By Joanie Stahl & Brook Ardoin (January 2017)
In light of current events, I had a heartfelt need to share a bit here. Ever since the end of last year, and the beginning of 2017 and onward, I have been increasingly sad and very grieved within my spirit. This grief derives from all the arguing, name-calling, fighting, and outright blatant cursing coming from what we loosely call the “Body of Christ”.
By choice, I have taken a solid back row view of this and a real grief has welled up within me. Let me say that this grief I have grown to know I do not share alone. In fact, as the days have progressed, I have been very aware of the fact that this deepening sadness is not really my own, as it seems to enlarge itself on its own, telling me that this is indeed the heart of the Lord.
God gave me a kind of bird’s eye view from above to see it as He sees it – and I wept. Honestly, I have been so sad about it, and again, this sadness is not generated by my own heart. I know the difference.
Satan is thrashing the Body of Christ. He is using everyone, and I mean everyone to dash with the sword while getting the Believers to do his business thinking they are doing God service. I think of that verse in Proverbs that says, “Such is the way of the adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness”. Proverbs 30:20 [KJV].