Summary: All church came from one blood. I wonder what would happen if we all rose up together and agreed on two issues.
Brotherhood of Blood Dr. Mike Fogerson May 6, 2012
26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;28 for in Him we live and move and exist , as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.'29 "Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.30 "Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead."Acts 17:26-31 (NASB)
I All men come from one blood.
A A few years ago a study found that there is a common thread in every single human (black, white, red, yellow, His)
1 Conclusion, all of us came from one mother.
a Could have saved the government $5 billion & sent them a $25 Bible & had them read Gen. 1 - 3
b We divide ourselves by groups.
aa Ethnicity - Black, white, Hispanic, Asian
bb Economic - Rick Poor
cc Denominations - Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran
2 Why can’t we get it together?
B The rise of the brotherhood of blood.
1 This will help you understand what the church is supposed to be (were not there yet)
a Several years ago the FBI had a watch list of people who they saw as potential terrorist / threats to the government.
aa Somebody noticed no preachers!
bb 1973: Rex Humbard, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggert
cc The government believed in 1973 that these men carried enough authority / influence over people that if they came up to an issure (Abortion, gay-marriage) they could effect the voting.
b The question was asked why no well known pastors / preachers (End Times, Stand with Israel, New World Order) were on the list.
aa Answer: Government said churches get to 2K and split.
bb The Christian church is no longer a threat.
cc And no Christian leader that can get 60K together in a stand / jam because they can’t even get along in their own denomination (The government is no longer threatened by the Christian church)
c I wonder what would happen if black churches, white churches, Asian churches, Hispanic churches got together & said with one voice, “We won’t vote for any candidate that is pro-abortion... pro-gay marriage. You will never get our vote.”
aa If we could just get together on these two things!
bb There needs to be a raising up of the Brotherhood of Blood.
2 It’s not just men from one blood!
a When God laid Adam down and took out his rib, he awoke with a new bride.
b When the Roman soldier stuck Jesus under the rib, Jesus woke up with a new bride / church.
aa Bride was birthed at Pentecost & will one day be raptured to the Marriage supper of the Lamb... but we’re not there yet.
bb Time we understand its not a Baptist church, Methodist church, Catholic church, Pentecostal church, etc... It’s one Brotherhood of Blood!
c It’s the red blood of Jesus that makes a black, white, yellow, red, brown, man clean.
d The reason we don’t get it is because we don’t understand covenant. (Born again, Salvation, Saved)
C When we get saved we enter into a covenant with God.
1 A covenant is like a marriage, Everything God has now belongs to you & everything you have now belongs to God.
a When the Holy Spirit tells you to give it’s not really yours... it’s His.
aa When you do, God released His blessing according to His riches in glory.
bb Getting the blessing from Glory to here is all about covenant.
b 1871, Stanley went to Africa to look for missionary Dr. Livingston
aa You’re going to have to cut covenant
bb Stanley’s arm was cut 50 times by tribal leaders. (To go further he’d have to be cut)
cc Murombo controlled 90 thousand sq. miles (Get his favor, go anywhere without trouble)
dd When covenant was made, gifts are exchanged (Like marriage rings)
ee Stanley had a goat (Ulcers & goat milk helped) Murombo wanted his goat. No. (Give him goat or he’ll take your head)
ff Stanley got a stick with copper wrapped around it with a funky engraving on the top of it. Chieftains Staff, not just a stick