I see many posts lately with people saddened by the apparent escalation of “division” in the Church or amongst Christians. Could it be that that which has been below the surface has just been exposed through storms and turbulent seasons?
Tests really bring out the true nature and state of the heart. I believe the division has always been there… hence why the church at large has been ineffective. It’s just now been more brought into the open. Hidden pride in the heart, fleshly sense and reason, devilish wisdom, judgmental critical attitudes, etc etc etc… has just like dross been brought to the surface. I’m kinda glad to be honest. Because really the dross needs to come to the surface so the purification and separation of the precious and vile can take place.
In 2019, the Lord loudly announced in my spirit that He loved the lost enough to deal with His house. I knew right then the purifying fires were about to hit His house.
Proverbs 30:26 says,
“A wise king winnows out the wicked [from among the good] and brings the threshing wheel over them [to separate the chaff from the grain].”
The Lord is a wise King and He does run the threshing wheel over His house to separate the chaff from the grain. That chaff is in the heart.
Don’t be shocked, surprised, or even offended at what is being brought to the surface in His body right now. Be very careful not to point the finger in judgment, just know He holds the winnowing fan, not us.
Malachi 3 says He sits as the refiner and purifies His sons. He knows what He is doing and he said He will “thoroughly” clean His threshing floor. (Matthew 3:12).
So in this season, yield to the refiners fire in your own life and welcome the threshing wheel. Don’t look at the spec in someone else’s life when the lord is going after the log that is in your own.
Unity will come, but maybe not how you think. Unity may look different to the natural ways of man.
Unity in actual fact looks like HONOR, not necessarily agreement.
HONOR places value and worth on something. If you “dishonor” something, it shows you hold little value or importance for that thing and therefore your actions toward such will be disdainful and full of contempt.
But HONORING each part of the body shows respect to our differences, and gratitude for each other’s strengths, and covering grace for our weaknesses.
UNITY will be the result of HONOR. And the Lord right now is going for all roots of dishonor in His house. Competition, pride, jealousy, greed, insecurity, judgmental attitudes, slander, gossip, selfishness, etc etc etc.
As Peter says in 1 Peter 1:6-7, REJOICE in fiery trials because in actual fact this fire results in bringing HONOR to JESUS.
So let us not complain seeing the dross rise in the body. Let us rejoice because the Lord is just cleaning out the gunk so He can truly be glorified through His beloved.
Author: Anita Alexander
Anita Alexander is a Prophetic Revivalist who ministers in the realm of a seer prophet and revival fire. She is the co-founder of Golden City Church in Gold Coast, Director of Revival Flame Ministries and founder of Arise Shine Intercessors Australia. In addition to pastoring Golden City Church, on the Gold Coast, Australia, Anita is an international Itinerate Speaker, Author, Song writer and Recording Artist. Anita releases prophetic revelation and impartation by Prophesy, Intercession, Prophetic Praise and Worship and prophetic articulation from the written word of God. Motivated by an intense Love for the Body of Christ, Anita’s passion and compassion is to see the Church forsake religion and tradition and awaken to His Love, arise and walk in their true overcoming identity as sons and daughters of the kingdom, who manifest the Possessing Victory, Glory and Power.