The Power of Unity
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.” Ecclesiastes 4:9
As I struggled to complete a task the other day I was thankful that I had agreed to meet a friend to partner with me in the assignment at hand. I was able to complete the task and it was actually enjoyable and came a lot easier because there was a strength that came from being unified. Together we encourage one another.
Together we urged one another not to quit. We were accountable to each other, and made sure we did our absolute best for each other to accomplish the best overall results. This was a tiny picture of how very powerful it is when we chose to walk in unity with one another. Psalm 133:1” How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” From my recent experience, the power of unity was pleasant. It brought a ease to a situation that would have been more difficult had I chosen to do it on my own. Walking side by side with another person brings a power and ability that is released through the Holy Spirit. Unification enables us to conquer what seems difficult or even impossible. Leviticus 26:8” Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.”
A Threefold Cord
When we chose to join together (it is always a choice) we see our enemies defeated. We know from Ephesians 6:12 that our enemies are not each other but “rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” It is unity of the spirit that will dispel and disarm these things that have come to disqualify callings on lives, dismantle families, and tear apart nations. When we first unify ourselves with the Lord as 1 Cor 6:17 says “But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him” we have access to his strength. He tells us even in our weakness we are strong because of him (2 cor.9) and then to join with one another we have become the ecclesiastical threefold cord that cannot be easily broken.
In a day when countries are divided and homes are struggling to stay together, the remedy spoken from the word of God still remains true and ever effective. We can join together in the power of unity and see the release of healing oil and blessing return to troubled places.
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