LOCATE YOUR DISLOCATION                                     Ephesians 4:15-16

“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” (v16)

Have you ever dislocated a joint or experienced debilitating pain when something in your back seemed to ship out of place? Aside from the immediate discomfort of the situation, you usually feel tingling in the affected limb and perhaps even some dizziness and muscle weakness. You definitely do not feel like doing your work or moving around much. Why is it that nine out of every ten churches in this country – do not impact even the single block of prosperity their building occupies? The answer is that they are out of joint. They are out of the order of God, therefore, the power of God is missing from the homes and lives of their people, individually and corporately. We can never have God’s power unless we come into agreement with one another and into God’s order at home and at church. Health professionals agree that dislocated joints must be put back in place to restore proper function and full strength to human bodies. The Great Physician is hard at work on the partially paralyzed church body. At times He gently manipulates a misplaced bone until it voluntarily slips back into place. In the worst cases, He must forcibly move a bone from dislocation to proper placement to the accompaniment of loud howls and cries of pain. He will conform us to the image of His Son, even if it hurts. It is the only way to restore full function, strength, and communication (nerve function) to the disjoined body off Christ. Examine   your life. Is it in line   with God’s order, or is there a painful misalignment somewhere?

PRAYER LINE: Lord, I have put up with this “limp” for too long. Lord, help me to put things back in their proper place and order so I can serve You with all my strength. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen (CTC)

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We can trust God to do what we cannot do.

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