Topic The Power Of Unity [Friday February 16, 2018]
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 (KJV)
The place of unity in the Body of Christ cannot be overemphasized, how much more unity within the local assembly. The devil knows the power of unity and goes out of his way to sow seeds of discord amongst believers. And the sad thing is that we give him room. The seed of discord is a powerful tool in the hands of the devil. Thus, believers end up fighting themselves, brothers against brothers within the same family.
Beloved, there is a bright future ahead of us. God has promised us great and mighty things but they can only come to pass when we join hands together to work in unity.
In verse 2 of Psalm 133, the Psalmist says unity is “like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down the skirts of his garments”. Oil, like you know signifies the anointing. You can see the flow of the anointing in a unified organization. The oil flows unhindered when there is unity. The hand cooperating with the legs and eyes cooperating with the legs and eyes cooperating with the mouth. Every part doing his own and relying on the other in the hour of need. In verse 3, he likens it to the dew that descended upon the mountain and he concluded by saying: “there the Lord commanded His blessings”. There is a commanded blessing in the place of unity. Do you want to enjoy the fullness of the Godhead? Then walk in unity. Offences will come, but victory is guaranteed.
Can you imagine where we will be if we all join hands to help one another? Think of the impact we will make when we rally round ourselves to ensure that we take our locality for Jesus. I have found out that everything a ministry needs to succeed is within it. We must learn to celebrate the gifts that the Lord has brought our way.
Further Reading: Psalm 133:1-3, 1Corinthians 1:10
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Leviticus 19-20; Evening- Matthew 27:51-66
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.