The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32
Do you know how important unity is to God? Let me show you the 133rd Psalm:
"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 descends upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore."
Can you see the power of these comparisons? God says that unity is like the anointing oil and moisture from Heaven. The anointing oil symbolizes God's supernatural choice and empowerment. Moisture symbolizes abundance, refreshment, health and the presence of God. So holy unity comes with selection, empowerment, abundance, refreshment and health directly from God. Places of unity also receive the manifest presence of God. (Remember, when two or more Christians are gathered together Jesus is in their midst.)
The Psalm also says God commands the blessing on places and people in unity. In fact, a blessing has already been commanded of God over those who are unified. So much so that if God sees unity for an ungodly purpose, He will divide (Genesis 11). But when unity arises for Godly purposes, the world and the forces of darkness better look out. When in unity we are chosen, empowered, provisioned and accompanied by God Himself.
In these last days we must have unity in the Church. Christians, all Christians, unite. Put away from yourself all strife, envy and malice. Put it out of your home and out of your life. Seek to be a unifier in all areas of your life. Most importantly, be united with all other Christians. Put down your judgment and criticism of other denominations or sects. Put down your arguments over doctrine and scriptural interpretations. The time for those things has passed.
See yourself as a unifier. Focus on the areas of agreement. Focus on the core doctrines, salvation by grace and the sanctity of the Holy Bible. Be joyful with Christians of all groups and names. If your group insists on division and separation from the other Christian groups, leave it. Where no unity exists, there is no commanded blessing.
"There is one Body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one Faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:4-6.
Are we united as the Body of Christ or aren't we? Can we have disunity within the Body and still thrive, no. Every house divided against itself will fall. I long to see the Church thriving in the prominence, position and power God intended. But without unity this will never happen.
I decide that I am in unity with all Christians. Yes I have certain doctrinal beliefs you may disagree with, but I still love you and am unified with you. I won't argue them with you, but I will rejoice that we will be in Heaven together for eternity. Here we can focus together on winning the lost for Jesus, feeding the widows and orphans, and doing other undisputed exploits for God. I decide I'm unified with you regardless of your decision on unity with me. God will see a group striving for unity when He looks on Exploits for God.
Decide today that you are a member of the global Body of Christ. Seek unity with all believers. Leave aside all strife and disunity, especially in your Christian walk. We will see the commanded blessing on our lives and on God's Church. We will see God's selection, empowerment, provision and presence. Nothing will stop us. We will be as one, and nothing will be impossible for us. Glory to God.