I pray they will be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. I pray that they also will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. I’ve given them the glory that you gave me so that they can be one just as we are one. I’m in them and you are in me so that they will be made perfectly one. Then the world will know that you sent me and that you have loved them just as you loved me.John 17:21-23 CEB
God loves you. Did you know that? Do you believe it? It’s true. Let that truth change you. Rest in the knowledge of His undying love for you.
You know what sin does to us? It destroys the unity we have with the Holy Spirit and each other. If you want unity, walk with God. The Holy Spirit is the one who unites us in the bond of peace, which is love.
You know what the devil does to us? He tempts us with lies. If we believe those lies, we act on them. That’s how the devil gets the upper hand. He tricks humans into carrying out his agenda of stealing, killing and destroying. He hates peace and order. He loves chaos. He loves competition, the essence of disunity.
How many humans do you know that are working for the devil? Look at their fruits and you will know. They are deceived. They need the truth of God to set them free. Someone needs to tell them that God loves them. Jesus died to set them free from the yoke of slavery to sin.
How many humans do you know that are working with God? You will know them by their fruit. They walk in unity with God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We’re meant to be one with God. That’s the original design that we’re getting back to.
If you’re united with God, abiding in the vine, you will manifest love, joy and peace wherever you go. The fruit of the Spirit will be the evidence of your soul’s sanctification. Let the Spirit lead. It’s easier than you think. Just love and speak truth.
God is bringing true unity back to the Body of Christ. As we submit to God’s headship and walk in the leading and power of the Holy Spirit, the Church will be glorified as Jesus was glorified.
There’s only one Body of Christ. There’s only one Kingdom of God. There is only one Lord and Savior of all. If you believe, you’re in the Body. Does the Body hate itself? Of course not, the Body builds itself up in love.
Many of our sacred cows of religion and tradition will be laid upon the altar of sacrifice. Old ways that don’t work can be laid to rest. The best is yet to come. God’s glory is invading His Church.
Let us humble ourselves and pray.
Father in Heaven, unite us with Your Son. Let us be one with Him as He is one with You. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit so that we will know the truth and walk in the power of God. Cancel every lie and assignment of the enemy that has come against us. Set us free from everything that slows us down or discourages us. May Your glory be restored to Your Church. We pray all these things in the Name of the Risen Savior, the Name above all Names, the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.