Feb. 9, 2017

The Power of Unity - Conclusion

One way the enemy often outsmarts believers is through his understanding of spiritual matters. It is certain that we are in a war...but not with each other. One of his tactics is to pit us against each other. We must realize that the devil is our enemy. We know his strategies. It is important to war against the one who is anti-God. That is satan.

We have many weapons of warfare to combat him. One of those weapons is to resist him and don't be swayed by what he attempts to do. (I Corinthians 15:58, Ephesians 4:27, I Thessalonians 5:13, James 4:7, I Timothy 6:12, Ephesians 6:10-18).

Here are five facts about UNITY.


ONE - Unity Requires Effort

Ephesians 4  King James Version (KJV)

1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.


TWO - Unity Produces Results 

Genesis 11  New International Version (NIV) The Tower of Babel

1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinarand settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.


THREE - Unity is Good and Pleasant - The Lord Blesses Unity

Psalm 133 New International Version (NIV)

How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together in unity!

It is like precious oil poured on the head,
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.
It is as if the dew of Hermon
    were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
    even life forevermore


FOUR - Unity Prepares the Atmosphere to Receive the Presence of God

Acts 2  King James Version (KJV)

2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.


FIVE - Unity is Powerful in Prayer

Matthew 18:19 King James Version (KJV)

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.


Purpose in your heart to be an agent of change. We all have the power to make a significant difference.