This message is intended to take the discussion on the subject ‘Unity’ a bit further. The first and the second articles talked about how to walk in unity and consequences of disunity respectively. The third article will reveal the ‘Glory of Unity’ to you. Enjoy.
In Psalm 133 v 1 -3, David gives us an imagery of the glorious power of unity:
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
The word ‘dwell’ in the verse mentioned above means to hang out, sit, settle and inhabit. It also indicates to engage lovingly together, thereby staying in unison.
“David likened the unity of the brethren to the anointing that was poured on the head of Aaron, the high priest; and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion where God commanded the blessing even life for evermore. He referred to the garment because on the chest of the high priest, Aaron, were the symbols of the 12 tribes of Israel. Aaron carried the names of the 12 tribes of Israel on his chest and as the anointing oil was poured over his head, it ran down his beards and dropped on the names of the 12 tribes of Israel and went down the skirts of his garment. That means there was so much of the anointing poured abundantly on him.”
“David then goes on to tell us about the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion where the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. David was thinking about Abraham, who sacrificed his son in the spirit on one of the mountains. God swore there and said ‘…by myself have I sworn… That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying, I will multiply thy seed… (Gen 22 v 16 & 17). This is the glory of unity!”
In the book of Acts chapter 1, the Bible tells us about how the disciples of Jesus witnessed His ascension; they had seen Him go through the clouds and into heaven; it was an extraordinary thing to witness! Then they went to this place in Jerusalem and were in an upper room. While they were there, the Bible says they continued in one accord in prayer.
Acts 1 v 13 & 14: 13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Being Children of our Heavenly Father, we should learn to pray in unison, in perfect harmony. We may not be praying in perfect harmony at initial stages, but if we continue, we would attain perfection. This makes us attain His divine blessings. We experience Him with us no matter what circumstances we go through.
Notice that the disciples did not just continue in one accord, but they continued in one accord in prayer; they were in harmony in prayer. Jesus had told them to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the father; the promise of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit was only going to come when they were in perfect harmony. The disciples had been with Jesus and they knew that prayer was a sure way to get in harmony.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place (Acts 2 v 1). We can see here that the disciples were in perfect harmony, not only in the place of prayer, but even while they weren’t praying. They were in unity in one place and the scripture says that where the brethren sit together and engage together in unity, there God commands the blessing, because it’s like the anointing poured on the high priest… (Psalm 133 v 1-3). Jesus Christ had been resurrected, ascended and had received the anointing; and as that anointing was poured on our high priest, Jesus Christ, it was poured on them too as they were in one accord.
Acts 2 v 1 – 4: ‘And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance’.
The anointing arrived on that day as the Spirit was poured upon them; and the glory fell on them. The Holy Ghost is called the glory of God. The glory of God bestowed on them like the dew of Hermon on the mountains of Zion; that is the anointing.
People who are not in unity and do not practice pray in unison usually don’t realize the glory and the manifestation of the power of our high priest, Jesus Christ. When people come together, dwell in unity, the Holy Ghost manifest the glory of God among them.
You are His child, thus He expects you to follow His commands so you can receive His blessings in all aspects of your life. Experience Glory in Unity by being in unison with your brethren, take on challenges to transform them into opportunities for yourself.
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