UNITY “WORTH CONSIDERING” 9/25/19, (Across my desk this morning.)
|“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” (Romans 15:5, NIV)|
|A Spirit Of Unity|
Do you find that you are surrounded by people all the time, yet you still feel disconnected from them? In your family, is everyone going in different directions, always busy, always doing their own thing? I’ve found that we really have to make a conscious effort to walk and live in unity with the people in our lives and not allow distractions to pull us apart. Walking in a spirit of unity goes beyond just getting along, it’s about going the extra mile to support and lift one another up. If you want to get the most out of life, you’ve got to draw a line in the sand and say, “I’m going to slow down and connect with the people I love. I’m not going to take my relationships for granted.” Start today by calling a friend or family member whom you haven’t talked to in a while. Reach out to them and let them know they are important. Make time to have dinner as a family and support each other’s activities. When you walk and live in unity, you bless the Lord and open the door for Him to pour out His abundance in your own life in return!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father in heaven, thank You for the relationships in my life. Help me find creative ways to connect with the people I love. Help me to walk and live in a spirit of unity as You commanded in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|
We have been taught to be able, “to agree to disagree” was somehow OK or magnanimous. But it is really an ego/pride position. And continues to supports lies for someone and makes for division. Today, it is my understanding that the so called “church” of Christ Jesus has been fractured into some 30,000 denominations and divisions. It is any wonder that the church is mostly powerless as a fact. With unity the Early Church enjoyed walking in the Power of Christ Jesus to the place to where all who came to Jerusalem in Acts 5:16 were healed.
So let us totally digest the prayer of our LORD, Christ Jesus in John 17 to help us understand how Eph. 4:11-16 really works. Jesus taught: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12. And in John 17:22 Jesus give that Glory or Power to HIS Church. So where is it? Notice that the verse in the Lord’s Prayer includes the oneness factor. This factor is noted by Luke throughout the book of Acts where there is power.
So OK, how do we come into an actual unity or oneness? By using the Word of God properly where every verse on a subject is gathered together and is “rightly divided” in continuity of understanding in love. That, when we find a place of division, we in love work together until we come into the unity of the faith into GOD’S TRUTH in humility. So many times it is only 2 alpha males dukeing it out over control or superiority. This is the source of most divisions and we all know that in being divided, we fall. God’s power is found only in loving unity and only when we have HIS TRUTH on the given subject. For the world to see Jesus we are going to have to allow the Holy Spirit to fitly join us together in Loving Unity with GOD’s Truth. Otherwise church will become dry and boring and just another little box for the elect to gather in. We must come to the place of peace and unity where we allow ourselves to become the answer to our Lord’s Prayer of John 17 through the Holy Spirit.
Be Blessed in your day, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org Copy of this note may be found under “Worth Considering” on our HomePage.
THERE IS BUT ONE CHURCH OF CHRIST JESUS AND ALL WHO TRULY LOVE AND OBEY HIM ARE MEMBERS.
Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
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