All who are called of the Lord and sent by the Lord will come in spirit and in truth, speaking in love and Scripture.
Therefore, when such is called and sent and come unto the Body, even viewed as an uncomely member, the Body is required, yes commanded, to respond likewise (spirit and truth, love and Scripture).
And that message has been one working that God has wrought in this my tabernacle. I have been called simply to drive the children of God unto love and Scripture. Those that would rebuke, shun, ignore, and reject me, for that which the Lord has called, are in the danger that Jesus warned about in Matthew 5:22b. "That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment".
O how I would that that be not so. Let them repent. I only cry out to forgive those who have trespassed against me. Indeed, may the Body be whole, both the comely with the uncomely members.
Let there be reconciliation in love. For Jesus required it, saying "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother have ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." (Matthew 5:23-24.)
Let the comely members repent and the uncomely forgive, that the Body be "perfect and entire, wanting nothing". (James 1:4[b]-c.) Let the comely members be reconciled with the uncomely, that the Body of Christ be whole, and Jesus is Head.
And I say "unto all them... that love his appearing" (2_Timothy 4:8f), by the love of the Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus Who has reconciled us unto God by the shedding of His blood, may the whole Body, both the comely with the uncomely, be holy and wholly "love without dissimulation ((hypocrisy))." (Romans 12:9a.)
Amen. Alleluia. Praise ye the LORD!
© April 4, 1996, The Standard Bearer
P.O. Box 765, O.O.B., ME 04064