If you’re a Christian leader, you know your Bible. You know that the Lord gives signs. The divided church is a sign to us. Specifically, it’s a sign that the kingdom has come to replace it.
The prophets and apostles, and the Lord Himself, told us that the church’s last days would be marred by apostasy even though some believers would remain true. The beginnings of this were even documented in the New Testament, especially the book of Revelation. That fracturing has never stopped. Today there are over 30,000 Christian denominations. Do you now see that this is a sign that the physical church is not the kingdom of God?
A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. There is no more divided kingdom on earth than the self-identified church! How could it possibly be the Lord’s?
There was one who restrained the divisions in the days of the apostles, but once He was taken away there was nothing to prevent the continual dividing. Thus the splintering continues even to this day.
The kingdom of God, by contrast, is not divided at all. It would be impossible for the Lord’s kingdom to be divided. Thus, let the sign of the earth’s divided church alert you to stop seeking the church…and start seeking the kingdom!