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Unity in the Body

Posted by appolus on April 17, 2015

ark2 Chron 5:11 The priests then withdrew from the Holy Place. All the priests who were there had consecrated themselves, regardless of their divisions.

There was no division brothers and sisters. They were consecrated as one. They were not divided as they carried the ark aloft into the Holy Place. Under the presence of God the priesthood is united. It is the unity of the Body that brings down the glory of God. So when the priests were one and the singers and the trumpeters stood as one, when they all glorified God together; then down came the presence of God to such a degree that the priests could not even stand because the glory of God filled the temple of God.

We are a CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that we may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light; for we once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now we are THE PEOPLE OF GOD(1 Pet 2:9-10) Praise the Lord brothers and sisters, the Word of God is true “for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” One in Christ Jesus is our calling. One in Christ Jesus is our destiny. Men may have failed miserably in this before us but the word of the Lord Jesus Christ will not fall to the floor broken. It will find its fulfillment.

Jesus says of those who would follow Him in the future, to His Father He cries out in prayer that “they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me. I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one. And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.” When we see that brothers and sisters, the temple shall be filled with the Glory of God such as has never been seen before. We are the temple of the Living God. He dwells not in Temples made by human hands but in the hearts of His children, each a living stone. There is a coming unity that shall be forged in the fires of persecution. Everything of this world shall be burned up in such a fire. The saints will be purified and unified by the burning coals of tribulation. And down upon this tribulation of the saints will come the Spirit of Glory.

There is one Body and one Spirit, one Lord, one faith and one baptism. One God and Father of all who is above all and through all and in all. And amongst the saints He gave some to be Apostles and some to be prophets and some evangelists and pastors and teachers. He gave all of these gifts that the Body of Christ may be perfected and edified until they come into the unity of the faith and the fullness of Christ. If the Apostles and the prophets and the evangelists and pastors and teachers are merely hirelings who have ignored their primary purpose here on earth, if the prime directive of God has been ignored by men who were called or who have called themselves then what shall God do? Judgement begins at the house of the Lord and God will raise up for Himself men and women who are called according to His purpose. Even now God is raising up a remnant army of saints who are lovers of the truth and not lovers of themselves or the world. A people for God’s own possession so that they may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called them out of the darkness  into His marvelous light.

3 Responses to “Unity in the Body”

  1. Steve said

    Spot-on, brother ! We don’t consider enough that UNITY is a gift and manifestation of God’s Spirit !

    “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
    For brothers to dwell together in unity!
    It is like the precious oil upon the head,
    Coming down upon the beard,
    Even Aaron’s beard,
    Coming down upon the edge of his robes.
    It is like the dew of Hermon
    Coming down upon the mountains of Zion;
    For there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forever.”

    — Psalms 133

    “And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them
    claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.”

    — Acts 4:32

    “Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church…and they sent
    this letter by them…’it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us…’ ”

    — Acts 15:22,23,28

    In the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, just passed, it’s worth noting too that unity is also
    a blessing, indeed a NECESSITY, in the secular world.

    Worth noting further that in this anniversary year of the end of the Civil War, the enemy’s
    spirit is working overtime to destroy unity wherever he finds it. We hear national political
    figures such as Ron Paul teaching that secession would good for America (!!!). Many
    states (including my own, Kansas) have passed laws nullifying federal laws (almost always
    “protecting” citizens’ “gun rights” from federal government’s “tyranny.”)

    It seems to highlight the operative fact of DIS-union, in the Church or in the world: disunion
    is the invariable product of the SELF-mindset, and invariably results in destruction: illustrated
    in Acts 5’s example of Ananias and Sapphira.

    blessings, Steve

    • appolus said

      Amen brother Steve. There is a god of disunity. There is a god who would certainly see men tear themselves apart. Yet the god of disunity will also be the god of a final false unity, a unity that will unite the world in their hatred towards the saints. The Body of Christ is scattered all over but in the end of days they will be drawn together by circumstances and persecution. The religious men will throw in their lot with the false unity and Gods people, will nothing to gain and everything to lose including their lives will be drawn together. God will our out HIs blessings upon this and He will raise up a standard when the enemy comes in like a flood………..bro Frank

      • Steve said

        Good point, Frank. The enemy’s ongoing mad purpose is to “make myself like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14): and his very rebellion against God’s rule forces him to FOLLOW God, in order to counterfeit God’s ways. God’s sovereign will is that unity is ONLY ever in the Person of Christ, Son of God and man. So In his ultimate madness, satan, himself the “god of disunity,” is forced to make his counterfeit Christ a figure of counterfeit UNITY !

        His choice to establish his character and purpose so entirely in lies; in what cannot be, in what manifests as illogic and absurdity; convinces me that satan, the deceiver, was and is first SELF-deceived.

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