THEME: POWER OF UNITY
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
-We can either be gathered physically or virtually. There is power in such unity as believers when we gather in the spirit. As we worship, praise and pray to God, we bring heaven down to earth. We are spirit beings in physical bodies, and we are called to worship in spirit and in truth. In spirit because the Holy Spirit is present in our lives as believers and in truth because we rely on the living word of God. In Acts 2:1 we see that when the disciples fellowshipped in one accord and in one place, the Holy Spirit came upon them. When we are united in worship and prayer, the Holy Spirit comes upon us to minister unto us powerfully, and whatever we agree He becomes our witness and grants us our requests.
Unity by definition is the state of being one. The fruit of the Holy Spirit which is love, unites us as one body in Christ Jesus. God is love and desires that we love one another as ourselves. As members of the body of Christ, we have been anointed to operate in diverse gifts for the equipping of the saints. Some are apostles, others prophets, teachers, pastors and evangelists that many may come to the knowledge of Christ. This can be achieved by the grace of our God of peace and the peace of God fills our hearts and environments. The grace of God unites us firstly and ensures that we are in the spirit with God and one another. Unity also binds us together in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, in our homes, society and nation. Thirdly, unity ensures that we agree on a matter here on earth, and the Holy Spirit fills our hearts to become our witness and perform our requests. Fourthly, where there is unity, the Holy Spirit is present with His brethren. This was demonstrated when the disciples prayed and worshipped God in one accord. The people also brought their substance to help the widows, orphans and needy in the church. Unity also cements people together in one purpose. During the building of the tower of Babel the people were united and conspired to reach God. Their plan could not be stopped as their unity was strong only that selfishness and pride was their core motive. Even though they did not accomplish their mission, their oneness founded a strong bond that directs people from different languages, races and nations in the same vision. Despite the efforts to build up unity among brethren, unforgiveness becomes one of the strongest barriers. Unforgiveness leads to bitterness and in turn revenge takes center stage. Jesus instructed us to forgive one another seventy times seven times. Forgiveness is usually guided by the love of Christ which covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). If we forgive other people their trespasses, Christ will also forgive our trespasses too. Without love we cannot forgive one another, and without forgiveness we cannot achieve unity. Lastly, Unity also causes the anointed and grace of God upon our lives, and it liked to oil running down the beard of Aaron to his collar.
Dear Almighty Father we come before Your presence today with thanksgiving in our hearts,. We thank You for this far You have brought us. We praise You and exalt You for all You have done for us. You have been a good God we praise You. Take all the praise, glory and honor. Father, may You unite us in Your Name Jesus. Make us ready to serve the purposes You destined for us and please You. May Your Holy Spirit fill us afresh as we are one for Your glory. May You release Your fresh anointing and command the blessing to us as we dwell in unity according to Your Word. We pray for unity in our families, nation and our communities. We come against the spirit of disunity, disagreement, conflict, anger, un-forgiveness and all spirits of the devil that cause discord among us. We pull down and destroy every high thing, proud obstacle and argument that exalts itself above the knowledge of God and take captive every thought to obey God. May you take over in all situations and provide for the needy, heal the sick and give us all peace so that we may be united and serve you easily and faithfully. We pray all this in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Further reading: Colossians 3:14
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