“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6
As my husband and I were up praying at 3am this morning, the LORD began to minister to our hearts about His plan for His church as a whole, and He gave us a snippet of what He would do in this year. He told us He would unify His people like the church has never seen. He told us that this unity would bring about a great harvest of lost sinners into His Kingdom.
Ask any parent and they will tell you they love to see their children working together even when they have differences between them. It’s the same with our heavenly Father; He loves to see His children working together. Putting our differences to the side. He is serious about unity, and I believe He has already begun to enlighten our minds and give understanding to His people all around the world of the power of unity.
Jesus Himself prayed that we may be one as He and the Father are one (see John 17:21-23). I believe His prayer is being answered. We are seeing followers of Christ from all walks of life, from all denominations and cultural backgrounds, come together because we’re realizing we are stronger together than we are apart. We’re realizing that although we may look different, sound different, pray differently, worship differently and have different ways of going about things, we all love Jesus and want to see people come to know Him.
Because of this spirit of unity that God is bringing to the Body of Christ, we will see a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and we will see great miracles, signs and wonders. We will see record numbers of the lost being reached. We will see nations turn to God in repentance, all because we, His church, decided to put our differences aside and BE the church God has called us to BE!
Prayer: Father God, thank you for the move of your Holy Spirit. Thank you for opening blinded eyes and minds to the truth of who you are and what you’re about. You are serious about unity. Help us be serious about it too. Holy Spirit remove any spirit in our hearts that seeks to divide. Remove any spirit of pride that resists your truth regarding unity. Give us a heart and mind to serve you. Be glorified in your people. Help us to BE what you’ve called us to be. In the name of Jesus, Amen.