Church Splitters! Not Church Planters

I dreamed about this last night (9-3-21).  I woke up this morning and it was still with me.  I got up and spent time in the word and prayer and it still stayed with me.  
I decided to share it. Sorry it is a little long.
Church splits don't just happen, they are planned. There is always someone leading the split. The person leading the split knows better than to call it a split. It has to have a nicer spin to it than that. Most people who become a part of a church split don't realize the damage they have done until it has happened. 
I have witnessed many church splits through the years. 
I have seen many people lose their way because of following someone who has manipulated them into leaving the place where Holy Spirit has planted them. Of course, there are those who survive and stick with the splitter through years of ups and downs. 
Church splits don't work! Many will flourish for a season, but when the excitement and the dust settle and the reality of a new church responsibilities set in, it's an altogether different story. 
The one leading the split is usually a fast talker, is an eloquent speaker, is subtly arrogance, is subtly prideful, is opinionated about most things, always has another plan, has an answer for everything, attracts people to themselves, must be the center of attraction and always has a way of networking outside of the local assembly. 
The splitter has specific people they prey upon the immature, the needy, those who have personal, family, or financial issues.  They also test the waters of praise and worship leaders, musicians, the gullible and those who may be disgruntled at leadership for non-issue reasons.  These splitters are easy to spot. They gather the same people at church around them every week. 
If a person is called to start a local church, pray it out first. Go after the sinner! Go to the streets, the clubs, the bars! 
Holy Spirit would never lead someone to cause confusion and division at one local assembly to establish another local assembly. 
Church splitters are very cunning, crafty people! Be led by Holy Spirit and not the divisive, cunning, and crafty words of a self-promoting individual! 
There are always consequences to splitting a local church. 
Ephesians 4:14
that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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