Acts 17:26a – And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth
Don’t ask me how it all works. I’m neither a doctor, nor a research scientist. I don’t know how DNA and its component parts function. I don’t know how atoms, the very building blocks of all physical matter, function, but I know Who created them. What I don’t know, I don’t know. What I do know, I do know. Some would say it’s purely a matter of faith. I agree, it takes faith to believe it. But I will go further and say this. There are myriad proofs that the Word of God is true, and with the knowledge that God confirms His Word with signs following, I have come to the place in my personal life, that not only do I believe what the Bible says to be true, but I know it’s true.
One of the things I know is that Father has made the whole world of one blood. There may be other bloods similar in make-up and content to human blood, but human blood is distinguishable from all other kinds of blood. There may be different types of blood; A, B, AB, and O, and there may be positives and negatives of all those types, but still, human blood is set apart from all others. At that point, I must admit that though I am very familiar with the Scriptures, I find it amazing, and in many respects, completely unfathomable, how mankind can treat one another with such hatred, degradation, bitterness, and rejection.
Yes, I know it is an issue arising from sin. But then I know the work of Jesus, the love of God, and the plan of redemption. And yet, even in the church, we can find such division, dissention, and disparity. My friend, these things should not be. One of the greatest weaknesses existing in the church is its present state of division, and in most cases, relative powerlessness to overcome issues of division. If only we, the body of Christ, would focus on the main issue to which each one of us is called.
- Five-fold ministers, perfect the saints. Don’t fight one another. Don’t try to be what you’re not.
- Saints, do the work of the ministry. Preach the Gospel to every creature. Win the lost. Baptize converts.
There! Do you see it? Accept your birth right. Stop being selfish, self-seeking, self-satisfying. Forget denominationalism if you intend to fulfill your destiny. It’s a great destiny, and is available to the entire bloodline of man. It will be manifest, however, only in those who are washed in the blood of the Lamb. Is that you? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? If so, live your destiny.
Manna for Today – Acts 17:16-34; Genesis 1:26-31; Ephesians 4:11-13