Speak The Same Thing

1 Corinthians 1:10 (KJV) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

As we look at God’s Word, may His Spirit guide us into understanding what it means to “speak the same thing” as Christians.

1 God’s Power Is Released In A Church Where “All Speak The Same Thing”.

a God Spoke the Creation Into Being. The Bible tells us that:

Psalms 33:6-9 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Fallen man uses his tongue to curse God and to mock Him. God, however, used His Tongue to give us life.

God created the Heavens and the earth. We live in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way is just one of many Billions of Galaxies. This Galaxy alone is around 120,000 light years in diameter. Our own Solar System is 27,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way. On November 4, 2013 NBC News reported that:

“Astronomers using NASA data have calculated for the first time that in our galaxy alone, there are at least 8.8 billion stars with Earth-size planets in the habitable temperature zone. The study was published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For perspective, that’s more Earth-like planets than there are people on Earth.”

Scientists don’t have a clue as to how many stars there are — but God knows how many there are because He made them all. He milky_wayspoke them into existence, and gives them names. Scientists don’t know how many planets there are out there in the vastness of space …. but God does because He made it.

2 God Spoke Creation Into Being – But Only On THIS Planet Did God Plant His Image. The Book of Genesis tells us that the first words God spoke were:

Genesis 1:3 “Let there be light” and there was light.

As God created He made things GOOD. He pronounced everything He made GOOD. But on the sixth day the Bible tells us that:

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

It was only after God created man that He said VERY GOOD! Man was made in the image of God. Man is made in the image of God. God made us to walk and talk with Him.

  • He didn’t give us tongues to curse Him – nor one another.

  • He didn’t give us tongues so we can argue about the mundane or the temporal.

  • He gave us tongues so that we can Praise Him.

  • He gave us tongues so we can Share Him and his Love.

  • He gave us tongues so we can be like Him.

We and others are SAVED or DAMNED by the use of our tongues. The Bible tells us that:

Romans 10:9-13 (HCSB) If you confess with your MOUTH, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and ONE CONFESSES WITH THE MOUTH, RESULTING IN SALVATION. 11 Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, 12 for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Every person is made in the image of God, and every person needs God because of that. A life without Christ is not life at all. People need the Lord. Speak the same thing. Tell others of Christ. Let your words be Godlike, Christlike. The Apostle tells us:

Colossians 3:14-17 …. And above all …. put on LOVE, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Speak Grace, speak love, speak Christ. Praise Him!

3 Speak As A Servant Of Christ. The Apostle said:

1 Corinthians 1:10 (KJV) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing ….

If you are a Christian, then Christ is your Lord. You live for Him. You speak “in His name”. You speak as a steward, knowing that one day you will give an account of your words.

Matthew 12:33-37 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

When I lived in North Carolina we heated our house by propane. I hated that, because it cost nearly a thousand dollars to fill that tank! One winter the heat came on, but was blowing cold air. I went out and checked the tank. Sure enough, I had let the tank run out. You can’t see propane … you can smell it because of what they put in it …. but you can’t see it. But you can see how much is in the tank by the GAGE on that tank! I had a tank, but it was empty. I had a tank, but there was no propane in it.

If you belong to God – if you are saved by His Word – then His Word effects your WORDS. What you say changes. If you are a sweet water well, when you speak sweet water comes out of your bucket. What’s in the bucket comes up from the well. If the well is filled with dirty water, that’s what will come out of your mouth. We all shall give an account to God on judgment day for our words. We shall either RUN from a Great White Throne, or RUN TO the Judgment Seat of Christ. Either way, there will be an accounting.

The World Hears What God’s Church Says. The Apostle said:

1 Corinthians 1:10 (KJV) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Note that he says that as Christians we are to be perfectly joined together in the SAME mind and in the SAME judgment. God’s standard for His Church is to be in ONE accord. Why is this so important? Because he goes on to say to the Corinthians ….

1 Corinthians 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

Back when the Church was first started no one met in big buildings like we have the freedom to do in America. No, people met in HOUSES. For instance, Paul commends Priscilla and Aquila – a Christian married couple in Romans 16 who had a Gentile Church in their home. (see Romans 16:3-5).

In the early Church you didn’t meet in a big building with the word “Church” on the front door for the same reason that Lobsters … if they had a choice …. wouldn’t meet in them little aquariums that you find them in at fine restaurants.

People met in homes. Paul tells the Corinthian Church “I’ve heard you’re fighting from the Church in Chloe’s house!” A Church gains a reputation based on the word of its members. And Beloved, PEOPLE WILL NOT BE SAVED AT FIGHTING CHURCHES! Where are people saved?

Where the love of Christ rules both body and tongue. Where people keep the commandment of our Lord, which is:

John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Troublemakers were actually barred from early Churches. The Bible commands:

Romans 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

If you have been loved by Christ … love. Love as He loved. Love one another. Speak the same thing. Be of the same mind. Be like Christ. May God touch your hearts with His Word.

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A searching Pastor, I am looking for a people who love the Lord and love one another. Daily I pray for the Church. Most of what the world sees today is not the Church, but clubs pretending to be the Church. God is calling to Himself a people willing to be righteous, not self righteous, serving not served. I am called to pastor God's people, those who want to change the world by willingly and willfully following Jesus Christ. Only God is able to change the world, and we must follow His Christ. He is able! Praise His Name! Come quickly Lord Jesus!
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