Psalms 133:1-3 says,
“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 descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore”.
The Bible places so much relevance on unity among God’s children. Therefore, likens it to be a perfect flow of anointing even as the dew of blessing upon His people. God calls His people to live in unity with one another. It is important to make every effort to do so regardless of differences in background and beliefs. God commands us to do walk in love.
Unity is oneness, the state or act of being one undivided entity even as complete in itself.
Ephesians 2:14 says,
“For he is our peace, who hath make both one, and hath broken down the middle of partition between us”.
Christ played a major role of unity among us. Irrespective of our past, background, deeds, and pursuits; Christ saved us. He gave us a uniform purpose and pursuit and He gave us one uniform reason to live together to achieve this purpose.
Ephesians 4:12-13 which is where the vision of Peculiar Ministers Christian Movement is gotten from says,
“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.
We are one body in Christ. A whole body needs each of its part to develop. John 15 represented Christ as the vine and we being the branches. We all need to work and live together in unity that we might bear fruit. The Holy Spirit in the life of every man manifests in several dimensions (Ephesians 4:11). We have all these dimensions for the perfecting of the saints till we come to full stature in Christ Jesus.
Genesis 11:6 says,
“And the lord said, Behold the people is one, and they have all one language, and they began to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do”
God Himself saw the undivided conclusion the people have come to and ascent amid how difficult it was for them not to achieve their goal. Much more will be achieved if we all live together in unity.
Samballat, Tobiah and Geshem proposed in so many ways to divide the goal of Nehemiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. In so many ways, they failed. Living together in unity strengthens purpose and “rubbishes” every attempt of the devil to bring division.
There is a saying that goes thus “I cannot help somebody enough but we can all help somebody”.
Acts 4:32-34 says,
“And the multitude of them that believe were of one heart and of one soul…Neither was there any among them that lacked: For as many as were possessors of land or houses sold them and brought the prices of the things that were sold”.
Lack was exterminated totally among the brethren of the early church because of the so much expression they gave to helping one another.
They all had things in common and with great power they witnessed the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
Hebrews 12:12 admonishes us that,
“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed”
Living in unity keeps every member from falling or going astray. The church gathered and prayed in unity for Peter till he was released.
Epaphras (Colossians 4:12) prayed fervently for the brethren that they stand perfect in God’s will. God places so much relevance on the prayer of faith of the brethren.
Finally brethren, it is quite easy to break a broom stick, but extremely difficult or almost impossible to break a complete bunch. The life of Christ that we have received calls that we replicate the same in love.
Philippians 2: 1-2 says,
“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels mercies, fulfill ye my joy, that you be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind”
It is God’s delight that we continue to walk in love and live in unity and peace with all men because, therein we will grow. As Christians, love is the rope that binds us together: tighten your knots and love more.
As a Church, let us be found living in unity.