Oh how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious, almost priceless ointment that runs down from an anointed head onto the beard, like it did on Aaron, the high priest. It flowed smoothly and unhindered down to his collar all the way down to the bottom of a robe worn only by royalty. I can only imagine this magnificent sight. All that pertained to Aaron was affected and blessed by the acknowledgment of this act and thus called for a response. When Aaron walked into the city gates, men, women and children alike pointed and whispered to one another there he is, the favored one! They may have even gone as far to say the chosen one of God. This is what the Lord compares unity with, but why? Oh how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
Every notion from God to us as believers is never to be taken as a suggestion. When the Lord says to do this or that we may as well call it a command. It is our human tendency to reject all that we feel we “must do” or “have to do” because most of us grew up with parents who when giving a command it was almost always in a tone of discipline. We then grow up with the attitude that no one is going to boss me around and MAKE ME DO ANYTHING! But herein lies the problem, we’ve forgotten to exclude God the Father from this vow. It is His desire to see our lives richly blessed and thriving beyond our wildest dreams. God’s thoughts for you are ALWAYS and constantly good and NEVER evil to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11). So when the Lord commands us to do a thing it’s because He has our best interest in mind, so relax and do the thing.
Unity by Trust:
First, God commands us to be on one accord with Him. If God is the one that brings the blessing of unity we better make sure that our understanding of Him is on the right track. Without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. (Hebrews 11:6 AMP)
Unity inside of me:
We, like God, are a triune being. Meaning we are made up into three parts, Spirit, Soul & Body. It is to our upmost advantage to rid ourselves of the thought the we are just plain old human beings wondering around on a round mass without purpose or distinction, NOT SO we are made in the image of God and can accomplish great things and lead lives of power and joy! But in order to do so, we too, have to be in harmony with ourselves. Now this can be a bit tricky because it calls for us to have control over our soul. The bible says for us to let our yes be yes and our no be no, to be either hot or cold and never lukewarm and that we cannot serve two masters. To sum it up, God is saying that we are at best when we can choose solely! Remember Gods thoughts for you are ALWAYS and constantly good with plans to give you hope and a future so work earnestly to use your will to keep your thoughts, emotions and actions in partnership with God’s word by keeping a clear image of life and life more abundantly filled with hope and promise in your mind and not long after, you will begin to see the reward of doing so.
Unity in Community:
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and asphalt for glue. ask the dust . Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. The italicized statement is not the words of some great philosopher but the words of God Almighty, and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. God the Father made this observatory statement as result of people just like you and I coming together at a spirit, soul and body level to accomplish a common task. They were in UNITY! Why God confused their language can be argued by many but what cannot is that where unity abides power shows up. Not just any power, but the power to reach the heavens and pretty much anything else. Imagine, God said the tower was just the beginning. This is why it is very important that every individual within the church finds a place of passion to serve. Ever wonder how the mission statement of the church gets accomplished? It’s by people not sitting around hoping that someone would step up but seeking a place to put their hands to the plow. God gets the most glory when we, His children, are functioning in His house cheerfully. When human beings come together with singleness of heart we are blessed beyond measure. The church at whole benefits and so does our city, state and Nation. We not only channel Gods commanded blessing but even life forever more!