SPIRITUAL UNITY

“That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ” .      Colossians 2:2 NKJV

 

Paul asked for spiritual unity. He prayed that these Christians would be knit together in a spirit of love. Solitary Christians are always weak Christians, for “union is strength”. If Christians are not knit together, the Church of Jesus Christ suffers, and through separation caused by disunity the enemy will keep attacking the Church. This is why Paul, elsewhere in his letters, urges the believers to keep the unity of the Spirit. One of the great powers that Satan wields today is due to the disunity in the Christian Church. This is true of the Christian home, congregation and denomination. The wedge of discord is one of the enemy’s most powerful weapons. On the other hand, where Christians dwell together in unity, the Lord commands His blessing. This unity is only possible “in love”. It is the love of God to us that unites us to Him, it is the love of God in us that unites us as Christians. We may not see eye to eye on all things, we may not all use the same methods of worship and service, but if we love one another, our Lord dwells in us and among us, adding His own seal of blessing to the work done for Him. Praying for the unity of Christians in love, is one of the most powerful ministries for the Kingdom of God. The Christian who stands for separateness and exclusiveness is one of Satan’s best allies.

 

PRAYER THOUGHT

Holy Spirit, keep us on our knees as we pray for the unity of the Church.

 

PRAYER FOR TODAY

Lord, as we love one another, You dwell in us and among us, adding Your own seal of blessing to the work done for You. We will not stop praying for the unity of Christians in love, for it is one of the most powerful ministries for the Kingdom of God. AMEN

 

I.B.R.A. Readings

Ephesians 4:1-6

 

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