“Unity”

“Unity”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

Unity is so important in the body of Christ.  Church is where you foster relationships.  You must celebrate when God does something for your brothers and sisters in Christ.  When you praise God for that blessing, that anointing will linger and bless someone else.  It’s an awesome thing when you have people who are genuinely concerned about each other.  Just imagine what can happen when church people are unified?!  It’s all about getting the right team.  Think about home field advantage- the advantage of having people (fans, cheerleaders) supporting and encouraging you.

Be willing to communicate or else you can’t go anywhere. You have to learn that you can’t do everything by yourself. But, you can’t work with someone on your team if you resent them or have bitter feelings to them. You can have a puzzle, but if one piece is missing, it will never be complete.  The Tower of Babel story in the Bible illustrates the incredible thing people accomplished when they were unified.

Genesis 11:1-7 (NIV) The Tower of Babel
(full text)
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men move eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.  They said one to each, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth…. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

Everyone bought into the vision of creating that city- everybody was in and did their part!  If these people could do this and they didn’t include God in their plans, just think about what we can do with God’s involvement.

* Be willing to give people a second chance.  God has given you a second chance, so do the same for others.  Continue to believe in them.  No one, but God is perfect.

* Unity is a powerful thing.  And the enemy knows this.  He tried to break up the unity in heaven and got kicked out.

Something to think about: (for all the couples out there).  As you grow in the Word and the things of God, make sure your wife/husband is right there with you on the same level. If you’ve been called to preach or teach, people will not respect you or your ministry if your wife/husband doesn’t have an real anointing on the inside.  It has to be real in *both* of you. As you get closer to God, things of the spirit will mean more to you than things of the flesh, so make sure both of you are spiritually on the same level.

1 Comment

  1. Your comments on unity are so timely. We definitely need each in this Christian journey.
    We are not the Body of Christ on our own. We need each other to express that. TOGETHER, not seperated, we are His body.
    In the New Testament, the phrase, “one another” or “each other” is used over 50 times. We are to love each other, pray for each other, serve each other, accept each other, bear each others burdens, forgive each other, admonish each other and on and on. These things cannot be none in isolation. Unity is soooo important. Thanks!!

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