diverse members from every sector of society. Let us see each individual believer in Christ “where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all” (Col. 3:10).
Between believers let’s not ask “what church do you go to?” as an opening question which intentionally or unintentionally identifies and categorizes the other person. Let’s reach out to other believers in Jesus—those different than ourselves—in order to love, be kind, and fellowship with those outside of any categorizing. All believers are different, yet one in the Body of Christ. We all share the same common faith; the Spirit of Christ indwells all who call upon His Name—and we are His children—we have the same Father!