“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.” John 17:20-23
One sign to the lost that Jesus was sent into the world is unity among Believers. We must always be vigilant (1 Peter 5:8) that the enemy is constantly seeking to divide Gods people. A house divided cannot stand. However, when people are in unity nothing is impossible for them!
“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!” Genesis 11:6
Psalms shows that the Lord even “commands” His blessing on those in unity!
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!…For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.”
Jesus taught that when we unite in prayer, our prayer’s will be answered.
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matt 18:19
It’s important that we all work towards the same goal, and that goal is to advance the Kingdom of God and to occupy until He comes. We are all running the same race, but it’s not a race that we’re running against eachother, but we’re running with eachother. It’s never a competition to see who has ran the longest, or who has ran the farthest.
Some people who are religious would simply leave behind those who have fallen in their walk with God and “expose” that person for not being a “true Christian”, but the Bible says when someone falls, those who are spiritual should go to that person in a spirit of meekness and help restore them. We should be for eachother, not against!
Jesus prayed for us, that we would have “perfect unity”., When our lives align with the Word, when we’re submitted to spiritual authority that God has placed in our life (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers), and most important when we love one another with the Love of God that’s been shed abroad in our heart we are able to not only experience unity but the powerful blessing that comes with that.
“Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was [exclusively] his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all. And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and goodwill) rested richly upon them all. Nor was there a destitute or needy person among them…” Acts 4:32-34