Brothers, as I have told you many times in my messages to you, the Lord my God has given me the assignment of teaching unity to my brothers in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have, for the most part, taught unity to my brothers in these messages. On occasion the Holy Spirit has led me to teach you other truths, but unity of my brothers remains my assignment and my ministry. Please read aloud and then meditate on the following verses in God's Holy Word which speak to UNITY of God's children and us the church.
Philippians 2:2 Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
One accord being of the same mind. We should always be of one mind as the body of Christ.
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
When we are of one mind, we are walking in sympathy with brotherly love, having a tender heart and in humbleness.
1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
Again brothers we are told to agree as one with no divisions among us. The same mind and the same judgment. If we are born again believers in Jesus Christ as the only Son of God, and the only way to heaven then we are brothers in Christ. Just because you may be of a different denomination we are not to let this divide or separate us from each other. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He uses man made doctrine to rob us of God's plan of unity, thereby causing division. Don't allow any man to separate you from your brothers, for separation is not Godly, but rather division is evil.
Colossians 3:14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Love as Christ loved is the binding force which brings us into the perfectness of Jesus or Lord. This should be our goal for Jesus has commanded LOVE for one another.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Our aim is to restore, to comfort each other, to agree with one another, to live in peace. By doing these things God will be with you.
Romans 15:6 That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is glorified when we are one voice.
Ephesians 4:1-6 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Philippians 1:27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
We are counted worthy of the gospel of Christ by standing firm in one spirit, one mind, striving side by side for the gospel of Christ. We can show no greater faith in the gospel than standing united and together with our brothers in Christ, in LOVE for one another.
Ephesians 4:3 Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER!
Romans 12:4-5 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Brothers, we are many members of the same body. We do not all have the same function, but that does not mean that we are not designed by the Father to work together as one. Just as God gave us an arm if that arm is not attached to a shoulder and a hand then it could do nothing. The body of Christ is no different. We are different but by functioning together in love for each other we further the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 133:1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
It will be both good and pleasant to God the Father, the Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit when we as brothers dwell in unity.
Romans 14:19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Acts 4:32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
We have everything in common if we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Romans 15:5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
Live in harmony with one another, and do not think yourself wise, for we no nothing that God has not taught us. Praise God!
Ephesians 4:13 Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
We must attain the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God. Only then will we cease being babes and reach maturity as God intends for us to do here on this earth. Seek maturity by His Holy Word and by being united with your brothers in Christ Jesus in love for one another.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Love others more than yourself.
1 Corinthians 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
Romans 15:5-7 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
Love and welcome your brothers into the fold. We are His sheep and we are one, united by love for one another. Unity is required of us. UNITY, UNITY, UNITY, my brothers.
I will continue this message in the days to come. For the time is very late as we walk in oneness, watching for his soon appearing.
God Bless you my brothers,
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