Living in Spiritual Community

Bishop Terrell MurphyBy Bishop Terrell Murphy4 Minutes

This is the day that the Lord has made, and we’re going to rejoice and be made glad in it. No matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing, it’s time to strengthen your walk in the things of God. The Lord wants you walking in power. He wants you walking as an overcomer. He wants you walking in things that are very key and very important to Him. We’ve been talking about kingdom living and living in a way that moves us into a higher place of our understanding. And moving us into a place of grasping some of the things that God would have us to do in order that we can be men and women that fully and truly represent the Kingdom of God.

There are so many people that I run into and more that are living their lives separated from spiritual community. They’re separated from men and women who can train them; who can equip them; who can edify them; who can undergird them and support them. But my hope is that we, in these times especially, are beginning to understand again that the spiritual community is so important.

As we recall… remember on the day of Pentecost that the first thing that happened after Paul’s… after Peter’s dissertation rather… was the fact that they moved into community. They moved into living together, sharing with one another, strengthening one another, encouraging one another. And I encourage you to do that with every believer that you know; everyone in the body of Christ needs to be strengthened in these times.

And there is something that is so key about us coming together and unifying. And coming together and encouraging one another. There are about 59 “one anothers” in the Bible that the apostle Paul writes to us about that we should do from one life to the other life: encourage one another; strengthen one another; care for one another; provide for one another. We see that as soon as Jesus is resurrected and He releases the power of His Holy Spirit and there’s a Word from the Lord by Peter… immediately they move into spiritual community.

Stay strong in your spiritual community. Stay connected to your spiritual community. In times like these, we need people that can walk with us; that can encourage us; that can direct us. We need people that we can cry with; people we can laugh with. We need to come together. And, as they did in the book of Acts, they had so many things in common and it gave them strength. But that spiritual community also allowed them to more readily and to get greater understanding from the things that the apostles were teaching.

It also provided for great fellowship. It also provided for provision and love and care that was so necessary for the believer’s life. This journey has never been meant to walk alone so I encourage you to yoke up with men and women in the kingdom of God and become the spiritual community that we see early on in the book of Acts. And I believe that it’s from that spiritual community that we see incredible signs and wonders and miracles and breakthroughs and healings and deliverances because of who the people were when they came together with one another.

Continue to do that. Continue to move forward with your brother and your sister. I can’t wait to talk and share again the next time we’re together. God bless you. Peace.

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